About Us – Your Hypnotherapist
Selecting your hypnotherapist should not come lightly! Not all hypnotherapists are created equal and in fact some of them have just done a weekend course! Rest assured, we took our pathway to becoming a qualified, clinical hypnotherapist very serious and as a result we are registered with:
- The Australian Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy
- Australian Hypnotherapists Association
- National Hypnotherapist Register of Australia
Here’s more about the Canberra Hypnotherapy Clinic‘s qualified staff:
Spiro Apostolopoulos – Clinical Hypnotherapist, Strategic Psychotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner
Having been in the hospitality industry for the better part of 30 years, I was ready for a change of direction. I have had multiple careers running in parallel – both as a performer (DJ) and in business. Several years ago I started to switch tracks. After a lifelong fascination with the mind, I went back to study and started to learn about how our minds really work.
The best part of the journey for me has only just begun. I studied Strategic Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy as well as Neuro Linguistic Programming to Masters level. I studied with the leading Australian trainer in these fields, Gordon Young who mentors me to this day. During the course of study, I learned that all anxieties, fears and depressive states are processes. These processes can be changed easily through hypnosis.
I believe in the power of the mind to adapt to new circumstances and make positive changes. Sometimes we can make the changes through life experience or self-reflection. Other times, we find ourselves stuck and can’t seem to change our internal process without guidance.
Finally, I have found a profession that doesn’t feel like work. I feel it is my humble privilege to be able to help others in a space of non-judgment.
My approach, as your hypnotherapist, is to clear negative processes, which have blocked you from attaining your goals and dreams. By using hypnosis I am able to access the unconscious mind where all processes are stored, bringing helpful processes to the forefront of our minds.
Hypnosis is an efficient and relaxing way to bring about change by working in harmony with the way the mind works. The best thing about being a hypnotherapist is that it respects the integrity of the individual.
Stella Jones – Clinical Hypnotherapist, Strategic Psychotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner
My journey in alternative therapies began 20 years ago when I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. After being unable to find relief through medical means, I started to study the relationship between the mind and body.
After a naturopath suggested I try meditation, I started to become more mindful of my internal processes. I spent years reading, observing and studying different techniques including Emotional Freedom Technique, Breathwork and Family Constellations.
I formalized my studies recently by attaining my Masters in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Diploma in Strategic Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy.
I am endlessly fascinated with the way the mind works and human potential in general. I get a kick out of watching my clients shift their thinking and tap into their own internal resources. I see miracles happen every day – what appears to be a simple shift in perspective opens up new worlds of possibilities.
While some people say that I am optimistic to the point of delusional, I know that I have an ability to find the silver lining and see the best parts of a person. In my work, I feel that it’s easy for me to uncover hidden resources, reminding my clients of their natural abilities.
I love the way hypnosis facilitates rapid change in an easy, relaxed mode. In the frenzied, fast paced world out there, hypnosis is a complete antidote to pressure. Hypnosis creates a safe space to be present and allow the inner intelligence to work its magic and find solutions to challenges which plague the conscious mind.