Hypnotherapist, Psychologist and Life Coach Andrew Dobson holds International qualifications in Hypnotherapy, NLP, Personal Training and Psychology.
Andrew Dobson’s Qualifications
Dip Clin Hypnotherapy
(Osmosis Center of Hypnotherapy- NZ)
Cert in Medical Hypnosis
(National Association for Transpersonal Psychology)
(Otago University, NZ)
Dip Sci (Psych)
(Massey University, NZ)
Dip Fitness Center Training
(Auckland University of Technology)
New Zealand Association of Professional Hypnotherapists
New Zealand Guild of Hypnotherapist
National Association of Transpersonal Psychology (USA)
Dr. Andrew Dobson, has been a practicing clinical therapist for over 15 years and brings real world experience to the Hypnotherapy sessions produced for Hypnotic MP3.
Like many Hypnotherapist’s Andrew was initially trained and practiced with an esoteric understanding and application of Hypnosis. In an effort to become a better therapist, he undertook pre & post grad studies in psychology at several Universities and soon realized the limits of the initial training he received.
Andrew understands that Hypnotherapy is just one tool in the tool box of therapeutical applications and while a powerful tool – not a complete one. Andrew will only create Hypnosis sessions that have empirical evidence of it’s effectiveness
Andrew Dobson’s History and Bio
Andrew grew up in the city of Napier, New Zealand, and like many New Zealanders, after completing high school decided to travel before committing to further and higher education. In his early years Andrew thought that a legal career might be an interesting one to pursue. Before such a long commitment at Law School, he obtained a position with the New Zealand Courts with the hopes of gaining an insight into law. Andrew worked within the Department of Courts at the High Court for several years, during which his attention turned from a Legal career to one of an Entrepreneurial flavor.
At the age of 20, Andrew tender and won the cleaning contract for the Justice Department buildings, formed a company, employed several friends as they attended University and a full-time night crew. As a young man, and with seemly little effort Andrew was quickly generating an income in access of what he could have hoped for with a career within the Justice Department or a Law firm. With encouragement of friends claiming he would be a Millionaire by the time he was 25, Andrew would work a couple of hours at night, and spend his days as a full time student gaining qualifications in various disciplines.
With a growing dis-interest in the material aspects of life, and an increasing interest in new age spirituality, Andrew divided and gave away his business among the employees, boarded a plane and set off on what he hoped would be a self discovery adventure through Australia, Singapore, England and Europe. During the next few years (the hippy period) Andrew developed an interest and skill set in alternative healing. During his last few months of the overseas experience in Glastonbury, England he was introduced to Hypnosis.
While engaged in his hypnotherapy training, Andrew witnessed, a stroke patient gain control of the paralysis on the left side of her body within an hour, after 6 months of unsuccessful results with physiotherapy. So began his serious study of the subject. Andrew found that as a lay hypnotist the results with clients were outstanding, and could not understand the ‘raised eyebrows’ among Psychologists when discussing the subject. On more than one occasion we was told (described here more politely) he possessed a ‘limited understanding of current and common knowledge of how the brain worked‘ to say the least. So began a 6 year study and qualifications in Psychology at University.
Within the first month of study at University, Andrew became aware of exactly what the professional Psychologists meant. Andrew was appalled to discover that not only where many of the explanations for how Hypnosis works (as taught in the Hypnotherapy Schools) wrong – Psychology had been providing the real answers for decades. Andrew moved away from his previous spiritual explanations and understandings, into the well researched and data supported views of how the brain works. For an article about some of the myths of hypnosis when taught as a new age therapy read Myths about Hypnosis;
After qualifying, for several years Andrew threw himself into a private therapy practice and further education in sports psychology and physiology. Andrew initially worked in New Zealand, conducting private therapy, seminars for both Government and Private Business, before heading to the United States to further his training and Education
The Four Hour Work Week
Over several years Andrew grew disillusioned with the normal work paradigm. The idea of working for 40 years to raise a family, buy a house and save until you were 65 to relax and enjoy yourself did not really appeal. Therapy had taught him, it is not really the material things people desire, it is ‘The way those things make you feel’. Andrew’s personal motto became “Live the life others only sing songs about”, and he started to travel and experience the world
It took another 15 years before the world and technology caught up with this idea which is now referred to as “Independent Business & Lifestyle Design’ The idea is, work for a period of time, then have a mini retirement and holiday for a period of time. (This concept is made famous in the book ‘The Four Hour Work Week’ by Tim Ferris. And this is now the Lifestyle Dr. Dobson lives.
Andrew has found that living this lifestyle requires much less financial income than the way most people live theirs. And this is why he can offer his product at less than other therapists. A situation regular customer and himself are quite happy about.
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