I provide short-term therapeutic services, for specific issues and medium to long-term in-depth psychotherapy and hypnotherapy for longstanding, deep-rooted problems and trauma. Some people come to me for psychotherapy, counselling or coaching, not because they have problems but because they want to get to know themselves and live a richer, deeper, more meaningful life.
Hypnotherapy is a tool that empowers you to make the changes you want in your life. Using hypnosis makes it much easier for you to target the outcomes you are aiming for and get you to where you want to be.
Imagine feeling better, letting go of that old habit, changing that outdated way of thinking, acting or behaving. Be the person you want to be. Achieve what you want and set out to achieve. The hardest part for you now is to make the decision to change. If you have made that decision, if it is time for you to change something in your life for the better, call me today.
If you are wanting to change some part of your life for the better or explore the questions of your soul’s purpose, lessons and choices, Lou at Lighter4Life can help you.
I work with you so you can achieve your goals in the shortest time possible, working at the root cause of the problem to produce long lasting change. The change that gives you the tools to achieve what you want to target.
Weight management has long been a passion of mine, which has led me to work with so many people to empower them to make healthier changes. This wasn't due to just because I studied nutrition, in the past I struggled too, that's what led me to my passion. I followed all the latest trends and toxic belief systems and still my health suffered ( yes I smoked and weighed 20kgs more back then and suffered with a medical condition called Endometriosis.)
Before I knew any better I was living a life of a continuous diet, taking daily shakes to help me shift the weight, the more I dieted the more I struggled. This was because I was following such outdated concepts out there which are still being followed and taught by so many people. I
Fact is two thirds of people gain back more weight after dieting! So why is the diet industry still pushing diets?
I've noticed now more than ever before whatever I read about weight loss in magazines or watch people on reality TV trying to fight off the kilos, or listen to the latest strategies from the experts – be it a pill, diet, or the promise of some genetic breakthrough – I’m left feeling frustrated, used, unmotivated and most of all disillusioned . It seems to me that we’re collectively stuck in the same limited conversation around weight that plays out over and over again with the same outcome - failure to maintain any actual weight loss.
With obesity rates at an all-time high and continuing to rise, it is overwhelming at how these outdated messages about weight loss that never actually work. I know myself for each statement I had these very thoughts:
Count your calories -" I've been on a 1000 calorie diet forever."
Cut out carbs, dairy, gluten, meat and... - "What's left for me to eat?"
Eat less, exercise more - "I feel like I am going to pass out, I've only eaten salad!"
You’ve got to have more willpower - "Really, how much more do I need?"
Try the latest weight loss drug - "I feel so shaky and lightheaded, I think this diet pill is working!"
This new diet book is the answer -" My bookcase needs another diet book - that will help"
Gastric sleeve - "as in staple my stomach - will it keep my weight off for life?"
Someday, soon, we’ll simply just change your DNA - "If its in my DNA how can you do that?"
If you can’t lose weight, you must be a loser -" I feel a failure, what's the point."
What’s your problem? - " I'm so confused I don't know what to believe anymore about diets."
When was the last time you tried a fad diet or an extreme exercise routine and found your weight stayed the same or even increased? Are you ready to experience total control over your weight and your life?
So many of us experience being in a cycle of ‘yo-yo diets’ and simply find the daily visit to the gym another task on your diet to do list that leaves us feeling deflated and defeated. We feel forced to do it, leading to negative self-talk and suggestions of disbelief. The moment we have negative associations, the stress starts to rise - you don't notice it at first until it's taken hold. We are limiting the possibility for it to manifest into reality. The subconscious mind is here for us and goes into ‘flight or fight’ mode before you even realise it.
Now, have you ever considered using hypnosis for weight loss?
By using hypnosis, we can help you break the cycle. It is time to target and eliminate those limiting and negative thoughts by replacing them with positive ones. We focus on shifting your mindset by delving into the subconscious. We provide calming and positive suggestions to your mind and reintroduce the way you perceive weight loss.
Is staying fit, healthy and trim one of your long-term goals? Rather than focusing on short-term results, the services I offer at Lighter4Life are here with you for the long haul. Together we will focus on slow and steady results that work naturally with the needs of your body. Weight loss is not an overnight sensation, it is the result of a positive lifestyle.
Hypnotherapy is a safe, targeted and powerful tool that can help you focus on what you need in order to achieve your goals. Now is the time to change your thought process. Hypnosis can help you overcome those obstacles that your mind has set up for you.
Through effective hypnosis, together we will work to enable you to have a positive relationship with food and exercise. As a result, we work to unlock the barriers to weight loss to achieve sustainable results.
Hypnosis for weight loss can be the very thing you need, to change the trajectory of your life course.
