Unlock Your Potential

Change your thoughts. Change your mind. Change your life. 

Hypnosis is about taking you from where you are now to where you WANT to be.  Making change through hypnosis at a subconscious level will give you lasting change within a short period of time. You can quite literally REWIRE YOUR BRAIN for SUCCESS in any area of your life.

By combining well tested and proven modalities such as hypnosis,  EFT (tapping), NLP, coaching and the very latest in the science of neuroplasticity, we will work together to reach your GOALS and remove any psychological blocks to your SUCCESS. 

I work with all aspects of sports performance, personal development and leadership performance including :

  • Dealing with FEARS

  • Developing CONFIDENCE

  • Improving Communication and Presenting skills

  • Removing blocks to SUCCESS

  • Eliminating ANXIETY


  • Smashing SELF-LIMITING beliefs

  • Releasing NEGATIVE EMOTIONS from the past

  • EMPOWERING the individual

Change your thoughts. Change your mind. Change your LIFE.


Sports Performance


It is now widely accepted that mind-training is an essential part of any elite athlete’s toolkit. The physical training at an elite level will only take you so far but it is the mental strength that will lead a competitor to their ultimate goals and beyond.

The difference between average and elite athletic performance is in the mind, not the body, by changing our inner game we can change our outer game, with our mind being the ultimate playing field.

Hypnosis has been used in sports for many years to help athletes address issues such as fear of failure, fear of success, increasing confidence and concentration, performance anxiety and self-belief as well as addressing a personal history that may be adversely affecting their performance. 

You will often hear about an athlete being in “The Zone” referring to a state of mind where they are performing at an optimal level. Hypnosis, self-hypnosis, NLP, self-directed neuroplasticity and energy psychologies are all remarkable tools which I utilise to give the athlete the ability to move into “The Zone” at will.

Our thoughts affect every system in our body, for better or worse. When we consider that 80 – 90 % of these thoughts processes are happening at a sub-conscious level, it makes sense that the most effective way to address those negative thought patterns is to utilise those tools which allow us access to the subconscious mind. 

Sports hypnosis has a rich history within the field of professional sports, including the following:

  • In The Beijing 2008 Olympics USA Olympic Skeet Gold Medalists worked with a hypnotist.

  • In 1996 Steve Collins beat Chris Eubank for the World Boxing Organization’s Super-middleweight title. Much of his sports success being attributed to the focusing of attention created by hypnosis. Collins was programmed to deliver two punches to Eubank’s one. In the fight Eubank threw 300 punches, Collins threw over 600.

  • In 1959 Swedish boxer Ingmar Johannson used Hypnosis to take the heavyweight boxing title from Floyd Patterson, he floored Patterson seven times in the third round before knocking him out.

  • Jimmy Connors used hypnosis before all of his U.S. Open victories.

  • In 1983 the Chicago White Sox hired a hypnotist and made the playoffs.

  • Phil Jackson used hypnosis with all his championship basketball teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers.

  • Tiger Woods is an excellent example of an incredible athlete who has used hypnosis to achieve a phenomenal level of success in golf. He has reportedly been utilizing powerful self-hypnosis techniques since his early teens.

  • Michael Jordan Probably the best basketball player of all time. He used hypnosis in his team the Chicago Bulls.

  • Jack Nicklaus (golf pro) openly claims that hypnotherapy and visualization techniques are the sole reason for his improved levels of concentration during play.

  • Andre Agassi, the famous tennis player used hypnosis to win 17 gold masters. Energy, control, focus, strength and power.

  • Shaquille O’neal This excellent basketball player used hypnosis with the Los Angeles Lakers with Kobe Bryant for better aim energy and skill.

  • Frank Bruno used hypnosis during his boxing career to focus on winning each fight.

  • Tiger Woods often used hypnosis to keep away distractions.

  • The entire 1983 Chicago White Sox team used hypnosis to help win their division and reach the playoffs that year.

  • Deana Rushworth a PGA Golf professional uses hypnosis to work on her mental game.


"Champions aren’t made in the gym. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them…a desire, dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have skill and the will. But, the will has to be stronger than the skill." Mohammed Ali

In 1973 Ken Norton used hypnosis to defeat Muhammed Ali. Ken was a 7-1 underdog in that fight. Ali began using hypnosis soon after.

