What is Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy can be successfully applied to a wide variety of problems either as the primary therapy or as a valuable adjunct to other treatments, including:

  • Smoking
  • Weight Loss
  • Stress/Anxiety/Pain Control
  • Insomnia
  • Gambling
  • Phobias
  • Motivation
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Nail Biting
  • Fear of flying
  • Improved Study Habits for Teenagers and adult students

Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation that is natural and safe. It is a state of mind between waking and sleeping, where a person is conscious, aware of physical sensations and surroundings, and yet much more receptive to therapeutic suggestions than he or she normally would be.

It is a state of mind in which many problems and conditions may be explored and treated. Virtually anyone can be hypnotised – some more easily than others….it is a voluntary state…you are always in control and cannot be made to be hypnotised or act against your will.

Our Therapists


John Simmons

John is available in Ballarat and travels around regional Victoria and interstate conducting successful Quit Smoking and Weight Loss Programs, so look out for the next time he is in your area.  John has now introduced the invaluable techniques of Hypnotherapy to assist people to Manage Pain and enjoy a more comfortable life.

John has over 40 years experience as a motivator of people of all ages and professions and he combines this with his dynamic skills as a Hypnotherapist to bring out the best in people and to facilitate change.


Lee Simmons

Lee concentrates her efforts on the Ballarat clinic, offering the region Hypnotherapy and Counselling services.  Lee specialises in Quit Smoking and  Weight Loss for Women.

Lee has a Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and uses her combined skills of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy to assist Women of all ages with their life issues.


It’s amazing that after over 40 years of smoking 20+ cigarettes a day I am now smoke free. I only wish I had had the courage to do hypnosis years ago. But, John tells me ‘you find hypnosis when you are ready to’. I feel so much healthier and happier.
Simon (65 years)

Since visiting Lee Anne’s Weight Loss Program I have lost over 8 kilos and am now only 2 kilos from my goal weight. For the first time ever, I feel that I have actually changed my mind about how I look after myself and will be able to maintain my better habits forever. Thanks Lee.
Janice (37 years)

Having found that I had become anxious and nervous about various aspects of my life I sought out the help of hypnosis and am now going out and about, driving my car, going away on holidays – yes, on a plane and feeling so much more comfortable about my life. Thanks to John is am living life FREELY.
Gavin (45 years)

It was extraordinary how during the first session I could, for the first time in years, feel I was managing those areas of pain – substantially reducing the discomfort. Subsequent visits gave me a whole new confidence in my ability to handle the pain.
Bill (59 years)


Nationally Accredited. It is important that the person you choose to assist with your life issues has the credentials to be accepted and supported by their industry’s association or society. Lee Anne & John Simmons are fully accredited members of The Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ASCH).

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