My Story

Hi, I’m Dan Stribling and I’m the founder of Insomnia Hypnotherapy Australia – I use various approaches, including hypnosis, to help people who suffer from poor sleep to start sleeping well.

I struggled aimlessly with insomnia myself for almost 8 years, before finding a solution in hypnotherapy.

Now I utilise my experience and knowledge to help others who are in a similar situation.

My journey to hypnotherapy began when I started meditating to solve sleeping issues, a little over 11 years ago.

Although it helped and I absolutely loved (and still love) meditation, it didn’t solve the issues. I was often waking up 20 or more times a night. I tried all sorts of things to help me sleep better, but nothing really worked until I went to see a hypnotherapist.

I’d previously been a skeptic of hypnosis and hypnotherapy and was basically trying it as a last resort. I don’t think I really expected it to work, but I’d tried so many other things (and I was so frustrated) that I thought I’d try it. I’d tried meditation, sleeping pills, valerian extract, melatonin, supplements and other herbs and nothing seemed to be of much help. The sleeping pills worked at first but, as anyone who struggles with insomnia will tell you, you don’t feel very rested and the soporific effect of them tends to wear off after a few weeks or months. 

My sleep routine was horrific and it quickly led to me needing to sleep in a separate bed. After a while, even sleeping in a separate bed didn’t help and I was letting my issues control my life. Every decision I made was essentially made with my sleep in mind – I couldn’t go out too late because it would mean I’d be too tired the next day, I had to sleep with earplugs or else I would get no sleep whatsoever, I had to sleep on my left side, I panicked if I missed part of my nighttime routine. If someone asked me about my sleep, I felt almost competitive, in a way – I felt like I had to prove that my sleep was much worse than theirs! Looking back now, I was doing so many terrible things and I never had a hope of getting decent sleep, the way I was going. 

Enter hypnosis. After a hypnotherapy session, I slept through the night for the first time in almost 8 years, and have continued to sleep soundly ever since. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this was genuinely life-changing for me. Fixing my sleeping issues has completely changed my life, not just because it led to me doing what I do now. I discovered new energy, motivation and drive  and learned what it’s like to have a good sleep again. I’d slept so badly for so long, that I’d forgotten what it feels like to be fully rested.

The amazing experience I had personally inspired me to, first learn more about hypnosis, before training as a hypnotherapist myself, as I want to share the secrets I’ve learned with other people. I’m passionate about what I do and about helping others achieve results. If you’re prepared to work hard towards achieving your goal, I’ll help you get there.

Get in touch now and start the process of literally changing your life.

What Clients Are Saying:

Martine Kowalski
Martine Kowalski
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Amazing experience! The hypnosis was so powerful and effective and I couldn’t recommend Dan more highly.
Mikey
Mikey
Mikey Wulff
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I didn't come into hypnotherapy lightly as I was really struggling with finding a restful night sleep and an escape from my night terrors and cramping. Through a lot of hard work, repetition and guidance from Dan at absolutely any point I needed to send a message or ask a question, I can honestly say I've been able to feel the results I have been searching for in my sleep and have the tools to move on with my life with the trust I deserve in my sleep. Absolutely so grateful to Dan for this. Thanks again!
Forreste
Forreste
Forreste Lee
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Wow I actually haven't stopped smiling since I left my hypnotherapy session with Dan. He was really able to hold the space to allow me to relax and feel calm. It was such a beautiful journey and I felt like I truly expanded and let go of my negative perspectives in a really comfortable way. I feel a lot more confident now, and have already created change in my life with this new found clarity and sense of worthiness. I am really, really grateful, and I'll be back Dan 🙂
Trudy
Trudy
Trudessence
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I’ve been seeing Dan to help me overcome some emotional barriers in regard to my health & fitness. I had a very serious & life threatening illness 12 months ago & needed to reset my mindset. I now feel that I’m back into a healthy routine & on track towards a full recovery. I highly recommend him
Nicola
Nicola
Nicola Scruby
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I saw Dan from East Brisbane Hypnosis and was blown away by how much he helped me. When I first saw Dan I had been suffering with quite a bit of death anxiety. I was originally a sceptic of hypnotherapy but was recommended to Dan by an acquaintance. In each session, we touched on potential triggers (emotions/events throughout my lifetime) & each hypnosis session left me feeling more and more relaxed & in control of my thoughts. Dan is attentive and really cares about his clients. I received meditations & exercises to complete outside of my sessions, and the whole process was extremely beneficial for my mental health. I still use his strategies on a daily basis and feel like I have full control over my thoughts & feelings. Thank you for such an amazing experience Dan! Nicola
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A Safe, Simple and Effective Treatment