If you are ready to take your game to the next level, and develop skills that will not only help you excel in your chosen sport but which can map across to all areas of your life, please contact me today to book in for a free no obligation telephone consultation.

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Leadership Performance


Working and THRIVING within the business community has never been more challenging than it is today. With the advent of the 24hr office, global business environments and the accelerated development of the digital landscape “work stress” seems to have become an accepted part of the modern workplace.

Working hard and being stressed are comfortable bed fellows.  But what if there was another way, a way to enjoy your work, achieve your goals and manage your stress.

When you accept that being stressed is an unconscious response (no-one gets up in the morning and decides that they will stress today as much as they possibly can!) you acknowledge that the way to manage this response is at an unconscious level. 


You may be very aware of your own self-limiting behaviours and their negative outcomes, but even with your best conscious efforts find it difficult to create lasting change.

Hypnotherapy, NLP, EFT and self-directed neuroplasticity techniques are all remarkable tools which can give you the power not only to control that stress response but to move to a position of excellence in all areas of business and communication.

With new beliefs and behaviours both you and your business can perform to a new potential. If you can retrain yourself to communicate your ideas and thoughts effectively then you are unstoppable.

Hypnosis within the realm of Business Performance can help you achieve the following:

  • Overcoming fears and anxiety

  • Improved Motivation

  • Improved focus and awareness

  • Enhanced problem solving and decision making.

  • Increased confidence and resilience.

  • Positive Assertive behaviours

  • Idea based creative thinking & innovation

  • Clear and authentic communication skills

  • Confident and clear presenting skills


If you would like to find out more about how I can help you achieve business performance excellence, call me today for a FREE, no obligation telephone chat.


Life Performance

The nature of life is an ebb and a flow, an up and a down. One day we may feel so full of joy and excitement and real zest for life, perhaps for no obvious reason and sometime soon after you may experience feeling a little low, not as positive. This is normal, this is life, we are affected by both our internal and external environments.

However when we find ourselves feeling STUCK in a continuous low mood, leading to anxiety, depression and in extreme cases panic attacks, we know we have moved into area of abnormal functioning.

Now although it can be argued as humans we have a negative bias (prone to think the     worst ) for the most part this dwelling in the negative is not a conscious process. We do not wake in the morning and decide today we are going to feel anxious, focus only on dark thoughts and actively try to move from anxiety to panic as quickly as we can.

No, these responses happen at a subconscious level. We are running programs developed from our past experiences and learning. These are learnt feelings and responses and they can be unlearnt by making changes at a subconscious level.


Hypnotherapy is an incredible tool which allows us to work with the subconscious mind and create change beyond conscious thinking.

When working with a client suffering from anxiety and related issues the focus is very much future orientated. I am not a talk –therapist and we only discuss the problem in enough detail to get a clear direction on where you WANT to go, how you WANT to feel and what has stopped that happening up until now.  From here we decide how you will know when your goal has been achieved and map the way towards that goal.

Issues that Mind Performance Excellence can help you with include

  • Anxiety

  • Fears and Phobias

  • Panic Attacks

  • Confidence

  • Motivation

  • Acceptance


Please contact me today for you free no-obligation telephone chat which will give you the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

Dance Performance



Sports hypnosis and mind training are not just for athletes on the field or swimmers in the pool. The benefits of sports hypnosis and mental resilience are clearly evident in the world of performing arts.

The time and physical demands of practicing and competative performance can lead to extreme fatigue, injury and pain.

If you add to that the mental fatigue of remembering routines, anxiety about performance, confidence to take on new challenges and the fear of failure, the benefits of mental resilience become clear.

The advantages of mental rehearsal in all areas of performance are well researched and numerous. This process should be an essential part of any dancer’s toolkit who wants to take their performance to the next level.

If you are a competitive dancer or dance only for fun, hypnosis can enhance this experience on many levels.

Mental training can support the physical training by eliminating:

  • Hesitations 

  • Doubts 

  • Blocks 

  • Self-sabotage 

  • Fears 

If you are a performer and would like to find out more about how hypnosis and mental training can benefit you please contact me for a free no obligation telephone chat.



