~If you consider what is possible in hypnosis, wherever you can influence mental or physical processes it quickly becomes apparent that, the limits of which have not been anywhere even close to defined yet, hypnosis will be valuable.~  Michael Yapko

ASCH Journal Spring 2017 hypnotherapist newcastleOver the past 30 years hypnotherapy has been moving more into the scientific mainstream with a growing body of evidence documenting the value of using hypnosis in treating a range of conditions.

Its exciting to be part of this gradual transition as hypnosis matures with a growing awareness among health care providers. This enables them to offer the merits of hypnosis to expand patients physical and mental health, their relationships and improve the quality of their lives.

I have gained considerable experience in successfully working with FND (Functional Neurological Disorder), Many other terms are also used including Non Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD), Psychogenic Non Epileptic Seizures (PNES) and Non Epileptic Attack (NEA). Other commonly used terms include dissociative seizures, pseudo seizures, pseudo epileptic seizures, psychogenic seizures, functional seizures, and conversion seizures. However, all names describe the same thing—attacks, which mimic epileptic seizures, but are not caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain (epileptic activity).

I wrote a case study of my first client with NEAD which was published in Australia, USA and the UK. The paper is available here:

There NEADS to Be Another Way: Treating Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder Using Hypnotherapy

You can also find more information on the US PNES website:


The initial research paper published in 2018 was also featured in The Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Hypnosis.