Hi, I'm Michael.
For 8 years I've been helping people with their public speaking anxiety. If you suffer from this or another conditions such as general anxiety, and you want to get some help, you're welcome to book an appointment online or call 03 9994 1774.
My clinic is located at Suite 9, Level 1, 517 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004 (next to Fawkner Park - not in CBD).
Public Speaking Hypnosis Program
If you need to perform at the highest level in any area of life, be it in the boardroom, stadium or stage, the line between success and failure is super slim. Often we need to make a choice between breaking our limitations or staying where we are and not improving.
Sometimes, a promotion forces you to make a decision to improve. This is why many end up at one of my clinics. People get promoted and then become required to speak in front of large groups, more boardrooms or chair more meetings.
Sometimes it doesn't matter how much you've prepared for these moments, feelings of anxiety and stress persist. You can feel them physically. It starts with a little sweat, then your breathing changes and anxiety rises. You feel it more as the time to present gets closer.
It's hard to know why so many of us suffer from extreme anxiety and nerves public speaking. Many hypnotherapists believe that it has a lot to do with child conditioning.
Many of my clients can recall a moment where they were laughed at by a group of school children in class or at a large family gathering.
The truth is, it doesn't really matter how the anxiety was brought to be. With hypnosis we can help restore comfort to those parts of you that 'freak out' at the thought of public speaking.
What happens when you come to see me?
We discuss how the anxiety has affected you. We discuss how hypnotherapy can be applied and we work on bringing comfort and confidence to the parts of your mind that promote anxiety.
Evening appointments available
Single Session: $200
3 Session Package: $500
Cancelled appointments < 24 hours notice will be charged unless rescheduled within 2 weeks.
Address: Suite 9, Level 1
517 St Kilda Road /
Corner of Commercial Melbourne 3004
How to Book an Appointment
I have an instant external online booking system that can be accessed by clicking this link. Once an appointment has been made, you will receive a confirmation email.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis can be a powerful method to bring change to personal behavior and emotional states. I first experienced this when I was first hypnotised as a client 15 years ago.
I used to smoke cigarettes and I just couldn't stop no matter what I tried. I couldn’t understand it. I was just so determined yet the day after making a "I quit smoking pledge", I would find myself lighting up again. There was this constant internal war inside of me.
One day on a whim, I went to see a “hypnotherapist”. At the time, I didn’t believe it was going to help me. But somehow it did. The part of me that wanted to continue to smoke let go. It was incredible and I haven't smoked since.
That led me to study hypnosis and opening my practice nearly 10 years ago. Since then, I have hypnotised thousands of clients, been on interviewed in the media multiple times and I have seen first hand the effectiveness and relief that hypnosis can bring.
Does it always work? No. Not always. Some people just don't respond. However, there are things we can do to increase the probability of a positive effect.
Important things you should know before your appointment
If you are considering booking a session, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
- Hypnosis can be incredible, like it was for me, but for most, the result isn't magical and you still have to do some "work".
For example: If you want to reduce your alcohol intake, coming to see me and being hypnotised will generally help, but if you continue to go out every weekend and binge drink with your friends, it's only a matter of time until you revert back to former practices.
- You don't have to believe that hypnosis will work, but it certainly helps if you're open to the idea. Coming to the appointment, and keeping an open mind are critical components to the process.
- It's helpful if you are caffeine free for at least 4 hours from the appointment time.
- Please be open and honest in the appointment
Frequently Asked Questions
What Does Hypnosis Feel Like?
Hypnosis feels like you're just about to fall asleep - you're still aware of what is happening and what is said to you in the moment. Most remark that it is extremely relaxing.
During the session, will I be unconscious or not in control?
You're always in control. Despite popular belief, no one can make you do anything you do not wish to do.
What happens if I can’t be hypnotised?
Whenever you wish to undertake a hypnotherapy session you’ll be able to be hypnotised. It’s only when you don’t wish to take part in hypnosis that a hypnotherapist will be unable to hypnotise you.
How Safe is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is all about creating a relaxed state where your subconscious mind can learn new thought patterns to create a new, better you.
During hypnosis you are not asleep or unconscious and are always in control with the ability to come back to a fully awake state at any time. Hypnosis is totally drug-free and doesn’t involve being put into a trance where you are unable to wake up.
Other Reasons Why People Book an Appointment
Hypnosis for Weight Loss
From an early age, I've been passionate about helping people feel better about themselves. Since my first hypnosis experience 15 years ago, I've had a keen interest in hypnosis and believe it is one of the most effective ways to create life-long change and make a difference in a person’s life.
This is especially true of treating weight issues. With nearly 70% of Australians being overweight or obese, I would like to help as many people as possible become lighter, fitter and more positive before they face major health problems like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. I am dedicated to helping people become happier, healthier and more control of their lives. In essence, helping them transform their body, mind and soul.
I am a big supporter of intermittent fasting as a method to lose body fat. I have experienced this method first hand and believe strongly in all of its benefits. I suggest to clients that we combine intermittent fasting and hypnosis to support weight loss. I will write more about intermittent fasting and my hypnotic approach in a longer article in near future.
Hypnosis for Anxiety
It's horrible to be in a state of constant stress, anxiety and tension. Many people suffer from panic attacks and be unsure why they're experiencing them. Hypnosis can be utilised with the aim of bringing relief to the conscious and unconscious drivers of the negative states of panic attacks and general anxiety.
Hypnosis for Quitting Smoking
Hypnotherapy helped me quit smoking. It has helped hundreds of my clients to do the same. I encourage you to read some of the research on quitting smoking with hypnosis. If you are serious about quitting smoking, book an appointment for you or your loved one.
Hypnosis for Alcohol Intake Reduction
It's very easy to start a daily habit of drinking alcohol as it's a very quick method of experiencing stress relief. You come home from a stressful day at work, drink a glass of wine or beer, feel better, have another, then go to bed and repeat.
The problem is for most the habit tends to escalate pretty quickly. We look to use hypnosis as a way of turning down the drivers that encourage the drinking and we look to replace them with something more beneficial.
Anxiety/Depression Hypnosis Related Research
Clinical hypnotherapy for depression, anxiety, somatization syndromes
Hypnotherapy for sleep disorders.
Hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety.
A meta-analysis of hypnosis in the treatment of depressive symptoms: a brief communication.
Research on hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.
New uses of hypnosis in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder.
Smoking Hypnosis Related Research
Hypnosis and suggestion-based approaches to smoking cessation: an examination of the evidence.
Weight Loss Hypnosis Related Research
Hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for obesity: a meta-analytic reappraisal.
Hypnotic enhancement of cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments--another meta-reanalysis.
Other Hypnosis Related Research
Hypnosis and asthma: a critical review.
Hypnotherapy for the management of chronic pain.
The use of hypnosis in cocaine addiction.
Self-hypnosis relapse prevention training with chronic drug/alcohol users: effects on self-esteem, affect, and relapse.
How to Book an Appointment
I have an instant online booking system that can be accessed by clicking this link. Once an appointment has been made, you will receive a confirmation email.