- Certificate IV Government Accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist
- Professional Member Australian Hypnotherapists Association
- Diploma of Hypnotherapy
- Stage Hypnosis
- Transformations Coaching and Hypnotherapy – Dedicated Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes Expert
- Transformations Coaching and Hypnotherapy – Authorised Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes Trainer and Educator
- Certificate IV Workplace Trainer and Assessor
- Certificate IV Fitness Instructor
- Job Ready Coach
- Certificate IV Government Accredited Life Coach
- Certificate IV Fitness Instructor
- Level 1 and 11 Reiki Practitioner
- Lomi Lomi Masseuse
Cathy is a Hypnotherapist, Dedicated Quit Smoking Expert & Life Coach/Reiki Practitioner and now Lomi- Lomi Masseuse She has been assisting people for over 25 years of all ages attain their fitness goals and for the last 5 years she has been specializing in the mental health of her clients so they can not only have a healthy body, they can have a healthy mind. The fact that hypnosis is achieved by utilizing the client’s sub-conscious with no drugs was what attracted Cathy to wanting to practice as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. Sometimes the body and mind is willing but gives up because the mind has become distracted by that little voice in the head – the subconscious mind.
As a business owner Cathy now powerfully combines her extensive experience in teaching, coaching, and hypnotherapy to help people to become permanent non-smokers.
Cathy was a smoker for many years from 19 years of age to 25 and remembers how hard it was to just give up using will power alone. Hypnosis for stopping smoking has been phenomenally successful.
Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. A recent analysis statistically combining the results of more than 600 studies of a total of 72,000 people from America and Europe comparing various methods of quitting clearly demonstrated this. On average, hypnosis was over three times more effective than nicotine replacement methods and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone. (University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, How One in Five Give Up Smoking. October 1992. Also New Scientist, October 10, 1992)
Specialising in one-on-one consultations – by either face-to-face or Skype, Cathy utilises her four step process to enable people to become permanent non-smokers’ When I smoked from 17 to 26 until I had my first two children and then intermittently for 2 years, I knew it was bad for you, but we really did not start to realise how bad; until organisations such as Quitline started to educate us all. Now we know that there are 40 cancers you can get from smoking and that 1 in 3 smokers will get one of them and that smokers if they keep smoking will shorten their lifespan by 14 years. I get mad when I still see actors smoking in recent release films today-why its completely unnecessary, We have been subconsciously primed to smoke especially those of us over 45 with so many movies with the main characters smoking or asking for one before they die. Now it really is an us and them society for smokers and you have the right to do whatever you want to your body or do you? Governments have now stepped in with their tough new anti smoking laws yet still taking the money from smokers with the cost of the cigarettes which is ridiculous now up to $50 a pack. I don’t know how people can afford to smoke with jobs so uncertain and wages staying the same, You know its just a habit you have developed the nicotine will quickly leave your body in a day or two and there are so many other good healthy habits you can put in place like walking fitness doing something that relaxes you breathing fresh air, you just have to put those new habits in place and keep repeating them and you will forget about smoking as you become healthier happier and richer in so many ways,
And if you do start smoking again for any reason, let Cathy know within 7 days of smoking and provided you are completing the post hypnotic tasks make another appointment and go back quickly to see Cathy. Don’t be ashamed or too down on yourself, we may have missed a trigger. I have had two clients return lately, one who told me that they are a recovering alcoholic and had a drink since seeing me and subsequently this triggered them to have a cigarette – so you must tell me all of your triggers. The other client suffers from panic attacks and again tell me so I can put that into the quit smoking hypnotic process. Another client came back after 8 months after I had contacted him and had lasted 2 weeks, but didn’t tell me. I normally don’t chase clients but its really important to me that together we make sure you to stop smoking – it may take 3 times with me, I care about you and my skills as a hypnotist. This particular client believed he kept smoking because every time he smelt cigarette smoke, it made him feel like a cigarette. We did not cover that trigger in the first session. So in the hypnosis session I got his subconscious to give him permission to enjoy the smell of the smoke without wanting to smoke. We will see what happens – I am not a magician – if only! But I will do it again and again until we are successful. I make a big promise with the guarantee and I have to be able to back that up. I can do that if you do your bit and tell me all the triggers and come back and see me if you do smoke again. Oh yes for all you dope smokers out there, if you smoke dope and want to quit smoking cigarettes – guess what you have to quit the dope as well. Why because you are smoking aren’t you ? I am sure there are other ways to ingest dope – and I am not condoning it – but you will not be able to quit smoking cigarettes if you don’t want to quit dope as well. All the actions are the same and there is tobacco in the joint .
This program in Australia has enjoyed a 93% success rate and has helped over 4,000 smokers become non- smokers
The Life Coaching strategies are also utilised for your life, goal setting and getting a balance in all areas of your life. Cathy has used her Life Coaching skills extensively with groups of long term unemployed people to get them job ready and has achieved many successes with clients in jobs and up skilling. For more details please click here http://www.cathybarrowhypnosis.com/life-coaching/
Cathy is an experienced Job recovery Coach who helps people overcome and move on from job loss to a job they really want to do and will help them from discovery of what that job is to all facets of job preparation and job searching including confidence and motivation
Other services including Hypnosis for Weight Loss, Anxiety and Performance Enhancement please visit www.cathybarrowhypnosis.com
Cathy now offering Hypnomassage which is a combination of massage and hypnosis. please click on above link for more details.
Cathy now offering Lomi Lomi Massage a suburb sensory experience of Hawaiian Massage of 1.5 hours please click on link for details.
Please see Cathy’s stage hypnosis page for details of her upcoming show and seminars.
Cathy is married and mother to three girls and two stepchildren. In her spare time Cathy loves to spend time with her family, sing and enjoy all the beautiful Bellarine has to offer.
So whether it be Life Coaching you choose or Hypnotherapy know that you are ahead of most people because you know you need to change something that isn’t working to something that is!