Hypnotherapy Testimonials

Earthquake
"I had been told of Stephanie by a client of mine who had been to see her after the earthquakes in Christchurch. She went with anxiety, stress, feeling emotional & panic attacks. I had all these going on myself but I was also not able to sleep. I was up half the night just waiting (waiting for another earthquake). All the emotions, anxiety, remembering 22nd Feb 2011 were going through my brain like a video playing in my head.
So I started taking pills to sleep, I was taking them every night, not sure if I needed them or not. The first session with Stephanie was NLP, the second was hypnotherapy. That night I didn’t take my pills and did the breathing and relaxing that Stephanie asked me to do. In all I had two more sessions. I have not taken any pills since and am not reliving that dreadful day, I am no longer afraid of earthquakes. I am so grateful to you Stephanie, I know you have helped many others. I talk about your help to clients daily"........... Lyn Armstrong (Christchurch) Consultant.

"Stephanie is an exceptionally skilled professional. She has helped me a lot with the anxiety re earthquakes and going to work & coping. I would highly recommend her to anyone.".......... A.D. Manager - Christchurch

"My stress and anxiety was getting worse after each earthquake and my reactions started to affect our puppy. A friend suggested I needed assistance with the panic and fear that would come over me so I decided to meet with Stephanie and start hypnosis. After each visit I felt more confident and self-assured and after a total of 5 sessions I had improved considerably.
Stephanie gave me my life back and removed my screams of terror, for this I am very grateful to her and so is my family and puppy.".......... Barbara Graham (Christchurch)


Depression
"Steph was recommended to me at a time when I had been diagnosed with depression and was not coping very well with life at all. At a time when I felt most vunerable Steph was empathetic, gentle and professional in her approach to our sessions.
I have felt much calmer, relaxed and more confident in myself and she has given me some tools that I can use to assist my every day situations. She is very professional & excellent at what she does"........ Karen (Personal Trainer)


Smoking
"After 18 years of smoking, with two sessions of hypnotherapy combined with NLP, I gave up smoking easily and relatively effortlessly. The sessions were both relaxing and enjoyable. I would highly recommend Stephanie to anybody who has a desire to stop smoking"......... Mike (CEO) Christchurch

"How do I thank and voice how Stephanie has changed my life through hypnotherapy to give up smoking?
Yes, I wanted to give up - half-heartedly; actually I enjoyed smoking and was addicted enough to panic if I didn't have any cigarettes on me. I went into my first session with Stephanie a happy smoker, and haven't had a cigarette since! Yes I can easily be around other smokers without preaching or feeling ill. I am proud that I have been a positive example and that Stephanie has successfully helped friends that I have recommended to her to also stop smoking. Stephanie is a true professional who works with your individual issues - and it works."..........Kate, Area Manager, Christchurch

"After trying to stop smoking “cold turkey” several times, a friend suggested I try hypnosis. I have to admit I was very sceptical but thought I would give it a go.
I was amazed, none of the withdrawal symptoms I suffered when I tried to stop before, irritability, major cravings, feeling on edge. Instead I felt relaxed and in control. I did have the odd thought of smoking but nothing I couldn’t handle and this faded off after a few days. Stephanie gave me lots of ideas and suggestions to support myself and these along with the hypnosis worked fantastically. She is a true professional and I would definitely recommend her services. Thankyou so much Stephanie for helping me ditch a 30 year habit.".......John, Blenheim

"It is 12 months since I gave up smoking and have not looked back - I am now the healthiest and fittest I have ever been – when I first decided to give up smoking I was worried that it would be hard, having seen what others had been through – but it was easy and the thought of ever smoking again has never crossed my mind. This is due to the incredible work that Stephanie does, she helps you to relax and make you believe that you can do it – she made it all very simple.
I am eternally grateful – the best money I ever spent"........ kind regards, Ruth


Phobia
"I had an incredibly deep fear of flying. The moment I knew I had to fly I couldn't sleep. I felt sick to the pit of my stomach, it was such torture. On the plane I barely took a breath, I often couldn't stop the tears flowing and food was definately out of the question. I went along to a fantastic hypnotherapist and it completely changed my life.
The wonderfully relaxing sessions made me feel fantastic and when I went on a trip to Queensland, I was excited to go. I was relaxed on the plane, I ate, I laughed. I shocked everyone that knew me and I shocked myself. I can't thank Stephanie enough for giving me the joy of flight"........ Wendy Steeds, Christchurch

