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Principal, Clinical Hypnotherapist and author

Leonie O’Connell

Introducing Leonie O’Connell, the Principal of the Academy of Therapeutic Hypnosis, Clinical Hypnotherapist and author. With a profound dedication to the field of hypnotherapy, Leonie has had an extensive journey of education and practice in Hypnotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programming.

Her experience and expertise are nothing short of extraordinary, with a deep understanding of the intricacies of the human mind and a mastery of the art of hypnotherapy. Clients who have had the privilege of working with Leonie praise her for her empathetic approach and remarkable ability to guide them towards transformative change.

Students who train with the Academy get the benefit of decades of training, learning skilful, advanced techniques that are unrivalled in the industry. From working with traditional, time-honoured processes of the mind to the most up to date techniques based on cutting edge research, Leonie has taken complex issues and developed step by step, easy to learn processes that have been refined and developed over thousands of clients to deliver amazing results.

Discover the transformative power of becoming a Hypnotherapist to change your life and the lives of your clients.

“Hypnotherapy, when done with real expertise, is a wonderfully transformative process. It is incredibly rewarding to teach this skill to others because everyone wins. Our teachers win by sharing our knowledge and enhancing the lives of others.

Our graduates win by improving their own lives and entering a career that is rewarding in every way – personally, professionally, and financially.

Our clients win as they experience transformative processes that literally change the quality of their lives. And from there, the ripple effect flows out to families, friends, colleagues, communities, and the world.”

Principal, Clinical Hypnotherapist and author

Leonie O’Connell

Introducing Leonie O’Connell, the Principal of the Academy of Therapeutic Hypnosis, Clinical Hypnotherapist and author. With a profound dedication to the field of hypnotherapy, Leonie has had an extensive journey of education and practice in Hypnotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programming.

Her experience and expertise are nothing short of extraordinary, with a deep understanding of the intricacies of the human mind and a mastery of the art of hypnotherapy. Clients who have had the privilege of working with Leonie praise her for her empathetic approach and remarkable ability to guide them towards transformative change.

Students who train with the Academy get the benefit of decades of training, learning skilful, advanced techniques that are unrivalled in the industry. From working with traditional, time-honoured processes of the mind to the most up to date techniques based on cutting edge research, Leonie has taken complex issues and developed step by step, easy to learn processes that have been refined and developed over thousands of clients to deliver amazing results.

Discover the transformative power of becoming a Hypnotherapist to change your life and the lives of your clients.

“Hypnotherapy, when done with real expertise, is a wonderfully transformative process. It is incredibly rewarding to teach this skill to others because everyone wins. Our teachers win by sharing our knowledge and enhancing the lives of others.

Our graduates win by improving their own lives and entering a career that is rewarding in every way – personally, professionally, and financially.

Our clients win as they experience transformative processes that literally change the quality of their lives. And from there, the ripple effect flows out to families, friends, colleagues, communities, and the world.”

Clinical Hypnotherapist, Trauma and Addictions Specialist

Juanita Smith

Juanita Smith is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Trauma and Addictions Specialist, teacher of Hypnotherapy and the author of “Is It A Habit Or An Addiction?”.

Juanita is passionate about helping others take back control of their lives.  Raised as a young child in an environment where addiction seemed normal, she experienced first-hand, the emotional and physical toll that addiction has on families, health, and longevity.  On a journey of healing and self-discovery for many years, Juanita found her calling as a Hypnotherapist and Addiction’s Specialist.

As a result of AOTH’s career focussed training and resources, Juanita’s hypnotherapy practise grew rapidly and in a very short space of time she found herself in demand as a reputable and sought-after Hypnotherapist.

Working with thousands of clients to overcome addiction, she developed her highly effective, groundbreaking processes which she now teaches to other therapists (whose training with other institutions did not equip them to sufficiently deal with these issues).

Juanita is based in Sydney, and she now balances her time between working with clients locally and globally, and teaching and mentoring therapists through AOTH. Her mission is to reach as many people as possible with this simple yet powerful solution that helps people take back control of their life by removing habits & addictions, resolving trauma, releasing anxiety, and so much more.

“I initially trained with the Academy and owe my success to the incredibly powerful training processes and techniques that are unique to AOTH. After years of seeing firsthand, so many clients experience incredible transformations through the power of hypnotherapy, and the transformative processes and techniques that we teach, my dream for people who are experiencing difficulties in their life is for them to see Hypnotherapy as their first ‘go to’ rather than a ‘last resort’ after other methods have failed to get the truly life-changing results they desire.”

