Testimonials 2019-03-29T19:47:31+10:00

Testimonials

The following are testimonials that Elaine Martin has received via email or handwritten notes from clients who have completed therapy with her in the last 12 months.

Anxiety Conditions Testimonials

Hi Elaine, I just wanted to say thank you so much for helping me learn how to put away my anxiety. I’m finding each day so much easier and am now having fun with my children rather than just worrying and being frustrated.

Thank you for teaching me the valuable skills which I can now use for even new challenges that come my way.

Nicole
Hi Elaine, Still living the dream. The dream? A normal contented, productive day. As I write I’m in the process of cleaning and tidying my workroom I just started to do it spontaneously and as my mind is purged of that noisy clutter so is my living space. All that rubbish… gone I’m loving the sensible new me. I work. The gloves are off. I feel as if a carapace has been dissolved and sometimes the newness of my new life is a bit big, but the evidence is clear that I’m flourishing The hypnosis imagery appealed greatly to my sense of the absurd. I loved the measured weekly unfolding of the programme. We covered so much ground and I felt there was wholeness to your programme. I can’t believe that I have improved so much in such a short time. I can self soothe or listen to one of your recordings and I find them really beneficial and the effect stays with me. Thank you for putting together such a comprehensive and pertinent therapy it has been of great benefit to me.
Sally
My son Max had suffered from anxiety and particularly panic attacks when around people he doesn’t know. Since seeing you Elaine something has definitely happened because he is so much more confident. When he was out in the park the other day he was able to walk without feeling anxious. Normally he would panic at even the sight of someone coming towards him but now he is actually enjoys going out. So I’m so happy and so is he. Thanks you so much
Max
Elaine… that first day we came to see you in desperation, when Emma was in a heightened state of sensitivity which caused her to seizure many times a day! I know you thought “goodness, what have I let myself in for here”… especially when Emma arrived, sat down and fell to the floor having a seizure.

From that first appointment, when I saw Emma the most relaxed she had been for years as she allowed herself to be hypnotised. When she told me that she felt so good and that she wanted to come back, I knew we were in the right track. She was so damaged and in such a bad way that I felt the only solution was to reach her subconscious mind. We needed to help her take control of her anxieties and fears so she could then draw on the skills our psychologist had been working on with her. We had many set backs yet you stuck with Emma, Elaine, always having fresh ideas of things to try with her… And it has worked. You are an amazing lady.

Emma
Have suffered from anxiety all of my life and I have to say for the first time the anxiety is definitely under control. I find that some sweating is there but generally when I am hot or if I start thinking about it. With the hot weather of late it is a bit hard to tell, but overall I am very happy with the results.

Due to the success I have had with your treatments and my anxiety issues I am keen to try hypnosis for weight loss. I am really struggling at the moment and feel that the weight is piling on and I can’t stop it.

Ann
It’s really difficult to believe how much of my life, before seeing you, was spent in a state of high anxiety. I couldn’t even admit that that’s what I was going through, either. Since our session I can honestly say I just don’t get anxious about stuff any more and am now much calmer as a result.

I think the best thing that hypnotherapy did for me was that it gave me tools to not only get through stressful times, but it also gave me an awareness of my subconscious. Since visiting you, I’ve looked for other tools that can help me gain more knowledge about this really powerful influence. So those tools, in combination with all the tools you gave me and breathing exercises have helped tremendously. I am finding that he vast majority of my life now is spent feeling much more peaceful and happy. Thank you so much for all you help.

Jill
After engaging in five sessions with Elaine, I feel much more confident in my ability to let go of things that have upset me in the past and to focus on my future. Which is so exciting! The techniques taught to me by Elaine have ensured that I am able to help myself through challenging times, while not letting my emotions get away from me.
Amy
Working with Elaine has been a very nurturing and fulfilling experience. Elaine has great intuition and is able to address any kind of emotional/psychological issues with great empathy. She is very down-to-earth and has a wonderful ability to make people feel at ease and comfortable.

Elaine has helped me overcome some deep rooted insecurities through hypnosis and has introduced me to the Emotional Freedom Technique, a very effective and simple technique that can give incredibly immediate results.

Margo
Although I came to see you because I needed to lose weight and sleep properly again, I got soooo… much more. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul. You truly have made a change in my life for the better.

Since you last saw me, which was, if you remember a very difficult/emotionally stressful session for me. I was not coping too well after that. Then, all of a sudden, one morning… I woke up, it was like a switch had been turned on in my head. I felt like I had lost five kilos already. I felt like I had the physical and emotional energy to start my journey properly.