"Hi Stephanie  Thanks very much for your help. I had two great flights over the weekend... Whenever I got a bit nervous I just used my anchor or immediately your voice popped into my mind saying rational things to calm me again. When the plane hit some turbulence and then tipped into a bit of a turn I was happy because I knew it was the pilot moving us onto a gentler path.
It’s wonderful to enjoy flying again!   Cheers......." Lisette Good, Studio Manager, Christchurch

Childbirth
"After the traumatic birth of my first child I wanted to explore alternative options for pain relief, I decided upon hypnotherapy with a waterbirth. The experience was truly amazing, with Steph's help and understanding in the lead up to my delivery, I managed to give birth in a completely natural way using self-hypnosis. Our two midwives with combined experience of over 50 years had never witnessed a more calm and relaxed birth, they were totally blown away"..... Kate Endacott (Hairdresser & Make-up Artist)

"My husband and I attended the HypnoBirthing classes run by Stephanie in the run up to the birth of our son. During labour I used several of the HypnoBirthing techniques that Stephanie had taught us. As a result of the classes, my husband was absolutely fantastic at leading me through some of these techniques and continually managing my focus. I cannot stress enough the importance to me of having a birthing companion like him who was completely confident with the HypnoBirthing techniques and was able to guide me through them. Stephanie's reassurances and calm, confident voice through the hypnosis sessions were also a crucial part of the experience for me. I would certainly recommend HypnoBirthing to anyone who is pregnant. I found Stephanie to be a wonderfully caring and supportive tutor."....... Kathy, Diamond Harbour

"I used HypnoBirthing for the birth of my daughter and was absolutely amazed, it helped me more than I ever could of expected in my wildest dreams. Throughout the birth I felt calm, in control and confident in my own abilities. Thankyou so much Stephanie for your wonderful classes, we really enjoyed them, it was the best money we have ever spent!"....... Michelle, Christchurch.

"Dave and I took your course at the end of last year and we both want to thank you for a wonderful birth!!!
Ruby was finally born two weeks late - two days before I was to be induced so I was thankful she decided to choose her own birth day. I had surges at home for 6 hours - I was very uncomfortable but not in pain. By the time I got to the birth pool I had breathed myself into a very deep state. The midwife said my pupils were enlarged and I was off in la la land. I felt her coming down and felt pressure as I requested! After 6 J breaths Ruby was born in her caul into Daves hands. She was placed on my chest and self latched straight away. She was a 9 and then a 10 on the health scale. Since her birth Ruby has been a most chilled and self content baby. She has been a great sleeper from day one and last week slept 10 hours straight. We think her happy nature is definitely a result of having such a calm entrance into the world. Thank you with your assistance to give her that.
I have been spreading the word of hypnobirthing and of your magic! It upsets me the amount of sad and scary birth stories I hear and I am sure a lot of those could have been avoided by doing your course.
Thanks again Stephanie and we will see you again for a refresher when we have baby 2!!"......Em Dave and Ruby


Nail Biting
"Hi Stephanie. I wanted to say a really big thank you for helping me overcome my nail biting problem. After spending a good portion of my 29 years with this disgusting habit, I'm proud to say that after my two sessions with you, I haven't even thought about it! In fact, I noticed results immediately after the first session!
Something that used to make me feel really self-conscious, enough to hide my hands away, is now just a memory. Now I admire my hands and I can't wait till a couple months down the track when my nails are beautiful, strong & long.
Thank you again, you truly are a miracle worker!".......Rachael, Christchurch


Self Confidence
"With an up and coming presentation at work, I felt tense and sick with nerves. After two sessions with Stephanie, I was able to deliver my presentation in a calm, relaxed manner, speaking clearly and with humour. I was amazed at the change in myself"............Spencer, Christchurch


Sports Motivation
"Professional athletes recognise that mental strength is as important as physical fitness. With this in mind I sought the services of Stephanie Gardiner in my preparation for the Abel Tasman Coastal Classic, a race of 32 kilometres off road. The session with her was relaxing, therapeutic and highly motivating. During the race I felt positive and energised and achieved my personal best with ease.
I sincerely believe that my experience with Stephanie was wholly worthwhile, which is why I have no hesitation in recommending Stephanie Gardiner to others seeking an enjoyable and productive motivation experience.".......Lindsay Irons, Redcliffs, Christchurch