10-Day Counselling and Hypnosis Program2021-07-21T02:24:39+00:00

Anita Bonollo’s 10-Day Counselling and Hypnosis Program

For more than 20 years Anita Bonollo has had remarkable success treating a range of psychological conditions using her 10-day Counselling and Hypnosis Program for a wide range of clients who come to see Anita wanting to make a positive change in their lives. These clients have been motivated to seek Anita for an alternative approach when traditional psychological interventions are not as effective for them in achieving the outcomes they want.

Presenting Issues That Can Be Treated

The program can be used to treat a wide range of presenting issues including:

  • Anxiety or Panic Attacks
  • Depression or Postnatal depression
  • Marriage, Couple or Relationship Issues
  • Alcohol or Drug Addiction
  • Cigarette or Smoking Addiction
  • Fears: Flying, Spiders, Needles, Heights, Public Speaking
  • Low self-confidence or Low self-esteem
  • Lack of motivation
  • Sleeping problems
  • Weight loss
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Alopecia (“hair falling out”)
  • Tinnitus (“ringing in the ears”)
  • Pain Management
  • Midlife crisis
  • Shopping addiction, Impulse buying or impulsive behaviours
  • Obsessive or Compulsive behaviours (OCD)
  • University or VCE Exam nerves, stress or anxiety
  • Other Conditions

How Hypnosis Works

The program can be used to treat many of the presenting issues and psychological conditions as listed above – particularly when these problem conditions or behaviours are involuntary or are a long-standing issue.

Hypnotherapy is a method of utilising hypnosis techniques to reach into the subconscious mind to change deep-seated thoughts and behaviours. It is all about reaching the brain and putting it into a positive state.

Because hypnosis allows for direct communication with the subconscious mind, we can alter and change our habits through hypnotherapy. By changing our habits, we can make a positive change in how we respond to the everyday things we encounter all the time.

Hypnosis can go to the original cause of our problems, stored deep in our memories which the conscious mind usually can’t access. By accessing these deep-seated memories, we can change how we respond to them, effectively eliminating the cause of our problems.

Program Details

  • 10 sessions – one hour per day over 10 days comprising of intensive counselling and hypnosis.
  • Counselling is used to address the conscious behaviours and awareness of how a person is feeling and behaving.
  • Hypnosis is used to change the deep-seated behaviours and experiences which cause us to experience repetitive and involuntary behaviours.
  • The 10-day program is designed to replace negative behaviours with positive behaviours, so that the client can achieve their goals – from quitting smoking to improved happiness.
  • Hypnosis is always stronger with repetition. The 10-day program reinforces the motivation to achieve your goals.
  • The 10-day program is designed to prevent relapse during situations where the mind is affected by the daily stresses that life can bring. Post-hypnotic techniques support the client in being able to have stronger coping mechanisms and improved decision-making over the long-term.

About Anita Bonollo

Anita is a registered psychologist with over 20 years of experience in psychological counselling and hypnotherapy. Anita is skilled in using solution-focussed psychological counselling and hypnosis, focussed psychological strategies, and other approaches. Anita is a highly skilled hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy can be a very effective treatment for involuntary and compulsive behaviours.

Anita’s approach focuses on changing deep-seated patterns of behaviour.

Anita works with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds. She has extensive experience counselling clients experiencing anxiety, stress, panic attacks, or depression; coping with pain, post-trauma, OCD, or workplace issues; managing weight loss; couples therapy and sports psychology.

Anita has specialist knowledge and has in-depth experience working with clients experiencing drug and alcohol abuse, cigarette smoking, gambling and other addictions.

She helps clients with building assertiveness, confidence, self-esteem and better communications.

Anita holds a psychology degree from Latrobe University and has diplomas in solution-focussed counselling, hypnosis and psychotherapy.

Anita is passionate about improving people’s lives and helping them to achieve their goals.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is Counselling?2018-10-12T09:56:40+00:00

Counselling is what you call the process of obtaining insight on various issues by expressing your feelings and thoughts to a trained counsellor or psychologist. Counselling sessions aim to help you comprehend and hopefully resolve issues that cause you distress.

It’s perfectly normal for individuals, families, couples and individuals to seek counselling in order to assess and solve various problems and issues they encounter everyday. Expressing becomes easier for clients because the counsellor is not part of their personal life. Not to mention, since everything said in sessions is confidential, clients have the freedom to express themselves openly.

It is important to understand, however, that a counsellor does not tell you what you should do. They instead try to assist your growth and help you make a move that you are willing to commit to.

Similar to how weight lifters in the gym will gain more progress with the help of a personal trainer, those who try counselling may find themselves moving forward in their lives much more comfortably with guidance. With the help of counsellors, we can gain a better understanding of the various relationships and situations that we experience and encounter throughout our lives.

What is a psychologist?2018-10-12T09:57:33+00:00

Psychologists are by training those who research and study the science involving human behavior. Psychologists need six (6) years of training in order to properly understand human relationships, mental processes, and human behavior. They require four (4) years of basic university training, and two more years in internships and specialisations. As such, psychologists are trained in a wide variety of psychological therapies. They are capable of collaborating with psychiatrists and doctors as needed, given their clients know and consent to these methods.

Do your psychologists write psychological reports?2018-10-12T09:58:19+00:00

Should it be required, we can write psychological reports for instances such as TACs, Work Cover, and court proceedings. These reports are charged separately, and in addition to our psychological consultations.

Is Counselling Confidential?2018-10-12T09:58:59+00:00

Absolutely! Everything you say and express will be confidential and private. The only exceptions to this situation is if you may be at risk of harming others and yourself, or when the law subpoenas your file.

What can I expect from my first counselling session?2018-10-12T09:59:43+00:00

There’s nothing to prepare for if you’re on your way to your first session. Psychologists work by conversing with you, which means much of your first session will be about you trying to describe the problem you’re facing and why it led you to seek psychological counselling. Should you feel lost, psychologists are there to ask questions and help you on your way – with questions regarding when the problem started, what you hope to gain from the session, and what motivated you to seek help.

How many counselling sessions will I need?2018-10-12T10:00:28+00:00

Everyone has different problems, and as such everyone will have different ranges of counselling sessions. These depend on the circumstances surrounding your reason for counselling in the first place. Sometimes, some people come for just a few sessions while others come regularly. You are in fact free to stop attending these sessions just as you are free to resume them at any point in the future. This is an option people may take when problems appear given counselling is an easy way for them to access mentors. It’s much easier when you tackle your problems with the same counsellor as this is someone who knows you very well.

What are your opening hours?2018-10-12T10:01:13+00:00

Our opening hours are 9AM to 9PM, Monday to Friday, and 9AM to 5PM on Saturdays.

How much will it cost?2018-10-12T10:01:55+00:00

Our rates fall in the middle ground when compared with the rates of a full range of psychological practices. For details on our pricing, phone us at People Psychology Brighton on 03 9133 0996.

Can I get a Medicare or Private Health Insurance rebate?2019-02-20T01:43:02+00:00

Yes. People Psychology provides Medicare Rebates and Private Health Insurance Rebates. To find out more, please contact us.

How do I get my rebate?2018-10-12T10:03:28+00:00

We can process relevant cards on our Hicaps machine at the end of your session. This will send your rebate to your savings account.

What type of counselling and therapy do you use?2018-10-12T10:04:12+00:00

Similar to many psychologists, we select counselling and therapy from a wide range of approaches and techniques. These all depend on what approach seems to best serve the needs of our clients.

These may include: Psychological Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Hypnosis, Emotion Focused, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Schema Therapy, Solutions-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.

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