Working with a Hypnotherapist

Working with a Hypnotherapist

Working through a phobia has helped me experience more freedom and stress relief by Vanessa Davey, CEO Venus Network, as featured in the Venus Magazine, Winter 2014 Before working with Rebecca ~ the problem An incident when I was eleven years old left me with a phobia of staying home alone overnight. My 15 year old sister and I were home alone one evening when I heard a noise outside our lounge window. Not thinking what I’d actually see if I looked, I went and checked out what the noise was. As I opened the curtains I saw a prowler running away from the deck, and the chair that he had been sitting in watching us had been pulled up to the window and was rocking from his swift departure. In that moment I made a very unconscious decision to not stay home alone, again, ever. At 39 years old it had finally become rather inconvenient to feel this way. No matter how many coaching conversations I had, I couldn’t seem to get to the heart of the matter. My husband was spending more nights away tramping as he’d recently picked up this new sport. I now needed to overcome this so I could enjoy my time home alone and not dread it. Working with Rebecca ~ the experience It was around this time that I was having a RAVE with Rebecca and she talked about phobias and how we just live with some of them thinking the fear is normal. In that moment I clicked that the petrified 9/10 crazy-scared feeling that comes over me staying home alone, isn’t actually normal...
Lets talk Birth, Fertility & Phobias with If Only They’d Told Me

Lets talk Birth, Fertility & Phobias with If Only They’d Told Me

I was thrilled to be invited onto the popular Parenting podcast (radio show) from ‘If Only They’d Told Me’ to talk about birth hypnosis with Nat Cutler-Welsh.  Nat interviews me about using hypnotherapy to: overcome phobias prepare for a relaxed childbirth overcome traumatic previous childbirth experiences enhance the bodies natural healing mechanisms for speed healing where a c-section is required create optimum conditions for boosting fertility and conception – whether natural or alongside assisted reproductive technology such as IVF To listen to the interview click the play button below or click here download this episode from...
Do your beliefs support or hinder your success?

Do your beliefs support or hinder your success?

I was honoured and excited to be asked to be on the Business Women Panel in the Venus Magazine – a magazine for New Zealand women in business.  The focus of this issue is beliefs and how they can impact your business and career. I have worked with several business women who felt they were limiting or self sabotaging their success – helping them to uncover these beliefs and replacing them with ones that supported them to achieve their goals.  Here’s my interview about beliefs for the Business Women Panel:   Have you consciously examined your own beliefs as part of your development as a business woman? As a Clinical Hypnotherapist I recognise the benefits of aligning conscious thought and unconscious behaviours with my goals.  Beliefs are held at a subconscious level so hypnosis helps me identify and transform beliefs that can limit my success, and gives me the confidence in my ability to make a real difference in my clients’ lives. Do you believe it is valuable for every businesswoman to become aware of her own beliefs and self-talk around her business? Absolutely! We unconsciously act in accordance with what we believe, so our beliefs determine our behaviours and success.  If you’re not aware of your beliefs and self-talk, how do you know if they’re supporting, limiting, or self-sabotaging your progress? In your role, what kind of beliefs have you noticed hold women back in business? A fear of public speaking or presenting to groups is a common belief which often results in missed business opportunities.  Undervalued self-worth is also common, by changing these beliefs business women become...
Receiving a Special Award!

Receiving a Special Award!

I was honoured at the Annual New Zealand Hypnotherapy Conference in the weekend with a special award for dedication and persistence in overcoming adversity to graduate as a Clinical Hypnotherapist in 2012.  My journey wasn’t straight forward as I was recovering from illness whilst I was studying.  Part of my illness involved cognitive difficulties – which my doctor explained were similar to someone with a brain injury.  So reading and formulating my thoughts was at times difficult, and just a short amount of concentration could be exhausting.  I had to pace myself and take extra time to complete the course work, which was frustrating as I loved learning this stuff and wanted to absorb more and more of it! Study under these conditions was challenging but I was driven by excitement about what can be achieved when you tap into your powerful subconscious mind.  Hypnotherapy was instrumental to my recovery, and being able to help other people overcome challenges was something I was learning how to turn into a reality.  It was lovely to be recognised for the journey I took and honoured amongst my...