FAQ

General questions:

The first 20 minutes of the introductory session is free of charge. This is where we get to know each other. Should you decide we are not the right for you, a full refund will be provided.

From experience, most clients require between 1 and 9 sessions. This can be discussed and agreed in your introductory session. Anxiety is typically at least 4 sessions and Stop smoking is 1 to 2 sessions.  EcoMindz does not believe in years of therapy – we focus on getting an outcome so you can move forward with a new perspective and set of tools.

Because of the constant changes with health insurances we are unable to provide updated information. It is best to speak to your health insurer directly.

As at 2021 information on the Australian Hypnotherapist Association’s (AHA) website the following Health Insurers may provide cover for EcoMindz visits due to eligible qualifications and membership:

Australian Health Management (AHM) for quit smoking only

Australian Unity for member who had Hypnotherapy as an extra and held the policy since before 2018

CBHS Health fund 

CUA Health fund with doctors referral letter advising you are having Hypnotherapy for stress management, weight loss or quit smoking

Grand United Health

HBF (WA)

Health Care Insurance Limited for Quit smoking and weight loss only

Health.com.au for quit smoking and weight loss (via the “health maintenance claim form” signed by your GP and via your “Natural health Therapy” cover for additional cover

Health Partners

Medibank Private for members who held their policy from prior to 2011 and had opted for package bonus

Navy Health Fund

Phoenix Health Fund

Queensland Country Health for weight loss and quit smoking only under their “Healthy living benefit” on your extras cover

rtHealth Fund (Formerly Railway and Transport health Fund)

Reserve Bank Health Society

Teachers Federation Health (Please advise the fund on claiming to check the AHA monthly report)

SGIC Health Insurance (SA & NT)

SGIO health Insurance (WA)

The first 20mins of your introductory session is free of charge. Should you decide to not continue, a full refund will be provided.

You may book online with no deposit or pay in full.  The full fee is however required at your consultation.

If a booking is cancelled and rescheduled, no fees are payable. If a booking is cancelled with no rescheduling, a 30% cancellation fee is required.

Payment can be made before or during your consultation.

A prepaid 3 session pack can be purchased during or after your first consultation with EcoMindz.

Pack sessions must be used within 3 months from purchase, any sessions left after 3months will be forfeited.

Failure to attend an appointment without notification will result in full payment of the session being due. If the session was prepaid there will be no refund.

In the sessions, which are typically an hour each, we will use different strategies and techniques as well as build new skills, each individually tailored to you.

The introductory session includes a 20 minute obligation free session. Should you not wish to continue, you will be refunded in full. 

Each session, including the introductory session, will consist of learning about you, what brings you to us, what your goals are, how we can help, some knowledge around techniques used and expectations.

You will also have some homework for you to do. Don’t worry – it is very enjoyable and takes minimal time so it can fit into your daily life which is building and cementing your newly learned skills.

You certainly do. Therapy is a 2-way relationship and requires input and effort from both therapist and client in order to achieve a desired outcome.

If you wish to exclude any type of technique used, discuss it with your therapist in your session.  The therapist will explain the positives and negatives of treatment techniques so you are fully informed when making decisions.

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Methods we are using:

We make use of a modern form of hypnotherapy, compared to traditional hypnotherapy, which has a significantly higher success rate. Our techniques are influenced by the late Dr. Milton Erickson, a well known and successful Psychiatrist in America who used a variety of techniques to successfully treat patients. This form is found to have a much greater result in therapeutic behavioural change. 

NLP was created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder. It involves the connection between your neurological processes (how we perceive the world), language (how we communicate) and programming (habitual patterns which determines how we operate in the world). NLP as a therapeutic tool is used to change these patterns and processes in order to achieve a particular goal. NLP is known as a successful treatment of depression, phobias, and anxiety, as well as a development tool in corporate businesses for leadership training.

Hypnosis by itself is merely a relaxed state of focused attention, a natural, healthy state of mind.

We use hypnosis as the vehicle to provide therapy to get an outcome for our client. There is a world of a difference between what we do and what stage hypnotists do, which has no therapeutic outcome or any healing effect whatsoever.

 

That moment in the morning when you wake up and can hear the sounds around you but you are not fully aware yet, or when you drive back home and when you get there you realise you cannot remember half the road because you were in deep thought, that is examples of natural occurring hypnosis states. Daydreaming is another form of self hypnosis. If you have experienced anything like this you can be hypnotised.

Heartmath coaching can be used separately or combined with our other techniques.

Heartmath is a heart coherence training where you can see how your thoughts and feelings affect your heart on a heart variability monitor device.

When we stress, our subconscious brain senses danger, and goes into ‘fight or flight’ mode which release adrenaline hormones. Many of these bouts are very unhealthy and can cause chronic illnesses like cancer, stroke, and heart attack. With heartmath we teach you to create inner balance yourself to balance your emotions. It is also an effective treatment for anxiety, stress and sleep issues like insomnia.

Genine is still processing towards her certification as a hearthmath therapist and will be certified at the end of 2021.

Strategic Psychotherapy used with hypnosis as the vehicle to deliver the therapy is a highly affective method with a faster outcome rate than without.
Psychotherapy is a talk therapy combining a variety of techniques like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). It is used as a psychological treatment for a variety of mental health challenges. Strategic psychotherapy asks “how do you do that” and not “why do you do that” in order to change behaviour to give you a different outcome than before.

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Conditions treated:

Popular conditions and challenges include anxiety, phobias, low self-confidence, depression, binge drinking, fear of flying, addictions, gambling, habit changes, work stress, covid stress, pain management, quitting smoking, procrastination and more.

