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PROGRAM SUCCESS INTO YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND FOR YOUR CHOSEN SPORT TODAY

All One-on-One Sessions Are Done on Zoom!

Discover the powerful tool that hypnosis can be to Improve Your Mindset To Win

PROGRAM SUCCESS INTO YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND FOR YOUR CHOSEN SPORT TODAY

Discover the powerful tool that hypnosis can be to Improve Your Mindset To Win

Clinical Hypnotherapy Individual Sessions Done On Zoom. Working With Teams Can Be Done In Person. Please Contact Dr Sue To Book.

BY Sue Williams

ABOUT SPORT HYPNOTHERAPY

Opening in 2020 to serve the many requests for help with issues at the subconscious level, Sport Hypnotherapy serves as a brief intervention for deep changes in clients lives and assists athletes, sporting teams and sportspersons. Unlike traditional therapy, our sessions are short and focussed squarely on communicating with the Unconscious Mind to make changes at a deeper level.

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The Power of Hypnosis For Transformation

Ever wondered why you're stuck in a pattern, unable to break free? The answer may not be at the conscious level but deep within your subconscious mind. This is where the true transformation occurs, and hypnotherapy can be your gateway to unlock it.

🌟 Why Hypnotherapy?

Unlike traditional therapy, hypnotherapy bypasses the critical, analytical part of your brain and directly communicates with your subconscious. It's like having a direct line to the control room of your mind, allowing us to reframe and rewire your thoughts, beliefs, and behaviour for the better.

💡Holistic Transformation

From quitting smoking to conquering your fears, from improving your performance at work to enhancing your relationships, hypnosis can be the key to unlock a new, better version of you. Think of it as an 'OS update' for your mind.

🤝 Your Trusted Guide

As a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist I bring a nuanced understanding of the human psyche and how to leverage its untapped potential. With my years of experience entertaining and transforming lives, I offer a rapid, uniquely enjoyable and deeply effective approach to hypnotherapy.

🔒Safe, Confidential, Empowering

Your trust is paramount. Our sessions are completely confidential, designed with the utmost care to provide a safe space for your transformation journey.

🌱Ready to Begin?

Are you ready to break free from societal trances that limit your potential and choose a path that leads to personal greatness? The power to change lies within you, and hypnotherapy can help you unleash it.

About Sue Williams.

Clinical Hypnotherapist

  1. 5 Years Clinical Experience

  2. Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists Senior Associate Member 1991V

    International Council Of Psychotherapists Member 1621

    International Institute for Complementary Therapists Practitioner Member 2001127912

    International Association of Counselors & Therapists Registration No: 113021-11714

    Complementary Therapists Accredited Association Practitioner Member 10662441

    International Hypnosis Association Certified Member

    The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology Registered Member SY5008-LY5LK9Y-AC

    Rapid Transformational Therapy® Practitioner 366218

    Licenced RTT® Practitioner 2023-24

    Doctor of Quantum Counselling

    Clinical Hypnotherapist

    Diploma of Sports Psychology

    Quantum Journeys Hypnosis Practitioner

    NES Health Practitioner

    TFT & EFT Practitioner

    Animal Energy Therapy Practitioner

  3. Sport Hypnotherapy empowers athletes across all disciplines, catering to every sport, every athlete, and every team. This unique approach enables individuals and groups to surpass their performance goals and excel in their chosen sports.

Our Services

We have a range of services for different client outcomes.

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Clinical Hypnotherapy

Our hypnotherapy sessions are expertly designed to leverage the power of hypnosis for enhancing sports performance, focusing on achieving substantial improvements in a short time frame. Tailored specifically to each athlete’s goals, whether it's sharpening focus, conquering performance anxiety, or fostering mental resilience, these sessions deliver quick yet profound changes.

