Insighting          Peace

from turmoil to tranquillity
from tranquillity to joy
171 Stud Rd, Wantirna
Vic 3152, Australia
Mob: 0413 313 440

Emotional Wellbeing and Positive Ageing Facilitation for Women

I was always curious about why people behaved the way they did and what we could do to
make them happier when they were upset or angry. I came to understand only later in my life that
happiness is an inside job!

I formalised that interest by completing a degree in Psychology as a mature student.
When I was
considering post-graduate studies I found that the Psychology pathways available at that
didn't really attract me so I decided to work for a while and return to study in a year or so.

I spent the next 8 years in the Victorian Public Service - so much for 'a year or so'! I immensely
enjoyed my work there, being involved at the heart of government.

However, times change and in 2000 I discovered Life Coaching, which was relatively new in Australia at that time. 
I completed a course and then went on to study Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and The Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
At the same time I deepened an interest in the Enneagram which I had been studying privately since 1991.

Since then I've completed a Diploma in Applied Clinical Hypnotherapy to bring all these resources under the one umbrella, a Certificate
in Psychotherapy (Human Givens) (which specifically offers a fresh approach to mild to moderate depression) and undertook training in The Virtual Gastric Band Procedure, Hypnotension  and  Quantum Consciousness.

Since 2001, at various stages, I've taught EFT, an introduction to the Enneagram and several of my own courses, all of them aimed at helping women become more self-aware, more able to regulate their emotions and also to discover and harness their personal gifts, talents and strengths; the best of who they are.

Several years ago I had cornea transplants for an inherited eye condition. As a result of that personal experience I also offer hypnosis for before and after surgery, helping women use the unconscious, imaginative part of their mind to become emotionally ready and engaged participants in their own healing and recovery. 

Being among the older members of the community now, I've become aware of the unrealistic ageism that is so common!
I'm researching more realistic, positive options and I'm determined to do what I can to promote them, both to individual  women anxious about getting older and more broadly regarding society's ageist assumptions and expectations.

Linda Black Hypnotherapist