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Testimonials & Client Interviews

I had deep hidden emotions and feelings from an incident which occurred when I was 6 years old.  These emotions/feelings of negativity and lack of self worth were so deeply hidden it coloured my life, my choices, my actions and reactions.


During my time with Janice I found her gentle yet persistent guidance and insight kept me on track, taking me back to my 6 year old self and to the very point where my emotions and feelings were locked down never to be felt again.


Together we broke that seal and created my “domino effect” - where my actions and reactions over the years made total sense and I accepted them for what they were.


Words are not enough.

JB, Wynnum

I decided to book with Janice because I had exhausted most of the mainstream options available to me and after doing my research I felt confident that she could help me. 


I was recovering from a serious workplace injury and I was in physical and emotional pain.


I had suffered from anxiety for many years and I tried to live with it but my recent injury tipped me over the edge.  The trauma of the incident and the physical pain I was dealing with had put me in a very dark place and I didn’t know how to get out.  Not only was I very anxious I was unable to feel present and experience true joy anymore. 


I had seen a psychologist who helped to some extent but I still felt that there was a barrier to me feeling truly happy and whole. Logically what was said to me in therapy made sense but I still struggled with my issues and my negative thoughts. 


I was very open to the idea of hypnosis as a natural therapy.  I did not want to take medication to mask the symptoms of my ongoing physical or mental pain and I believed in the power of the brain.  Apart from this I wasn’t really sure how it all worked. 


The experience I had is difficult to explain in words.  I really felt that it was like having an in-depth chat about myself and my past experiences and all these dots seemed to join up.  I had many moments of clarity and at times it felt a bit out of body as my brain made sense of everything.  It was very intense but very cleansing. 


I feel stronger, lighter and more positive.  I definitely feel more carefree and able to feel true joy again. Some changes are more subtle than others.  My physical issues seem to have improved somewhat and my anxiety has lessened.  I feel more able to confidently speak my truth which is something I have struggled with in the past.  People have noticed a change in me and I do feel different in myself and how I relate to the world.


I was struggling with my situation a few months ago and thinking about doing something different, but put it off.  I think you need to feel comfortable with whatever options you chose but you also need to take a leap of faith at some point especially when all else has failed.  I was struggling quietly and felt very alone with my internal battles but I discovered that there was hope and help. 


The most important thing for me was no longer feeling like I constantly had a dark cloud hanging over my head.  Obviously no one’s life is perfect and some days are better than others especially when recovering from an injury but now I can cope much better with the not so good days.


This has enabled me to live my best life and be more present for those who are important to me.  I don’t have to fake it anymore.


SL, Chermside 

"Peace, calm, understanding, and chronic pain reduction!  That is what I have achieved in my life since working with Janice.


I initially booked in to see Janice to resolve my 30 years of back, neck and shoulder pain.  On my 30 year journey, I have tried chiropractors, physiotherapists, masseurs, acupuncture and Bowen therapy; all of which have initially reduced the pain but it always returned within weeks/months so was always back at square one.  For many years, when the treatment didn’t work, I would then decide to ignore it as I obviously just had a weak back/neck and that was the way it was.


A few months ago, by chance, Janice popped up via my community social media page, and I thought I would try ‘hynotherapy’ as I had never ventured down that route before (and a family member had just been hypnotised to stop smoking).  How easy would this be, I thought!!


Two weeks later, there I was, having a chat with Janice.  I then realised that hypnotherapy and hypnotising are not quite the same thing.  Janice made me understand that my chronic pain was attached to my emotional past, something which I thought I had dealt with by packing it away.  Buried emotions have a strange way of letting you know they are still there, waiting for 30 years, to be dealt with. 


I now have a completely new perspective about me, my life and my pain.  Never did I think my pain could be such a simple process to change, most of it overnight. 


I’m calmer with my life, my old stresses now don’t stress me and I’m at peace within me.  Thank you Janice for your life changing hypnotherapy."

MM, Mango Hill

"A friend had told me about the life changing experience she had with Janice.  At that time I was in a rut and focusing on all the things that were wrong in my life.  I felt powerless and could see no end to the frustration I was feeling.  I was alienated from my family, having relationship issues with my husband, feeling bullied by my boss at work, and generally feeling bad about myself – feeling worthless. I would pretend things were ok and flare up with anger when I couldn’t take it anymore, taking it out on the people I loved the most.  I wanted to change but didn’t know how.


I had tried hypnosis before with considerable success so I contacted Janice for an initial phone consultation.  It soon became clear that Janice’s form of hypnosis was different to what I had experienced in the past but I sensed it would work – it had to work.


The breakthrough session challenged a lot of my beliefs and assumptions about myself, my life and the people in it. 


I found that I could shift my focus from others and their actions to myself and my actions – taking 100% responsibility for my life.  I felt supported, challenged and encouraged all at once.  Within our sessions I felt safe enough to be completely honest about myself, warts and all.  In that safe space, I was able to change and grow.


Now when I feel challenged by life, I take responsibility and learn and grow from the experience.  I am creating a world for myself that is full of love and joy.  


I now have a different job with a much nicer boss, my relationship with my husband is harmonious and while my relationship with my family is not yet what I want, I no longer dwell on the negatives.  I focus instead on the now and the people I have in my life. 


Best of all, since my sessions with Janice, I deal with things when I first notice them, rather than letting them build up to a point where I explode.  This has made life so much calmer, happier and peaceful for myself and those around me.


I think about all the years I had clung to beliefs and behaviours that weren’t working for me and how unhappy they made me. I wish I had met Janice sooner (which is folly, because I met her when I did) but I am so grateful to have met her and to have her help me to change my life.


If you are considering whether to work with Janice I highly recommend you do without delay.  Thanks to Janice and my willingness to change, I now have a new outlook and tools to help me shape my world and I’m not afraid to use them!

MG, Wollongong

Client Interview - MC

Q:  What made you decide to book in with me?

I had been thinking about hypnosis as a way to address certain anxieties that I had and whilst attending an expo I met and spoke with Janice.  Her friendly demeanour made me feel that I could open up to her and trust her completely with my confidences. 


Q:  What was happening in your life at the time you decided? 

