Canberra Hypnosis – Dr Julie Kidd
Tired of being a victim of your own mind?
Shift to “I want to, I can, I will” with Hypnotherapy.
Canberra Hypnosis – Dr Julie Kidd
Tired of being a victim of your own mind?
Shift to “I want to, I can, I will” with Hypnotherapy.
What can hypnotherapy do for you?
All achievements are from habits, all failures are from habits.
Hypnotherapy is extremely effective for changing habits whether it’s emotional eating, binge eating, night eating, boredom eating, junk food or chocolate addiction, sugar addiction or just overeating; serves too big, getting seconds, snacking or just “I deserve a treat” mind.
It’s also great for regaining your basic confidence, motivation, strengthening self-esteem and realising that it really is possible to succeed.
The wonderful thing with hypnosis is that it takes away the desire to overeat. It doesn’t stop normal hunger but does stop the part that just wants to grab more. Without the desire, the inner fight is over. That endless loop of try /give up, diet /binge, good person /bad person is finished.
When you’re no longer obsessing about food and weight you free up the space to enjoy life and live more fully. You have more energy, feel happier and lighter, sleep better and feel more optimistic. Then it’s easy to stay on track.
I usually see people 5 times over 5 weeks for weight loss and ask that people practice with the recording of the session in between for best effect. After that I suggest an occasional tune up until the goal is reached then check in at 1 year.
At 51 years of age, I had practiced junk food addiction for almost 40 years. Totally incapable of controlling any craving for junk food, which would hit suddenly and powerfully. This addiction dominated my life completely, so that by the time I sought treatment with Dr Kidd, I was unemployed, unemployable, suicidal and uncomfortable obese. And then “The Miracle”. After completing my first hypnotherapy session, I was healed of my addiction. No more cravings. A totally neutral attitude to junk food on which I had been so dependent. This therapy totally released me from a lifetime addiction. And my gratitude for this healing is immeasurable. A.C.
Thanks to Dr Kidd’s help via several hypnotherapy and counselling sessions, I was able to end a habit of emotional over-eating that had severely affected my health for 18 years. the results were quick and painless and this was the weight weight loss approach to actually work, and I’ve tried every approach there is. My gratitude to Dr Kidd is far reaching. M.T.
If you’re looking for a hypnotist to help you with sleep then you’ve probably already tried basic “sleep hygiene”. There’s lots of information available but sometimes information is not enough. We know we shouldn’t keep adding coffee in the day, alcohol in the evening, electronic devices and thrilling TV at bedtime but often do it anyway. We can be addicted to the agitation, the feeling of being “on”. Maybe it’s too “boring” to eat early, skip the alcohol and wind down during the evening instead of up, or you can’t /don’t make time to unplug from “doing” mode.
The good news is we don’t have insomnia like a disease, we do insomnia. We keep ourselves awake with our habits, agitation, random thoughts, endless reruns, anger, frustration, planning, worry, sad things, even exciting things in the future. So, if we’re doing it, we can undo it.
The agitated mind tends to try to take control and force itself to go to sleep then it gets irritated if it’s unsuccessful. But we can’t make ourselves go to sleep, we fall asleep. It’s a letting go, a basic trust.
Hypnosis can help greatly with the habits. It can also guide you back down under the superficial chatting mind and the tired, wired feeling into deep rest and deep stillness. People often say after hypnosis that they’ve had their best sleep in years.
I usually see people 5 times over 5 weeks for sleep problems and ask that people practice with the recording of the session in between for best effect.
Personal motivation is recognised as the most important factor in succeeding at quitting cigarettes. Hypnosis can increase that motivation. Often it’s not enough to know that tobacco ruins your health, you have to imagine and feel that there’s a good future for you where you’re happy and healthy, that there’s something to look forward to. Some people will just decide to quit and that’s that, no matter how strong the addiction. They have a sense of being the authority in their own lives. But for most of us we actually need to find and feel our own confidence and power in order to decide to stop rather than “try”. Hypnosis is great for giving you this confidence in order to make a stand. As well, it takes away the desire for the cigarette, so you don’t have to fight with yourself. Without the desire, you’re free.
I usually see smokers 5 times: twice in the first and second weeks and once in the third. The first day is quit day.
Hypnotherapy works extremely well for alcohol dependence. Most of the people I see have increased their intake over time to the point of drinking a half to 2 bottles wine daily. A nice lifestyle has become an unhealthy addiction. I usually suggest that people intend to be a non-drinker for life, or if that is out of the question, then to do it for a year. That’s long enough to find a better way to live life without the “bottled Valium”. Hypnosis takes away the desire to drink and helps you come out of the fog to feel happy, healthy, confident, optimistic, clear-minded, better slept and looking forward to the future.
I usually see people 5 times over 5 weeks for alcohol or pot and ask that they practice with the recording of the session in between for best effect.
I’m 53 years old and life has dealt me a great many knocks. An early bad marriage, sole-parenting, building a career in marketing and then being side-lined for younger people. Despite my financial situation, I began to hide my feelings in a couple of litres (or more) of wine every day. My health began to fade, I couldn’t face people. After my first session with Dr Kidd I felt kgs lighter, my back was straighter, the sky looked brighter,. My confidence was coming back. I had no desire to pour a glass of wine. Within days people were complimenting me on my change of looks, the way I spoke. I really have no interest in alcohol, I feel great without it. Family and friends are awed at the difference in me. Neighbours don’t hurry past, they stop to chat. Every day is terrific. J.L.
