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Hypnotherapy for Anxiety Melbourne

Melbourne Clinical Hypnotherapist

Treating Anxiety and Stress

Melbourne Clinical Hypnotherapist and Counsellor, Paul Stephen-Daly, has treated clients that suffer from many stress and anxiety related disorders. Stress and anxiety can be greatly overcome through the techniques of Clinical Hypnotherapy. Numerous medical practitioners advise it is a safe and effective way to address stress, anxiety, depression and other related disorders such as OCD, PTSD, panic attacks, psychosomatic and phobic disorders.

All Clinical Hypnosis treatments are personalised to suit your needs. Paul Stephen-Daly is an independent Victorian State and Commonwealth Government Qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Counsellor, with many years of experience in Clinical Hypnotherapy servicing clients throughout Melbourne’s, eastern and outer eastern suburbs and Yarra Ranges. Thanks to our superior hypnotherapy for anxiety treatments Melbourne clients can trust My Time Hypnosis to improve their lives.


‘My Time Hypnosis’ consulting rooms are based in Camberwell providing trouble free parking and easy access from many Melbourne suburbs.


‘My Time Hypnosis’ consulting rooms are based in Camberwell providing trouble free parking and easy access from many Melbourne suburbs.

Treating Anxiety and Stress with Hypnosis

Stress Relief with Wisdom and Humour.

“Paul helped me with my problems kindly, sympathetically and with great wisdom and humour. I would highly recommend his hypnotherapy sessions for alleviating stress.  He has an abundance of life experience which enables him to empathise, and give counselling in a non-judgemental way.  I have felt huge improvements in both my personal and professional lives as a direct result of my time with Paul.”



Treating Anxiety and Stress with Hypnosis


  • The nervous system gets to relax and relearn calm by carefully constructed positive suggestions to the subconscious mind.
  • You share your anxiety in a safe, private and relaxed way.
  • Hypnotherapy is a drug free treatment that gets to the cause and generates a new outcome without debilitating side-affects.

Hypnosis for Anxiety Melbourne


Clinical Hypnosis puts clients into a completely relaxed state of awareness. Once the conscious mind is in a relaxed state, therapeutic suggestions are made so a client’s attitudes, perceptions and behaviours are modified into a calmer, more relaxed state through the subconscious mind. A new perception is formed, a kind of re-framing of an old perception into a new perception, a perception that brings peace of mind to the anxiety sufferer

Guided by your qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, stress, panic and anxiety are treated usingsuggestions and relaxation methods generated during your session. With the aid of powerful subconscious suggestions applied during your session, you easily put yourself into a more relaxed state in your day to day life even when situations would ordinarily trigger worry and stress.

Some common symptoms of General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) include:

  • hot and cold flushes
  • tightening of the muscles
  • sleep deprivation
  • racing heart
  • tightening of the chest
  • snowballing worries
  • obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviour.

Your Clinical Hypnotherapist uses suggestions to empower you to deal with situations effectively that would usually be stressful and normally induce anxiety. Powerful and effective positive suggestions replace negative worrying thinking patterns enabling you to isolate worrying thoughts to be replaced with positive, happy thoughts.


Do I have anxiety?

People that are experiencing uneasiness on a day to day level, not just at exceptionally stressful times, could be suffering from anxiety. When the feeling of constant worry and dread are present to the point of interfering with normal day to day life, then anxiety, if persistent, is worth getting support to deal with the underlying condition. Anxiety affects the immune system and allows the body to attract many debilitating diseases, such as cancer, heart and stomach conditions to mention a few.

Clinical Hypnotherapy can greatly aid your recovery by teaching you how to continue your life in a relaxed state, by being mindful and present, not looking too far ahead in dread of what might happen. By actively having you confront the stories you’re telling yourself about how bad things are or might be, you can enjoy the freedom from fear and create new pathways to wellness. To learn more about our hypnotherapy for anxiety treatments clients across Melbourne can contact us today.

What is OCD?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, (OCD), anxious thoughts that turn into obsessive and recurring thoughts that start unhealthy behaviours that lead to constant checking, cleaning or other compulsive actions that impact on a persons day to day life and those of the lives of others around them. The compulsion to act to rectify the stress of the repeated thought of for example, “have I left the door open?” can be incredibly distressful.

