Hypnotherapy – Dr Alistair Campbell

Dr Alistair Campbell    BA (Hons), M Psych (Clinical), PhD.

Hypnotherapy: Hypnosis is one way for people to experience trance states. Trance is a normal altered state of consciousness. Trance is an effective way for people to communicate with their subconscious mind. The subconscious mind operates differently from the conscious mind. The subconscious mind processes emotions and understands at the level of global metaphors and images. The subconscious mind focuses especially on learning and taking over jobs to help the conscious mind by freeing it up to do other tasks.

Think of driving. This is a largely subconscious skill. Your subconscious deals with most of the driving so that your conscious mind can focus on other things- talking, listening to music, enjoying the scenery. Mostly that’s a good thing. Sometimes the subconscious mind takes on jobs that it shouldn’t. Sometimes it thinks it is helping when it’s not. Hypnosis is a way of showing you how to communicate with the subconscious mind so it is fully able to help you to achieve the things that are going to be of benefit to you.

Hypnosis is skill that we all have to some degree. It can be used to help with pretty much any situation that you can think of. Whatever your issues hypnosis can help you to learn how to use all aspects of your mind to their fullest capacity.

Approach to Hypnosis: I have been using hypnosis in therapy since 1996. I approach hypnotic trance as a usual and everyday human experience. I help you to learn how to access your ability for trance to enable you to communicate with your subconscious mind. Once you are able to do that it is possible to work out rapid and interesting ways of understanding and resolving the issues that you want to focus on.

Current Availability: Usually within one week. After hours available at both clinics and Sundays at Vision Psychology

Fees: $260-$180, depending on financial circumstances.


Mt Gravatt –  (07) 3088 5422, or Online Booking – Mt Gravatt
Loganholme –  (07) 3067 9129, or Online Booking – Loganholme

Hypnotherapy – Dr Amanda White

Dr Amanda White certified hypnotherapistDr Amanda White   Quals: PhD, B Psych (Hons), B Beh Sc, DipH, MAPS.

Hypnotherapy: Human beings regularly and naturally alter our states of consciousness. Consider, for example, the differences between feeling alert, daydreaming, reading a good book or watching TV, and sleep. Hypnosis, an experience entered into through a process termed induction, sets up a state of consciousness where we feel relaxed, responsive, and receptive to suggestion.

Hypnosis is thought to engage with those unconscious, automatic processes that we may define behaviourally as habits, or emotionally as our reactive self. It may be useful to look at such habits or reactivity as our unconscious mind’s attempt at finding a solution to a life problem.

Hypnotherapy is simply a form of psychotherapy conducted whilst the client is in a state of hypnosis. As is generally the case with psychological care the aim is beneficial change, but here the mechanism for change bypasses the conscious, logical mind and focuses instead on altering motivations and behaviours at an unconscious level. As part of therapy clients may also be educated in self-hypnotic conditioning.

If you are change ready, and researching this topic suggests you may well be contemplating a way to address something in your life, then hypnotherapy with a professional hypnotherapist could be a viable way to move forward with new and adaptive life solutions.  Bulimia and smoking cessation are areas where hypnotherapy has well-validated treatment outcomes.  Other areas relevant for hypnotherapy treatment include stress and emotional regulation, insomnia, subclinical depression, anxiety, difficulties with a habit, addiction, and improving wellbeing.

Counselling Approach: Dr Amanda White offers tailored treatment plans using evidence-based therapy. Amanda is certified with the American Board of Hypnotherapy, and employs both the Ericksonian model of hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH), although direct suggestion techniques can also be utilised depending on client needs. Often hypnotherapy is integrated as part of an eclectic treatment model. In this way, clients are asked to engage in other active therapeutic domains in a supported and more comprehensive treatment setting.

Current Availability: Dr White’s books are currently closed to new clients. Please Visit the M1 Psychology website for details on other suitable psychologists.

Fees: Usually $220 for 50 min consultations. Initial Consultation $260.

Dr Amanda White PsychologistPractice Location:
Loganholme – Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Loganholme – Phone 3067 9129, or book online now.

Website: amandawhitepsychology.com