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Private Health Fund Rebates on Hypnotherapy

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Private Health Fund Rebates on Hypnotherapy Health Fund Rebates for Release Hypnosis It isn’t uncommon for people to ask if their hypnosis session is covered with private health cover. The reality is that many health funds will have different policies towards if they cover hypnosis and hypnotherapy or not. It may be worth contacting your fund directly to ask if they offer cover with the level of cover that you’re on. Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA) Health Funds As a member of the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA), Lawrence Akers (Release Hypnosis) is covered with the following health funds: Australian Unity CBHS Health Fund Credicare Health Fund Grand United Health HBF (WA) Health Care Insurance Limited Health Partners Medibank Private Navy Health Fund NRMA Health Insurances Phoenix Welfare Queensland Country Health Railway and Transport Health Fund Ltd Reserve Bank Health Society Teachers Federation Health SGIC Health Insurance (SA and NT) SGIO Health Insurance (WA) Westfund You may also claim for hypnotherapy using my Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA) membership number which is: 0814942. Every month, the AHA sends a list to the health funds, so if there is no specific provider number, then you simply tell your health fund that we are…

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Training Review: Successful Smoking Cessation

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Training Review: Successful Smoking Cessation Clive Girdham Why hypnotherapists should do more training in smoking cessation When you think about hypnosis, right after ‘clucking like a chicken’ comes ‘can you stop me from smoking’. If truth is known, offering a quit smoking service can often be quite daunting for hypnotherapists. The reason for this is simple; there is a misconception out there that hypnosis can make you do anything and some people are quite disappointed to discover that they aren’t just ‘put under, told to stop smoking and then never smoke again’. This ‘magic bullet’ concept can make it quite hard for hypnotherapists as they need to determine early on if a person is actually at that right point where hypnotherapy can assist them to truly become a non-smoker. Additionally, there is often the idea that one session will do it when the reality is that it may take more. Of course, they will usually feel the benefits of the session after the first session but it can often be the difference between a habitual behaviour that someone has associated with a particular event versus smoking as a coping mechanism. What do you think would happen if someone removed a…

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Download a FREE 10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation

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Download a FREE 10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation This 10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation is essentially training for your brain! With repeated listens to this mindfulness meditation, you’ll be assisting the brain in developing the skill of choosing what distraction it would like to focus on; in this instance, either the distraction of ‘the breath’ or the distraction of ‘the thought’. In a world where we can become consumed by our thoughts, having the skill to allow ourselves to notice and acknowledge our thoughts while still being able to focus on what matters is going to be extremely valuable. Whether we like it or not, our lives are going to have moments that make us feel uncomfortable, anxious, stressed or unhappy. Many of the moments we feel these things will be in reaction to circumstances and events that are completely outside of our control. A mindfulness practice will help to develop skills where we can observe those thoughts, acknowledge them, thank the mind for offering them, and choose to focus our energy and attention towards an action that is aligned with our values, our goals and the kind of person we want to be. We can’t change what is outside of our…

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Recording for Hypnotherapists Basics 101 Release Hypnosis Melbourne Counselling Training Therapy

Recording for Hypnotherapists – Recording Basics 101

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Recording for Hypnotherapists – Recording Basics 101 “I just wish they could sound a bit better!” It isn’t uncommon for me to talk with fellow hypnotherapists and to hear their frustrations when it comes to learning how to record their hypnotherapy sessions. In fact, when I was studying to be a hypnotherapist, one of the things that I really noticed was just how technophobic many of my fellow students seemed to be! Part of the reason why I created the ‘Recording for Hypnotherapists Workshop’ was that I really wanted to show people just how much fun it can be to learn how to record and to be able to experiment with this as another means of providing a service or added value to their clients. What value is there in learning how to record? Search on Google or Youtube and you’ll soon discover just how popular hypnosis recordings are for marketing any hypnotherapy business. Given what we hypnotherapists do, as a marketing tool, you can’t beat offering up a recording to offer your potential new clients a taste of how you do what you do. You may also find that you want to provide between session support to your clients…

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Midsumma Festival Has Begun – OUTthink Update

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Midsumma Festival Has Begun – OUTthink Update Midsumma Festival Now is the perfect time to be in Melbourne as the annual Midsumma Festival has begun. The Midsumma Carnival last Sunday was an excellent opportunity to get out, enjoy the sun, and to take in the diversity that exists within our local LGBTQIA community. It can often be all too easy to forget that the LGBTQIA community is more than just a handful of gay clubs and the immediate circle that we associate with. It’s event likes Midsumma that help to get us out and about and to reconnect with our community. The importance of connection Research has shown the value and importance of connection to our own mental well being. It reminds us that we belong to ‘a tribe’ and that we can find people who understand and empathise with us, worts and all. Without this connection, we can often find mental health issues arising including stress, depression and anxiety, and even addiction. With that in mind, and despite Melbourne’s notoriously unreliable weather, go on and get out there. Connect with our community. Enjoy the sun and get the Vitamin D. OUTthink Update It still is a little way off…

