I am writing to recommend Issi’s professional services as a hypnotherapist and I would like to share my successful personal journey of change.
In late 2016, I undertook a hypnotherapy program with Issi. The sessions enabled me to analyse my current situation by spending time, painfully and tearfully, examining my past. As part of this process I was able to re-connect with situations, negative emotions and feelings that I had experienced as a child. More importantly, this process helped me to identify and undo some of the negative thought processes, beliefs and fears that were holding me back for leading a ‘happy and fulfilling life’.
Over the last six months, and, after completing Issi’s hypnotherapy program, I’ve been able to believe in myself and made some life changing decisions. Before Christmas I found the courage to quit a job that I was no longer enjoying after 11 years, I was able to travel overseas and spend quality time with my family and children. More recently, I’ve been working with a great careers coach, developing my professional and personal skills by reading and accessing great online tools via sites like Mind Tools and LinkedIn Learning and generally reflecting on what I enjoy doing, what I am good at doing and what makes me happy.
The last two weeks have been very busy. I’ve been spending time networking, attending interviews and as a result, I have received numerous job offers and I am about to start a new role as a Change Manager.
I’ve really enjoyed the process of change as I now have the confidence to believe in myself, I have discovered my unique skills and qualities and feel generally more in charge and control of my life. Moving forward I am going to try hard to ensure that I spend at least 20 mins every day using self-help meditation and hypnosis techniques on myself.
Thank you Issi for inspiring me to take control of my life and teaching how to make change happen.
I saw Issi for Shiatsu and Hypnotherapy four weeks after having an emergency Caesarian and it’s the honestly best thing I could have done for my recovery.
The Shiatsu massage aspect of the session was fantastic on it’s own, but the real benefit came from taking stock both of my physical and mental wellbeing at the same time. Issi’s approach to both left me feeling both restored and put ‘back together’ again.
I felt relaxed on the day thanks to the massage, but the combined benefit of the hypnotherapy session has meant I’m still feeling that way a week later, even in in spite of the sleep deprivation that comes with being a new parent! If you’re looking for a therapist that can leave a lasting positive impact on both your body and mind, Issi is your guy.
Been trying to stop smoking for 20 years, stopped in 1 session. Learned to face a fear as well. Highly recommend if you want actual results.
I came to learn about Issi and his method of healing through a work colleague who had great success under Issi’s care. I commenced counselling with Issi with no prior knowledge of hypnotherapy or expectations of an outcome.
My desire was to significantly reduce the amount of alcohol I was consuming or even eliminate it if that were possible.
Without elaborating too much, I found the hypnosis component much like a guided meditation and the experience as a whole less esoteric and significantly more practical than anticipated. The sessions involved a lot of work on my behalf, which makes sense- we all need to earn our achievements and strive for things that are important to us.
The conversation and self reflection were very useful. Issi is a healer and a great human being who cares.
I’m convinced having the support of such a caring person contributed as significantly to my improvements as the hypnotherapy techniques. Have I quit alcohol? No. Am I drinking less? For sure.
I’d recommend this counselling and assistance can be of benefit to you if you’re looking to work hard to make progress toward your desired outcome and not expecting a miracle or a magic cure.
I found Issi on the Net. I had a long history of smoking daily and playing the pokies on a weekly basis. I felt I could not escape the adverse impact it was having on my health and finances.
Issi guided me through hypnotherapy and counselling to cease smoking and eliminate gambling from my life completely. As a result, my relationships with those close to me have improved and positive changes have manifested in many aspects of my life.
I feel alive again!
I came to see Issi because I was fed up with my yo-yo weight and feeling out of control. It didn’t help I was procrastinating about important decisions that I wanted to make but just couldn’t! I wanted to start celebrating all the good things in my life.
Issi helped me see it wasn’t ‘eating’ and ‘procrastinating’ that was holding me back from the reaching my goals – it was the ‘unconscious’ choices I was making. And so THAT was what our hypnotherapy sessions concentrated on.
The sessions were relaxed, exploratory and non judgmental. I liked the way Issi would hold a mirror up to my words and make me question things that I thought were a given or unchangeable. We would round off the session with hypnosis to consolidate the discoveries of our talk.
What was relaxing and gently inspirational turned out to be mind blowing over the coming weeks. Old bad habits were semi consciously and sometimes totally unconsciously broken down into bite size elements I could and did change! One little change here and there triggered an avalanche of little changes.
