At Waking Life we use Holistic Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness and Counselling to effectively help people with anxiety, stress and relaxation, low-confidence and self-worth, depression, anger issues, relationships, and sleeping disorders along with helping post traumatic stress disorders and chronic pain.


Most commonly these modalities have been practiced separately, however with Holistic Hypnotherapy, these methods have evolved into a combined approach for more effective, lasting results.


Much in the same way meditation helps us focus inward to understand ourselves, Holistic Hypnotherapy helps you to access the same meditative or hypnotic state through a gentle and effective relaxing process that even the busiest of minds can access.


Through the unique techniques holistic hypnotherapy has to offer, David or Sharon are able to easily and effectively guide you into a meditative state so that you can begin the empowering journey, through which you can create change in your life.


It's their unique background in hypnotherapy, hypnosis, NLP, psychotherapy and counselling that allows them to work with you wherever you are in your life, enabling your voice to be heard and your life to begin to change from the very first session.


“Thank you so much Dave! The session did wonders for me – it feels like I've finally been set free!"

-Helen, Sydney Australia






Waking Life Hypnotherapy Wellington recognises that we all have an incredible ability within us to heal and change our lives. Our purpose is to provide you with everything you need in order to assist you in creating real and lasting change, in the safest and most supportive environment. We are committed to helping you move through any challenges you are facing, so that you can live the life YOU want.


All it takes is one decision. Are you ready to make a change?

So how does Holistic Hypnotherapy help?


Holistic Hypnotherapy is about creating real and lasting change that can be seen, felt and experienced throughout all areas of your life.



With the ever increasing amount of hypnotherapists and hypnotists in Wellington, we have been asked many times over the years what Holistic Hypnotherapy is and it doesn't seem to get any easier to answer. The reason for this is simply because it is so different from hypnotism and traditional hypnotherapy and offers so much to any person depending upon their given situation and desired outcomes.

It's simply life changing.


Holistic Hypnotherapy can be used to discover the original cause of psychological, emotional and behavioural challenges. Gaining the understanding of the root cause of any challenge or area of your life you are wanting to change allows you to be able to permanently let go of it, along with the symptoms attached to it. And it goes much further than this.


With the approach holistic hypnotherapy takes, it's scope allows for profound change that goes beyond the simple change of a behaviour and into every area that the root cause has affected over time and yet has possibly never before been attributed.


This means changes can be experienced emotionally, mentally, physically and energetically throughout many aspects of your life, and not just the one or two that you orginally sought help for. This effectiveness and the results that can be achieved sets holistic hypnotherapy well apart from traditional forms of hypnosis and hypnotherapy.


It can also be used to discover more about who we are and what we want in life. Through holistic hypnotherapy we are able to look deep within ourselves and explore the wealth of information and knowledge we hold within our sub-conscious minds, allowing us to access the incredible potential we all hold within us, bringing it up into our conscious awareness so that we can experience it in our lives today.















Much in the same way as meditation works with accessing the meditative state, a holistic hypnotherapist will guide you through a gentle and relaxing process that will allow your body to relax and slow down along with your thoughts as you enter a more focused state of awareness.


This will be done through relaxing the body and all it's muscles, and allowing the conscious mind to be engaged in such a way that it too slows down and allows for your focus and attention to be heightened and directed towards the sub-conscious. In this relaxed state you will feel completely at ease physically yet fully awake mentally. It is in this focused state of awareness that you are then able to engage with the sub-conscious mind.


One of the most common questions we are asked is whether or not someone with a

busy mind can be hypnotised...


And the simple answer is yes, absolutely. Anyone can be hypnotised if they want to be and unlike with traditional meditation where an attempt to quieten the mind is the first objective, with holistic hypnotherapy we engage the mind in a process that allows it to relax itself, easily and naturally.




What to expect with Holistic Hypnotherapy?



When we first meet with you, we will discuss the background of the issue you'd like to focus on in depth, explain to you how we will be working together and where will begin the session. We will then take you through a short process that will introduce you to what the hypnosis or meditative experience is like.


We've found that by doing this it allows you to be more informed and comfortable with what the experience will be like before we move into the session. It also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and for us to check in and ensure you are comfortable with everything.


Are you nervous about Hypnotherapy?


The hypnotherapy experience is almost impossible to describe adequately which is a large part of the reason why many people are nervous when coming for their first session. Don't worry, we've all been there including Sharon and myself, and it is completely natural to feel nervous with an experience that is simply unknown until you experience it for yourself.


Once you have experienced it however, you will clearly understand what is meant when we use the term hypnotherapy or hypnosis and how gentle and comfortable the experience is along with recognising how you are in control of everything in your session.


Once you have you reached a relaxed and focused state of awareness through the process we mentioned earlier, with Sharon or myself there supporting and guiding you every step of the way, you'll begin the journey inward to access, discover and heal the root cause of your issues.