Often people try to hide their obsessive thoughts as they feel embarrassed or shamed by them which compounds the problem because they don’t get the help needed early enough to disrupt and alleviate the issues.

What are some of the signs and symptoms of OCD?

  • Over cleanliness. Cleaning things over and over.
  • Organisation, order and even obsessive counting.
  • Fear of contamination, obsessive hand-washing or household cleaning
  • Hoarding of things to count.
  • Safety concerns, dread, always checking.
  • Sexual issues –sense of disgust around sex life.
  • Religious and moral issues – obsessive reverence.

What is PTSD?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, (PTSD), is suffered at times by people who have experienced trauma in the way of an event which may have threatened them or their lives, or the people around them. This can be the result of being in or witnessing an accident, war, physical and sexual attacks and many other forms of trauma such as natural disasters, like bush fires, floods, cyclones and earthquakes. The intensity and severity of what is experienced can leave people with horrific feelings of fear, horror and helplessness.

Often they relive the traumatic event, with recurring memories, these even invade their sleep. They often have a physical reaction to the memories which include things such as heart palpitations, panic and sweating. A person suffering from PTSD can experience sleeping problems, a lack of focused attention, frustration and can be easily startled. They may be always on high alert. They remove themselves from being anywhere near anything that could trigger a memory which can greatly impact on their day to day lives. Even trying to avoid thoughts or feelings. They may cut themselves off from loved ones and friends, they may loose interest in day to day life, feeling numb and lifeless.

This can lead a PTSD sufferer to become depressed, anxious and to take up forms of self medication, such as alcohol and drugs to numb the memories and help sooth the nervousness.

Traumatic events can happen to anyone, getting help and having a supportive environment is paramount to discovering some form of peace of mind. Those who have suffered violence at the hands of others find it particularly difficult to recover from PTSD, but those with a history of trauma or mental health issues are even more at risk.

If you feel very distressed at any time after a traumatic event, talking to your doctor or other health professional is a good first step. If you experience symptoms of PTSD that persist beyond two weeks, a doctor or a mental health professional may recommend starting treatment for PTSD.

What is panic disorder?

Similar to other conditions such as anxiety, panic disorder can negatively affect just about all aspects of a person’s life. Infamous for being a recurring events, clients suffering from panic disorder regularly find the rhythm and flow of their day-to-day lives interrupted and disrupted continually. While the severity of panic disorders differ from person-to-person the general characteristics of the disorder include:

  • The occurrence of random and severe panic attacks
  • Constant fear and apprehension of upcoming panic attacks
  • Concern about the lasting effects (physical and mental) of panic attacks
  • Altering regular behaviour in an effort to prevent future panic attacks

Physically and mentally draining, panic attacks can last from anywhere from 10 minutes to half an hour, during which time the person suffering experiences the intense physical sensations listed in this section. There is no regular schedule for panic attacks with them occurring with almost no warning, sometimes without a clear sign of a triggering event.

Find out about other symptoms associated with panic disorder.

How common is panic disorder and who experiences it?

Approximately 5 per cent of people in Australia will experience panic disorder in their lifetime, with 2.6 per cent experiencing panic disorder over a 12-month period. It is estimated that slightly more women than men have panic disorder, which usually begins when people are in their early to mid-20s or in mid-life.

Although panic disorder can occur at any age, it is rare in older people and children.

What causes panic disorder?

There is no single cause for panic disorder. A number of factors are usually involved, including:

  • Family history – People with panic disorder tend to have a family history of anxiety disorders or depressive conditions, and some studies suggest a genetic component.
  • •Biological factors – Some medical conditions (cardiac arrhythmias, hyperthyroidism, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and irritable bowel syndrome) are associated with panic disorder.
  • Negative experiences – Extremely stressful life experiences, such as childhood sexual abuse, redundancy or bereavement, have been linked to panic attacks. Periods of ongoing, unrelenting stress are also a risk factor

Hypnotherapy for Anxiety Melbourne

At My Time Hypnosis we endeavour to improve the quality of life for our clients while also providing them with a calming range of treatments designed to assist in the daily operations of people suffering from regular panic attacks. To learn more about how our hypnotherapy for anxiety can help Melbourne residents suffering from anxiety disorders feel free to contact us today.