My name is Malcolm Jacobson, and I am a registered clinical hypnotherapist.
Of course, that’s not the whole story. I’m also a lapsed musician, writer and audio engineer, and currently a product manager and rider of motorcycles, amongst other things. But we can talk about that later.
How did you end up becoming a hypnotherapist?
My interest in hypnotherapy began towards the end of July 2018. I didn’t realise it at the time because I’d just been strapped into a stretcher in the back of an ambulance, but a series of events had just kicked off that would lead me to discovering hypnotherapy and the positive benefits it can bring to your life. If you’re interested, you can read about those events over here.
How has hypnotherapy helped you?
The short story is that I developed post traumatic stress that ended up causing panic attacks, and I used self-hypnosis (a skill I can teach you) to cure those attacks. Self-hypnosis worked so well for me that I wanted to learn more, so I started researching hypnosis and how it can help people to bring positive change to their lives.
Learning led to more positive experiences, which led to more learning and eventually to me signing up for a Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy.
Over the course of my studies and clinical practice I have used hypnosis and hypnotherapy to cure
- post-traumatic stress
- excessive rumination / overthinking
- panic attacks
- negative thinking
- stage fright
I’ve learn’t how great hypnotherapy can be through personal growth and experience. I know it works because I know how much it has helped me.
Do you have any specialities?
While my goal is to help as many people as possible, I do have additional life experience in two specific fields – performing arts, and software development.
I grew up in, and then worked in, the performing arts for over 14 years. I have a great interest in helping artists to overcome common problems such as
- lack of self-confidence
- stage fright
- performance anxiety
- fear of being judged
I have also worked in software development for over 20 years. Common issues I’ve seen and understand in this industry are
- all or nothing thinking
- issues surrounding a lack of control
- low tolerance for ambiguity and change
- internal orientation
I’m always keen to learn new things and explore new areas, so my specialities do not prevent me from treating people outside these industries. Talk to me about how I can help.