Mind Body Matters




Caroline Cunmming

BA (Hons)

Clinics in Blackwall/Woy Woy NSW, and in Nambucca NSW


Mob 0404 399 644

TESTIMONIALS

Including for anxiety and panic, depression, confidence & self-esteem; concentration and memory, health issues, sleep, stop smoking, weight loss, stress, letting go of the past, stopping procrastination, rediscovering passions and life purpose, pregnancy and birthing.

Anxiety/Panic

I came to see Caroline for panic attacks related to public speaking and some social scenarios……just one day after my hypnosis session, when I was faced with a public speaking scenario, I had totally lost my irrational panic attacks which had plagued me for over 10 years and even actually enjoyed myself…..I then had a session of mind-coaching to learn some useful tools and techniques for programming my mind for success in "performance" situations….and a week later attended an interview where not only were my panic attacks non-existent, but I had a calm, steady voice and heartbeat and more confidence than I ever knew I had! What's more, I was offered the job! Since my sessions with Caroline I have not needed the beta blockers I was taking for anxiety and I feel great and am looking forward to achieving what I want in life, not just what I was able to cope with" Kate, Inglewood


"Thank you so much for helping me with my fear of panic attacks and fear of flying….you'll be pleased to know that I made the trip to Adelaide without succumbing to these irrational fears I used to have….I never once thought I was going to have a panic attack and I didn't even have to resort to the rescue remedy I had bought a s back up….I am extremely proud of myself and look forward to taking many more trips in the future!" Ailee, Doublview


"Although I came to Caroline with a specific deep-seated emotional issue that I was hoping to fix quickly....I have instead, come away from our sessions with a lot more than I ever expected to. I believe, that by working more thoroughly with hypnosis and coaching for the deeper self, that I am working towards the solution of my deeper issue bit by bit, and everything we discussed has been eye-opening, and helped me immensely in other areas of my life. So what I am saying is I am really pleased with the outcomes of our sessions. For example, I am now living life in a much more relaxed way which I never thought was possible, feeling less anxious about things, and learning to notice when I am anxious which means I can address that issue. Meditation and taking time out of my day to relax has been really helpful and something I will continue to do and do more of in the future. In terms of self confidence, I am also making much progress in that area, worrying less about what others think, saying yes to myself, focusing on the positives, etc. Thank you - you have given me a lot of useful tools to work with already." B.R, South Perth

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Depression

"When I came to see Caroline Cumming I was suffering from long-term depression and was interested in changing my core beliefs that made me susceptible to depression in the first place. I had seen a number of counsellors, psychiatrists and psychologists but found that, whilst they helped me identify issues, they did not help me find ways to resolve or live well with these issues. Caroline helped me see my issues in a new way, giving me confidence to see myself differently and far more positively. A key experience was learning that my "dark" side laso had a "light" side too and, as such, that I was not at the mercy of ingrained and unchanging emotions and reactions (which had been a depressing conclusion I had reached in the years before seeing Caroline!) Through coaching amd light trance/hypnosis work I discovered positive aspects of my life and myself that I had forgotten or overlooked for many years. After 5 sessions with Caroline I started to look at life with excitment and interest and depression lifted significantly as a result. I also gained new tools that will help me in the future so that I cna better meet new challenges as and when they arise. I believe I can now sucessfully manage my depression and have a much better - and more balanced - perception of myself, my capabilities and my ability to contribute to others. Caroline's high level of professionalism allied witgh a warmth and compassion made it a pleasure to work with - and be challenged - by her. I would reccomend her to anyone who is looking for help to do something more and better for themselves." Margaret R., Perth


"When I came to see Caroline I had reached a fairly "dark" place and couldn't work out why, as I had neen an independent, single mother with a fairly responsible job etc. But due to a few changes in my life I thought I had lost who I was and felt quite powerless. I felt immobilized I guess. Listening to the descriptions of the different archetypes was like a revelation to me as it made me realise that I was actually "normal" to have some the aspects about myself that I had! It was useful (and scarily accurate) to hear the descriptions of thoughts and behabviours that I was feeling and doing. I came to learn that my current state of mind was a reflection of me being out of balance and, by working through each aspect of the archetypes (balancing male and female, moving the dark aspects into light aspects etc), Caroline was able to help me recognise the negative behaviour and plan positive changes to my behaviour, which in turn positively affected the way I felt about myself. I learnt some things about myself that I initially didn't like but I have since learnt to even see that differently and have embraced these aspects of myself. It has been an empowering experience which I find I am still using every day to my advantage!" Kathryn H., Perth