Targeted Approach: We customise every session to the athlete’s individual needs, concentrating on key areas such as concentration enhancement, anxiety management, and motivation boosting. This precision ensures that every aspect of the session contributes directly to the athlete’s performance and mental toughness.

Rapid Transformation: Understanding the fast-paced nature of sports, our sessions are designed for efficiency, facilitating significant shifts in mental attitude and performance swiftly. Athletes often notice marked improvements immediately, enabling a quicker return to peak performance.

Deep, Lasting Changes: Through advanced hypnotherapy techniques, we initiate core changes in the athlete's mental processes. These foundational shifts support sustained performance improvements, helping athletes navigate pressures and setbacks with newfound resilience and consistency.

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Specialty Packages

STEADY STRIDES EQUESTRIAN SPORTS MINDSET PROGRAM

Includes:

  • Custom Root Cause Hypnotherapy Session

  • Session Recording $97 Competition Mindset Coaching x 12 Sessions

  • Riders Mindset Audio App

  • 2 X Energy Scan

  • 5 X Infoceuticals

Bonuses:

  • Nutrition Package

  • Tai Chi

  • Qigong

  • Stretching & Balance Program

  • Riders Coordination & Flexibility Program

  • Horse Float Towing Confidence

  • 4 x Meditations

  • Journal

  • Planner

  • eBooks: Equestrian Hypnosis, Sports Hypnosis, Case Studies

SPECIALTY SESSION PLANS

Packages of sessions for specific outcomes

Steady Strides Equestrian Sports Mindset Program

This is a comprehensive program to equip riders with the mindset to get back into or improve their sport of horse riding.

Our Mission

Dedicated towards helping you reach your potential

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Our Promise

As a Member of a number of Australian and International Hypnosis and Psychotherapy associations, Dr Sue dedicates her focus to you in every session, to help you find clarity and overcome the challenges you are facing at this point in your life.

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Our Guarantee

We're honored every time you choose us to enhance your athletic performance. Your satisfaction is our top priority.

That's why Dr Sue provides a 100% money-back guarantee on your initial session. Dive into the transformative experience of Sport Hypnotherapy risk-free, and see why we believe you're going to love it!

Our Blogs

Understanding Equestrian Fears

Understanding Fear: Why It Stops Equestrians and How to Overcome It

June 29, 20243 min read

Fear is a powerful and natural human emotion that has been hardwired into our brains over millions of years of evolution. It’s designed to protect us from danger by triggering our “fight or flight” response. However, in the world of equestrians, fear often arises from specific experiences and can prevent riders from enjoying their passion and reaching their full potential.

What is Fear?

Fear is an emotional response to a perceived threat. It can manifest in various ways, including:

  • Physical symptoms: Increased heart rate, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath.

  • Emotional symptoms: Anxiety, dread, panic, a sense of helplessness.

  • Behavioral symptoms: Avoidance, procrastination, retreating from social interactions.

These responses are rooted in our brain's amygdala, which reacts to potential threats by sending signals that prepare our bodies to either confront the danger or escape from it.

Why Does Fear Stop Equestrians?

Fear can be paralyzing because it often leads to overestimation of risks and underestimation of our ability to handle them. Common reasons why fear stops equestrians include:

  • Fear of falls and accidents: Past experiences of falling or being involved in accidents can create a deep-seated fear of riding.

  • Media influence: Seeing distressing horse-related incidents in the media can heighten anxiety and fear about riding.

  • Grief: Losing a beloved horse can lead to significant emotional pain, making it difficult to return to riding.

  • Fear of failure: Worrying about not succeeding in competitions or training.

  • Fear of rejection: Concern about what others will think or say about your riding skills.

  • Fear of the unknown: Uncertainty about how your horse will behave or how you will perform.

These fears can hold equestrians back from fully enjoying their riding experiences and achieving their goals.

Overcoming Fear: Strategies to Move Forward

To overcome fear and move forward in your equestrian journey, it’s essential to recognize and address it effectively. Here are some strategies:

  • Acknowledge your fear: Recognize and accept your fear rather than trying to ignore or suppress it. Understanding what you’re afraid of is the first step to overcoming it.