Let’s first look at what anxiety is. Anxiety is the fear of the unknown and is characterised by feelings of worried or fearful. Phobias are classified as a type of anxiety.

 

Anxiety and phobias can be crippling, causing you to live a restricted existence in which you must avoid specific activities or objects owing to an extreme fear surrounding them.

 

Anxiety in essence is a reaction to stress. Our body responds in the ‘fight or flight’ way and also releases hormones that increase our heart and breathing rate and ready your muscles to respond to that stress.

 

Strategic Psychotherapy is a highly effective treatment for anxiety and focusses on patterns of behaviour, the “how” and not the “why”, it aims to replace unhelpful behaviours with more useful ones. 

 

Hypnosis is an extremely powerful tool to utilise as a vehicle for anxiety treatment and the rapid and long-term cultivation of desirable behaviours.

Stress can make you feel emotional or lead to physical tensions which can come from an event or a thought and can make you feel frustrated, nervous or angry. 

We understand PTSD can become highly crippling. We want to provide you a different future, free of the past. 

 

Strategic Psychotherapy is a highly effective treatment for stress and focusses on patterns of behaviour, the “how” and not the “why”, it aims to replace unhelpful behaviours with more useful ones.

 

Hypnosis is a highly effective tool to use as a vehicle to provide anxiety treatment in order to create useful behaviours fast and long lasting, giving you the control back.

We believe this is the most effective covid stress management solution and we have helped people like you successfully combat stress. 

 

It certainly can, Covid stress is a very real concern since the pandemic in 2020 and can develop in a restrictive life.  You may not even feel like leaving you house or going into areas where there is a lot of people. Anxiety is the fear of the unknown, something that is perceived that may or may not happen in the future.  With hypnosis combined with psychotherapy we can successfully give you tools to assess the risk, make distinctions between real and perceived threat by giving you the control.

Strategic Psychotherapy is a highly effective treatment for stress and focusses on patterns of behaviour, the “how” and not the “why”, it aims to replace unhelpful behaviours with more useful ones.

Hypnosis is a highly effective tool to use as a vehicle to provide anxiety treatment in order to create useful behaviours fast and long lasting.

We believe this is the most effective covid stress management solution and we have helped people like you successfully combat anxiety and stress.

Depression symptoms can make you feel helpless, like there is no future and you are no longer in control. Medication like antidepressants can have so many side effects and in some cases do not even make a difference.

 

Strategic Psychotherapy is a highly effective treatment for depression and focusses on patterns of behaviour, the “how” and not the “why”, it aims to replace unhelpful behaviours with more useful ones. We also focus on the future and no so much the past as the past is where it belongs already. 

 

We want you to have a different future, after all your past does not predict your future and the best way to predict you future is by creating it. Hypnosis is a highly effective tool to use as a vehicle to provide antidepressant treatment in order to create useful behaviours fast and long lasting, giving you back a future filled with possibilities.

We believe this is the most effective treatment to break free from depression.

Have you tried stopping but you just cannot seem to give it up? You know you want to stop but you feel like you cannot, that it controls you but you cannot figure out why? You may have tried nicotine patches or medication but the side effects made you feel awful? We have a proven track record of helping clients quit smoking using Hypnotherapy.

 

Strategic Psychotherapy is a highly effective treatment for quit smoking and focusses on patterns of behaviour, the “how” and not the “why”, it aims to replace unhelpful behaviours with more useful ones.

Hypnosis is a highly effective tool to use as a vehicle to provide anxiety treatment in order to create useful behaviours fast and long lasting, giving you back control. 

We believe this is the most effective treatment to stop smoking and staying a non smoker.

Examples of challenges we can help you with (not limited to):

Anxiety is probably one of the most widespread conditions in the world and a very unpleasant experience especially if has escalated to the point of panic attacks. With natural anxiety therapy, let’s reclaim control and put you back in the driver’s seat.

Prolonged stress can lead to burn out which is a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion as well as other symptoms like IBS, difficulty sleeping (insomnia), muscle pain, irritability and inability to manage anger.  Learning how to cope with stress is key and we can help

We all find various ways to combat stress or pressure and yes there are other more useful and perhaps healthy ways of doing that. We have had experience with smoking and have successfully quit using hypnosis.

The future, like a soccer game or a new job, is an unexpected place, but the truth is that growth occurs in the unknown areas of our lives, just as it did when you were a baby and couldn’t walk.

The pandemic has been a worrisome event for many, questions like “what if I contract the virus?”, “what if my family does?” are popular concerns. It is a fear response to fight or freeze or somewhere in between.  We can help you to deal with your response to the pandemic with the full range of EcoMindz techniques.

It can be frustrating wanting to move forward but not having all the steps or knowledge, we can help you put that into perspective and get focus and direction back.

The good news is, you have taken the first step in creating your future and achieving results. Let’s work together to find the “how” of making your goals happen as well as discover our most important values and belief systems. Let’s use NLP life coaching combined with psychotherapy to get you where you want to be.

That emotion might be debilitating, but there is good news: let’s work together to reclaim control of your life.

Negative self-talk and thoughts are both unpleasant and damaging.

That’s ok; you have a wide range of skills, some of which you are conscious of and others which you are not; let’s work with what you have and find what you didn’t know you had.

It’s ok to feel like life is overwhelming, sometimes a lot of things happen in our lives at the same time. We can help!

Lack of sleep (Insomnia) can have a great affect on your life, your brain capacity to focus, memory and mood. Hypnotherapy for sleep disorders or insomnia has been an effective method. Our combination of techniques with Heart coherence coaching is an effective treatment for sleep improvement and also a non-medical natural therapy.