The Virtual Gastric Band


IMPORTANT: This programme emphasizes the importance of smaller portions, feeling full sooner, and respecting your stomach’s messages to discontinue eating.


The Virtual Gastric Band is a remarkable weight loss program pioneered by Sheila Granger in the UK.

This is a protocol that utilises the power of hypnotherapy to help people with varying weight loss goals to find long term solutions.


How does Virtual Gastric Band therapy work?

Virtual Gastric Band is a process which utilizes the power of hypnosis to train your mind and body to accept less food. It has been described by some clients as similar to “flicking a switch in the brain”

It allows you to develop a healthier relationship with food, gain control over cravings and portion size. It is not about deprivation but retraining the mind to listen to the body. There are no side effects and this tried and tested system has a 90-95 % success rate.

If you want to get rid of that stubborn last 5kg or you want to lose 50kg this program is suitable for almost anyone. The most important difference about the Virtual Gastric Band in comparison to the actual gastric band (also known as lap band) is that the virtual version deals with the issues in a person’s mind and their relationship with food.

What can I expect?


The insertion of a hypnotic gastric band is done through the insertion of well-chosen and easily acceptable suggestions into your powerful unconscious mind. There is no actual surgery,  everything is done through the power of your imagination in a relaxed and comfortable state of mind very much like daydreaming. It is a natural state of mind that people drift into throughout their day regardless of whether a hypnotist was present or not.

During hypnotic gastric band surgery, you will just fully immerse yourself into the experience and let your mind create a powerful virtual experience that will give you a very real sense and feeling that your stomach has been restricted in size. Your body will know that eating smaller portion sizes will get you the result that you want and if you eat portion sizes that are too large your body will give you sensations to let you know that this is not what you do anymore.

The aim of this approach is just the same as real surgery – to have you restrict and limit portion sizes so that you can eat little and often. The advantages of this approach are numerous. Cost, time, comfort, safety, enjoyment of life. You will need to work with the program not against it. Just as if a medical patient was undergoing surgery to have a real gastric band inserted there would be both psychological and emotional assessments to undertake first. You would also be required to make changes in lifestyle to support the surgery including increased movement and exercise and a safe reduction of food intake. What it’s not? · NO diet · NO shakes · NO deprivation · NO counting calories · NO pills · NO costly invasive surgery · NO liquid foods · NO recovery time · NO pain · NO needles · NO surgical risks · NO side effects

What are the benefits?

· Be free from thinking about food all the time because you are not feeling deprived, miserable or hungry · Feel in control rather than food controlling you · Eat consciously and listen to what your stomach is telling you rather than your mind · Form new, healthy habits that you can maintain · Be undertaken quickly and privately, without lengthy delay of hospital waiting lists · No costly invasive surgery · No risks

What’s involved?


There are four individual sessions tailored for you specifically over 4-6 weeks which are designed to bring about permanent change in your eating habits. You will be expected to follow some simple guidelines and receive support materials to take home. There is also an ongoing support programs available to suit your needs. The purpose of the Virtual Gastric Band is to make the stomach feel full quickly so that you naturally eat less. Combined with a minimal level of exercise, weight is sustainably and reliably lost. Next steps? Contact Faye at Mind Performance Excellence to book in for your first appointment.


Investment = $499 

4 sessions - first session 2 hours follow up sessions 1 hour each.

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I can not promote Faye enough! For a long time I had a specific fear and had been stressed and anxious as to how I was to overcome it. I was initially skeptical as I thought it was akin to spending money on a diet that didn't work. Further, there are all kinds of connotations to hypnotherapthy and I didn't want to end up "quacking" like a duck. I contacted Faye and we did the sessions via Zoom during the COVID....I am glad I did. Not only did she assist me with my fear (after the first session!!!) she assisted me in learning how to relax and ease my stress! I have one more session to go and have numerous friends interested. I am glad I made the decision to contact her..........all I can say is she phenomenal.

