Gregory Mirkin, Clinical Hypnotherapist Sunnybank Hills
Hypnosis is many things to different people.
Someone who performs it is called a Hypnotist or specifically a Hypnotherapist when conducting Treatments in a Practice setting. The names Hypnotherapy, Mesmerism, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), Hypnotism, Self Hypnosis are sometimes used as well. The truth is it is all talking about the same thing. A process leading to a mental state of heightened suggestibility in the subject being hypnotised.
There is still no exact medical or scientific explanation of what occurs to create the “Hypnotic state” in the subject. However there is plenty of evidence of it’s benefits.
Some common misconceptions:
“I may not wake up” …….Hypnosis will turn into normal natural sleep if the subject is left alone for a while. I have never heard of a person not waking up.
“I will lose control of my mind” ……On the contrary , you have more control.
“Don’t you have to be stupid or weak willed to be Hypnotised?” ……. No. Quite the reverse. The better the concentration and mental powers of the subject the better the results. A drunk person cannot successfully be Hypnotised.
“Is it like Stage Hypnosis?” ……Very different. The stage attracts people who are ready to perform at the drop of a hat. Many people who go up on stage are very prepared to have fun with the audience. The setting is bright lights, curtains, music etc. which makes it an entertaining environment. You volunteer because you want to make people in the audience laugh.
With Hypnotherapy you are seeking help and some kind of benefit such as giving up smoking.
“I can’t be Hypnotised” ….. Everyone is capable of learning the skill of being Hypnotisable. Unless you have very bad concentration or you actually refuse to follow the Hypnotist’s instructions, you can be Hypnotised sufficiently to attain tangible and obvious benefits.
Of course not everyone can be Hypnotised by every Hypnotist. Just like you have your favourite Doctor who you will take advice from, so, you may have prejudices which prevent a certain Hypnotist from “putting you under”.
You can expect to be treated with respect and dignity in every aspect of your Treatments. You will generally get out of a session what you need. Basically, although your Hypnotist is your guide, it is up to you to allow yourself to be guided.
The great secret about Hypnosis, is, that all Hypnosis is actually Self Hypnosis. You are being guided and helped to achieve the Hypnotic State through your willingness and desire to receive specific benefits which you have previously sought. There should be no big surprises, let downs or disappointments. Everything should go as you planned with greater or lesser results depending on several things.
“1967 Opened my first Hypnotherapy Clinic in Randwick Sydney and was booked solid for months.” Gregory is an “old school” Hypnotist Hypnotherapist with modern ideas based in Sunnybank Hills Brisbane Australia.
Treatments offered include Weight Loss and most Eating Disorders. Quit Smoking, Stress and Anxiety, Fears and Phobias, Emotional issues, Self Confidence, Motivation, Mind and Memory training, Sports Hypnosis, Age Regression, Gambling, Alcohol, Nail Biting and Life Coaching.
He has carried out thousands of consultations with individuals and even performed a televised Mass Hypnosis to Quit Smoking session at the St. James Playhouse in Sydney.
Born Gregory Walter Vincent Mirkin
Family: Two adult children
Early studies: Optician, Mathematics, Science, Hypnosis, Music, Psychology.
Began learning and using Hypnosis from 12 years of age in 1957. “After my father took me to see The Great Franquin”.
Early sixties: Professional Musician.
In the late sixties appeared on many Television programs as “Gregory the Hypnotist”.
Tonight Shows such as Joe Martin, guest appearances on Grundy Television shows and Hypnotised many TV personalities of the day.
“Over 1000 people came to see me in one day.”
The real belief in the power of Hypnotism to help smokers came when he hypnotised over 1000 people to quit smoking at the St James Playhouse in Sydney one Tuesday afternoon.
“My Mass Hypnosis Session was televised.” Many people stopped smoking at that event. The whole Mass Hypnosis Session was televised on all the News Channels and “This Day Tonight” with Bill Peach on the ABC. “My phone began to ring and didn’t stop for weeks.”
1967 Opened his first Hypnotherapy Clinic In Randwick Sydney and was booked solid for months. From 1969 onwards Conducted various self – development and personal improvement seminars and courses in Australia. Introduced and ran the first Alpha Rhythm Training courses in Australia in the early 70’s. Partnered with Dr Maxwell Maltz’s company in The Bahamas teaching “Mind Science” (Alpha Rhythm Training). Trained 50 Sydney University students in Memory Improvement Techniques using Hypnosis.
Created and Co – Produced his own weekly Television show on Real Estate called “Home Affair”, on Channel 10 Sydney. Later did thousands of individual consultations around Australia and overseas.
“In1978 my life turned into a completely different direction when I came across Prem Rawat. “I began an inward journey of self discovery and meditation after being shown, what was for me, the path to inner peace and happiness inside myself.”
“1997 My Hypnotherapy Personal Development and Counselling Practice demanded more time.”
From 2004 moved the Hypnotherapy Practice from the Gold Coast to Sunnybank Hills in Brisbane. Started winding down his other business interests.
Summary: “I’ve been using Hypnosis, “conversational hypnosis”, “waking hypnosis” and techniques similar to NLP and other Hypnotic methods, long before the terms were used, since my early days at school in 1957.”
Gregory has created his own collection of Hypnosis Products. Audios, mp3’s, CD’s and Videos as well as custom made hypnosis.