After my marriage ended, my confidence was eroded, and socially, I spent some years staying home where I felt safe.  I finally decided that I would like to start going out again and made the decision to begin dance classes, feeling this was a way I could meet new people in safe surroundings.  Because it was in a group setting I felt I could slowly start building up my confidence, enabling me to mix with new people and perhaps create new friendships.

Q:  What was your problem?

At the dance classes I discovered that I had anxiety when a member of the opposite sex would approach me and ask for a dance.  It was difficult for me to even talk to them let alone dance with them.  I wanted to fix this issue so that I could have a normal social life and move forward.

Q:  How had you tried to fix it in the past?  Why do you think the way you tried failed?

I had some sessions with a Psychologist to try and fix the problem but found that in the real world the steps I was given to help me with my anxiety in a social setting didn't work.

Q:  What were your thoughts of hypnosis before you came to see me?

I have always been open to hypnosis as a form of therapy because I believe we tend to bury our emotions very deep in our subconscious and conventional methods aren't able to access our subconscious effectively enough to fix issues permanently.

Q:  How would you describe the entire experience with me?

The experience was very pleasant and Janice made me feel very comfortable.  It was just like talking to a close friend.

Q:  How do you feel now after the session?

I'm extremely glad I have had the hypnosis session as it has cured my social anxiety.

Q:  What would you say to people who are putting off fixing their problems and frustrations in life?

Why not give it a go because you won't regret it.

MC, North Lakes

"In short, Janice, I want you to know that it has finally 'clicked'.  My mind gets it!  I'm reacting differently and I like it.


About a month ago, I found myself in a situation that wasn't going as planned.  It was pretty significant and very important stage in my life, but my hopes of how things would turn out were quickly derailed.  My previous mindset would have had me stressed out, dramatising things and being a victim.  Why me?  Why now?


Interestingly, as much as I tried to freak out, I couldn't.  Something was telling me it was all going to be ok.  I would be ok.


I'd catch myself moving on, planning what my next step would be and then think, hang on, I should be freaking out right now but I just couldn't do it.  This sense of calm persisted and I kept hearing this voice say, "you'll be fine, let's get on with it."


I actually laughed at myself (trying to freak out) and then had my light bulb moment ... it's worked.  My thought patterns are changing and I'm so grateful for the work you did to help me get to this point.


I'm not sure if I've explained myself well enough but I really just want to thank you.  It's an unexplainable feeling, but I KNOW it's a good one and it's thanks to your work.  Thank you for helping me to get to this place. x"


NH, Clayfield

"I have always had issues with self-confidence, but during this particular time in my life it was definitely worse.  I was failing in an area of my life that I have always been good at (exams) which made me feel worse than usual.  I also struggled with chronic pain, particularly headaches, which was also getting worse.


I knew deep down that my failure was not due to lack of knowledge so I decided to seek some help.  I went to a psychologist first which helped a little.  I was able to work through some social anxiety issues.  At some stage I realised it wasn't helping me anymore and I needed something else.  I felt I needed to work through subconscious / unconscious issues that were holding me back.  That's how I serendipitously found Janice.  I used to attend meditation sessions with Janice not knowing she was a hypnotherapist and in one of the sessions I mentioned my issues to a friend who told me that Janice could help me. 


The session was not what I was expecting.  You're not in a deep trance.  It's just a normal chat with a friend.  It was easy to talk about my deepest problems and fears with Janice.  We explored my childhood traumas and by the end of the session I could feel something different but difficult to explain in words.  I had follow up phone calls and then 1 more session to solve the remaining issues.  I can say I'm a different person now. 


I'm so happy I found Janice when I did.  I believe it was divine intervention.  Thank you Janice for changing my life."

JT, Hamilton

"Janice was recommended to me by my functional medicine specialist.  I have always been anxious and moody at times, and have been struggling with weight gain, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome for the last 10 years.


As a psychologist myself, I wanted to try Janice as I could not predict what she would say or how she would conduct her therapy.  I went into the therapy focusing on the end goals of weight loss and less pain, however, soon acknowledged that there were layers to my unconsciousness I had to process first, that were the roots to my physical manifestation of symptoms.  I already knew this on some level and had completed my own guided self-therapy to understand some of the origins to my maladaptive core beliefs and behaviours.  But I was stuck with this awareness with minimal change, believing that they were going to burden me in some way for the rest of my life.

During my breakthrough session, I was hopeful and decided to be completely honest about my inner feelings.  It wasn’t hard with Janice – she has a soothing way of talking to you as well as empathically challenging those stubborn beliefs that will not let go.  I cried, I acknowledged so much more about myself and my childhood that I wasn’t aware of.


There were times when I needed to shut my eyes and let my body rest and process.  By the end of the session, I felt lighter, happier, and more in control of my destiny.

Since the breakthrough session, I have had a few more sessions with Janice.  These have been just as helpful, as we’ve tackled the few beliefs that my consciousness won’t let go of!  I can still sense them now, but they are fainter and do not take hold.  Blame the over-analytical psychologist in me!

Overall, I am now feeling less like a victim in my life and am accepting responsibility to change my present and future and forgiving myself and others for painful events in the past.  I am quicker to challenge my unhelpful thinking and am laughing more in those happy moments.  I am feeling less weighed down by my anxiety triggers and am more hopeful that I can continue to weaken these triggers.

For anyone debating whether to see Janice, I would say give it a go!  She works very differently to other therapists.  My breakthrough and follow up sessions went for at least one hour to five hours!  She does not rush the process, and you will feel heard and encouraged to move forward in your life despite the challenges you might face."

X, Central Tablelands NSW

"To give you an idea of the strength of this therapy, I would like to share some before and after...  It’s worth a read!

When I decided to look at Janice’s website, I had already seen many therapists from people in services like Lifeline, to private psychologists, psychiatrists, and a variety of spiritual healers, including clinical hypnotherapy over a 30 year period.


My life had been like a yo-yo for most of those years, ranging from the depths of despair to the heights of ecstasy.  As things got worse, my family continued distancing themselves.  The thought of walking off the edge of a cliff was becoming very inviting, and I could see it more and more clearly in my minds eye.

Having left a long abusive relationship, I sat in a victim space for just as long as my marriage, when really I could have been putting my life back together if only I’d had the help I needed.