Confidence/self-esteem

"I’ve always had a fear of not belonging.....I wanted to do something about it, but didn’t want to spend the next 10 years having weekly counselling sessions...... Caroline saved me from a lot of arguments within myself and tension with those close to me... all in just a handful of sessions. From using hypnosis to life coaching, archetypes and trancework, I not only resolved the issues I had, but also walked away armed with a much deeper understanding of myself and how to deal with whatever lies ahead. I’m so much more confident in myself these days, and can instantly recognise when I’m resorting back to old habits and stories. Of course, I still have my moments – but a crisis only seems to last minutes now, not days. I now recommend Caroline to everyone I know!" C.T, Perth


"Having taken anti-depressants for a number of years and seeing very few positive changes, I started seeing Caroline to work on my self-talk, confidence, body image and eating patterns. In total I had 6 sessions which included mind-coaching, lifestyle counselling and hypnosis and thoroughly enjoyed every session in the relaxing, safe and nurturing environment which Caroline creates. Within the first week I began to feel positive changes in my thought patterns and my self-esteem was boosted incredibly. I am now so much more confident and happier in my own skin and have now been given the tools I need to work through any challenges that may come my way in the future" Melanie, Beeliar


"I had lost confidence in dealing with people and always felt un-liked and insecure. I was sad to have become like this and wanted the old confidence back. I achieved this with Caroline! I felt a change in myself quite quickly and gained a new strength that has remained with me since I completed the sessions (almost 3 months ago now)" Vonda B, Fremantle


"When I came to see Caroline I was feeling pretty low and like a hollow shell - it was like I had lost all sense of who I was. After just one mind-coaching session with Caroline I was amazed to walk out of the door with the clearest sense of identity I can ever remember having - really knowing my values and what I stood for in this life! Caroline has a great gift for getting to the core of the real issues quickly and an incredible talent for asking the right questions! I am looking forward to enjoying more sessions with her and would thoroughly recommend her approach for anyone who wants to stride forward in life with a sense of purpose!" Susan P, Cottesloe


"Although I came to Caroline with a specific deep-seated emotional issue that I was hoping to fix quickly....I have instead, come away from our sessions with a lot more than I ever expected to. I believe, that by working more thoroughly with hypnosis and coaching for the deeper self, that I am working towards the solution of my deeper issue bit by bit, and everything we discussed has been eye-opening, and helped me immensely in other areas of my life. So what I am saying is I am really pleased with the outcomes of our sessions. For example, I am now living life in a much more relaxed way which I never thought was possible, feeling less anxious about things, and learning to notice when I am anxious which means I can address that issue. Meditation and taking time out of my day to relax has been really helpful and something I will continue to do and do more of in the future. In terms of self confidence, I am also making much progress in that area, worrying less about what others think, saying yes to myself, focusing on the positives, etc. Thank you - you have given me a lot of useful tools to work with already." B.R, South Perth

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Concentration

"I was having difficulty with some study I had taken on - I found I was being distracted easily, couldn't concentrate for long and wasn't retaining what I was reading. Caroline guided me through a session of hypnosis, which she had tailored for my needs. After this session I noticed an immediate improvement in all three areas: I wasn't being distracted, I was able to concentrate well for good lengths of time and I was retaining what I was reading. My session with Caroline was a few months ago now, and the improvements are still there" Gordon C, Inglewood

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Health Issues

The main highlight for me was coming to understand that I was creating the health and emotional issues in my life - it wasn't the outside world as I had believed. Once I understood this, with your help, I was able to overcome those issues by also understanding why I was creating them. It was empowering to know that if I created these problems, then I could also let them go. Without these sessions with you, I wouldn't have realised that through trying to control everything and wanting to have everything a certain way, I was actually making life worse for me, not better. Now that I've dropped those demands from my life, I'm much healthier and happier. A secondary highlight, achieved through your use of the archetypes, was rediscovering all the different aspects of myself. The archetypes were so easy to relate to, and lots of fun to read about and discuss. Now that I've reconnected with a lot of activities I enjoy, I'm getting a lot more out of life and am feeling like I belong again. I also enjoyed the hypnosis as it was very relaxing and helped bring about such a quick change. Through these sessions I was able to overcome issues I never thought possible, as attempts at many medical treatments hadn't worked. Months after the sessions ended, I'm still amazed at what a different, more positive and relaxed, person I am. So overall, it was definitely a life-changing journey, for which I thank you. I would really encourage anyone who has a sneaking suspicion that their physical and emotional problems may be created by their mind, to give this journey a go." P.B, Ellenbrook