Over the weeks, I’m eating well, weight’s going down; I’m making decisions I’d put off for years. I feel successful and happy and proud of myself. Thank you Issi, you do great stuff!
Over the last few years I have suffered from depression and anxiety and was finding it hard to function day to day.
I was desperate to get any help I could and was referred to Issi by a friend, so I made an appointment that day. As soon as I met Issi I felt at ease instantly, he has such a compassionate and caring nature which puts you at ease straight away.
I came out of my first session feeling an immediate improvement which I was amazed with, as I have visited psychologists in the past and never had this type of result after the session.
I highly recommend anyone to book with Issi to help with any aspects of their lives they are looking to improve.
I found Issi through a close friend of mine to help me with a problem I had for sometime. I had a fear of water from an early child hood & to even add more fear I had a swimming accident involving a near-drowning experience in my late teens.
I went to hypnosis to help resolve and push through those fears, with regular training and exercises I’m starting to trust the water more. I feel hypnosis helps you find resolution and better understand yourself which in turn pushes through those boundaries that we feel we can’t get to ourselves.
If it helped me it can help others, thanks Issi.
Issi was recommended to me by a friend and what a blessing that turned out to be !
My issue was alcohol had slowly crept into my daily life; I was grabbing a beer at 10 am. This no longer happens !!!
Issi really showed me how to look at the real underlying issues that were causing me to drink .
I am no longer friends with my local bottle shop staff and am enjoying my days alcohol free .
I truly recommend seeing Issi as you will be in good hands .
My name is Mike Raymundo and I am a full-time tennis coach and proprietor of the Fisher Tennis Centre in Sydney.
Being a sporting person I encourage health and fitness but one of my demons was smoking and this is something I had been addicted to for many years. I actually picked it up after I finished my career as an athlete and started spending more time socialising.
Ever since my first session with Issi I was right at ease and comfortable. I began seeing improvements in my general health and approach to life and began to talk about quitting smoking for life.
I’m glad to have met Issi. It takes a certain person that you know cares for you to help you overcome big obstacles in life.
Hypnotherapy worked instantly on me. I’m now moving forward with my life and will always be grateful of having stopped smoking for good.
Issi’s support and encouragement is right up there along with being genuine and sincere.
God bless you Issi and I hope many more people read my story and stop smoking as well.
I think its only fair to start with the truth. I came into this with a whole lot of skepticism, having been afraid of flying for most of my life, I didn’t believe Issi or anybody for that matter would be able to help me over come this paralysing fear.
However, it was abundantly clear after my first hypnotherapy appointment that I may of jumped the gun, so to say. With 3 simple sessions I went from panic attacks and not flying for 5 years, to taking a return flight to Melbourne earlier this month.
Having being overly judgmental of alternative therapy, I can say from a first hand experience that I was wrong, without Issi I would not have been able to look at a plane let alone hop on one just a fortnight after my third appointment.
I travelled to Sydney to have a couple of hypnosis sessions with Issi in April. I had been dealing with a chronic illness for about ten years, with a particularly bad flare up in the 6 months before my hypnosis sessions. From the sessions I hoped to regain some sort of optimism that I could heal from my illness, and also to overcome my fear of travelling, which grew out of many very challenging experiences of becoming violently ill when travelling away from home.
I warmed to Issi instantly, and was really amazed at how easily he could guide me into a state of deep relaxation – my modus operandi is usually quite ‘wired’, and I don’t find it easy to relax even when I make the time to do so.
I travelled back home feeling more optimistic than I had in a long time, and with much less anxiety during the 9 hour train journey.
On arriving home, I found I was still very relaxed, and was able to re-engage with activities that I had been too stressed to participate in. I also found I could hear my inner voice much more strongly – and it was telling me to make a dramatic life change. I went ahead with this change, and the improvement in my health has been rapid and dramatic.
One wonderful aspect of the treatment was that we had a couple of follow-up chats by phone in the weeks following the appointment. This was a kind of support I’ve not experienced before, and it really helped me to keep on track and stay optimistic.
Issi is the kind of practitioner I have been looking for for years, and I could not recommend him more highly.
For years I have been one of those people who goes on ‘health kicks’ and then gets ill or injured and then just gives up much to the detriment of my own self-image and overall happiness.
I finally decided that I’d had enough and wanted some serious help. I had trialled hypnotherapy with two other therapists in the past only to find that it would work for two weeks and then stop. I was of the opinion that hypnotherapy just didn’t work for me.