The help I did get, often took me back to my childhood, my marriage,  re-running the old ‘stuff’, which only cemented how unstable, and unhappy I was.  And using tablets just left me in a fog making clear thinking non- existent.

The spiritual help was great, it lifted my thinking for a time, but soon my world crashed again.  I had spent over $15,000.00 on therapy with little long-lasting effect.  I felt that everything was my fault, and everyone was against me.  I had to be right all the time, and guilt constantly rocked my thoughts and left me debilitated, unable to work, or hold an adult conversation.  My tears could have filled a lake.  The strength of my anger was frightening.  I was depressed, and very lonely.  Nothing filled the void for long.

I had always been very verbal with my feelings, but just before I met Janice, I became very clear and very quiet about the edge of that cliff.  This scared me, and I knew if I didn’t get help I wouldn’t be here much longer.  Even the concern of how my family would cope with that was disappearing.

Then a beautiful lady introduced me to Janice's website.  I read every word, twice, it seemed too good to be true, and I decided I should at least talk to Janice, to see what she was like, and what she had to offer.


Hypnotherapy worried me, you see on TV where people can be made to do and say silly things at someone else’s suggestion, and this concerned me.  Janice talked to my concerns, reassuring me that I would know everything that happened, there was no ‘close your eyes’, ‘concentrate on a spinning coin’ or anything like that.  It was like a deep and meaningful with a friend.


Janice was amazing.  At the introductory meeting, we talked for about an hour, and I knew I had to try this.  There was no question about the cost, as I’d spent so much already, and Janice was totally convinced that this would work for me.  And it has.  I have let go of all the old beliefs that no longer work for me.  My choice.  Janice never wavered once in her confidence about the changes I could make, and she didn’t mince words that I had to be prepared to work.  I am no stranger to that, so it was like getting a life line.  She talked to me very differently from other therapists.  She didn’t act as if I was or had ‘the problem’.  In fact she challenged my beliefs on that.  She challenged things I said, didn’t let me get pulled back into the mire of the stories and It didn’t feel like hypnotherapy, it was just conversation.  I started feeling comfortable quickly, and was already calming with the thought that this could work for me.


It took 6 weeks to accumulate the fee, and eventually I had my first appointment.  I was 100 percent committed to making this work.  I threw everything at Janice.  I wanted to think and see things clearly, and Janice was not perturbed by this.  She was there, helping me to understand and feel everything with new eyes, ears and knowing.

Checking in with me in between sessions, and welcoming my questions any time I had them, which she replied to promptly then if I needed another session, it happened.  I desperately wanted my life and my family back, but couldn’t believe it would happen.  I wanted the old patterns and mind chatter that run my life to stop.  And things did start changing within a short period of time.


It is now six months since my first hypnotherapy appointment with Janice.  I want to repeat that.  It is ONLY SIX MONTHS  since my first actual appointment.  And my whole life has changed.  Boy did I get challenged!  I didn’t even know I had half of the beliefs that came up.  Some of them were so outdated and unhelpful!  It was worth all the challenges Janice threw at me, I started to see holes forming in my old beliefs during that very first session.  Yes, it was scary.  Any change was a challenge for me, but soon there was clarity on a number of fronts.  This started making it easier to talk with family and friends.  The deep debilitating sadness was much less, and that made room for other things to come up that I didn’t realise was there.


I had several breakthroughs in my first session.  I found different ways to see and feel things, and the bottom of the hole I’d lived in for so long, became just a step down.

No, I don’t consider this to be some magical cure or treatment.  Yes I was skeptical.  This therapy really takes the band aid off wounds, and cleans them out so we can see exactly what is there festering under the surface.  No gimmicks, or drugs.  This gave me the option to continue life as it was or make some changes.

Now, six months later I am calm.  I seldom get pulled into negative thoughts.  I have a growing relaxed relationship with family and friends, but I don’t have to ‘Try’, I can just let it happen, and it does.  My glass is usually half full now, I smile and laugh so much more than I have in a long long while.  It has not been an easy ride.  But with Janice there to pull me, push me, or coax me over all the hurdles I fought on the way, I made it.  I worked hard and am now seeing so many benefits.  When I talk to Janice now, we have a much easier conversation, it feels like we’re just polishing some edges. 😊

I will be eternally grateful for Janice and the work she does.  It is my opinion that the cost of this therapy is small compared to the results I have achieved.  If I was asked to give just one piece of advice, it would be this:

‘Don’t be scared to lay everything on the table.  Be open and prepared to do the work.  And very importantly call Janice if you feel stuck.  Janice does not judge, her single goal is to get you through whatever you’re going through, and into a happier way of life.’

Good luck, and much love."


Sandra, Victoria

"Before I saw Janice, I had been suffering from severe anxiety and depression for decades. I had tried counselling, acupuncture and yoga over the years in an attempt to find some relief but nothing lasted long-term and I kept repeating the same old habits and patterns of behaviour that were at the core of my problems. My career, relationships, and self confidence suffered as a result, and my anxiety started to affect almost every aspect of my life. 


A friend of mine, who had been to see Janice, had such great success in her session, she immediately recommended her to me.  But, being a very anxious person, I was scared of change and what that may entail, so I put it off.  After many more months of worsening anxiety, I thought of Janice and immediately reached out.  After my very first call with Janice, I knew this was going to be something special and not like anything I had ever experienced before.  Janice immediately put me at ease and I felt very safe and comfortable with her. 


During my breakthrough session, a lot of things came up that I hadn’t dealt with and it was quite a lot to process. But a session with Janice is just like chatting with an old friend; she is such a lovely, calming presence, which made it much easier for me to let it all out.  There were tears but there were just as many laughs.  After my session, some things that I had been dealing with were gone immediately.  Others have taken some more time but day by day, week by week, the baggage I have been carrying around with me for all these years has become lighter and lighter.  A very good test came about 4 weeks after my breakthrough session with Janice when I was faced with an issue.  Normally, I would have spiralled into severe depression. Instead, I had a mini spiral, then I got out of bed, and I got on with my life - something I would not have been able to do before. 