  • Identify the root cause: Dig deeper to understand what is causing your fear. Is it a past fall, a distressing incident you've seen, or the grief of losing a horse?

  • Set small, achievable goals: Break down your larger riding goals into smaller, more manageable steps. Achieving these small milestones can build your confidence and reduce fear.

  • Visualize success: Use mental rehearsal techniques to visualize yourself succeeding in your riding endeavors. This can help improve performance and reduce anxiety.

  • Practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques: Techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, and progressive muscle relaxation can help calm your mind and reduce the physical symptoms of fear.

  • Challenge negative thoughts: Replace fear-inducing thoughts with positive affirmations and realistic assessments of the situation. Remind yourself of past successes and your ability to handle challenges.

  • Seek support: Talk to friends, family, or a professional therapist. Sometimes, sharing your fears can help you gain new perspectives and solutions. Joining equestrian support groups can also be beneficial.

  • Take action: Often, the best way to overcome fear is to face it head-on. Take small steps towards your riding goals, and gradually increase your exposure to the feared situations.

  • Learn from setbacks: Understand that setbacks are part of the process. Instead of viewing them as failures, see them as learning opportunities.

  • Build resilience: Engage in activities that boost your overall resilience, such as regular exercise, proper nutrition, and sufficient sleep. Maintaining peak physical condition can help bolster mental toughness as well.

By understanding the nature of fear and implementing these strategies, you can start to move past your fears and towards a more fulfilling and courageous equestrian journey. Remember, everyone experiences fear, but it's how we handle it that makes all the difference.

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Sue Williams

Clinical Sport Hypnotherapist who specialises in working with Athletes across a broad spectrum of sports and disciplines.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hypnosis?

It is the bypassing of the critical faculty of the mind and direct communication with the subconscious mind. It feels a lot like a deeply focussed day dream. Another name for it is Monoideism which is essentially having a singular focus.

What is Hypnosis Like?

Have you ever been in a room full of people, feeling as though you are taking part in the group but feeling detached from it?Have you ever had the experience of driving home while being preoccupied by something and suddenly realising that even though you have arrived safely at your destination, you can’t recall driving past familiar landmarks? It’s as if you were on automatic pilot.Have you ever been unsure whether not you did something or simply thought about doing it? For example, did you mail that letter or did you just think about mailing it?Have you ever been so absorbed in an activity that you were able to block out sounds or make them totally unimportant or not even hear them?Have you ever stared into space, thinking of nothing, and been unaware of the passage of time?Have you ever had the experience of remembering a past experience with such clarity and vitality that it was almost as if your were reliving it?Have you ever been able to shut out your surroundings by concentrating very hard on something else?Have you ever had the experience of reading a novel or watching a film and being so absorbed that you forgot about your surroundings, almost living the story?Have you ever been lulled into a dreamy state or put to sleep by a lecture or a concert, even though you were not tired?

What is a Clinical Hypnotherapist?

A Clinical Hypnotherapist is a specialist in hypnosis, who uses the healing state of hypnosis to work with problems or conditions that a client wishes to change.

Can Anyone Be Hypnotised?

Pretty much – some more easily than others. Like anything else in life, the more people practice self-hypnosis, the more easily they can slip into that wonderful relaxed state. The depth that people reach in hypnosis varies between individuals. It is not necessary to achieve a very deep level of hypnosis to bring about change to habits or conditions that are having a negative impact either mentally or physically.A common myth about hypnotisability is when a person says, “No one could hypnotise me" or "I’m too strong minded”. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. A person goes into hypnosis because they choose to. So strong-minded individuals are really good candidates for hypnosis provided they are committed to wanting it to work for them.

Would I Be Asked To Do Anything Against My Will?

