Hi, I’m Lisa. I’m a certified hypnotherapist with a background in writing.
One of my favourite quotes is by the poet Muriel Rukeyser, who stated: ‘The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.' I believe that our imagination is our greatest power and that we change our lives by changing the stories we tell ourselves.
I’ve healed two decades of insomnia, anxiety and codependency, changed careers, changed countries and created a wealth of helpful new habits because of the brain’s ability to elegantly reorganise itself.
I help people who are experiencing emptiness, fears of disapproval and rejection, stagnation/feeling stuck, an inability to regulate their emotions, patterns of maladaptive coping mechanisms and more.
I studied Integrative Hypnosis for one year under NYC-based hypnotist, artist and educator Shauna Cummins, which combined classical and Ericksonian trance work, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, neuroscience and cognitive, behavioural and energy psychology.
I’ve always been fascinated by the human experience and for over a decade, I’ve written a national newspaper agony aunt column.
Long before I began studying hypnotherapy, the column taught me how unconscious much of our behaviour is and how our childhood experiences of love directly affect our adult relationships and life choices. Through hypnotherapy, we can change our beliefs and behaviours, allowing us to create a life we desire and as we alchemise our pain, we transmute it into wisdom.
My clients always describe how peaceful and solution-focused they feel after our first session. We each expend so much energy focusing on what we don’t want, so seeing ourselves free from a habit, belief or addiction, freely expressing ourselves and free to be who we truly are is powerful medicine. Every unhelpful habit and belief has a function in a particular context and my clients are always relieved to know that their subconscious is only trying to help them and that they can change.
My mind has always been something of a theatre stage. As a child, I would create imaginary characters and multiple plot lines to escape my home environment but as an adult, my unruly imagination lead to anxiety, depression and insomnia. After just one session of hypnotherapy, I started sleeping and my fascination with reprogramming the mind began. Hypnotherapy satisfies many of my curiosities: metaphor, language, mysticism, neuroscience and our extraordinary untapped potential.