So, without keeping you in more suspense. To date, my achievements:

I have dropped 20kg in weight – running 2.5kms per day

  • Sleeping more than seven hours a night
  • Body aches/back aches reduced significantly
  • My taste for chocolate does not really exist anymore – I had my first chocolate bar last week in eight months, was ok/not the usual desire to have another
  • Have reduced my red/white wine intake to two/three nights a week on the weekend. Mostly have 4 glasses in a sitting, not 7/8 and enjoying the taste more/slowed the process down to having fun with it.
  • Completed my studies of my course in record time for what is set out, usually takes two yrs. I completed it in one yr
  • Have a calmer outlook with my daughter – nowhere near as anxious about her safety/well being
  • Feel I can communicate my feelings better to my family/husband, do not get as upset as I used to. I resolve it quicker and within myself quicker.
  • Generally feel I have more resilience and energy, my energy is a ‘MASSIVE’ change, landmark change with that. I feel my family/baggage/stress I was carrying when I first met you has mostly melted away.

Sooo… Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You are amazing!!!

I suppose as an experienced professional you would be saying, I came to you open and ready. Well, yes, I did, but you were the one that had the ability/capability to help me. I am so grateful…

Abbie
As someone who has struggled with high levels of stress and anxiety from a very young age, I came to Elaine desperate for change.

Her professionalism and care eased me into hypnotherapy, answering all questions I had and ensuring I was comfortable. Thanks to our sessions, I am a new person! I feel carefree and in control of the anxiety that I have suffered for so long.

Elaine has helped me to develop unique ways of dealing with my stress personally so that I can cope with stressful situations for the very first time. I have learnt to see things in perspective and control my irrational reactions to pressure and deadlines. Now I understand myself better and everyone has noticed the change! I am happier, more motivated, balanced and sleeping soundly every night. Hypnotherapy was the best decision I have made. Thank you Elaine!

Jamie
Since the last session we had I am living 10 lives at the same time and still have a smile on my face! I am just great, loving life, and in the process of changing jobs. I now take anything that is thrown at me in my stead and feel empowered to make my own experiences and for once I feel I am in control of where I want to go. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for your help and for having taught me all these wonderful tools.
Ben

Virtual Gastric Band Program Testimonials

“I have to admit that I was a little sceptical of this process called hypnotherapy but as soon as I met Elaine I immediately felt safe with her. In a calm and empathetic way she took me through the process of self assessment and discovery.I learnt things about my inner self and how to keep calm to deal with life’s stresses as my subconscious mind applied the techniques learned through hypnosis. The Virtual Gastric Banding sessions have allowed me to take back control of my eating and the outcome is that I have easily met my first goal of 10 kg and it feel so good and I have so much more self- confidence. I am amazed as I watch the centimetres fall away from my waist each week. I love the fact its not a diet and I can eat whatever I want just smaller amounts. And its so easy to eat smaller amounts because to be honest I could not eat any more than a small plate of food. 14 weeks later and I am still amazed that this virtual band works! I still have a way to go but I know I will get there”
Cathryn
I came to Elaine three months ago for help with my chronic insomnia. Over many years I had tried a number of so-called remedies with very little result and eventually gave in to pills, also with very little result. I was desperate for reasonable, if not quality, sleep and Elaine was understanding, compassionate and reassuring. To date I can already significant improvement in my sleep patterns, and it has given me confidence and hope.

Also, during our sessions I mentioned to Elaine that I had a problem with yo-yo dieting. I believed that this could also be affecting my insomnia. Anyway, whether or not, I decided to give the virtual lap band program a try. Elaine suggested a weight loss goal of 7 to 10 kg by Christmas which absolutely amazed me!!! Christmas is now 9 weeks away and I have already lost 3.5kg, so what I thought was an impossible goal is now firmly in my sights!!! I’m definitely expecting to reach that goal by Christmas, and the great thing about the virtual lap band program is that it’s unbelievably easy!

Thank you Elaine for all your caring, understanding, compassion and great sense of humour!

Jan 2014 I have now lost the 10kg and feeling amazing.

