Rachel Kennedy is very at home in the hypnotherapy profession. Aside from a brief stint behind the counter of a bakery at 15, and a couple of seasons of performing onstage in theatre groups in her late teens, her entire working history has been in and around hypnosis practices.
Rachel is David Kennedy’s youngest daughter, and jokes that she was indoctrinated to hypnotherapy from an early age when David performed hypnosis tricks with her and her friends at birthday parties. She began working in David’s clinic in 1996, and completed her formal training in Clinical Hypnosis in Nambour in 2000. She has worked full-time as a hypnosis practice manager ever since – first in David’s clinic, and then taking over and expanding Brisbane Hypnosis Centre in 2004 with her husband, Glenn Chandler.
In 2001, she gained a Bachelor of Arts, with a useless-but-fun major in English Literature, and is currently completing a Bachelor of Complementary Medicine – a Health Science degree for people working in complementary health professions as support personnel.
It has never been Rachel’s intention to practise as a therapist herself, choosing instead to use her skills to work as liaison between clients and their therapists, and to mentor and teach practice management to other hypnotherapists. By sharing the knowledge she has gained through practical experience, she helps hypnotherapists to have sound business practises in place so that they may apply their knowledge and skills in hypnosis to a regular flow of clients. Rachel gets excited about the business of running a business, and loves to share what she has learned about keeping a practice vibrant and prosperous. She is passionate about the hypnosis profession, and chooses to give her energy to growing a strong and supportive community amongst those who work within the field.