Shelley Downs

Professional Hypnotherapist + NLP Practitioner + Life Coach

💭 Considering hypnotherapy? You're in the right place. Just take a look around and if I can help in any way scroll down ⬇️ and you will find my phone number and email.

Is This You?

It is you

If you think your ready for change answer these next questions.

Some people feel resistance to change and that's just a natural part of being human. Hypnotherapy can really help you as you don't need to believe or be completely ready for it to work.

Shelley Downs

I struggled for years with depression, procrastination and low self esteem. Tried it all; psychologists, medication, mindfulness and nothing worked until I found hypnotherapy.

To be honest, I wasn’t a believer at the time, I was just desperate! My life change in just one session. And I’ve seen that happen over and over again for my clients. 

Prior to becoming a hypnotherapist I spent my working life in the disability sector and assisting people who have mental health issues to live their best life.

These days, I call myself a Change therapist as hypnotherapy now incorporates so many tools such as life coaching, NLP, Neuroscience and energy medicine. 

Located in Brisbane, Australia I offer both in person or Zoom sessions and I  work with clients all over the world.


How Can Shelley Help?


Anxiety is behind so many of our everyday problems. From feeling overwhelmed and stuck to procrastinating and affecting our everyday functioning. For some people it can get out of control as it typically escalates. Using hypnotherapy and the latest in change work I will show you how to interrupt the pattern or anxiety, turn off the production of stress hormones so you can live the life you really want.

Trauma and Irrational Fears

Do you feel like you can’t let go of the past, even if nothing horrific has happen to you and you have a good life? It might interest you to know that Science has proven everyone has trauma and it’s just a part of our human experience. Hypnotherapy shines in this area as you can release it without remembering it or telling me any of the details. This is because hypnosis works with the unconscious mind and the conscious memory will simply act to re-traumatise a person. Other therapies such as CBT and exposure therapy are designed to slowly desensitise your brain to the trauma.

Dealing with Depression

Struggling with depression? You’re not alone, I lived with depression and anxiety for 6 years. Everyone’s experience is different and yet depression is a shitty experience for all!

I tried everything and nothing worked, until I spotted the pattern of depression. You know how you go in and out? Well, so does your unconscious mind and using hypnosis/neuroscience’s process of neuroplasticity I can reverse that pattern.

For most people the pain of depression comes from the belief that it’s permanent. And yet, it is episodic in nature and follows a pattern. So please know that it is absolutely possible to get out of depression and live the life your really want.

My Hypnotherapy Services

Located in beautiful Brisbane, Queensland, I help clients all over Australia and and different parts of the the world via Zoom. 

Weight Loss

Weight loss hypnotherapy is like flicking a switch on when it comes to mindset and motivation. Most clients tell me it’s the feeling of effortlessness and having that energy to start that surprises them. Weight loss is a mental game and it’s never just about energy in and out. There can be multiple issues such as self worth, hormonal imbalances, habitual habits and trauma (12kg’s+ indicates trauma).  Whether you have a little or a lot of weight to release, hypnotherapy will give you the tools and accountability to keep going.

Managing Sleep Issues

Considering sleep deprivation is used as a method of torture. There’s not much worse then this to deal with! Lack of sleep affects everything including our mood, ability to cope, relationships with others and our work. Hypnotherapy can help you better manage sleep issues, so that you can feel the effects of deep restorative sleep on waking. Spending too much time in the REM phase of sleep and too little time in the deep restorative sleep phase results in people waking up feeling like they haven’t slept at all. I use hypnotherapy as a tool to rebalance your sleep cycles and adjust them to the ideal level for your body. So you can wake up feeling refreshed and ready for your day, every Day!

Overcoming Addictions

Hypnotherapy considers most behaviours like smoking, emotional eating, gambling and drinking excessively as habitual habits. For example the behaviour of emotional eating would of been used to comfort or soothe. Continued use as a strategy neurologically wires in that pathway so it becomes almost automatic. For some people it can be as simple as informing their unconscious mind that they are no longer a child and the extra weight is hurting them.

Dealing with Phobias

Phobias are usually established by the age of 4 and most people will not remember the event.

Typical phobias include fear of public speaking, emetophobia (fear of vomiting), needles, blood, spiders and snakes.

Phobia’s can be anything and some people feel embarrassed and even stupid. Please know it’s super common to have a weird or irrational phobia. Hypnosis works to release the association coded in the brain. Basically a phobia is trauma from sometime in your life. And it hasn’t been processed within your REM sleep cycle.  

Contact Shelley

Feel free to send me a text or give me a call. I’m happy to answer any questions you have and I will give you an honest answer as to whether or not I can help you. Looking forward to talking to you soon.

Cheers, Shell