"My sincere thanks for your care and support in providing a very relaxing, life-enriching course of treatment….in August 2006 I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and needed to undergo a course of chemotherapy for treatment. Armed with a belief in the power of the mind, I was not satisfied with relying solely on the medical treatment to eradicate the cancer and was determined to ensure I made positive life changes mentally, physically and spiritually. While different things work for different people, it just seemed logical to me that my mind had created disease in my body, therefore it was my mind that would ultimately eradicate the disease quickly and, with ongoing mind-work, forever. My experience of the 5 hypnotherapy sessions was extremely positive…. My last session of hypnosis fell just after my third chemotherapy session and my specialist delivered some fabulous news - a recent scan had showed the cancer had already been eradicated from my body - I was already in remission! The specialist commented that he had rarely seen the chemotherapy treatment work so quickly and effectively. I have no doubt that the combination of mind work, hypnotherapy, chemotherapy and good honest positive thinking, was the secret to my success!…thank you so much for your skill and professionalism in helping me to tap into this power - my life will be richer for many years to come because of it!" Jo A


"I came to Caroline with sinus problems that had been going on for nearly a year. As things were stressful at work, we had just had the birth of our first child and all the over-the-counter remedies weren't working, my sense was that it was stress-related. Caroline explained to me how hypnosis could relax me and also be used to get my subconscious mind to return my sinuses back to how they used to be when I didn't have problems with them. I was a bit unsure at first but open to the process - I had one session of hypnosis with Caroline and I saw and felt the benefits within the first 3 days of treatment and it has lasted. My sinuses are good, I feel a lot more relaxed, more content, more in control of my life- and I even feel like I have more energy! I would absolutely recommend hypnotherapy to anyone who feels they have a health problem that's stress related! Thanks Caroline - I shall be coming back for my monthly massages from now on!" Robin H, East Perth.


"I developed heart palpitations and shortness of breath as a reaction to a very stressful period, during which my partner and I were having some heated arguments. This reaction the developed into my standard way of responding to almost any situation and I didn't seem to be able to stop it. Thankfully I went to see Caroline for some hypnosis. After 2 sessions I no longer suffered from the palpitations. As well as being a huge relief, it allowed me to deal with - and help - resolve stressful situations far more calmly" George, North Perth

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Sleep

"Thank you so much for your help….I am now sleeping really well! I have been managing to get to sleep within 15minutes of going to bed and, although I wake up sometimes once in the night to go to the loo, I always go back to bed and get straight back to sleep. On the whole I am sleeping now for about 6 hours a night, which is heaps more than I ever used to!" Sarah J, Como


"A gigantic thank you for helping me to get to sleep at night! Due to a recent health problem, my husband had started to snore really badly and this was keeping me awake for much of the night. I would either drop off to sleep and then be woken up by his noise - or just be unable to get to sleep because he had got there first and was immediately snoring! I had tried earplugs but they didn't really work. I saw an article in the paper about hypnosis and I thought I would give it a go! Well, I wished I had come sooner - it only took one session of hypnosis and I am sleeping much better than I have ever been since he started snoring! If I do wake up and hear him, I somehow just drift easily back to sleep - amazing! Thanks again!" Sam, Leederville

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Stop smoking

"I have been a smoker for approximately 15 years…..it took me 2 sessions of hypnosis to stop smoking and I could even say I was smoke free after the first session…I found it very easy to stop smoking…hypnosis did what will power couldn't and took the edge of the physical and mental cravings….I proudly tell everyone I come across, how I do not smoke and how Caroline helped me achieve that goal in my life" Charlene, Atwell


"I have been a smoker for 25 years but it took me just 4 sessions to fully stop…and it was unbelievably easy! Since giving up smoking I have been a far more confident, relaxed, happy and proud person. I always felt I could not give up smoking because I didn't want to fail - but I realised that when you really want something, then with hypnosis you cannot fail!" Kerry, Atwell


"I have been a smoker for over 48 years, smoking on average 18-20 cigarettes a day. I had tried several times to stop smoking - using nicotine gum, nicotine patches and the so-called "cold turkey" method. The longest I went without a cigarette was just 2 weeks! After just 1 hypnotherapy session with Caroline I had stopped smoking and now, 3 months later, I can truly say I am still a non-smoker……My opinion is you have nothing to lose and everything to gain - JUST DO IT!" Terry C, Perth