A mutual friend however recommended to see Issi and I thought I would try one last time and I will be forever grateful that I did.
Not only have I begun exercising on a regular basis but I have continued to keep my motivation through weeks of being sick and stressed all of which would have been a perfect excuse not to continuing with my training. I am now ever improving and have full confidence that I will continue with my new mentality for the rest of my life. I have even signed up to all sorts of fun runs and challenges which I would so easily have avoided before.
Issi has changed the way I look at exercise and my life as a whole. He creates such a warm and friendly environment for you to really focus on what you really want and then helps you get exactly that. I highly recommend Issi’s services if you’re ready to change and enhance your life for the better.
Ever since childhood, I have always suffered from an overwhelming sense of anxiety, particularly in regards to flying.
Around the time I was due to get married (and planning my honeymoon in Europe) I decided what better time than now to really confront my fear!
Issi came highly recommended to me by a former client, and from the very first session, the sense of calm and inner balance I felt was incredible.
I admit I was an absolute skeptic before my sessions, but theres no mumbo jumbo or hocus pocus, just Issi helping you learn to strengthen your resolve to achieving inner calm and conquering those nagging doubts.
After each session I gained a new tool or exercise I could wield against my feelings of anxiety, and with practice began to feel in greater control of my emotions.
By the time I had boarded my flight, I knew that if at any point if I felt anxious I had the tools and skills at my disposal to calmly and easily overcome it!
Don’t be put off by “hollywood ideas” of hypnotherapy, its the best decision I’ve ever made!
I have been taking my 9 year old daughter to Issi for the past 10 months now as she was suffering from anxiety. The anxiety was causing her to have issues with peers at school and at home with our family life.
Issi has treated my daughter and us as parents and since having hypnotherapy with Issi, she has become a different child! I have become a different parent! What a change.
She rarely suffers with “anxious” moments now and she is more inclined to talk about things that are worrying her rather than acting out with her emotions. She is developing better relationships with her peers at school and our family life has improved
Hypnotherapy, what can I say? I was not a follower…too many episodes of THE MENTALIST and too distrusting of what I thought was someone having control over my thoughts/actions.
But after five years of 24/7 chronic back pain and many trips and dollars spent visiting chiropractors and physiotherapists (bless them, it worked for a quick fix) I had my moment on the road to Damascus and allowed my friend Issi to give me a treatment of hypnotherapy for my back pain.
I made myself have an open mind and consequently, I was happily surprised in that a) you are not asleep and under someone’s control b) you are aware of everything but in a very lovely relaxed state just listening to Issi’s soothing voice telling you what your mind is capable of doing for your pain control.
As a result, I felt not just the wonderful sensation of being pain free (oh joy!!) but very relaxed after. I had a follow up treatment the next day before flying back to my place of abode.
It’s been a couple of weeks now, and I am delighted to say that I am sleeping through the night for the first time in years whereas before the hypnotherapy treatments, every time I moved I woke with pain.
I’m awaking in the morning pain free for the first time in years and feeling refreshed and like I can face the day and actually not just ‘get through it’ but enjoy it.
It’s also nice to know that in future if/when the pain returns, I can put myself into a relaxed state and recall my sessions and free myself from the pain. What a wonderful state to be in!
I ran into Issi at our local gym, it seemed like a chance encounter as he mentioned that he had branched out his services (I had seen him previously for regular shiatsu) and I was keen to know more about hypnotherapy and whether it could help me with my confidence issues at work.
I see myself as an outgoing and somewhat confident person socially, however noticed since embarking on a new job at the beginning of the year that I found my confidence has depleted. I had also noticed there were certain aspects of the role (such as picking up the phone to make calls) and interactions with difficult personalities at work that I was becoming more and more fearful of. So I wanted to face this once and for all and tackle it through hypnotherapy!
The process kickstarted with me filling out a questionnaire prior to the first session, and from this Issi formulated a ‘script’ incorporating some of my own words and what I wanted to get out of hypnotherapy. I must admit, there were times during the sessions where I felt I was nearly at the point of falling asleep but I guess it was more that I was in such a deeply relaxed state!
Issi explained that his work isn’t about waving a magic wand and you miraculously become a changed person or change your behaviour overnight, but what he does is reinforce or aim to bring out what is already there in all of us.
It’s only been a few weeks since my last hypnotherapy session, but I have already noticed some little changes. I am no longer afraid to pick up the phone to contact clients and will stand my ground when it’s needed in work situations.