Seeing Janice has had quite a profound impact on my life.  I feel more powerful, I feel more confident, and, most importantly, I feel more in control of myself and my life.  I am developing new, healthy habits and patterns of behaviour which are having a knock-on effect in other areas of my life and, for the first time in a very long time, I’m excited about my future.  I can’t always control what happens to me or what happens around me but I now have the power to take control of how I respond.  I don’t believe I could have ever gotten here, or to where I'm going, without you.  Thank you, Janice!

LE, New Farm

UPDATE:  Looking back now, 6 months after seeing Janice, it's amazing (but shouldn't be) how much has changed in me, and, as a result, in my life.


It's funny but when I was thinking about what to update on, I was almost going to say that my anxiety and depression are the best they have been in 20 years ... but in reality, I don’t have to put labels on my thoughts and feelings any more.  I am in control now and that has freed me up immensely to be able to experience the full range of emotions I have with so much less fear and trepidation.  Because of this, I have a lot more confidence and I continue to be blown away by the new behaviours and thought processes that are appearing as a result.


Since seeing Janice, I applied for, and got, a great job with a great group of people, something I have never had before, and didn't think I deserved.  I'm much happier, much more pleasant to be around, and 6 months later, am still really excited about the future.  And when things get me down, I know how to get myself right back up again!"

Client Interview - SM

Q:  What made you decide to book in with me?

I had some long standing issues in my relationship with my partner that were not really being resolved properly.  During times when we were under stress for any reason they would flare up.  I realised it was up to me to do something about it or it probably would lead to the end of the relationship.  Try as I might over many years to deal with it the fact is really I was just ignoring it or sweeping it under the carpet as it were. 


Q:  What was happening in your life at the time you decided? 

A lot of things happening, as newly retired Baby Boomers all of a sudden we found ourselves spending a lot more time together and realising we actually did not have a lot in common.  We were trying to define a new relationship for ourselves moving forward which was challenging but equally we knew that we had to either make it work or split.  We were arguing a lot and raking over old coals and wounds.

Q:  What was your problem?

I guess in essence I was angry and the weird thing is I didn't even know I was angry or what I was angry about.  What was I angry about?  Well a lot of things I suppose on reflection.  Living with this unaddressed problem was not good and at times I felt like I was living my life in a vacuum or by remote control.  I was half in and half out and that cannot and should not be a way to live your life and it only hurts everyone in your life.  I had this problem for forty years.

Q:  How had you tried to fix it in the past?  Why do you think the way you tried failed?

Yes I had tried to fix it in the past but I had no idea what I was doing or why.  My fixes included ignoring it, putting on a brave face, internalising everything but not really getting a proper perspective on anything.  This in turn is very frustrating as you feel stuck.  It was not me to be acting that way but that is what was happening.

Q:  What were your thoughts of hypnosis before you came to see me?

Probably all negative as I thought there is no way I can be hypnotised but I'm pretty sure I was.  It made me feel stupid to even think about going to see a hypnotherapist but equally I know in the background I was coming to the end of my tether.

Q:  How would you describe the entire experience with me?

After much initial trepidation, as this was the first time I had ever had any sort of counselling or therapy or whatever, I was made to feel very comfortable and relaxed.  I was determined to give it a real good go and give myself over to the process.  It's not easy to be telling a complete stranger your innermost secrets and thoughts particularly as some can be very embarrassing.  However, I felt safe and I trusted Janice very quickly and it was a great relief to just tell my story and let it out I guess.  By the same token Janice was tough and relentless with me when she needed to be as we worked through the issues one by one.

Q:  How do you feel now after the session?

Actually during the session I felt a sense of the weight coming off my shoulders and I had a good feeling coming over my body.  This continued during the rest of the day and the days afterwards.  To me this was a tremendous sensation and my partner noticed the difference in me immediately.  I have a new perspective on my life, I'm not living in the past or getting hung up on past issues but living in the present and planning for an exciting future.  I know this sounds to good to be true but that is my experience.

Q:  When you think about your life now, what are you most looking forward to?

I'm looking forward to growing myself and learning to be more positive and patient with others and helping my family and partner a whole lot more.

Q:  What would you say to people who are putting off fixing their problems and frustrations in life?

Well I can only speak for myself and I thought I was very strong, resourceful and independent and there was nothing I couldn't fix.  That's the way we were brought up.  Turns out that is not true and I only wish I had not waited forty years to ask for help.

So I would say don't wait ... go and get help now as you will not regret it.

Q:  What was the most important thing for you in achieving success with your session with me?

For me it was definitely being completely open and honest about my issues and just putting it all out there.  I can remember saying to Janice how about I just talk and lets go from there and it was the best thing I could have done.

SM, Hendra

"I recently had my session with Janice.  I'm feeling completely different than I was before talking with her, in the best way, so I wanted to provide a review of my experience.

For the longest time I had slowly been getting further into a place where nothing felt right anymore, I know I was at a point where I needed to make a change.  I had tried many things to get out of this space myself, but it was always a spiral of feeling better for a day then back to even worse.

The first thing I noticed immediately after our session was a connection or a different understanding of myself, where the confusing issues I had in my head, just did not mean anything to me anymore.

I had an issue that I struggled with in a social setting (I won't say what, because it's personal) but for the longest time I had been testing myself in this situation to see if I could overcome it myself, every time I tried I was never able to do it, which I guess started to crush me because I didn't feel like I was normal, so I just assumed this would never be 'fixed'.  The day after the session, I attempted to try it again and I succeeded, as if it was never even a problem for me.

It is amazing to think this problem, that was a part of me was just completely gone, and I really did not think this result would even be possible just from one session.

Since then everything is falling into place in my life perfectly.

Janice is the most understanding person and just got exactly what I was saying.  I was really comfortable to talk with her about myself and truly how I was feeling.  If you find it difficult to talk about yourself/your issues, Janice would be amazing to speak with.

So if you're at a point in your life and you just need to make a change and you don't know what to do, just book a phone call with her, you honestly can't lose."

CD, Melbourne

"About 3 months ago, I came to a crossroads in my life concerning my health.  I am a 66 year old male, still working full time but my declining health made me feel that I was going to have to retire.

I suffered from CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia (which one was never defined).  Waking up some mornings, I would just be in major pain from head to toes with every muscle sore and feeling inflamed, making every movement a major effort.  Usually my brain felt ‘in a fog’ where thinking was difficult and making decisions was agony.  Going to work was a major ordeal and I felt like I had to put in a constant 100% effort to get about 30% output.  I would be dull and listless from morning to night, then on waking I would feel like I had no energy to get up.  This would usually last about 3 days and the next day I would be full of energy!

