Sylvia’s Journey – Farewell Fear of Driving

Sylvia Schiavoni is a Coaching Client of Synergy Hypnotherapy. I was in my late 20s when I finally began taking driving lessons, mostly out of a lack of necessity and desire. When I started learning to drive, I would describe my level of fear of driving as relatively normal for any new driver. Over time… Continue Reading

The Key to Eliminating Depression is Emotional Issues Not Drugs

People suffering from depression can recover almost immediately from the affliction by removing underlying emotional issues rather than resorting to medication. I have seen many clients who have been on anti-depressant drugs for years, and they are just progressively getting worse all the while they are going from one drug to another and upping the… Continue Reading

Can Hypnotherapy Heal a Broken Heart?

Melissa D’Costa writes about Can hypnotherapy heal a broken heart? For DNA at Experys give their view on alternative medicine and it is slowly catching on here apart from the normal use of Hypnotherapy for weight loss, addictions, phobia’s etc. More people are looking to it for help with broken heart. A Mumbai-based healer… Continue Reading

Hypnotherapy can Relieve Chest Pain

An article in Netdoctor reports on a new study that suggests Hypnotherapy can relieve chest pain so may be an effective treatment for non-cardiac chest pain. Patients reporting frequent chest pain without there being any heart problems present to explain it is poorly understood condition. In a study at Wythenshawe hospital in Manchester found that… Continue Reading

Hypnosis provides Effective Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Science Daily reports on research into Hypnosis provides effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. Hypnosis can be a highly effective treatment for the IBS. Studies involving patients conducted by researchers showed that hypnotherapy alleviated symptoms in those affected and that the improvement is long-term. 15 percent of the Swedish population suffer from IBS (irritable bowel… Continue Reading

Medical Hypnosis: You Are Getting Very Healthy

An article in The Wall Street Journal written by Melinda Beck on Hypnosis and its increasing use and acceptance in medicine. One person undergoing chemotherapy, uses self-hypnosis to help relieve anxiety and make things as easy as possible while undergoing the procedure. A psychologist who has a curable form of leukemia found that hypnosis helped… Continue Reading

The Anatomy of Fear

An article in Emory Medicine by Martha McKenzie exploring Fear. Fear in a mouse brain looks much the same as fear in the human brain. When a mouse is scared, the thalamus shoots a message to the amygdala, the primitive part of the brain, before it informs the parts responsible for higher cognition. The amygdala… Continue Reading

The Stressing Habits That are Wrecking Your Sleep

Article is written for Women’s Health by Esther Crain talks about a study done in Journal Sleep, which found that depending on how you cope with anxiety or stress can actually create a sleep disorder. So if you deal with stress/anxiety by ignoring it, thinking of it too much, or simply distracting yourself you can… Continue Reading

How Your Newsfeed May be Secretly Stressing You Out

An article in Women’s Health written by Esther Crain discusses new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science says that reading negative posts in your Facebook feed can put you in a negative mood. Emotional Contagion is an effect that researchers are already aware of where emotions are transferred between people. And… Continue Reading

Scientists Finally Show How Your Thoughts Can Cause Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

An article published on TunedBody written by Michael Forrester about growing evidence that inducing positive thoughts can have positive health effects, researchers are seeking to understand how positive thoughts and practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of molecular changes in the body… Continue Reading

Stressed Mothers transmit Stress Patterns to Offspring

At medical news today Honor Whiteman reports on new research suggests that infants born to mothers who experience stressful lives may experience changes at birth that impact their emotional well-being well into adulthood. According to a study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry. Researchers have shown that females who are exposed to stress even before… Continue Reading

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Severe Sleeping Problem


I first came to see Rodney for insomnia…


It had been ongoing for more than 15 years and you name it, I had tried it!


The issues with sleeping had led to various other health concerns and it was taking over my life. I felt totally out of control and functioning normally was a challenge.


2 sessions with Rodney and I slowly started to fall in love with going to bed again.


After a few weeks, I noticed I was sleeping the best I had EVER slept, as well as having beautiful dreams.


Waking up and feeling great was a feeling I had forgotten, and now thanks to Rodney, I have it back

Fear of Heights

Lynda Rohde

Hi Rod


I am just checking back in to let you know I recently conquered my fear of heights on our trip to Europe.


It was a huge ask as we ascended Mt Titlis in Switzerland, as it is over 10000ft high.


I can’t thank you enough for the help and positivity you gave me. Without that I would have missed a beautiful experience. A big thank you again.