“Hypnosis opened a doorway in my mind that cannot be closed. Our potential and that of our clients is only a thought away. The state of hypnosis provides the opportunity for clarity and the chance to reset limiting belief patterns and behaviours.” – Steve Dodson
Steve Dodson is that rare talent – an experienced teacher and multi-disciplined therapy practitioner who maintains the wisdom of a “beginner’s mind”. This means that he brings a practical, grounded approach to the teaching of hypnosis, based on the principle that sound practical knowledge will underpin good therapeutic work.
“Understanding and practising the fundamental elements of hypnosis is what builds skill and confidence in the practitioner.”
Steve began his journey into hypnosis via the martial arts. Obtaining his black belt in karate (1985), it was a natural progression to begin studying the way of the mind. He was given the challenge of fighting thirty rounds in succession in order to achieve his 2nd degree. During his preparation he was given a book on self-hypnosis that was instrumental to his success, opening up a new path of possibilities.
Today he holds a 5th degree black belt in karate and a 3rd degree in Iaido (Japanese swordsmanship) and currently teaches Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido at his school in Noosa Heads Queensland. His experience in the practise and study of martial arts has taught him the importance of learning the basics and learning them well.
1991 saw Steve return to finish his HSC at age 27 and in 1992 he not only graduated from high school, but also achieved his Clinical Hypnotherapy diploma from the David Kennedy School of Hypnosis. The following year he entered university, and 5 years later earned a Bachelor of Clinical Science and a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science. Practicing chiropractic and hypnotherapy together for many years, he has now retired from chiropractic, and focuses fully on his hypnosis practice in Noosaville Queensland, and the support and development of other hypnotherapists.