Issi’s warm and caring disposition combined with practical, spiritual advice will make you feel at ease and resonate as you begin your journey of change!
Thanks so much Issi!
Issi is a close friend of mine. I was allergic to his cat. And whenever he would invite me over to his place for a meal and to hang out, I would secretly dread it because it meant a runny and stuffy nose, difficulty in breathing, and swollen watery eyes within 10 minutes of being there, and these symptoms would last for 3 days afterward.
I would always take an antihistamine before the visit, but it didn’t make difference.
Issi suggested hypnotherapy, and though I didn’t believe it was going to work, it was worth a try. So I went to his place, expecting the allergy symptoms to show within the usual 10 mins. He ushered me quickly into his office, and after the session suggested I stay for lunch.
No symptoms! 6hrs and a dvd later, still no symptoms! Next day, clear nose and eyes, no reaction. Amazing.
That was a year ago, and I am still free from the allergy and happy to hang out at Issi’s.
Next, I had injured my upper arm and a scan revealed a tendon had been completely torn through. It was very painful, getting dressed, turning over in bed, doing everyday things.
I didn’t want an operation, and Issi suggested hypnotherapy for the pain. Again, disbelieving it would be helpful, what did I have to lose?
It was still painful the day after, but the day after that zero pain! How amazing! That was 6 months ago. Zero pain. Miraculous!
I am so grateful to Issi, he really is a miracle worker.
My experience of hypnotherapy was extremely positive.
Whilst I initially had apprehensions about what the process might involve: being unconscious and losing sense of a period of time was completely inaccurate.
Issi talked me through my issue raised in the questionnaire and then, using the soothing tone of his voice he simply guided me, step by step, into a full body relaxation, much the way one does when getting oneself into a meditative state.
Then he raised some of the things that were discussed around my issue and repeated some of the language that I used when explaining to him what life might look like without this issue; a sort of positive reinforcement.
I left the session feeling so revitalised and that a personal renewal had occurred.
I remembered who I was before I fell into my personal slump. I felt uplifted and without sounding trite – reborn!
I have maintained a positive sense of myself and, along with my personal quest for change attribute my success to Issi’s session.
I highly recommend Hypnotherapy. I equally recommend Issi as a practitioner.
My recent hypnotherapy program with Issi was great!
I mainly did it for professional reasons so I can get focused and clarity in building my business. At that time my wife and I had been trying unsuccessfully for over a year to sell our inner city home and move to a house within nature and close to work.
I wrote down the details of this house as part of my program with Issi. As instructed I let my imagination fly; architecturally designed, meditation space, peaceful and within walking distance to the beach. It was a BIG ask.
Six week later we were moving into such a house. At first I thought the only thing not in my SMARTER goals was that the house was not walking distance from the beach. Guess what? A few weeks ago we walked to the beach and it took us 25 minutes! Spot on Issi!
Also, honestly I must report that my business is now in unchartered territory in regards to growth, size and income generation. I believe there is no such thing as a coincidence.
Thanks again Issi.
I am boxer and have started training for amateur competition about a year ago. I recently met Issi through my coach and, although I was a little sceptical about hypnotherapy and not knowing what to expect, I have decided to give it a go with an open mind.
Issi is very approachable and welcoming from our first phone call and session. Prior to our meeting, he asked me to complete a questionnaire to describe the issues I wanted to address and what my intended resolutions were. At the start of the session, Issi explained the process of hypnotherapy, what it does and does not do. That has put my mind at ease.
I have recently sustained a rib injury from illness that has brought my boxing training to a halt. That has left me in a state of uncertainty, anger, anxiety and distress. I feared that my injury would put an end to my training and destroy any further chances of competition.
Although I don’t remember every word that has been said in the hypnotherapy session, I finished feeling much calmer and my mindset has changed from fear and distress to acceptance and calmness, knowing that my injury will heal in time and it’s OK to have some down time for recovery.
I had a further session to reinforce this and to set some targets for the future. This change in my mindset is truly amazing and I am thankful for Issi’s help.
I am glad to have the opportunity to work with Issi. He has broadened my mind not only from a hypnosis perspective but also in a counselling aspect. He has given me the confidence to believe in myself again.
I intend to enlist Issi’s help again for performance improvement when I am well enough to get back to training in preparation of my next fight, and am happy to recommend hypnotherapy with Issi to my friends.