Ask about private health rebates for Weight Loss
Are you ready to break the habit for good?
Wouldn’t it be satisfying to genuinely lose the craving for cigarettes?
You are worthy of a life where you are completely free from the shackles of a negative habit.
We all know somebody who has ‘quit smoking’. But how often has that person expressed their burning desire to have ‘just one last cigarette’ with their drink? Living a life of restraints and limitations can be a challenging situation to experience. You deserve better than that.
Lighter4Life's approach is holistic, and we offer a complete resolution to your issue. We want you to reclaim the control of your life and to influence your all-consuming habit. By using the safest and most successful proven techniques of hypnotherapy for smoking. We will help you quit your habit for good.
Become a true non-smoker who is free from the limiting thought patterns that allured you in the past. Many of our clients can proudly say they kicked the habit without a second thought.
Have you ever thought about using hypnosis to quit smoking?
Through hypnosis for smoking, we work with the subconscious mind of a smoker and lead them to become an effortless non-smoker. Our work strives to curb your smoking habit gently by shifting your mind into complete freedom. Live a life that is no longer ruled or controlled by your habit.
Picture your life where you no longer have to plan your day around your cigarette breaks, budget around cigarette costs and live with stress of what your smoking habit is doing to your health. Visualise a day where smoking is a distant memory.
We offer hypnotherapy for smoking and are based in Burns Beach or online.
By working with a hypnotherapist, you can make your vivid imagination into a reality.
Ask about private health fund rebates for Quit Smoking
Pain has a purpose when it relates to a new injury or problem. It gives us the urgency to deal with an issue, relevant to how much of a problem it is. However, once we have had a proper medical diagnosis and the tissues are healed, or will never heal, and no more can be done except pain relief, it seems the pain message should be redundant as it has served its purpose!
Our bodies are miracles of nature and in most cases they heal themselves with no conscious input. OldPain2Go® is about you getting your unconscious and conscious aspects to talk to each other. As your OldPain2Go® Practitioner I will act as an intermediary in the process.
This is not like anything else you may have experienced, OldPain2Go® is a simple methodology based on how the brain processes things, so whilst we all store different information in our head we do tend to process things in the same way as everyone else.
Click here to find out OldPain2Go® works with Fibromyalgia, M.E. and C.F.S
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Hypnotherapy for IBS has been one of the most researched area in alternative treatments. With over 30 years of robust evidence that has indicated hypnosis for IBS is successful in treating the symptoms.
If you are the one in five Australians experiencing irritable bowel syndrome take action to break free of IBS with targeted gut directed hypnosis. Research has shown that hypnosis, together with a good diet can be very effective in reducing the symptoms of IBS.
As a leading experienced Gut Directed Hypnotherapist I know that Irritable Bowel has many different causes, and that the same hypnosis treatment will not be for everybody. Together we will find a solution that is causing your IBS problems and help to ease them.
Get in touch today for more information on gut-directed hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Call or book online to make an appointment for hypnosis IBS therapy sessions either in person or remotely.
If you suffer from endometriosis then you know just how horrible this condition is. Not only can it create so much pain you can barely function, but it can also leave you feeling exhausted and dispirited as well.
As a result, endometriosis can inhibit your chances of finding a partner, it can impair your ability to have an enjoyable sex life, and it can even make you infertile.
There is even a theory that endometriosis is really just a symptom and that the real problem lies in your immune system. This is because it is condition where the endometrial cells that are only supposed to grow in your uterus, somehow manage to colonise other areas of your body where they do not belong.
And what really makes this condition seem so unfair, is that not only is endometriosis inherently stressful, stress will make it worse. So you get caught in a vicious circle.
Fortunately, hypnosis can help as it is the most effective natural and safest remedy for stress available. It is also the most effective non-pharmacological way to control pain.
However, hypnosis can do more than this, because it can be used to communicate directly with your subconscious mind.
This means that hypnosis can potentially help you to identify to manage this painful and debilitating illness. Through the use of sensory-rich visualisations and other techniques you will experience successful pain relief and renewed energy after each session.
As a result, it may even be able to teach your pain receptors to adapt and change with it's once debilitating responses. You may also lose weight as a by-product of your endometrial pain management hypnosis (I gained 20 kilos due to this debilitating medical condition and have been weight and pain free since gaining control of my symptoms).
Experienced some of these debilitating Symptoms:
pelvic pain (especially prior to menstruation);
pain during sex;
blood in the urine;
spotting (when not menstruating);
problems in the bladder and bowel (if these are affected)
Then book in for a no obligation discovery call to see how targeted Endometriosis Hypnosis can help you.