This energy period may only last 1 or 2 days before I would succumb to it again.  On an ‘energetic’ day, if I overworked or did any strenuous work, like lawn mowing, I would be straight back into chronic fatigue.

I bruise incredibly easily (this runs in the family); sometimes I would have a massive bruise (up to 150mm diameter) but would have no idea what caused it.  While I was at the Doctor, he noticed one such bruise over my ribs and he almost panicked and urgently referred me to a specialist; the diagnosis?  Unknown caused!  All blood-work was within normal parameters.

I got that way that I no longer wanted to live, however I wasn’t suicidal.  It was just very depressing and debilitating. 3 days of chronic sickness followed by 1 or 2 days of health, followed by 3 days of chronic sickness was no way to live.

While I have had these issues since I was about 20 years old, it has been progressively getting worse. I eat very carefully and healthily.  I am gluten intolerant and dairy foods cause chronic hay fever and almost continual sinus infections, so I am conscious of everything I eat.

Added to all this I suffered debilitating migraine headaches.

I had given up on western medical science due to Doctors and specialists to almost no effect.  Medically prescribed drugs I took either had no effect or had some side effect almost as bad as the complaint!

After years of suffering and thousands of dollars, I turned to alternative treatments.  Starting with naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, nutritionists, masseurs plus many others; while I received far more benefit from these treatments than from Doctors, their effects were beneficial and made me feel a little better, but nothing cured my issues.

A nutritionist referred me to Janice Hughes Hypnotherapy; I was ambivalent about hypnotherapy but in my desperation I contacted Janice for a free phone consult.  Janice was very helpful, answered my questions and explained more about the session.  Janice won’t accept you as a patient unless you are dedicated to getting healthy but she does guarantee her work.

Leading up to the actual session was a little daunting but I was also excited at the prospect of breaking the pain cycle.

There was certainly nothing daunting about the session though!  It was perfectly relaxing although I went through an incredible range of emotions from anger, sadness, joy, laughter and at the conclusion, I felt like the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders!

It’s now 4 months since my session and I cannot get over the way I consistently feel healthy, happy and joyful!  Yes, that’s joyful; just an incredibly high feeling.  Janice also gives you strategies for dealing with future issues plus some helpful and inspiring reading and YouTube viewing.

If you are sick of living in a recurring cycle of pain and desperate to end it, don’t hesitate!  It is worth every cent of cost and has renewed my life. I cannot remember ever feeling this well!

I feel that my successful treatment was dependent on my dedication to breaking the cycle."

JH, Sandgate

Client Interview - JS

Q:  What made you decide to book in with me?

I was looking for a way to control my chronic pain without the use of drugs and other medications, as you were already known to me it was easy to contact you and consult to see if you could help me.


Q:  What was happening in your life at the time you decided? 

Several back injuries combined with my knee replacement surgery were giving me pain in the back and left knee making life difficult, that combined with some personal issues did not help.

Q:  What was your problem?

My back was causing pain in my left knee crippling at times (referred pain).  This problem was extremely painful and was very draining mentally, getting me down.  This was occurring over a number of years.

Q:  How had you tried to fix it in the past?  Why do you think the way you tried failed?

I had tried conventional methods like physio which only treated the problem area of the discs and could not stop the nerve pain going to the knee.

Q:  What were your thoughts of hypnosis before you came to see me?

My thoughts on hypnosis were unsure because of never tying it before, but with an open mind was willing to try it.

Q:  How would you describe the entire experience with me?

Janice is a very pleasant person who puts you at ease quickly and before you realise it, you're being hypnotised. This was an interesting experience, a lot of hard questions were asked and honest answers expected if it was to help.  I found that it became easier as the session progressed and one didn’t realise you were going under hypnosis.  There were several phone call sessions to back this up and an extra face to face session if needed which was, with the additional option to ring and talk if required in  the future.  It was a tiring experience but worth it.

Q:  How do you feel now after the session?

I feel great and confident I can control my pain if it reoccurs again anywhere I may be.

Q:  When you think about your life now, what are you most looking forward to?

I am looking forward to travelling pain free and doing things at home that were difficult and once again being active.

Q:  What would you say to people who are putting off fixing their problems and frustrations in life?

It's simple don’t waste your time and life DO IT get help.

Q:  What was the most important thing for you in achieving success with your session with me?

The most important thing is I have my life back and being able to do things once more.

JS, Moorooka

"I recently had a session with Janice to help me overcome the emotional blocks I wasn't aware I was holding onto.

After just one session, I am amazed at how much lighter and happier not to mention, more forgiving of myself and more aware of the way I speak and feel about myself.

Speaking with Janice has put me in a space of not holding on to the old patterns of thoughts and feelings.

These limiting beliefs were making it especially difficult for me to move forward with any outside relationships and especially the one with myself.

Thank you for all your support and the work you do Janice.

If you are struggling right now and need help then I highly recommend you speak with Janice."

DB, Brisbane

"I booked in with Janice for my unsettling life troubles.  I have had trouble coping with challenges in life, found myself not feeling great and lacking in confidence and overall being unhappy with my life. 


I had a rough year the prior year and felt defeated.  I had upsets about my family.  I didn’t feel like I was able to find work and maintain a great job.  I no longer felt worthy and capable. 


I tried for years to fix these same problems.  I did theta healing, kinesiology, neural organisational technique, other types of hypnosis and NLP.  I believe these therapies didn’t work because they didn’t get to the base cause of the problem where my thinking originated from. 


I was nervous to go see Janice because I knew that I would need to talk about  difficult life issues.  I didn’t feel like anything was changing or happening during my session, it just seemed like a conversation that I would have with a friend.  I was extremely tired after my session and went straight to bed to go to sleep. 


The results from this therapy were groundbreaking.  I have never experienced anything like this in my entire life.  I noticed things being easier.  Less tired in the morning, doing things quicker, standing upright, walking with confidence, and feeling powerful and in control.  The skin problem I had in my ear that I have had every since I can remember as a child nearly disappeared.  I was shocked at the way I was acting without thinking about it.  I was impressed with myself.  The most unbelievable feeling I had was that I strongly felt that I dodged disease.  I feel much healthier.


