Hypnotist AWA

I’ve been practising hypnosis and hypnotherapy in a clinical setting for more than 14 years. I initially studied hypnosis at Victoria’s only Government registered hypnotherapy training body, The Academy of Hypnotic Science.I have further studied with prominent Hypnotist Rick Collingwood achieving my Advance Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis. I’ve studied under world renowned Psychologist Dr Gordon Emmerson, founder of Ego State Therapy, and Honorary Fellow of Victoria University’s School of Psychology.

Resource Therapy 

Is a trauma informed empowering psychotherapy based on the understanding that the personality is composed of parts.  The part that presents an issue in therapy is seldom the part that needs change. The presenting part is complaining about another personality part.  The Asset Therapist brings the part of the personality that needs change into the conscious, so it can be worked with directly.  This facilitates a quicker, deeper, and longer lasting change.

Resource Therapy is receiving much attention around the world as a superior trauma informed strength based parts psychotherapy, capable of attending to and relieving PTSD, including complex presentations. The power of RT lies in its ability to treat long standing client issues immediately and effectively within the therapy hour, bringing about significant improvement and often complete and lasting relief from the presenting issue.


Resource Therapy was developed by Professor Gordon Emmerson as a clinical evolution of his knowledge of Ego State Therapy, cognitive psychology, hypnosis and client experience.


Hypnosis Research Articles & Resources

The following are links to Hypnosis Research articles:

Hypnosis for Insomnia in Children
Asthma and Self Hypnosis Research


Research Resources

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Australian Society of Hypnosis
The European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis


Hypnotherapy Associations

The Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists
The Australian Hypnotherapists Association

I’ve been a professional member of The Australian Hypnotherapist’s Association (The AHA), Australia’s oldest and most prominent Hypnotherapy Association. This membership requires that I undergo regular up to date training, and professional development. All this means really is that I didn’t just do a weekend course to practice hypnosis. Things I’m known for include public speaking hypnosis and helping people with their anxieties.

I am a proud father of two twin boys, and I have a beautiful partner who is sick of me leaving hypnosis and psychology books around the house. I am originally from Peru where my beautiful mother still resides.

I love Australia because it is my home. Full of good people, excellent coffee and a wonderful culture. I hope that in the next 10 years more and more people get to know evidence-based hypnosis and its powerful potential in helping people move on and make positive changes to their lives.

My partner Jill and our twin boys.

Michael Pattinson
Mob: 0414 383 314

Qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Academy of Hypnotic Science (Accredited)

Advanced Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis  Australian Academy of Hypnosis

The Australian Hypnosis Alliance

Member Australian Hypnotherapy Association
Ego State Psychotherapist