"I am 53 and have been smoking since I was 14 years of age…..I have been smoking 70-80 smokes a day and was trying to quit but was having a bit of trouble…..after 3 sessions of hypnosis with Caroline I am completely smoke free, experiencing no cravings and not resorting to chews or lollies anymore. I am in control and have even stopped losing my temper!" Jeff


"I have smoked for over 20 years …and became fully stopped over the course of 4 hypnotherapy sessions……I now feel I have a different outlook on life and have more time and energy for family and friends. I am most definitely not as nervous and anxious as I was when I was a smoker. I have a nicer skin…and don't have to worry about my next cigarette anymore!" Sharon, Atwell


"I just wanted to say THANK YOU again for your help working with me. I don’t think I’ve let myself get too excited about the fact that I’m no longer smoking because I didn’t want to jinx myself, BUT the fact is I’m not smoking and I haven’t done for months now and that alone is HUGE. I think I’m going to start getting excited now! A job well done and if you have a testimonials page put me in there and a most satisfied and happy, non-smoking client. I was so worried that I couldn’t do it, I believed I was such a ‘hard core’ smoker to the point that I nearly made a deal with myself to ‘just smoke and accept it for the rest of my life’. Anyway, thank you – you have helped me change my life for the healthier" Korrie Edwadrs, Inglewood

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Weight loss

"I came to see Caroline…to make lifestyle changes including weight control and increased exercise. After only one hypnosis session my eating habits were under control and food was no longer an issue in my life. The second session has allowed me to introduce regular exercise into each day……this has proved to be an amazing way to make lifestyle changes in two hours, that I haven't been able to do on my own in over 20 years!" Caryn, Gooseberry Hill


"After being so unhappy with myself, I contacted Caroline in the hope she could help me make changes to my lifestyle. My main concern was lack of motivation, which was attributing to my weight….even after the first two hypnotherapy sessions, I felt "different", more proactive, more motivated and a happier person…..the end result is that long after the 4 sessions I had, I have lost weight, I exercise on a regular basis and I am a happier person about myself!" S Harrison


"I visited Caroline because of my life-long battle with weight. My weight has yo-yo'd for years and this year I finally made the decision to lose weight sensibly and permanently. Although I had made the decision to lose weight, I wasn't sure I had the willpower to follow through. This was going to be a change of lifestyle, not just a crash diet. Caroline helped me get my motivation…..after just the first session I already noticed a difference in my attitude towards food - I actually felt like a salad rather than a takeaway and it was easier to say no to unhealthy foods because I no longer wanted them and I didn't feel deprived. So far I have lost 21kg and I feel fantastic - I don't think I could have done it without Caroline's help" Beatrice Z.


"My main reason for coming to see Caroline was my weight and that food always seemed to be in my thoughts….right from the first session I found that my mindset began to change and I no longer had the urge to snack on the quick junk food. This made me feel really good about myself and has achieved the result I was after." Julie Rigali.

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Stress

"My reason for coming to Mind-Body Matters was that I was getting very stressed over some exams I had to take for my studies. I was worried I would fail the exams and then started getting stressed about the implications of not passing them. I was finding that I couldn't focus and my sleep was badly affected. Meeting Caroline was the best thing that could have happened - after just one hypnosis session I felt so much calmer, like a huge weight had been lifted off of me. Since that session I have been much more able to go with the flow, and was able to return to my studies - and later passed the exams with flying colours!" Mary, Joondalup


"I came to Caroline for help with stress - my work was suffering severely as a result because I was constantly tired, couldn't concentrate, often became angry and then was taking all of that anger home……Through hypnosis and a mind-coaching session, my stress levels reduced and, more importantly, I was able to identify and then change, some of the beliefs and thinking patterns that were creating the stress in the first place. I can now handle stressful situations much more easily, my work has improved and I don't get angry like I used to. I can wholeheartedly recommend Caroline! " John B, Mt Hawthorn


"I lost my job very unexpectedly and immediately went into a downward spiral of stress and anxiety. I was fearful I wouldn't find another job and scared I would have to sell our house. I couldn't stop thinking fearful, negative thoughts and I knew I had to stop it somehow and be positive, but I just couldn't seem to do it. That's when I discovered Caroline - after just 2 sessions of hypnosis I was feeling so much more positive and optimistic, a lot calmer and feeling my old-self again. I was more motivated to apply for jobs and feel confident and yes, the good news is, I did find another job and all is well now!" Peter, Subiaco


"I developed heart palpitations and shortness of breath as a reaction to a very stressful period, during which my partner and I were having some heated arguments. This reaction the developed into my standard way of responding to almost any situation and I didn't seem to be able to stop it. Thankfully I went to see Caroline for some hypnosis. After 2 sessions I no longer suffered from the palpitations. As well as being a huge relief, it allowed me to deal with - and help - resolve stressful situations far more calmly" George, North Perth