Whether you’ve recently acquired a sleep issue or whether it’s been around for years, I’d like to hear from you to see if we’re a good fit.

1. Free Initial Consultation

This is where I ask you about your sleep, to form a solid idea of what's preventing healthy sleep. This is your opportunity to describe the effect insomnia is having on your life.

2. Sleep Audit

The Sleep Audit is the first step, and the most important one in the program. It's designed to totally change your mentality towards sleep.

3. Hypnotherapy

By making positive suggestions in trance to what some people like to call the "subconscious mind", a change is much more easily able to be accepted and acted upon.

FAQs

Hypnosis can help with such a variety of issues, that it would almost be more worthwhile to list what it can’t help with. The following is a list of some of the common issues that clients seek help with:

– Sleep issues (both getting to, and staying, asleep),
– Stopping smoking,
– Weight loss,
– Adherence to diet and fitness plans,
– Stress,
– Fear of flying,
– Fear of death,
– Specific phobias relating to objects, other people or events,
– Lack of confidence in social situations,
– Difficulties with public speaking,
– Improving performance in a particular aspect of their life (such as at work or in a sport),
– Sexual issues,
– Addiction to drugs or alcohol (or other addictive substances),
– Removal of bad habits (like nail biting, for instance),
– Pain control (note that this is not something I specialise in and I would recommend seeking help from someone who does).

It differs, depending on the issue you’re seeing me for and which session of the program it is but, generally speaking, they’re between 60 and 90 minutes.

Just one.
 
My programs are generally between 2 and 8 sessions, but results will be noticed after the first session. The whole program should be treated as pieces of a puzzle as the techniques used will be quite different in each session.
 
By the time your program has finished and you’ve seen me a number of times, you’ll have experienced a real and lasting change.
 
Some clients come to see me with multiple issues (smoking and weight loss, or insomnia and weight loss, for instance) and that means the program will be a bit longer. However, the results will still be just as good.
Yes, it really does.
 
Hypnosis has a long history and has been used for thousands of years in different forms. It actually has an incredibly high rate of success, far greater than more ‘traditional’ types of therapy. A 2001 study by the University of Washington School of Medicine found that hypnosis for quitting smoking has a 90.6% success rate.
Another study, by the University of Conneticut, involved researchers analysing 18 studies comparing a cognitive behavioral therapy such as relaxation training, guided imagery, self monitoring, or goal setting with the same therapy supplemented by hypnosis.
Those who received the hypnosis lost more weight than 90 percent of those not receiving hypnosis and maintained the weight loss two years after treatment ended. There are so many more studies which find similar results. It’s a fact – hypnosis is scientifically proven to get fantastic results.
To put it simply, hypnosis is all about following instructions. If you can allow yourself to follow instructions, you can be hypnotised. End of story. You might have heard or seen the phrase “all hypnosis is self-hypnosis”.
 
This is very true, and it explains how being hypnotised is all down to you allowing yourself to go into trance.
Hypnosis feels somewhat similar to meditation, and is just a very deep form of relaxation. It feels a bit like that moment in the morning when you’re not quite awake, but not quite asleep either.
 