This is one of the common misunderstandings associated with hypnosis. This is probably tied in with another misconception that the hypnotherapist has control over the client. This is not the case. People will not do or say anything under hypnosis that they would not do when not in hypnosis. Thanks to TV shows and stage hypnotists, there is a common misconception that you can be hypnotised against your will. It is not true. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis.Research conducted at the University of NSW by Dr Amanda Barnier and reported inThe Sydney Morning Heraldon 2 February 1998, states that “Hypnotised people do not act like robots, nor are they powerless pawns of post-hypnotic suggestionsplanted.

In What Areas Can Hypnotherapy Be Used?

Hypnotherapy can help with smoking cessation, overeating, nail biting, bed wetting, insomnia, headaches, exam nerves, pain, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, bulimia, depression, mood swings, alcoholism, relationship problems, hostility, anger, resentments, worry, guilt, grief, asthma, blood pressure, sexual dysfunction, warts, compulsions.Hypnotherapy has been a great help in improving exam performance, study recall, memory, sports focus, public speaking, personal growth, pain control, performance, assertiveness, childbirth, communication, relaxation, counselling confidence, releasing the past, personal empowerment, goal setting.Hypnosis can be used in the treatment of most disorders, whether mental or otherwise, where the relaxation response promotes the person’s positive mindset. For example, with a physical injury, the person’s mental resources can be enlisted to aid in managing the subsequent discomfort, allow for some rest, and lessen the associated emotional trauma. It must be noted that Hypnotherapy is not a replacement for medical treatment from your doctor.

What Is The History Of Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is not a new modality of treatment. Hypnosis has had a variety of names and has been used for millenia as a means of influencing human behaviour. Therapeutic suggestion and concentration have been practised throughout the history as we have sought to recognise and treat discomfort, disorder and disease. The Celts and Druids practised hypnosis. The Egyptians established “sleep temples” some 4,000 years ago dedicated to therapeutic trance states in which curative suggestions were given. The Bible contains many sections which allude to hypnotic phenomena. Primitive tribes had Shamans who practised ritual, sleep cures and healing suggestions to remove the influences responsible for illness. Undoubtedly, the chants of the earliest medicine men helped many patients to restore their health. Think about the crooning and rocking that a mother uses to help her fitful child into a peaceful state of quiet and sleep.In modern times, hypnosis is usually dated to Vienna in the 1700s and a young physician named Mesmer. The method Mesmer used became known as Mesmerism. Mesmer guided his patients to use their powerful imaginations. By doing so, Mesmer unwittingly lay the corner stone of many present-day therapies. Today, imagery techniques are used in many health care settings, with cancer patients, and in the areas of sports and business motivation.In 1855, English surgeon, James Esdaile, used hypnotic skills in India. He operated on three thousand patients, of which three hundred were major procedures. He discovered the mortality rate dropped from 50% to 5%, and that many of his patients recovered more quickly, had increased resistance to infection, and had greater comfort. He presented his findings to the Royal Academy of Physicians in London. His work was denounced as blasphemous because “God intended for people to suffer”.During the 1st and 2nd World Wars, interest in hypnosis was heightened because hypnosis was found to be very effective in combating war neurosis. The success of hypnosis in dismissing symptoms through a reliving of the events of a traumatic experience created a wave of enthusiasm for hypnotic methods.It is probably true to say that hypnosis is clouded with more myths and misconceptions than any other form of psychological practice, even though these misconceptions have their roots in long-distant history and have no foundation in fact.In Australia and elsewhere throughout the world, hypnotherapy is now recognised as a valuable therapeutic methodology.

Am I Unconscious Or Asleep When Hypnotised?

No. In hypnosis, the conscious mind takes a rest. Hypnosis allows you and the hypnotherapist to tap into the storehouse of information that lies in the subconscious (or unconscious mind) and makes positive changes to thought patterns, habits or the effects of traumatic incidents that are having a negative impact either mentally or physically.

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