Peter Zapfella is a highly renowned and internationally accredited Master Practitioner and Trainer of:
- Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP),
- Emotional Alignment Therapy
- Ericksonian and traditional Hypnotherapy
- CYBER-BAND(R) Hypnotherapy, and Psychotherapy
Peter is also a Master Practitioner of:
- Time Line Therapy(R)
- Neuro Semantics
He has been in private practice for more than 20 years.
As a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, he specialises in working with people who want to break free of their addictions, dependencies and bad habits in just one session. Clients usually receive a CD ROM of resources including several MP3 audio’s to ‘lock-in’ the unconscious shift long term.
I can offer treatments in the following areas:
- Mandurah, Western Australia (at clients home)
- Perth, Western Australia (at clients home)
- Darwin, Northern Territory – at the Oaks Elan Apartments. Address: 31 Woods Street Darwin NT 0800
Alternatively, I can also perform treatments via skype.
Peter specialises in working with people who want to break free of:
- Addictions, dependencies and bad habits, such as: tobacco, alcohol, gambling, caffeine, chocolate, cola, sugar, drugs, painkillers (codeine, ibuprofen etc), gaming, television, mobile/cell phones, Internet, collecting junk, hoarding, pornography, cults, shopping etc.
- Needless Worry, Stress, Anxiety and Panic Attacks
- Unhappiness and Depression
- Irrational fears – Phobia’s
- Fearless of Flying
- Sea Sickness – Motion Sickness
- Sadness, loss, loneliness and worthlessness
- Anger, frustration, Rage including road rage.
- Nail, skin and hair biting and chewing
- Guilt and Shame
- Embarrassment and Humiliation
- Low Self Esteem and Lack of Confidence
- Shyness and Blushing
- Feeling Stuck – Lack of Motivation
- Poor Sleep – Insomnia
- Childhood Trauma – Abuse (physical, emotional and sexual etc)
- Self Limiting Beliefs (Self Sabotage etc)
- Sexual problems (Performance and confidence issues psychological erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, pornography, guilt, shame, gay & bisexual issues etc)
- Chronic Fatigue symptoms (may require other sessions)
- IBS symptoms
- and more.
Some history about me
Peter Zapfella is a Master of Hypnosis.
He graduated with a Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy from the Australian Academy of Hypnotic Science in Melbourne (now renamed the Academy of Hypnotic Science), under the stewardship of the late Doctor James Goulding Ph.D & Joane Goulding. Joane has been nominated the La Grande Dame of Hypnotherapy in Australia.” Joane is a consultant to the Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA) with over 40 years of experience as a teacher and educator of Clinical Hypnotherapy. Peter has also trained with media psychologist, the late John Cheetham (AUS). John was well known for his commentary as a psychologist, on radios 3AW, and 6PR, 5AA and 2UE and the National 9 and 7 TV Networks across Australia.
Peter is also an accomplished comedy hypnotist having performed his own Comedy Hypnosis Show across Australia and internationally since 1998. He has always ensured his hypno-performers are the stars of the show, experiencing an exciting, fun-filled, unforgettable evening of entertainment. This has given Peter a depth of hypnotic trance knowledge and experience few hypnotherapists can equal.
Peter Zapfella worked for the veteran American stage hypnotist Reif Spano, who demonstrated unique trance induction techniques. Peter also studied under the late legendary American stage hypnotist Dr Ormond McGill Ph.D. the Dean of American Hypnotists.
People who are more likely to become addicted include those who suffer from: depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, or schizophrenia.
- Have easy access to the addictive chemical or behaviour.
- Experience low self-esteem, or have relationship problems.
- Live a stressful economic or emotional lifestyle.
- Associate with people, or live in a culture where there is a high social acceptance of drug abuse. Some people, including some professional therapists, are confused about the difference between addiction, dependency, and habits of behaviour.
- Habit, is the choice to make a regular routine, practice, manner, tradition, custom, convention, rule, or pattern of behavior. The person with a bad habit can choose to stop the habitual behavior, and with practice they can replace it with a new good habit. The web site www.thefreedictionary.com defines habits as a recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition. The unconscious creates and maintains habits as an efficient, energy saving process. They can be changed easily with an overriding conscious effort. The best way is to replace an unwanted negative habit is with a new positive habit. Habits are a component of the structure of addiction, yet they are not in themselves an addiction.
- Physical dependency is often thought to be the thing that defines addiction, but this is not always necessary or sufficient for a diagnosis of substance dependence. The web site nim.nih.gov defines dependence as a need, which may or may not be related to addiction. It gives the example of a person who may be dependent upon a drug for pain relief, but they are not addicted to the drug. They are dependent upon the chemical for pain relief. A person may be dependent upon herbal sleeping pills to achieve sound sleep, yet they are not physically addicted to the herbs. Physical dependence is the physical bodies adaptation to a particular chemical. If a person abruptly stops using a chemical or drug: the body, and perhaps the unconscious mind may create withdrawals.
- The term cold-turkey is often used to describe the sudden cessation use of a chemical. Symptoms may vary from headaches, mild discomfort, anger, insomnia, fatigue, diarrhoea, anxiety, sweating. Some of these symptoms are generally the opposite of the drugs direct effect on the body. Depending on the length of time a chemical takes to leave the bloodstream elimination half- life, withdrawal symptoms can appear within a few hours to several days after discontinuation and may also occur in the form of cravings. A craving is the strong desire to obtain, and use a drug or other substance, similar to other cravings such as one might experience for food through hunger. Of course dependency is often used in an interchangeable way with addition.
“Addiction: Overcoming Addiction. A common sense approach by Michael Hardiman”, defines an addiction as: A condition whereby an individual regularly takes a substance, or acts in a particular way, in response to a strong and sometimes overwhelming desire to do so; and that in the absence of so doing, he will experience negative feelings or actual illness. By taking the substance or carrying out the behaviour, the addict causes harm to himself or to others.