A modern view of hypnotherapy?

The Sydney Morning Herald‘s Good Weekend magazine published an article on hypnosis on April 14th.

Without reading deeply into the article, the title ‘You are getting sleepy…’, along with the image of a watch swinging on a chain, helps to sustain the old-fashioned image of a stage show trick.

Fenella Souter does go on, however, to rescue the misnomer by acknowledging that ‘Psychologists often use it to ¬†help treat problems like smoking addiction, phobias, low self-esteem or chronic anxiety.’

A sprinkling of  history about hypnosis and details about cases in which it has been scandalously abused fill out this article, leaving one feeling rather patronised.


I am an experienced therapist with over 15 years experience. I practise in Botany on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and Miranda on Friday. I am an accredited supervisor with Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA) and Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

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