I was a chronic smoker, smoking 40 to 50 cigarettes a day and needed to reduce my smoking and eventually quit. My habit has spanned over 42 years.
I had three wonderful sessions with Issi who without judgement made me feel comfortable and relaxed.
Over the sessions Issi has helped me become a happy smoker. I am now smoking between 10 to 15 cigarettes a day and still decreasing to eventually quit all together.
I am already feeling healthier and saving financially.
I feel I could not have achieved this without Issi’s help and will always be grateful to him.
I was skeptical about hypnotherapy. But, because I do use meditation and guided meditation, I thought I’d give it a go.
Results? I have to admit I was surprised. At the time of the session I felt relaxed, but I didn’t feel like I was “under” or unconscious, or anything like that. Actually, immediately afterwards I thought “I don’t think it worked because I feel relaxed but no different.”
The real surprise came the next day when I found myself thinking, “I really need to write down a fitness goal”. And then looking forward to getting to the gym. My hypnotherapy goal with Issi was to work on prioritising exercise.
I’m convinced now that hypnotherapy really can help. I like to get top up treatments occasionally and I find I go into relaxation (hypnosis) faster and I’m better able to focus on the thought changes in the days and weeks that follow.
If you’re on the fence about this I say: Give it a go!
I am a 68 year old man. All my life I have suffered from stiffness in my body. However, I was unable to discipline myself to do simple stretching exercises.
One month ago I had a hypnotherapy session with my brother Issi. I am now doing three half-hour stretching sessions a week. I do not have to force myself to do the stretching exercises, I do them effortlessly.
Prior to doing hypnotherapy, I would not have believed that I would ever do regular stretching exercises. Now I don’t just do them, I look forward to doing them.
One session of hypnotherapy has changed my life and I recommend it to anyone who like me wants to do something but lacks the disciple to make it happen.
I had struggled for a while, trying to shed 5KG, when a friend suggested
Hypnotherapy. I had never considered it before but decided it was worth looking into. So I contacted Issi with an open mind.
He was very professional, as he returned my enquiry call promptly. During the sessions I felt comfortable, as Issi is a genuinely warm & kind person. Together we discussed why I was struggling with the weight & devised plans to battle those issues, during the session, as well as between sessions i.e. Homework.
I haven’t lost the weight just yet but am much happier about committing to regular exercise, which was one of the issues holding me back. Now with my
husband, we play indoor soccer every Wednesday night.
I had seen Issi years ago for Shiatsu. I still received his email updates, so when I got one saying he was now offering hypnotherapy – I was intrigued.
I was currently dealing with an issue that I had to make a firm decision on but in the past was very wishy-washy about it.
I had three sessions with Issi, but first I had to do “homework”. Some of those same words and phrases I had written for my homework ended up in the words Issi used to talk to my subconscious while I was under hypnotherapy.
You still feel aware while you are under, but you feel very very relaxed, so relaxed you could sleep but you don’t. Instead you listen to the “script” Issi says aloud and in that way – this is the script that allows you to be the person you want to be.
Outcome: I have stuck to my decision and have not reverted back to the self-defeating cycle of the past.
Attending Issi’s hypnotherapy sessions has been a most life changing experience. The scripts that Issi meticulously prepares, target the exact areas that my situation needs.
I now have the confidence and focus in my life that encourage me to reach my life goals. Issi’s professionalism and care is second to none – I have the utmost trust in him.
When I met Issi the first time I felt immediately as I would know him for many years, he was very sympathetic, calm and I especially liked his eyes and his voice. He listened to my problems of anxiety and fear of several things. There were many problems in my life at the same time, but first of all my fear of the future.
Then my first session of hypnotherapy put me into an amazing state of relaxation.
After this first meeting I left the country and we continued with meetings on Skype once a week, I admit that I was skeptical but it worked very well.
Issi helped me solve my problems and worries step by step, he had great ideas and made me think in a different way than I used to think of before. After a while we stopped our Skype sessions, but even now I very often think of our sessions and the advice Issi gave me for life and I am very thankful for all that.
I approached Issi for Hypnotherapy for help with making a new path in life, suffering from old baggage, anxiety, and physical pain.
I was impressed by his manner in taking a history and getting to know my needs.
I found him easy to communicate with, especially liked his aftercare, which came across with genuine care. Issi was accommodating to my timing which was very helpful in my treatments as well.
I would recommend Issi. I feel he is knowledgeable in broad treatment styles and would make a difference to anyone.