You'll be asked questions along the way that will help you to understand exactly why you are experiencing what you are now wishing to overcome, and how you can move through releasing anything that is holding you back from changing your life in the way you wish to change it. You may visit certain memories that are relevant to your particular issue in order to release emotions or gain understanding that did not occur at that time.


You may engage with a part of you that ordinarily may not be experienced in your conscious waking state and yet holds an incredible wealth of understanding and wisdom that you can tap into and benefit from, bringing it back into your conscious mind's awareness. You may experience releasing thoughts, feelings and emotions that you may not have realised you had been holding onto and that had been holding you back from being who you want to be and living the life you truly want.


It is mostly common that you will come out of your session with realisations and understandings about who you are and what your life can be that will open doors that perhaps you had never realised were there. Having discovered the truth behind the challenges you have been facing, you are able to clearly see more than ever exactly how your life can change and the ways in which it can be done and the experience of those changes will soon follow.


At the end of your session, we will then discuss what came out of the session along with specific steps to take following, that will help to further integrate the changes made within the session. We will also then discuss following up with you to check in and support you along the way. We are committed to you achieving the results you are seeking and so their support after the session is seen as just as important as their support within your session.


These are just a few examples of what is possible in any holistic hypnotherapy session. It is when we begin to access the sub-conscious mind that we begin to realise the incredible potential we all hold within us to overcome challenges, move through past emotional pain and to extend our way of thinking about ourselves in such a way that we can begin to experience our lives in ways that perhaps we once thought impossible. If our lives are most often experienced from the 10% we know as our conscious mind, what more is possible when we begin to access the other 90% and bring it into our conscious awareness? What could life be like then?



Who we help



Possibly the most empowering aspect of Holistic Hypnotherapy is that it is accessible to everyone. Holistic Hypnotherapy recognises that we all have this vast potential within us to overcome any challenge, whether it be anxiety and nervousness, anger, emotional issues, confidence and negative self talk, depression, stress related issues, physical illness, chronic pain and sleeping problems. 


Over the years of practicing hypnotherapy we have helped people from all walks of life to work on creating profound change, with results that continue to speak for themselves. Holistic Hypnotherapy is fast becoming the first choice in hypnotherapy for many people around the world wishing to explore, discover and create real and lasting change in their lives.


We have included links to specific information regarding how Holistic Hypnotherapy addresses just some of these areas we work in, below for you. If you have any questions or would like further information regarding a specific issue or area of interest please don't hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have and to discuss your area of interest.


We also offer a free consultation either in person or over the phone/ via skype, for people coming to see us for the first time. It is important to us that you are fully informed before your first session and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.


Holistic Hypnotherapy for Emotional Issues


Holistic Hypnotherapy for Physical Pain Relief


Holistic Hypnotherapy for Anxiety and Stress


Hypnotherapy for Grief and Loss


Holistic Hypnotherapy for Addiction


Holistic Hypnotherapy for Life Purpose


Holistic Hypnotherapy for Sleeping Issues


Holistic Hypnotherapy for  Post Traumatic Stress


Holistic Hypnotherapy for Low Confidence/ Self Esteem


Holistic Hypnotherapy for Depression


Holistic Hypnotherapy for Focus & Motivation


Holistic Hypnotherapy for Relationships





A Little Bit About Sharon and David






Sharon Cavill DCht DPLht and David Candy DCht DPLht are both registered Clinical & Holistic Hypnotherapists with backgrounds in Psychotherapy and Counselling. Beginning in Sydney, Australia, Waking Life Hypnotherapy was created to help people to overcome issues with anxiety and nervousness, stress, low confidence and self esteem, addictions and depression so that they can realise and live their full potential with greater joy and sense of purpose.


Sharon and David work with people & companies throughout New Zealand & Australia offering one on one sessions, seminars and workshops.


Their unique holistic approach to hypnotherapy creates a safe, gentle and versatile space for people, allowing real and lasting change to be created and experienced in their lives. Sharon and David's personable nature and ongoing support that they provide is possibly what sets them apart in their field as their commitment to helping people change is integrated throughout all levels of their business.


Waking Life is a way of life for them both as they dedicate their work to helping others realise their full potential.


For David and Sharon, Holistic Hypnotherapy is not simply a new approach to hypnotherapy but a new way of thinking about how to help and support people to create change in their lives as an ongoing commitment. This new approach has come through their own journey of self discovery and change that has shown them what is truly important when seeking change.


It is their personal journey with Holistic Hypnotherapy that allows them to work with anyone at any stage in their life with the knowing of how change can be created both as a professional Hypnotherapist and as a client. They have experienced countless of their own personal hypnotherapy sessions in order to ate change in their own lives and to greater understand the potential of themselves and of holistic hypnotherapy.


The new era of Hypnotherapy is so much more now than hypnosis and NLP techniques. It is this journey of self discovery and awareness through Holistic Hypnotherapy that allows you to realise you have all the answers to your greatest life challenges and you can achieve anything you wish to achieve – journeying into that deeper part of yourself allows you to witness and experience that, unlocking and engaging your own wisdom to create profound change in your life.



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