Want to Make a BIG CHANGE with Hypnotherapy?
Michael Pattinson is one of Melbourne’s leading Hypnotherapists – helping people like YOU lose weight, quit smoking or deal with anxiety – Call 03 9994 1774 or book online now.
You are welcome to read his 5 star reviews or listen to his appearances on Melbourne radio.
He sees clients from 1/517 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.
Sylvia Scharper World Champion
"I have worked with Michael Pattinson for nearly 2 years. I came to him as a professional athlete looking to take my fighting career to the next level. The mental aspect of the fight game, or any sport, is critical to performance. Michael has helped me on multiple levels. On a personal level by exploring some deeper issues that impact the way I function and cope day to day, and most significantly my sense of self-worth. In doing so, Michael has helped me build my confidence and self-belief, and reframe the way I think. In the lead up to competition he has helped reduce anxiety and stress which has been critical in keeping me focused, which in turn has helped with my concentration and performance. In terms of preparation for the fight itself, Michael has shown me the power of mental visualisation. We spend time rehearsing the fight through hypnosis bringing into awareness all the important elements whilst recreating the experience. This type of work has been critical to my mental preparation and its benefits have been evident in my performances. When I came to Michael, my goal was to become the Australian Boxing Champion and I have achieved that!" [She recently became the WIBA Super Flyweight World Champion]
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a relaxing state. Suggestions are made with the aim of allowing your subconscious to become receptive to consciously desired changes such as losing weight, reducing anxieties, or quitting smoking.
We often fight ourselves to make change. We aim to make positive change easier with hypnosis by reducing existing internal conflict.
Smokers will know this conflict well. As I did many years ago. One minute I wanted to quit, the next I was smoking a cigarette. My unconscious was driving the habit even though consciously I wanted to stop.
Hypnosis aims to reduce or remove internal conflicts that block you from living a better and more enjoyable life.
There are many myths about this process. It is important to dispel these before any hypnotherapy takes place.
- You cannot be controlled nor made to do anything against your will.
- You have to be receptive to the suggested changes otherwise you’re unlikely to respond.
- Motivation is important
- Nearly every client says the process is deeply relaxing and stress reducing in it of itself.
Hypnosis has been used to treat:
Appointments can be booked online via the green button below.
I studied hypnotherapy at the Government accredited Academy of Hypnotic Science. I am a Professional Member of The Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association, and I am often heard on the radio on stations Kiis FM, 3RRR and Fox FM.
What happens if I can’t be hypnotised?
According to studies, 90% of people can be hypnotised (1). When someone ‘can’t’ be, it’s generally due to unnecessary fear. The most important thing to note is that in a therapeutic context, clients are always in control.
What happens if ‘hypnosis doesn’t work’?
Hypnosis is not a magical pill. But it can be a powerful method for resolving inner conflicts that promote unwanted habits. If the issues you come to see me about aren’t addressed in our hypnotherapy sessions, it generally comes down to one of two reasons:
1) Stress levels are just too high.
Example: It’s very hard to quit smoking when you’ve just broken up with your partner (a time of huge stress!).
2) You’re not motivated.
Example: If you come to see me to curb your alcohol consumption, you should expect that other behaviours might have to change. You might have to avoid ‘after work drinks’ for example.
How many sessions do I need?
I see most clients for an average of three sessions. I do have clients that see me more often.
What are your fees?
- Single Session: $200
- Three Session Package: $500
Payment is due at the end of each consultation unless a package is purchased at the end of the first consultation.
Missed appointments or cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be charged unless they can be rescheduled within the fortnight.
Should everyone be hypnotised?
No. Not everyone should be hypnotised. If you suffer from schizophrenia or psychosis, you will probably need a referral from your GP.
If there’s ever any doubt about hypnosis, you must see your GP or qualified health professional before hand.
How to Book an Appointment Online
Level 1 / Suite 9
517 St Kilda Road
Mobile: 0414 383 314
Book an appointment by clicking the green button below. You will arrive at an external booking system where you can choose an appropriate appointment time.
Results vary. Testimonials and examples used are exceptional results and not intended to guarantee, promise represent or assure that anyone will achieve the same or similar results.