Although I still have a journey ahead to get my life to the place that I want it to be I am doing enormously better than I was.  And the feeling of being capable and in charge will allow me to powerfully proceed forward and be my best person. 


Janice’s therapy is miracle work.  I have yet to find any therapy anywhere that compares to the level of depth that she gets to.  The results are forever.  I no longer need to try and behave the way that I’ve always wanted to.  It comes naturally.  I am grateful to know her and have been able to receive this therapy. 


From the bottom of my heart, thank you so graciously Janice for your hard work and extreme commitment to other people to give them freedom, clarity and the feeling of being worthy and capable.  I am forever grateful."

TT, Mango Hill

"Having been a strong and positive thinking person all my adult life, who enjoyed good health, I found myself disappointed and annoyed that I had become despondent and self- deprecating because of circumstances that changed my outlook and self-confidence.

I was slowly going down a path, that of denial and disbelief in myself as an achieving person.  After my third visit to my GP, in 3 months (I WOULD NORMALLY SEE HIM ONCE A YEAR) I began to think that I needed help.  That same day I saw Janice’s notice on a Facebook page, and immediately knew that here was my lifeline.

I had always believed that if you needed help the universe would provide.  And after speaking with Janice I knew that I could not only regain my positive attitude, but also remove some of the buried pain and consternation I had bottled up for far too long.

Slowly Janice peeled away the layers of frustrations that I had denied existed.  With Janice’s constant digging into my inner thoughts and feelings, which at first I found confronting, I reached a state of self- knowledge that allowed me to face my misgivings.

I now find that I can not only go forward with my life, but I have a need to encourage others to seek help before you think that life is uncaring and futile.

Janice showed me that life is a game, and we all need to play to the best of our ability.  Love, laughter, and goodwill are the important ingredients for a happy outlook and fulfilled life.

Thank you Janice."

MK, Hendra

"I first saw Janice December 2019 (a year ago).  Well since that day my life changed in a slow, dramatic way.  It changed in a positive way.


My life before seeing Janice, I was dead.  I drank while taking huge amounts of my prescribed medications, for anxiety, depression and chronic pain.  Every day and night for years.  This was to try and numb my physical, mental, and emotional pain.  I guess I feel so embarrassed about doing this, thank God that belongs in the past.

I have now let go of the past and I am drug and alcohol free.  I am not saying that it was easy.  NO.  It was frightening, lonely, painful … I am so happy that I stuck with it. 

I have Janice to thank, my sister in-law, my new doctor, my Clinical Nutritionist and also Jah.  I am so grateful to feel alive and free."

P, Morayfield                     

Client Interview - AF

Q:  What made you decide to book in with me?

I was very interested in the new research that shows that pain comes from the mind (rather than an injury site).  After I spoke to Janice I was sure I would benefit from looking more deeply into what was going on for me.


Q:  What was happening in your life at the time you decided? 

I had chronic pain in my feet that came and went for no apparent reason - but it prevented me from doing things that I really enjoy - like bush-walking, and bird-watching.  It was difficult to socialize because I would be sitting while everyone else stood up.

Q:  What was your problem?

I had chronic pain in my feet, and also an old back injury that flared regularly.  It drained my vitality to a point where I was scared to do a lot of things.

Q:  How had you tried to fix it in the past?  Why do you think the way you tried failed?

I have had orthotics, physio, chiro, surgery and years of pain killers and neuro-blockers and each time I had a little success, but it never lasted, or the side-effects were awful.  I drastically changed my diet and lost weight and that had helped significantly, but still it was persisting, and I was constantly thinking it could come back with a vengeance at any time.

Q:  What were your thoughts of hypnosis before you came to see me?

I was open to it, it greatly helped my Mum give up smoking, but I wasn't sure if it would work with the problems I had.

Q:  How would you describe the entire experience with me?

Wow - I found a lot of old anxiety that I thought I had dealt with years ago.  Janice was right there with me the whole time, which felt very safe, and the session (which was long) seemed to pass in a flash.

Q:  How do you feel now after the session?

Good - the anxiety is finally resolved, and I have a new set of tools for dealing with everyday frustrations and set-backs.  I feel much stronger.  The pain has dramatically reduced and I'm continuing to work with Janice on lowering it even further, through the mentoring part of her program.  I'm no longer fearful of the pain and best of all my energy has returned.

Q:  When you think about your life now, what are you most looking forward to?

Getting on with it!  There are so many things I want to do and I have had so much on hold for so long.

Q:  What would you say to people who are putting off fixing their problems and frustrations in life?

Don't put it off - if you have any fears or uncertainties talk to Janice!.

Q:  What was the most important thing for you in achieving success with your session with me?

After trying so many things to manage my pain levels, I'm now understanding what actually drives my pain and I have new tools for the future which is wonderful.

AF, Bribie Island

"I had been living with chronic pain for about 3 years when I reached out to Janice.  I had visited my GP, had a bunch of test and also seen a specialist however I did not feel that they really understood what was happening for me.


Somewhere deep inside of me I knew that what was happening in my body had a link to how I was feeling emotionally.


During this time I was living my life on a day by day basis.  Some days were definitely better than others.  I was doing my best to maintain my social connections and remain engaged with the world, however when my pain was at its worst I just wanted to curl up in a box and hide from the world.  There were also times when I thought if this is going to be the rest of my life I am not sure if I can go on for much longer.


My pain always fluctuated it could vary from an 11/10 down to a 4-5/10.  I always described my pain as nerve pain, however I never really knew if that was what it was.  I would have shooting, burning pain that would either move around my body or consume my whole body.  When it was at its worst it would hurt to move my face.  Even to speak or smile caused pain!!  The burning could be unbearable, especially in summer.  I remember being out on my kayak and my thighs were burning so much they were red raw and I could not bear to be in my skin.  I ended up jumping into the water as it was the only way I could find relief.


