Mental Health Awards 2022

GHP / Mental Health Awards 2022 9 , BreakthroughHypnotherapy was created in 2021 after the partners, Anitha Haripersad and Jonathan Stone, who graduated as rapid transformation therapists and license hypnotherapists studied Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT), amulti-award-winning pioneering therapy which achieves outstanding, lasting results most oftenwithin one to three sessions. Anitha and Jonathan have both worked in the area of mental health individually for more than a decade each and know that life is too short for months and sometimes years of talk therapy. They have both worked as educational consultants in acute psychiatric wards and outpatient settings to support children and adolescents to develop social and emotional learning skills and advocate for the young person to reengage with an educational setting. However, experience in partnership with different mental health settings and teams highlighted that talk therapy and recovery is slow and sometimes ineffective. Knowing first-hand the struggles of youth mental health, suicide ideation and suicide rates, its serious impact on families and the wide community, Anitha was instrumental in seeking a therapy that was different yet promised rapid recovery and healing. And as a strong believer in the notion that “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear”, she found the power of RTT. Breakthrough Hypnotherapy, galvanised in RTT and grounded in the belief that there is nothing more powerful than the mind – imagining, believing, achieving, working with both children and adults to transform their lives and help them break free from three significant profound limiting beliefs: I am not enough; it’s not available to me; and I don’t Mar22238 belong. These create deep and complex mental health issues, that often scar people in the most unfathomable way. Breakthrough hypnotherapy is a hybrid therapy which employs a combination of ground-breaking techniques that have their origins in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), traditional hypnotherapy, and talk therapy. These techniques are individualised to create a unique and innovative modality, and they will leave the patient feeling relaxed, calm and peaceful. Anitha and Jonathan pride themselves on delivering personalised, empathetic and compassionate results-driven therapy in the shortest time possible. Someone presenting with mental health issues are often vulnerable, fragile and struggle with self-esteem and selfefficacy. Therefore, Breakthrough Hypnotherapy is built on a client/ therapist relationship that values confidentiality, respect, empathy, integrity, responsiveness, and compassion. Anitha said, “When you love what you do and do what you love, you can only give off your best.” The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the mental health of many negatively, with research suggesting that stress, confusion and anger are commonplace as a result (Brooks et al. 2020). While many people may not experience any long-term concerns, COVID-19 has the potential to contribute to or exacerbate long-term mental illness such as social anxiety and OCD. As educators, Anitha and Jonathan notice first-hand the significant impact of COVID-19 on school refusal as many children fear returning to school due to social anxiety. Having the experience of working both in education and in the health sector, parents trust Breakthrough Hypnotherapy to support their child in their to return to school. Anitha and Jonathan are now working on launching their next offering, Menopause Thrive, an innovative programme designed to support menopausal women in Rising Stars in Complementary Therapy - Australia overcoming pesky menopausal symptoms which can often leave them feeling distressed, devalued and invisible. Those who are interested in arranging an appointment with Anitha or Jonathan can visit them at there office in Melbourne or stay at home and join them for a session on Zoom. To book an appointment, please get in touch by email or the contact form on the company website. Company: Breakthrough Hypnotherapy Contact: Anitha Haripersad Email: [email protected] breakthroughhypnotherapy.com.au Website: breakthroughhypnotherapy.com

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