FAQs

Frequently asked questions

What is hypnotherapy?


Hypnotherapy uses the tools of hypnosis to help you reach a dream or trance-like state of deep relaxation.

This helps you to access your unconscious mind and uncover patterns of behaviours and thoughts that you are unaware of.

By identifying buried patterns, we can help you move forward.

​This trance-like state is similar to being completely absorbed in a book, movie, music, or even one's own thoughts. For example, when you suddenly arrive at your destination and you can’t remember the drive, or it’s time to get off the train and you can’t remember going through some of the stations. These are all examples of hypnotic trance that you experience in your everyday life.

In this state, the conscious mind is in neutral and the sub-conscious mind is revealed so that solutions can be found.




What can you expect from hypnotherapy?


Hypnotherapy allows you to turn your attention completely inward to find the resources deep within yourself that will help you to improve or regain control of the areas of your life you'd like to change.

The great thing about hypnotherapy is that you don’t need to know much about it, or even believe in it, for hypnotherapy to work. You do, however, need to be open to the hypnotherapy process.




Will you lose control when hypnotised?


A common misconception is that when hypnotised you are under the power of the hypnotherapist and you do not have control.

​You are always in total control of the process. Hypnotherapy should never be confused with stage hypnosis that you may have seen. Stage hypnotism is essentially a theatrical performance and has as much in common with clinical hypnosis as many Hollywood movies have with real life.

​In clinical hypnotherapy, Mind Changes will simply guide your mind so that you can make the changes that you need.

The changes you make when in hypnosis are made by you.




What is NLP?


Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) is based on the realisation that we create our own experience of the world by the way we think about it. ​

So when you have a problem, your mind takes a well-worn approach to solving it, based on your previous experiences. Each person sees, feels and hears their problem in their own way.

Do you want to stop unhealthy behaviours or repeating the same life patterns?

​The practice of NLP helps us to rethink the way we approach problems and gives us the keys to unlock the solutions that are right for us. ​

NLP is a powerful set of tools and processes which, when incorporated with hypnotherapy, can make profound and lasting changes to your thinking. ​




How does the AutoImmune Protocol work?


The AutoImmune Protocol is a scientifically supported, nutritionally dense elimination and reintroduction diet. ​

It’s specifically designed to reduce inflammation and the symptoms of autoimmune disease.

There are three factors that contribute to autoimmune disease: - your genetics - your diet - stress. Our genetic inheritance is not something we can control, but we can control our diet and our stress levels. Research is uncovering the role our gut and our diet play in the development and progression of autoimmune disease. Mind Changes helps you identify the foods that trigger your body's major inflammatory resposes. We combine the AIP elimination and reintroduction diet with hypnotherapy to help you reduce autoimmune-related symptoms and minimise the impact of your condition on your day-to-day life. Mary is an AutoImmune Protocol certified coach and works with autoimmune clients online and in person.




What is EFT tapping? ​


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or EFT tapping, is a simple but powerful tool that can reduce the symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD and other stress-related conditions by tapping on pressure points. EFT tapping is often referred to as psychological acupuncture. Clinical trials have shown that EFT is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. EFT has an immediate calming effect and can be used by children as young as 3 years old. Although surprisingly simple in technique and easily learned by both adults and children, it is a proven tool that can be incorporated into daily life and provides fast and extremely effective relief. It is formally recognised by a number of bodies worldwide and there is an increasing pool of research that shows EFT tapping can provide results considerably faster than more traditional therapies.





Mary McCaffrey is very professional and knowledgable. Her warmth and understanding make you feel comfortable right from the start. I highly recommend Mind Changes.

Nina SW. Sydney.

I have suffered from IBS for a number of years.  I had tried so many things and hypnotherapy was not something I had even considered until my doctor suggested it.  I contacted Mind Changes and had a number of sessions of IBS  hypnosis and I was very really surprised.  My IBS calmed, I had a lot less discomfort and bloating.  I was skeptical that hypnosis would help me, especially for my IBS but it has a great deal, and I would really recommend it. 

Mick W. Newcastle 

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After an initial conversation, I will be able to advise you the best way to proceed to achieve your goals and I’m always happy to answer any questions you may have. 

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