Anxiety & Depression
There are no coincidences in life, you have come here for a reason. You are tired of living with depression and anxiety and are ready to change direction of your life.
Finding your way out of the tunnel and into brightness can seem like a distant dream. That is where we come in. We do not take depression and anxiety lightly and work endlessly to help you find your happiness.
Depression and anxiety should never be swept under the rug.
There can be long term consequences that will manifest into your daily life, if left untreated. By using hypnosis for depression and anxiety, you can effectively address a variety of mental health issues. At Lighter4Life we infuse extensive experience, skill and genuine care with all our treatments. We understand that every person is different, and we adapt our solutions to suit the array of situations that we are presented with.
Life can often feel like an overwhelming feat; this is something we understand. Hypnosis for anxiety, depression and sleep provides an effective method of management for your mental well-being.
Life your best life with the power of hypnosis for depression and anxiety. By working with a hypnotherapist, you will be ready to take on the world with a new zest for life. Don’t worry, you are never by yourself. Lighter4Life is based in Burns Beach as well as working online with clients all over Australia & NZ we are dedicated to assisting you on your journey to recovery.
Change is just one good decision away.
Have you been having trouble sleeping?
Having a good night’s sleep is imperative to your overall mental health and well-being. By working with Lighter4Life, you will restore a sense of wellness into your routine. This will in turn enhance other aspects of your life. By tapping into the subconscious mind using hypnosis, we treat an array of sleeping disorders that include insomnia and restless sleeping.
Is it time for you to explore hypnotherapy for depression, anxiety and sleep deprivation?
The journey of life was never meant to be one ventured alone. That is exactly why you found us. Do you fit into any of the following categories?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Feelings of negativity
Overwhelming and all-consuming bad thoughts
Limiting thought patterns
Feelings of helplessness
Loss of energy and fatigue
If so, you have come to the right place. It is okay to ask for help; we are here for you.
Fears & Phobias
Getting help with a phobia is one of the most common things people seek hypnosis for.
Hypnosis techniques are effective for dealing with this kind of problem as we can directly influence the part of our mind that triggers this fear response.
It is normal and helpful for us to feel fear in response to certain situations. For example, it is quite legitimate to be afraid when a dog comes running towards you with its teeth bared. Normal levels of fear can keep us safe, and encourage us to find solutions to problems.
We are not born with fears, but acquire them as we go through life, as a result of our experiences and the development of our thinking mind.
As such, we need to learn to listen to our bodies, and learn to trust our “gut feeling”.
A phobic response is a heightened and often inappropriate feeling of fear when confronted with an animal, situation, etc. People with a phobia can have a phobic reaction even when that trigger is not present. A phobia is a learned response to an experience.
Often, this learning is instantaneous and most phobias are created as a result of an appropriate feeling of fear (such as feeling scared when a dog rushes at you). But that response may not be reasonable in every situation involving the trigger (ie, feeling real physical fear whenever you see a dog is not normally helpful to you).
The symptoms of a phobia range from feeling mild anxiety, to sweating, shaking and in some cases, vomiting or even fainting. A fear becomes a phobia when it stops you from carrying on normal, safe activities. A phobic reaction can even occur when a link is made between the feeling of fear and a totally unrelated trigger.
People can experience a phobia of:
Because we learn our phobias so quickly we have the ability to un-learn and re-learn the response quickly, with the right tools. Hypnosis has been shown to be rapidly effective in helping people to overcome even the most debilitating phobias.
Of course, hypnotherapy will not override your normal, natural response to danger, but will help you to differentiate between a real or imagined need for a fear response.
Health & Nutrition
Using Hypnosis to help you with your health & Nutrition is designed to give you the motivation to eat and drink in a thoughtful and appropriate way, finding your natural body balance.
This is not a denial program, but a good feeling program. By using your inner mind’s assistance through hypnotherapy techniques you can have relaxed, good feelings about yourself, enjoy eating, and secure lasting weight control.
Real change is beyond will-power, and using hypnosis for weight loss does not call upon you to perform heroic feats of self denial; it is beyond daily insecurities so continues to work for you even when you are distracted by other priorities in your world.
Hypnosis frees you to live more fully by subconsciously accomplishing all those things which you most desire but have, as yet, been unable to achieve even with your most focused thoughts.
Hypnosis is an amazing modality for weight & health challenges. It creates opportunity to change eating and exercise patterns that promote harmony and well-being. It allows the mind to be more effectively supportive of health and physical wellness, while supporting greater emotional stability.
This directly influences habits and patterns that allow the body to move to its naturally perfect weight, and stay there without constant struggle.
To find out more of how we can help you with Hypnosis click on the link below to get in touch