You may feel a little drowsy, you might feel some tingling sensations in your muscles or limbs and, personally, I often feel a really nice warmth flow through me.
 
You’ll be fully aware of what I’m saying, and you’ll remember it afterwards. You’ll always be in control and you can bring yourself out of trance at any time.

You won’t generally “feel” like you’ve been hypnotised; hypnosis just feels like a very deep state of relaxation. At no point will you go from being relaxed to suddenly being in trance, it’s a very gradual process and you’ll just become more and more relaxed.

Absolutely not. The great thing about hypnosis is that you will only accept suggestions that you want to and that are agreeable to you. If a hypnotherapist tried to tell you to hurt someone, for instance, you would not accept the suggestion as the idea of doing that would be unacceptable to you.
 
However, if the hypnotherapist suggests that you feel more relaxed, that is a perfectly acceptable suggestion that your unconscious mind would (presumably) be willing to allow.
Hypnosis is essentially a relaxation technique whereby the practitioner makes certain suggestions to the client in order to have them gradually relax. Once the practitioner is comfortable that the relaxation is deep enough, they will then make positive suggestions to the client’s subconscious mind, so that those suggestions will then be accepted.
 
Hypnosis is a gradual process and anyone who can follow instructions can be hypnotised.
I hear this from time to time and you would probably think that this is a real red flag for a hypnotist. However, that’s just not the case for me.
 
The fact is, your perceived experience of a previous hypnotic trance will have no bearing on your success with me. Without wishing to sound arrogant, there are good and bad hypnotists out there. A good hypnotist is never going to be scared off by a person who believes their past hypnosis didn’t work. It’s likely that there was something holding you back when you were last hypnotised (which the hypnotist wasn’t able to recognise).
 
I utilise multiple different techniques and it can be a case of working out what works best for a particular client. Once you find that technique, the results will come. Whether you’ve seen a hypnotist in the past or not should have no bearing whatsoever on your success with me.
By chance, really.
 
I was always a skeptic of anything to do with mindfulness/meditation/hypnotherapy until I was at University and had incredibly bad sleep issues. I started meditation at the recommendation of a doctor, and that started my interest in that side of things.
 
Although the sleep issues didn’t get much better (and over time got even worse), I kept meditating every day while I was working in the financial services. I worked for quite some time within that industry and my sleep was still terrible. I tried all sorts of different things to fix the issues and nothing really worked until I went to see a hypnotherapist on a whim.
 
I thought “what have I got to lose” and so I went along and had incredible results. I was so excited by this and started to develop a real interest and, eventually, a passion for hypnotherapy that’s led to me becoming qualified as a hypnotherapist.
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What Will This Program Give You?

Clients often describe hypnotherapy as the best decision they’ve ever made. Find out why.

Relief

Clients tend to report feelings of relief once their (often longstanding) issues are resolved.

Understand Your Sleep

We often don't realise when we're doing things to sabotage our sleep. This program lays out in black and white the things that are causing issues.

The "Flow On Effect"

It tends to be the case that you don't just see results in one aspect of your life. There are often added benefits such as weight loss and greater relaxation and management of stress.

Confidence

This program isn't designed to "fix" you. It shows you how to fix yourself and maintain the confidence that you can sleep perfectly well, long after you've finished the program.

Opening Hours

Consultations are Monday to Friday and by appointment on Saturday mornings.

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qualifications

  • Certified Hypnotherapist
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner
  • Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Coach
  • Certified Time Line Therapy Practitioner
  • First Aid Ceritificate (HLTAID003)

The Clinic

The office is located in Stones Corner/Greenslopes, within the bustling Stones Corner Village.

Suburbs close to Stones Corner include Coorparoo, Woollongabba, East Brisbane, Kangaroo Point, Norman Park, Annerley, Fairfield, Holland Park, South Bank, South Brisbane, West End, Morningside, Bulimba, Hawthorne, Carina and Cannon Hill.

Zoom consultations are also available.

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