What is it? Stress is our reaction to perceived threats. It’s not a vague thing, we all know when we feel stressed. Cartoonists know how to draw it and we recognise it ourselves and others. We’re constantly trying to adapt to our accelerating world. Faster and faster we are confronted by not getting what we want or expect or not getting it on time, and getting what we don’t want. The fight or flight reaction is triggered as we perceive possible threats in our everyday. We try to make things happen with force and control but our attempts can be frustrated by others, time, the world, technology, reality. We become restless, driven, feel powerless to change things. We might self-medicate with food, alcohol, coffee, cigarettes. Then we hit survival mode living on adrenaline, irritable, inefficient, complaining, foggy, sleepless, tired and wired.
If you had a choice would you keep doing this?
The good news is that you can rewire yourself to feel grounded, relaxed, empowered. You can strengthen your resilience, feel confident in your own resources and live from a feeling of being bigger than your problems.
I usually see people 5 times over 5 weeks for stress or anxiety and ask that people practice with the recording of the session in between for best effect.
When I found Julie, I found a new path. I had tried over many years to get my life on track. Just didn’t happen. Julie gave me the tools and the insight to see how I could be. I always knew I had it in me but my anxiety and fear took me down every time. She gave me the tools and the courage to make a decision and just do. It didn’t happen overnight but I could feel things changing within me. I knew that it would take time and I was willing to keep going. Once I changed one destructive habit, I then went on to change more. That was the secret. I had to give up all addictions to achieve this rich, wonderful life. Today, after many falls, going backwards but always getting back up again, I have the life I always wanted. Every day I work on how I think, act and who I hang around with. When I do feel anxious or fear I just keep walking and doing what needs to be done. A lot of it now is fulfilling and I know I have found “fun” in life. Never take myself too seriously and never underestimate the power of a good laugh and usually at myself. S.P.
I would like to thank you for your help. When I came to you, I was a stressed-out nervous wreck, pretty much unable to decide what direction to take, if any. What a difference it made, not only the hypnosis but the techniques you taught me to use as an ongoing process to keep me centred, thank you. I hope that I can now go on, but am also aware that if I feel I need a “top-up”, I know where to get it. ps An amazing by-product of my de-stressing was that my blood pressure stabilised. L.S.
Most agree that medication is needed for major depression but in mild to moderate depression psychological treatments alone, or with medication, are often very effective. And of course there are lots of ways people deal with it themselves: exercise, acupuncture, meditation, talking it through with close people and now there are several excellent and effective interactive Apps to guide people through reframing how they think week by week.
When depressed we tend to focus on the bad things and spiral down. Some people experience “learned helplessness” and if they also have a pessimistic thinking style they can quickly collapse under pressure. And add in toxic negative beliefs “everything I do is wrong” “no one likes me” etc and we can get stuck.
The good news is that thoughts and beliefs are not set in concrete, they can be changed and so can the feeling.
What is required? A decision, a willingness to change, knowledge and a pathway to where you want to go.
Hypnotherapy can be very effective at stopping the replays of past negative things and future nightmares and change the thoughts, beliefs and mood. It also settles the anxiety that most people with depression have. Hypnotherapy improves self-esteem, confidence, sleep, energy, relaxation and optimism. And happiness returns.
I usually see people 5 times over 5 weeks and ask they they practice the recording of the session in between for best effect.
I was terribly depressed and not coping at all well…my weight had spiralled out of control and I really needed help. I had 4 weeks treatment with Dr Kidd and although I still have a long way to go with my weight I found that hypnotherapy really helped me take control of my life, and therefore helped me to lose weight as well. I lost 8kg in 5 weeks. Hypnotherapy gives you all the tools to change your life but you are ultimately in control. K.I.
Before I started hypnotherapy I was having sad dreams almost every night to the point of feeling sad all day. After the 1st session the sadness went, still dreaming, but now I have had 4 sessions, the sad and bad dreams have completely gone. I thoroughly recommend hypnotherapy. J.W.
Fear and sadness are natural responses to the sudden possibility of death. Even though we superficially accept that one day we’ll die, a cancer diagnosis is very confronting. The very idea of it can be scary and then the process can include sickness, pain, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, upheavals in career, family, finances. And the shift of identity from being an autonomous person to being a patient is unwelcome to say the least. Often people feel powerless to the disease, the conveyor belt, the tests, treatments, the prognosis. As someone who had 3 monthly brain scans to see if “it” had come back, I know the feeling. It can feel overwhelming but I want you to know that it’s all workable, it may or may not be fixable, but it is workable: the fear, the sadness, the negative beliefs, the hopelessness. You don’t have to die before you die.
Using hypnotherapy and other mind tools you can get back a sense of personal agency (being able to choose your mind’s response to the situation), strengthen your inner confidence, find a sense that you have all the inner resources that you need to deal with whatever comes and, importantly, hypnotherapy can give you a strong sense of a possible positive future to sustain you throughout the process. You don’t have to strain to “be positive” over the top of the awful. It’s actually possible to have some genuine happiness of heart.
I usually see people 5 times over 5 weeks to begin with for relaxation, empowerment and happiness.