Unexpected Emotions Around Orlando

By Anxiety, Emotional Release, Hypnotherapy, LGBTQI, ShameNo Comments

I woke up to the news of the Orlando massacre. Like many within the LGBT community, there was something about this horrific situation that seemed to stir something in me far more than I had ever anticipated it would. It’s a sad reality of the modern world that stories about massacres, devastation and situations that just went wildly wrong are almost daily occurrences and, while we could point to the obvious, it seemed to whip up something within me far greater than the obvious connection with the location being a gay club. As the days went on, it became obvious that I wasn’t alone in feeling this way. The Gay and Lesbian community have gone through a lot in recent years. Just as it felt like things were progressively making their way forward, we’ve been greeted with plebiscites, reversed laws, government led bigotry, cherry picked bible statements and, most horrifically, massacres. Perhaps we have reached a tipping point where we had tolerated the hatred for so long but Orlando represented the final straw. Perhaps we’ve reached the point where we are being subtly (and not so subtly) told that we’re viewed as second class citizens, or worse, that we’re being…

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When Fear Takes Over – A Look At Phobias

By Anxiety, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, PhobiaNo Comments

When Fear Takes Over – A Look At Phobias I had an experience yesterday that may not seem like much to many people but truly signified something extraordinary to me. I had a blood test. And it was the first time I knew my childhood fear of needles had definitely gone. What was so amusing about this one for me was that, when the needle went in, I let out a bit of a giggle. It was the first time ever that I had experienced a blood test where I knew the needle was in my arm but I didn’t feel the usual short, sharp sting that you come to expect with the needle breaking the skin. It caught me so off guard that I let out this little giggle and commented at how expertly my nurse had done it. Additionally, I’ve often found that when you’re having a blood test, you can feel like the needle is just sitting there for such a long time however this seemed over in seconds. As a child, my fear of needles was pretty much a phobic reaction. I can recall one instance where there had been several attempts to get blood from…

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Release Hypnosis Melbourne St Kilda Rd Hypnotherapy Hypnotism Counselling Therapy

Welcome to Release Hypnosis!

By ACT, Counselling, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, LGBTQI, OUTthink, Recording, TherapyNo Comments

Welcome to the Release Hypnosis website. I am excited to launch the site, share¬†my thoughts and give you the opportunity to connect. At Release Hypnosis, we can help with a wide range of conditions. These include among others: Addiction and Recovery Motivation Anxiety Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Chronic Pain Depression Sports Performance and Motivation Improving General Confidence and Self-Esteem Insomnia and Sleep Disturbances Phobias Stress Management Stop Smoking (Smoking Cessation) Public Speaking Unwanted habits Virtual Gastric Banding Weight Loss / Weight Management Release Hypnosis is conveniently located at Hypnotherapy HQ (Suite 101, 370 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004), right near the Domain Interchange so there is plenty of public transport and paid parking options. Aside from one-on-one counselling and hypnotherapy options, Release Hypnosis also offers training solutions including our successful ‘Recording for Hypnotherapists‘ Workshop (available in group training or (a href=”https://yescourse.com/~/recording-for-hypnotherapist-workshop-online/#!recording-for-hypnotherapists-workshop-online/1/Y7ggn/” target=”_blank”>online formats) as well as our Shame Busters‘ Workshop as well. Release Hypnosis is also one of the few practices in Australia to offer a service focusing on the LGBTQIA+ community, offering services catering to the very specific needs of gays, lesbians, transgender, queer, bisexual, intersex and a-sexual people. With that, we feature regular blogs on our website…

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