Lesley
I’ve struggled for such a long time to try and lose weight – I’ve tried everything from diet plans to pills to shakes. Nothing worked, and I have been trapped in a cycle of starving myself and obsessing about food to then giving up, binge eating and feeling guilty. I didn’t know what else to do, then I read about the Virtual Gastric Band Program and decided to give it a go. I have to admit to being somewhat skeptical at first – I’d never had hypnotherapy and wasn’t sure what to expect or whether it would even work. However, I’ve been absolutely amazed at the results. It’s not so much the results on the scales – although the kilos are steadily dropping off and I am confident that I will get to my goal weight. What I am most excited about is that my whole outlook to food and eating has changed – instead of food and diets controlling my life, I’m now just “eating to live”. I no longer obsess about food or have uncontrollable cravings like I used to. I’m eating healthily and in moderation, and doing regular exercise. I suddenly have the will power and desire to make this a lifestyle change. And it’s been so easy!
Melanie
I made the decision to have Virtual Gastric Band Therapy because I lacked will power and motivation to lose weight. I knew how to lose weight but I needed help to change. After my first session with Elaine, I immediately started eating less and drinking more water without any effort. I just didn’t feel like eating too much and as a result began losing weight and cm all around my body. I became motivated to exercise again and my whole demeanour changed. I am proud of my achievement and have become more confident and happy in myself. I don’t feel deprived in any way – just empowered and in control of my health. The first thing my husband noticed was how much happier I had become and is so proud of my new zest for life. It’s the best thing I’ve done for my family and myself. Thank you so much for enabling this to happen through your gentle hypnosis technique.
Liz

Autism Testimonials

My adult daughter, who has Autism, was suffering from severe panic attacks due to post traumatic stress. The panic attacks manifested in the way of non-epileptic seizures. Over 5 months, the frequency of them increased and totally debilitated her life, putting enormous stress on our family. Knowing this was a psychological problem we searched for a hypnotherapist thinking this would be the quickest way to get through to her sub conscious mind.

I know Elaine wondered what she had let herself in for when we arrived for the first session. My daughter sat down on the chair and proceeded to have a seizure, ending up on the floor. I was amazed that even during that first session (once she came to and got back on the chair) my daughter looked the most relaxed I had seen her in a long time. I fully expected she would need a few sessions for the seizures to reduce BUT following that first session the seizures reduced from many per day to 2 during the following week and then they stopped! We still go to see Elaine as other problems my daughter has have reduced, a bonus.

I cannot recommend Elaine’s work highly enough. She put so much thought into how best to get through to my daughters Autistic mind so she understands the concept of what they are working on. I know Elaine says my daughter is the amazing one to have done so well but I think Elaine is amazing too.

Emily

Stop Smoking Testimonials

Dear Elaine, I cannot tell you how much my life has changed. Now 6 months without even a desire for a cigarette. There are always triggers and things that happen that in the past would have had me reaching for a cigarette but now I don’t even think about it. I feel healthy, full of life and am even exercising. Hypnotherapy was the best thing I have ever done. Thanks
Gwen
Just taking it one day at a time and feeling pretty good! Haven’t had any urges and able to be around smokers without wanting one now. (4 weeks into Program)
Sam

Cancer Testimonials

I was diagnosed with terminal cancer 6 months ago and decided to try and find a hypnotherapist to help me prepare for the inevitable. Elaine was recommended to me by my GP and from the first visit I knew I had made the right decision. She is caring, approachable and very good at what she does. I have had 4 sessions with her and will continue to see her regularly. Elaine has also given me several of her CD’s which I listen to every day and they help me get through the day in a much better frame of mind. Her voice is soothing and calming and I would recommend her to anyone going through a similar situation.
Clare

General Well-being Testimonials

For anyone considering this, don’t be concerned. Best thing I’ve ever done and Elaine is wonderful.
Rachel
Just a quick note to say thank you for your support, advice and simply for listening, The hypnotherapy was incredible but it was the fact that you just took the time to listen that made it all worthwhile. I appreciate your help immensely.
Martin
I feel fabulous and I have so much energy. Thanks you so much for everything, I have my life back.
Rachael

Phobia Testimonials

I had a needle phobia for the past 7-8 years. Every time I needed to get a blood test or a needle I would get panic attacks, not be able to sleep and have nightmares about it. The one time I managed to get into the room for a blood test I ended up running out bawling my eyes out without being able to get the test. I decided I needed to do something about it as I didn’t want it to affect my health; that’s when I decided to try hypnotherapy. I had one session with Elaine, left and drove straight to QML and got my blood test with no worries! I am so relieved that this huge weight is now off my shoulders and couldn’t recommend Elaine more. I have another blood test scheduled for two weeks time and couldn’t care less! Thank you so much Elaine!
Hannah

