Where minds find solace and souls reconnect
Amid Sydney's cacophony of urban life, a quaint building stands beside entwined aging trees that have shed much of their foliage. Orange and red leaves litter a pathway that leads to a stained-glass door, and as you turn the handle to enter the 1880s building, a gentle scent invites you to leave behind the chaos outside and explore the uncharted territory of your mind.
Meet Genie, a name that resonates with transformation, a holistic clinical hypnotherapist known for assisting individuals in mind-body connection – her name is a fitting embodiment of her remarkable work.
At the heart of Genie's practice is the belief that our minds are labyrinths filled with untapped wisdom and power.
Clinical hypnotherapy, Genie explains, is not about magic wands or instant transformations; it is about addressing the underlying psychological factors that fuel addictions by accessing the subconscious mind.
"Addiction is often driven by deep-seated beliefs, emotional wounds, past trauma, or unresolved issues, so through hypnotherapy, we bypass the conscious mind's resistance and directly work with the subconscious to identify and heal underlying factors,” she said.
“Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation and heightened focus that allows the subconscious mind to be more receptive to suggestions.”
Genie leaned forward in her chair, her calming voice weaving through the air as she continued, “Hypnosis rewires deeply ingrained habits and thought patterns. When we bypass the critical conscious mind and work directly with the subconscious to identify and challenge negative beliefs and behaviours associated with addiction, we change the brain's neural pathways through practice and repetition, and the pathways become stronger."
Her dedication to her craft and ongoing commitment to learning the workings of the human mind have seen Genie immerse herself in years of study, research, and hands-on experience.
With a counselling and psychology background and a genuine desire to help persons unlock their untapped potential, Genie co-founded Key Hypnotherapy and Key Mindfulness to lead individuals towards their authentic selves and to reach their health goals while discovering effective solutions for positive life changes through several modalities.
“By incorporating positive suggestions, reinforcing healthy behaviours, and visualisation techniques, hypnotherapy helps to reprogram the subconscious mind and promote healthier habits."
However, Genie acknowledges the need for tailored strategies based on individual circumstances. In her sessions, she combines clinical hypnotherapy with yoga and meditation techniques, incorporating body scanning and focused breathing to create a multi-modal approach.
"This combined approach to addiction recovery assists clients in developing coping strategies with a variety of tools and techniques at their disposal," Genie explained.
These practices assist individuals in developing mindfulness, a non-judgmental attitude towards their thoughts to improve their ability to observe triggers without succumbing to impulsive reactions.
Another modality Genie employed in conjunction with her holistic approach is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT.
This modality helps her clients identify negative and self-defeating thought patterns contributing to substance abuse.
“Being open to the process and willing to participate in these modalities is vital in the journey of recovery from addiction. It requires engagement and cooperation from the person as soon as they walk through the front door.”
"True healing comes when individuals take the step to help themselves willingly. It's a journey of self-discovery where buried fears and traumas are released, and dreams are rediscovered,” she said as we began to walk toward the front door.
Outside, the sun casts a warm glow on the city skyline, a reminder that individual potential isn't reserved for the realm of fairy tales, for within our minds lies a world waiting to be explored—a realm where healing and transformation can become a reality.
Genie can help light the path for those ready to take steps toward their own journey within.
Contact Genie: https//: linktr.ee/MindfulnessTrust or mobile: 0412 352 429.