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Letting go of the past

"When I came to Caroline I was experiencing increasing fear about a decision I felt I needed to make for my future but I was finding the decision-making difficult because grief and resentment relating to an event in my past kept resurfacing for me. Caroline so instantly and intuitively connected with my needs and after just 3 sessions of coaching and hypnosis I felt confident to move forwards again in life. I feel like the past has been set free and in Caroline I found the closure on the past that I had been looking for but had been unable to find through anyone else. I have already sent family and friends to Caroline as she has helped me so profoundly!" Karen, Mosman Park

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Stopping Procrastination

"I am currently going through a very messy and stressful divorce and rang Caroline because I had got to the point where I was behind on things the courts were asking me to do - complicated reports on my business that I had to prepare etc. I was finding myself doing anything but what I should be doing, (even at work) and everything just started to build up stress-wise. Thanks to Caroline's ability to instantly get to the real crux of the matter, I was, after just one hypnosis session, finding myself the very next day straight into the paperwork I had to do and zipping through my in-tray at a rate of knots! I felt much calmer too! Caroline's tailored approach worked wonders! If you are thinking about seeing her - just do it!" Mike Elliot, City Beach

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Rediscovering Passions and Life Purpose

"Since seeing you my life has been absolutely positively "on-track". During hypnosis and trance work I envisaged swimming with turtles on the Ningaloo Reef. Well a month ago we actually moved up to Exmouth, on the doorstep of the reef, and I have already been swimming for real with the turtles - not to mention an obliging dolphin that turned up! As well as the move, I have set up a small online business selling lace making supplies, as I re-discovered with you that lacemaking is my passion. I am now importing supplies from the UK and that has started slowly but well. I have a job for two days a week working for the Shire, the other weekdays I am concentrating on lace activities, both for running the business and making lace so I can gain my lacemaking teachers certificate. Even more amazing is that I remember from our sessions that my mind blanked when you mentioned the idea of having a "play". Well I have been playing with lace and experimenting with designing patterns and pushing the boundaries of normal lacemaking, that is a real achivement for me as I have always said before that I am not creative. Well now I am creative! So in the last few months I have had a complete lifestyle change and it's all for the better. My husband and myself are enjoying a much more relaxed lifestyle and we are having more fun together. Thank you so much for the sessions I had with you and the seeds of change that you helped me to nurture and grow. I wish you continued success with all your endeavours" Christie W, Exmouth

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Pregnancy and Birthing

"I am seeing Caroline weekly now until I birth, to give myself and my baby the best preparation for the birthing and post-natal journey ahead" Rita Lenton, Perth midwife


" I really appreciate knowing therapists such as Caroline, who have the passion, skills and experience with which to support a woman during this time of enormous life change" Sara Russell, Perth midwife


"I recently gave birth to my first child.......the hypnosis sessions with Caroline was very useful in helping me to dispel any fears around giving birth and enabled me to prepare for the arrival of our little bundle of joy. I highly recommend Caroline, her professionalism and warm personality allowed me to feel safe and relaxed from the very start. Caroline even helped me to clarify a certain connection with my baby that I had not made previously - that helped me a lot" Fran W.


"I was feeling vulnerable, apprehensive and cautious during my pregnancy but when I met Caroline I immediately felt comfortable with her. The massage, reflexology and clinical hypnosis have all worked together to support me, my husband and our baby. I feel I was able to expose my fears in this supportive environment in a way that I could not have done with medical professionals. Every week I looked forward to spending quality time in this way.....it has completely changed my perspective during these last few weeks of pregnancy. I have an increased awareness about my body, my baby and about life itself! I went from feeling cautious and vulnerable in this pregnancy to feeling genuinely excited and joyful." Libby P


"I recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy who I have called Nathan (I know you wanted to know the name!) and I just had to write this quick note to you Caroline, while he is asleep! Thank you so, so much for the hypnosis sessions that we did in preparation for my labour. I could not believe how, just like you said, the time spent birthing would just fly by - it really did! And I pretty much experienced NO pain - a small amount of discomfort but not the agonizing pain I had feared. When my first contractions came and I knew I had to go to hospital, then it all happened just as you had said to me in trance - I just became very calm and looking forward to meeting our new addition! Amazing! Thank you again - I have given your name to three of my girlfriends who are all also expecting and I look forward to coming and seeing you soon for some post-natal relaxation! Lisa Radcliff

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