What Is Clinical Hypnosis?
Clinical Hypnosis is a therapeutic tool used by Psychologists to bring about deep and lasting change in a person’s wellbeing. It is a safe, comfortable, and beneficial form of therapy that uses a person’s natural trance state to aid therapeutic change. Clinical Hypnosis has been approved as a therapeutic practice by the British Medical Association and the American Medical Association. The Australian Medical Association has approved hypnosis training through the College of Medical Hypnosis. Yvette holds a Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis awarded by the College of Medical Hypnosis.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLINICAL HYPNOSIS AND HYPNOTHERAPY?
There is not a lot of difference and the terms are often interchangeable. Anyone who has training in hypnosis, even as little as a weekend course, can call themselves a hypnotherapist. Yvette uses the term “Clinical Hypnosis” because she practices as a Psychologist in a clinical environment. When searching for a therapist it is wise to find out if their training is endorsed by the Australian Medical Association or the Australian Psychological Society.
CAN ANYONE BENEFIT FROM CLINICAL HYPNOSIS?
Yes, anyone can benefit from Clinical Hypnosis, as long as the reason for using Clinical Hypnosis is safe and realistic. From a practical perspective the depth of trance achieved varies with each person, but everyone can benefit. The good news is that going into a trance is completely normal and happens naturally during the day anyway. Each time we stare into space or just feel your mind pausing for a moment, we are letting ourselves go into a trance. In Clinical Hypnosis we use that natural trance state for therapy
IS HYPNOSIS SAFE?
Yes! Hypnosis is just a natural state of mind that we all experience. No one can be forced to do something they do not want to do., but your mind will reject anything it thinks is harmful or inappropriate. After the hypnosis is over, you will “wake up” and return to your normal state of awareness.
Of course, all Psychologists and Medical and Health Professionals have strong personal and professional ethics that prevent any unwanted results.
Actually, it is never a good idea at all to listen to any Hypnosis recordings while driving.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
Most clients say that listening to their hypnosis CD is so very relaxing, and they look forward to those times when they use it. Each client has a unique experience, and most talk about the profound mental rest they feel and often a better quality of sleep. You just feel as if you are relaxing in a very contented space with your eyes closed. You can pay attention to external noises if you want to, such as the sounds outside the building, or a car going down the street outside, but most people enjoy the relaxation and don’t take any notice of them. You have full awareness the whole time, conscious of everything going on around you as well as what your sub-conscious is revealing to you.
WHAT IF I DON’T WAKE UP?
The trance state is a completely ordinary and normal state and it cannot hold you against your will. It is not possible for anyone to be “left” or “stuck” in hypnosis. During your practice time, if there were an emergency or something that needed your attention, you could easily awaken yourself at any time and simply open your eyes.
HOW MUCH WILL I REMEMBER?
It varies: some people say they remember everything Yvette has said, while others feel as though they’ve been asleep and don’t remember anything. The important thing is that your sub-conscious has received the messages, and that means you’re on your way to a better way to lose weight.
CAN I CLAIM A MEDICARE REBATE?
Yvette uses Focused Psychological Strategies (FPS) treatments allowable under the Better Access initiative (as listed in the Medicare Benefits Schedule) which means that you are able to recover a substantial portion of the cost of your counselling through Medicare rebates and provided you obtain a referral in the form of a Mental Health Care Plan, from your GP.
To get a referral you will need to make an appointment with your GP to complete a Mental Health Care Plan. It is important to tell the doctor’s receptionist that you are requesting a referral to a psychologist as the GP needs approximately 30 minutes to discuss the plan with you and fill in the required paperwork.
CAN I CLAIM PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE REBATES?
As the program is provided by Yvette Rae who is a registered Psychologist, you will be eligible to receive a refund for a substantial proportion of the cost from your Private Health Insurer (If you have extras cover including psychological services). Please check with your health insurance provider.