My inner strength helped me with trying to find a solution to what was happening.  As I was within the age group for peri-menopause I was popped into the bucket of someone who was at the extreme end of the spectrum for this transition.  However, when I asked my Dr’s why some people are at this end they could not provide me any answers.  I tried a range of natural medicines to assist myself through this transition without any improvement.  I finally agreed to a more traditional approach of HRT and nerve blockers.  I got myself a second opinion from another specialist (that was not money well spent) who told me they did not believe my pain was related to peri-menopause, however they had no idea why it was happening.  My nerve blockers and HRT began to take the edge off my pain and I was so hopeful that I had found my solution and would be able to get my life back again.  Months into my treatment everything escalated again and I was devastated.  I went back to my specialist and his response was to double my dose of nerve blockers – that was not an option for me so I decided it was time for me to do some more research into how I was going to heal myself.


As I already knew how important self-care is I was still eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, doing my meditation and yoga.


I had already had hypnosis a couple of times before visiting Janice and I really liked that it could get past my barriers and help me connect to what was really happening for me.  I have always been amazed at how good we are at lying to ourselves about how we are feeling.  For me hypnosis has always been able to break through this barrier.


Janice’s form of hypnosis is different to anything else I have ever done and to be honest at the beginning of the process (when we were just sitting there chatting) I thought what have I done this isn’t going to get to the bottom of things.  Now I can honestly say that I was wrong!!  Janice has an amazing ability to create a safe space and yet get to the core of your being.  My session delved into places I had not been for a really long time and I connected with emotions I did not know where there.  Memories of my schools years which I had never even thought about evoked tears, other memories created strong physical reactions in my body.  The session was long, however the time flew past and while we stayed in the same place the whole time (even the same chair) my experience was so physical.  There were times during the session where I felt so emotionally raw and exposed however I always felt that I could trust Janice to take care of me (which she did).  Janice has so many amazing tools that she brings to these sessions so that she can carefully open you up (emotionally), help you to release your baggage and then carefully put you back together in a slightly different way.  I remember at the end of my session feeling so much lighter.


I have had a couple of follow up phone sessions with Janice and while my journey has been a little up and down (as I continue to clear out my baggage) I feel that this whole experience has been life changing.  I find that I see the world in a different way and it is helping me with all aspects of my life.


When I started this process I was looking for a cure for my pain (I just wanted someone to take it away).  Now I am more interested in learning, exploring and experiencing this new way of living.  Don’t get me wrong I still want to be pain free, however it is no longer my main focus. 


This process is life changing no matter what is going on in your life.  I believe that we all survive in an illusion that we believe is living, however our survival is being driven by our fears and insecurities.  Participating in this process really helps you to see your fears, get to a place of acceptance and then truly live your life.


In the lead up to my first session with Janice I remember my goals included being pain free, medication free, being confident to date again and having the freedom to live my life.


All of these things are still important to me and every day I get closer to achieving all of these goals."

NF, West End

Client Interview - GT

Q:  What made you decide to book in with me?

I had a 30-minute free consultation with you, and from our chat, I realized that we had the same thoughts about why my pain started and had persisted.  I found that we agreed about how it was possible to get rid of the constant and chronic pain that I had been experiencing, and so I made the decision to go ahead and make my first appointment with you.


Q:  What was happening in your life at the time you decided? 

I was struggling to cope with the pain on a daily basis and I was stressed about the high level of pain, which only seemed to make it worse.  I was sure that it could be resolved, but unsure about how to go about it.  Also, I was studying at university, but only on a part-time basis because it was difficult to have the energy to attend classes and get all of the assessments done while in so much pain.

Q:  What was your problem?

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia five years prior to seeing you.  My whole body hurt all of the time, and I only got mild relief by taking pain medication every day.  I went from being a fit and physically healthy person to being bedridden in a very short amount of time.  I also had a myriad of other symptoms (fatigue, light and noise sensitivity, migraines, numbness and tingling in my hands, just to name a few) , which caused even more pain and it was unbearable.  I struggled to cope with it all.

Q:  How had you tried to fix it in the past?  Why do you think the way you tried failed?

Nothing really fixed it, but mindfulness, meditation and pain medication helped to temporarily and slightly ease the pain.  By learning mindfulness and utilizing meditation, I soon realized that my mental state played a huge role in how bad the pain felt to me.  I just didn’t know what to do to make the pain actually stop.

Q:  What were your thoughts of hypnosis before you came to see me?

I had tried hypnosis in the past, for other things, and found that it did nothing for me.  As a result, I believed that hypnosis did not work on me and that I wasn’t able to be hypnotized.

Q:  How would you describe the entire experience with me?

The experience overall has been enlightening.  I didn’t really know what to expect, and we tackled some huge issues in the first session too.  I thought that it would be a gradual process, and so I was very surprised to see such huge results after our first session.  The rewind technique was challenging at first, but I felt safe and understood throughout our sessions.  I didn’t fully understand the process, and was surprised at how the sessions unfolded.  Overall, the one word that best describes my feeling after each session is ‘unburdened’, as though a huge weight that I’ve carried for so long has been lifted and taken off me.  It feels incredible.

Q:  How do you feel now after the session?

Directly after the session I was mentally exhausted, but I felt like a weight had been lifted.  Because of that, although tired, I felt like we’d really done something that made a real difference to my perception of the pain in my body.  My pain levels have dropped dramatically after the first session!

Q:  When you think about your life now, what are you most looking forward to?

Now, with significant improvement, I can actually look forward in general.  I don’t feel like everything I do is such a massive effort, and I don’t suffer after being active the way that I used to.  I can make plans and be sure that I will be able to go through with them.  I can finally exercise again too!  Life doesn’t feel so difficult anymore.  I am able to get out of bed each day and not feel as though my body will make me hurt even more.  Each day feels manageable, which is amazing after suffering for so long.

Q:  What would you say to people who are putting off fixing their problems and frustrations in life?

I would honestly tell them that if they truly want results and to become well, that they should have a chat with you!  I’d also tell them to take the step toward getting well again and to stop putting it off because ‘it feels like nothing will work’.  This works, and I am extremely proud of myself for deciding to work with you.  I’ve never looked back – only forward.

Q:  What was the most important thing for you in achieving success with your session with me?