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What Understanding ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ Has Taught Me

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What Understanding ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ Has Taught Me We’ve all heard the saying ‘nobody’s perfect’. I think we can all agree that this is true. The funny thing is that so many people don’t really understand the power that is contained within these words and how a bit of reflection on them could have a more meaningful relationship with them. How it is often used. When we hear people say ‘nobody’s perfect’, it is generally used more as an excuse and often as a request to cut some slack. “You didn’t do what I asked you to do last night.” “I’m sorry. Nobody’s perfect!” Or it can often be used as a consolation for things that are often something that we don’t like about ourselves and that we are often unable (or unwilling) to change. “I do smoke but nobody’s perfect and everyone has at least one flaw…” This is where it gets a bit murky. While it is true that we should often show self-compassion, we shouldn’t be using something like this to excuse behaviour that is unacceptable or that could be changed. Unfortunately, this is often where this saying is potentially abused. You’re not perfect. No one is perfect….

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Review: Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy

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Review: Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy Online Training; well considered or money spinner? Many online hypnosis training platforms fall woefully short of where they need to be. I’ve been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to experience several over the years and while there are some nuggets of gold, it can often feel more like a passive revenue generator over a well considered and executed training program. With that in mind, I have to admit that it has become harder for me over the years to give a real endorsement unless I can genuinely see how there is the value being given for the asking price. With that rather dramatic opening out of the way, let me tell you about how I came to stumble across the Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy. I had said ‘no more training programs’ last year… I’ve been on Mike’s mailing list for some time now and I’ve also enjoyed tuning in to his Brain Software Hypnosis podcast that he produces with his business partner Chris Thompson. Mike is certainly one of those industry figures who has been around for some time and built a solid reputation out there as a result of his gifted work….

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January 4th Is World Hypnotism Day!

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January 4th is World Hypnotism Day! Happy World Hypnotism Day, everybody! World Hypnotism Day, January 4th, was established to help educate the general public of the truth and benefits the timeless and natural process of hypnotism has to offer anyone. Movies and books of fiction have warped the perception of hypnosis, which is why World Hypnotism Day is a necessity in order for more people to understand the truth and use this natural, expedient and effective process for personal change. If you scroll to the end of this article, you can find out how to get a FREE New Year’s hypnosis audio MP3 to download right now and to experience hypnosis for yourself. You might be surprised as to who has had a successful experience with hypnosis… As pointed out by my good friend, Richard Scott; ” As some of you may know – I’ve dabbled in hypnosis every now and again. So, I just wanted to let you know of some others who have used the dreaded word ‘hypnosis’ to achieve great success. Recognise anyone? See, it’s not that scary after all.” Dr. Jack Gibson was an Irish hypnotherapist who died in 2005 and he spent much of his…

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Would You Like a FREE Hypnosis Audio Download?

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Would You Like a FREE Hypnosis Audio Download? It’s New Year time! Time to consider what resolutions you may want to take on board. Time to consider what changes are going to be beneficial and useful for you to offer you a life of more happiness and meaning. Release Hypnosis would like to help you with that! To get your free hypnosis audio MP3 to download, all you need to do is subscribe to our new monthly email. We promise not to spam you, and you’ll get interesting articles, videos, cool upcoming events, offers and regular FREE hypnosis audios. Just fill in your details below and you’ll receive the link to download your hypnosis audio on the following page. Keep In Touch for Latest News and Special Offers * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Email Format html text Of course you’ll be able to unsubscribe at any time if you wish, so the challenge is all mine to ensure I keep the content interesting! So you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain… so go on, sign up and enjoy a free hypnosis download session on me! You may also like to read: 2017: A…

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2017: A Year In Review

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2017: A Year In Review Whereas 2016 was most certainly a year of change, 2017 has been harder to pinpoint exactly what it has come to represent. We’ve seen a movement throughout the year, which began with fear, move to strength and resilience, and has seemingly ended up acceptance. Nothing to fear but fear itself… The year began with a reaction out of fear. Consider this; we have three possible reactions to the things that we fear that are hard-wired into us. These three reactions are ‘fight, flight or freeze’. In 2016, we saw a massive amount of change and this change was often brought about through a manipulative use of fear. We saw the UK decide that it would leave Brexit. We saw the US push back against ‘the establishment’ and elect an unlikely President. We were still reeling from the after-shocks that come from the terrorist actions of the previous years and showed no signs of slowing down as we moved into 2017. All of these were often a reaction to our own internalized fear that people were out to get us and that we had to ‘protect our tribe’, often blown out of proportion by the media…

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