Habits Testimonials

I did it, I have nails. Thanks to you Elaine and your amazing work. I feel great and have no desire to bite my nails.
Mandy

Cravings Testimonials

Thank you for the phone call yesterday – I appreciate your concern. I have actually turned over a new leaf since I saw you. I have cut down on my nightly drink – so that I only have a glass of wine at the weekends and no drinking by myself. I am feeling much better. I am listening to your recording most nights and it is definitely helping me sleep. Thank you for your help.
Janet
I still can’t believe it but I haven’t had coke, chocolate or red bull since our initial sessions. I’m over the moon and finally starting to see results. My husband is still in disbelief. I can’t thank you enough for all the help you have given me.
Carla

Insomnia Testimonials

Elaine Martin is the best – I can’t thank her enough with how she helped me! Her techniques have really helped me relax, sleep, approach stressful situations differently and have more confidence in my own abilities.

If anyone is stressed out with high school, university and finding it really hard to relax and sleep – I highly recommend you see Elaine!

She’ll help you put everything back into perspective. Provide you with relaxation techniques you can use anytime to approach stressful situations in a more rational manner. Which will ultimately help YOU get back on track to enjoying your life more!

Jenny
I came to Elaine three months ago for help with my chronic insomnia. Over many years I had tried a number of so-called remedies with very little result and eventually gave in to pills, also with very little result. I was desperate for reasonable, if not quality, sleep and Elaine was understanding, compassionate and reassuring. To date I can already significant improvement in my sleep patterns, and it has given me confidence and hope.

Also, during our sessions I mentioned to Elaine that I had a problem with yo-yo dieting. I believed that this could also be affecting my insomnia. Anyway, whether or not, I decided to give the virtual lap band program a try. Elaine suggested a weight loss goal of 7 to 10 kg by Christmas which absolutely amazed me! Christmas is now 9 weeks away and I have already lost 3.5kg, so what I thought was an impossible goal is now firmly in my sights! I’m definitely expecting to reach that goal by Christmas, and the great thing about the virtual lap band program is that it’s unbelievably easy!

Thank you Elaine for all your caring, understanding, compassion and great sense of humour!

Jan 2014 I have now lost the 10kg and feeling amazing.

Lesley
After two sessions I can sleep through the night. That was six months ago and I am still sleeping like a baby. I would recommend Elaine to anyone who even vaguely mentioned wanting to change something in their life and would be happy to tell them of my wonderful experience
Megan

Motivation Testimonials

First of all thank you for your help. I can honestly say that I am in far better spirits now than I was when we first met. I am still amazed at how quickly the results have been achieved. The results from this process have given me tools that have helped me to identify my triggers and to manage them into calmer behaviour. The results are that I am clearer in my thinking and able to be far more effective with my work and family. Thank you so much for your help I will be sure to refer your services to anyone looking for this type of help.
George
My life was a mess, a difficult divorce, teenagers who were going off the rails, no real skills as hadn’t been in the workplace for 15 years, I was lost and didn’t know how to get things back on track. I was anxious all the time and found myself withdrawing from life. During my first meeting with Elaine I immediately felt like I was in the right place. She was kind, caring and allowed me to get everything off my chest. The hypnotherapy was a wonderful experience and the tools she gave me on that first session was the start of turning my life around. I had 5 sessions and I can honestly say I now have direction, I know what I want and I know I will get there. I can’t thank you enough Elaine
Hayley
I just wanted to drop you a quick email and say thanks and give you a quick update… So firstly THANKS! now the update… since our session I set a start date of the 16th of May for my training, I’m happy to say I have consistently exercised every day and sometimes more than once which is great. Even better I haven’t touched a drop of alcohol which includes dinners out so I am extremely happy with that.
Jon

Pain Testimonials

I have suffered from shoulder and back pain for 5 years. I am quite anxious by nature and do stress out a lot about things. The doctors could find no reason for the pain but there were days when I was in so much pain I felt I couldn’t cope. Sometimes the drugs were not even strong enough.

I was referred to Elaine by my GP and was amazed that just after one session there was a significant difference in my pain levels. Elaine used a mix of EFT and hypnosis and after 4 sessions I was almost pain free. Elaine taught me how to tap on myself and I now use EFT every day. This is the best thing I have ever done. Thanks Elaine

Eddie
After years of nagging back pain Elaine helped me to get the pain to a level that I can live a life with some quality. I would not have believed it possible. Thank you so much
Dale