                                                                               Claire- 2020

All I can say about Faye and my experience as a whole is WOW... The VGB is such a fantastic program, everything Faye explains is so easy to put into practise and makes so much sense. Faye made me feel so at ease on the first appointment, I had no idea what to expect. Faye is really easy to talk to and the hypnosis part of the program is incredibly relaxing and calming. I enjoy taking the 20 minutes at night listening to the audio, with 2 boys running around at home, life is hectic, it's lovely to take that time to myself, for myself. Thanks for everything Faye xx

                                                                               Meghan - 2020

I cannot recommend Faye highly enough! My husband and I have both been for her sessions and she has found and fixed blocks that even we didn't know we had. We went in with one thing in mind and she has helped with so much more. Faye is extremely professional and puts you at ease straight away.

                                                                               Natalie - 2020

Have just completed my VGB with Mind Performance Excellence over Zoom and i will admit at the start i was concerned if you can have the same effect through zoom as in person but due to Covid-19 we couldn't do in person. I am blown away by how good it was - a few technical issues at times (but everyone using zoom is having the same experience) but it was fantastic and the results are still coming!

                                                                               Kelli - 2020

Faye is amazing at doing what she does. I have deep gratitude for the progress she's helped me achieve. It's ultimately life changing and is helping me to let go of trauma and find joy in the now. Thank you Faye x

                                                                               Alina- 2019

Faye has really helped me to become much more confident in all of my performances and in my general ability as both a singer and violinist. She is always so kind and compassionate and she has helped me feel much more comfortable onstage in general. My performance anxiety is so much better now! I have always loved performing and now I can enjoy it so much more and be totally present in the moment. I can finally look back on my performances and feel proud, Because I can say that I did the best I possibly could. Thank you so much Faye!

                                                                               Aiylish - 2019

I found Faye very easy to talk to and knowledgeable. She helped me regain my confidence around riding horses and I feel like a different person since our appointments. I would have no hesitation recommending Faye.

                                                                               Ebony - 2020

I had my first hypnotherapy session with Faye a few weeks ago to help alleviate anxiety associated with a specific phobia that I have suffered all of my life. I have tried numerous other treatment options, and was originally quite anxious and somewhat sceptical about my first session! Faye immediately put my mind at ease and made me feel comfortable and welcome! Since my session with Faye, I have noticed a reduction in my anxiety and have been able to handle a situation in which normally would throw me into an absolute panic! I can't wait to have my next session! Thank you so much Faye!

Traci - 2017

If you are reading the reviews, you are trying to solve an issue w hypnosis or alt therapies. Stop googling - start booking Faye! I felt a lil silly, to say the least, booking a hypnotherapist, but was running out of ideas to try! Faye is exactly what was needed. She is so warm and kind. She makes you feel at ease throughout the process. I’d say she is a magician but she is actually professional, educated and intuitive. I got more out of just three sessions, than I have in years of seeing therapists. I am forever grateful for the exceptional experience and kindness. Stop reading reviews and make a booking!

l. Thomas - 2020

I have now had 2 sessions with Faye. Initially the idea of hypnosis was daunting and unfamiliar. But having tried all the conventional methods of dealing with stress/anxiety and had little to no success, I realised it was now or never! Faye is so welcoming and professional, she made me feel like I was in good hands and it was easy to trust her. I feel clearer, more confident, I haven't had any further panic attacks and I am able to freely talk about things that once would have had me hyperventilating or feeling nauseous. I also seem to be more enthusiastic about life in general and have more energy. I finally see a way through, light at the end of the tunnel! Thank-you Faye

Briallyn - 2017

I had a session with Faye a couple of weeks ago to help with my reoccurring anxiety and felt the benefits almost instantly. 2 weeks on i feel more in control of my anxiety than i have in years. I cant wait for my next session. I didnt know what to expect but Faye made me feel very relaxed and safe and the whole experience was amazing. I will definitely be a regular customer!

Kate - 2017

Both of our children had sessions with Faye for different issues they were each dealing with.  Faye was amazing.  She made them feel at ease straight away and gained their trust and confidence.  We observed positive changes in both our children within 24hrs of their session with Faye.  The subconscious mind is extremely powerful and Faye knows how to tap into it using a gentle, calm and non threatening approach.  Our children really enjoyed working with Faye and we couldn't be happier with the results.  We would highly recommend her services. Thank you Faye!'  

Anon - 2017