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Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic – New Farm Hypnotherapy

Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic in New Farm comprises a team of 4 highly experienced Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapists. We’re committed to providing professional hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and counselling services to our clients throughout Brisbane and beyond. With a combined experience of more that 78 years of working in a therapeutic context you can be confident that our therapists have the skills needed to help you achieve the best possible outcome and reach your goals rapidly and effectively. You may want to use hypnotherapy to lose weight, quit smoking, control drinking or break another unhelpful pattern or habit, whatever goal you want to achieve we can help you do so successfully.

 What sets up apart?

The team at Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic, New Farm has a common bond in training in clinical and medical hypnotherapy. Although approaching therapy in an individual way each therapist is dedicated to finding the best solution for you as a client. You can rely in the fact that our shared expertise, experience and ongoing professional training will help you reach you goals.

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Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic : meet your therapists

Antoine Matarasso
Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic – New Farm Hypnotherapy

Antoine lived in the Middle East and Europe before settling in Australia where he has lived and worked since 1981. In 1989 he began working in Brisbane, primarily in the Fortitude Valley and New Farm areas. His work there has involvedestablishing welfare assistance schemes, emergency housing for homeless men and hospital and prison visitation. Antoine established Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic in New Farm in 1998 and has worked in counseling and therapy for more than 30 years. Antoine actively engages with people, both individually and in groups, helping develop strategies for dealing with life’s challenges. Leadership training, teaching, lecturing and public speaking have taken Antoine throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, the USA and Australia. He is a gifted communicator who speaks fluent French and has qualifications in theology, counselling and clinical hypnotherapy and he regularly trains other therapists in workshops and conferences.  Antoine is also the author of the Trancesolutions series of hypnosis CDs and MP3s available from our Trancesolutions website. Many of these are available through iTunes.

Antoine is a life member of the Australian Hypnotherapists Association and served as vice-president of the Association for 9 years. In 2009 he was elected National President of the AHA a position he resigned in 2015. He is a past board member of the Ericksonian Hypnosis Association of Australia and a clinical member of both the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists and the Register for Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. Antoine is also listed as a Life Member of the National Hypnotherapists Register (NHRA) and the HCA National Register and was appointed President Emeritus of the Australian Hypnotherapists Association in 2016. He is National President of the Hypnotherapy Council of Australia, Australia’s Peak Body for the Hypnotherapy profession.

Antoine Matarasso

Antoine Matarasso

Principal Clinical Hypnotherapist / Psychotherapist

Geoff Sweeting

Geoff Sweeting has been helping people heal and transform their lives through the mind-body healing arts for over twenty years. In addition to his qualifications as a Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist Geoff is also a qualified and accredited Acupuncturist and Herbalist with qualifications from Australia and China.

Geoff has assisted thousands of clients in successfully reducing their anxiety, raising confidence and self esteem, changing habits and outmoded patterns of behaviour, physical and emotional healing, and the improvement of performance in all areas of their life in healthy, meaningful ways.

Geoff’s distinctive combination of therapeutic skill, compassion and understanding has been influenced by the traditional psychotherapeutic and healing systems of Oriental meditation and Qi Gong, and he maintains a ‘Lineage Holder’ qualification from a long treasured historical tradition residing in Beijing. Geoff has synthesised these traditional methods with the revolutionary practices of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Ainslie Meares’ ‘Atavistic’ trance Healing, Existential Counselling, Person-Centred psychotherapy and the soulful approach to living well espoused by Thomas Moore and James Hillman.

Geoff is a member of the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA) and registered with the National Hypnotherapists Register of Australia. (NHRA) and the HCA National Register of Hypnotherapists.

Geoff Sweeting

Geoff Sweeting

Clinical Hypnotherapist / Psychotherapist

Brian Smith

Brian is an experienced warm and caring client orientated Clinical Hypnotherapist, Neuro Linguistics Practitioner (NLP) and Life Coach with a Diploma of Modern Psychology. He is also certified to practice Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and is an Accredited Quantum Consciousness Facilitator.

Brian’s primary goal is to identify problem thought patterns and re-train the mind by cementing these new patterns into the unconscious mind so they become automatic. In this way you can break the cycle and lead a more healthy and productive direction in life.

Brian’s area of speciality is phobic responses, as well as working with self-esteem, weight management, anxiety and alcohol and substance abuse. Throughout his 35 years professional life undertaking various leadership training roles, Brian has one simple philosophy, the secret of success is simple, you are your greatest asset.

Brian is a registered Clinical Member with the Australian Hypnotherapists Association of Australia and current Treasurer and Coordinator for Queensland. He is also registered on the Hypnotherapy Council of Australia National Register,  the Institute for Quantum Consciousness and the HCA National Register of Hypnotherapists.

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Clinical Hypnotherapist / Psychotherapist

Dr Beth Steels

Some of our clients need a little help and advice about nutrition and healthy eating. Dr Beth Steels has been in clinical practice as a biochemical nutritionist for over 20 years. Her focus as a practitioner is to look for the underlying causes of imbalance or an illness and focus on re-balancing metabolism allowing the body to correct itself, rather than just treatment of the symptoms.

Over the years of clinical practice as well as the clinical research, she believes that, while we have to understand modern medicine, fundamental physiology of the healthy body and metabolic changes that occur with dis-ease, we are also defined in health by  “what we eat and what we think”.

Dr Beth Steels

Dr Beth Steels

Nutritional Bio-chemist

Glen Duffy

Glen Duffy has more than 35 years experience in the field of mental health. He has a wide range of skills having worked in both hospitals and in the community. Glen spent several years involved in drug / alcohol clinics. Since specializing in the useof hypnosis, Glen has helped many people make meaningful changes to their lives addressing such issues as stress, weight loss, phobias, post traumatic stress, pain control, addictive behaviours, sleep disorders and athletic and academic performance enhancement.

Glen is a registered nurse with qualifications in general nursing, psychiatric nursing and clinical hypnotherapy and worked at Brisbane Hypnosis Clinic for 20 years. Glen is a clinical member of the Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association and is listed as a Clinical Member on the National Hypnotherapists Register of Australia (NHRA). Glen pretended to retire in July last year but still visits the clinic when he needs a good coffee and a chat.

Glen Duffy

Glen Duffy

Clinical Hypnotherapist / Psychotherapist

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Did you know?

Dr Gérard Sunnen of the New York University School of Medicine calls hypnosis “the most potent non-pharmacological relaxing agent known to science”. He will prescribe hypnosis before prescribing a tranquilliser.
Source: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hypnosis. P4, Alpha Books 2000.

 

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