Realizing that I actually had control over my pain the whole time.  I knew that it could be treated, fixed or eased, I just didn’t know how to do it.  Working with you taught me more about the way that I think, and how to open up my mind and to think in a more effective manner.  In the end, it was up to me to see things differently, and to make different choices in my thought processes.  The fact that I was open enough to really look inward and to take on the things you spoke to me about, was what I think was the most important factor in achieving success with you.  I can’t thank you enough for opening my eyes and helping me to get control over my pain.  Thank you!

GT, Brisbane

“Janice has been a wonderful help & diligent guide for me this past year.  I was unsure about trying hypnotherapy to help me heal from past traumas, but decided to give it a go as traditional psychotherapy wasn’t helping me to move forward.  I️ suffered from very severe PTSD from several traumas (child abuse, sexual assault & cancer) which often kept me up at night & prevented me from experiencing true happiness. 


After one session with Janice, the severity of my feelings of trauma subsided from a level 10 to a level 5 (at most), & it has continued to decline.  I️ can no longer remember one of my deeply troubling memories, & two others are fading more as time passes.  I️ highly recommend Janice’s services.  My mind has transformed from a storm to a calm river.  And my nightmares have pretty much disappeared. I can’t thank Janice enough.”

X, Brisbane

Client Interview - GD

Q:  What made you decide to book in with me?

I had lower back surgery and after 3 yrs was still on heavy medication part time and experiencing a lot of continual pain.  I had tried many other main stream therapies with no real success.  It had me thinking maybe there is more to pain. 


Q:  What was happening in your life at the time you decided? 

Just frustrated I couldn’t work full time as a plumber and that I’m 40 yrs old and living in daily pain.

Q:  What was your problem?

Lower back operation was 3 yrs prior.  It affected my financial situation as I couldn’t work full time, health/mood being on pain meds and even my relationship with my partner.  I’m lucky she is understanding.

Q:  How had you tried to fix it in the past?  Why do you think the way you tried failed?

I just felt after plenty of money and time trying different options, it was something more than doing physio etc.  The problem was deeper.

Q:  What were your thoughts of hypnosis before you came to see me?

Never considered it as an option.

Q:  How would you describe the entire experience with me?

Wasn’t what I was expecting, and I didn’t know what to expect.  We touched on many deep topics and you broke me down a few times.  It was like an intense counselling session as we where able to cover so much.

Q:  How do you feel now after the session?

Honestly, I feel so much better, no more heavy pain meds, happy, working more as a plumber, relationship is better.  I still have some soreness but it is much more manageable now.  I also appreciate the communication over the phone after the session.  That is very unique and shows the type of caring person Janice is.

Q:  When you think about your life now, what are you most looking forward to?

Just want to get back to setting up my plumbing business, earn money and become more active.

Q:  What would you say to people who are putting off fixing their problems and frustrations in life?

Don’t waste any more time and give this a go.  This has worked.

Q:  What was the most important thing for you in achieving success with your session with me?

I don’t want to be in chronic pain for the rest of my life.  I want to still live my life doing the things I enjoy.

GD, Bald Hills

Client Interview - CR

Q:  What made you decide to book in with me?

A post you did on facebook about removing pain.


Q:  What was happening in your life at the time you decided? 

I was sick of being overweight and in pain from rheumatoid arthritis all the time.

Q:  What was your problem?

Chronic pain for years with RA.

Q:  How had you tried to fix it in the past?  Why do you think the way you tried failed?

I’ve tried so many diets to lose weight.

Q:  What were your thoughts of hypnosis before you came to see me?

I didn’t think I could be hypnotised.

Q:  How would you describe the entire experience with me?

I felt safe and comfortable from the first time I met you. I went to places I thought I’d done before (ie with years of counselling) and found that I could clear the trauma and old emotions without feeling like I was going to die. I did not feel retraumatised at all – which is what I have felt with other modalities.​

Q:  How do you feel now after the session?

After the first session, although we were talking about inflammation and weight, the main thing I cleared was about my ex husband.  We’ve been divorced for more than 20 years and the process of titration you did with me has meant that I have not had a dream or any thoughts about him since.  I didn’t even realise he was still in my head until our session.

After our last session (which was the longer more intense session) the main aha for me was that while I took ownership for my actions, I was not taking responsibility.  Since our session I have slowed down and been much more conscious of my behaviour.  I’ve shared the process and my learning with friends and recommended you to anyone who will listen.  Something deep has changed.

I’d like to check in 6 months from now to see how it’s played out in terms of weight loss.  I’m quite sure by then there will be a big physical change whereas right now it’s a significant mental change.

Q:  When you think about your life now, what are you most looking forward to?

Doing what it takes to get my health back.  Waking up and being excited about not drinking.  Feeling energetic. Having an amazing man in my life.

Q:  What would you say to people who are putting off fixing their problems and frustrations in life?

Why wait? It feels so good!

Q:  What was the most important thing for you in achieving success with your session with me?

That I trusted you.  You don’t let me get away with trying to fool myself or you.  You’re very experienced and it shows.

CR, Nundah

“After seeing Janice at I have been able to reach my goal.  My anxiety with public speaking hindered me applying myself to really enjoy and embrace what I wanted to do.

Being comfortable in front of people teaching yoga and sharing my experience with others has not only increased my confidence but has given me the ability to communicate and connect with people on a different level.
What I liked most about the session was that Janice is approachable and easy to talk with, she listens and explains the actions and asks you what your expectations are.

I recommend it, because it truly does work.  I didn't want to take drugs as I needed to understand why I was so anxious and understand what I need to do to overcome it and relax and enjoy every moment."
Thank you Janice, forever grateful."

JG, Wavell Heights

“I was suffering what I describe as mini panic attacks walking 150 metres across the city bridge.  This included a need to avoid walking close to people, sweating, irrational thoughts and sometimes running off as I neared the end.  I also suffered dizziness and discomfort as I went down escalators at Westfield.  I would need to psyc myself as I approached the escalator, position myself behind someone and grip the handrail. 

I found the session with Janice relaxed with a role play/ game type aspect to address the problem.  As a result of the 1 hour session I can now comfortably walk the bridge and I now have no issues with travelling the escalators.  I walk on the escalator without the need to position myself or hold the rail.  It has made a huge difference as it was something that played on my mind knowing I would probably have to use the escalators a number of times during the day.  The only thought I now give is when I am on the escalator smiling and recalling how horrible it used to be."

RB, Cleveland

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