Trainer

Danielle Leikvold

Empowering Future AOTH Hypnotherapists to Transform Lives: Guiding the Next Generation of Healing Practitioners.

Danielle Leikvold is a dedicated trainer committed to enabling and unlocking people’s pure potential. With a passion for teaching and a wealth of experience in coaching, mentoring and hypnotherapy, Danielle is committed to shaping skilled and compassionate professionals in the art of hypnotherapy.

Through our fast-track training, she equips students with knowledge, skills, techniques, and ethical frameworks unique to A.O.T.H., fostering confidence and hands-on experience. With a focus on building confidence and understanding, Danielle cultivates a supportive learning environment where students thrive. Graduates emerge as skilled, compassionate practitioners ready to transform lives, and knowing they have ongoing support to succeed and thrive.

“Inner work creates inner peace and strength and it also brings outer peace. It’s the most divine work and I love what I do. The shift people find within themselves always leaves me so humbled by how powerful hypnotherapy is. I don’t feel like I really work … it’s my heart and soul. Everything I’ve done in my life has lead me right here and I am so grateful.”

Trainer

Danielle Leikvold

Empowering Future AOTH Hypnotherapists to Transform Lives: Guiding the Next Generation of Healing Practitioners.

Danielle Leikvold is a dedicated trainer committed to enabling and unlocking people’s pure potential. With a passion for teaching and a wealth of experience in coaching, mentoring and hypnotherapy, Danielle is committed to shaping skilled and compassionate professionals in the art of hypnotherapy.

Through our fast-track training, she equips students with knowledge, skills, techniques, and ethical frameworks unique to A.O.T.H., fostering confidence and hands-on experience. With a focus on building confidence and understanding, Danielle cultivates a supportive learning environment where students thrive. Graduates emerge as skilled, compassionate practitioners ready to transform lives, and knowing they have ongoing support to succeed and thrive.

“Inner work creates inner peace and strength and it also brings outer peace. It’s the most divine work and I love what I do. The shift people find within themselves always leaves me so humbled by how powerful hypnotherapy is. I don’t feel like I really work … it’s my heart and soul. Everything I’ve done in my life has lead me right here and I am so grateful.”

Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner and healer

Heidi March

Heidi March is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner and healer. Heidi has completed a variety of renowned wellness programs and training and courses, unveiling deep connections with country, with others, and with self. The founder of the ‘Love Week Program’ and ‘Within Waratah Wellness’, Heidi is both intuitive and practical in her approach.

Heidi has gone through her own deep healing processes and has been able to heal her body from physical and emotional pain through hypnotherapy and a collection of mind-body techniques, which she has since become qualified to practice and teach.

Heidi has extensive experience with individuals and couples both locally and internationally. She empowers her clients to recognise and remove limiting beliefs, as well as release emotional baggage, and change unwanted, habitual patterns, allowing them to be the best versions of themselves.

Heidi is so passionate about the power behind hypnotherapy she has stepped into the training arena and is excited to share this amazing modality with others.

“It is truly the most rewarding industry to be in. It’s all about changing one life at a time, day by day, creating a positive ripple effect so we can all become our best version of self.”

clinical hypnotherapists

Nicholas Cornish

Nicholas Cornish is one of Perth’s foremost clinical hypnotherapists and a leader in his field. His sessions and programs have supported thousands of Australians to rediscover their true nature and achieve their health goals on all levels, physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Before qualifying as a hypnotherapist, Nick worked with multiple world leaders in the health industry facilitating health, wellness, and meditation retreats in Bali. Over his many years abroad, Nick studied and mastered many aspects of natural health including yoga, breathing techniques, meditation, and mindfulness. He is also a professional musician, song writer and sound healer.

On returning to Australia, Nicholas rapidly built a highly successful hypnotherapy practice based on the transformative processes taught in our courses. He has consulting rooms in Perth and Mandurah. Nicholas has been featured on channel 9 News for his remarkable results working with weight loss clients. He achieves astounding success using the revolutionary and innovative processes he now teaches since he has elevated his remarkable skill set to a higher level by transitioning into the realm of teaching with The Academy.

“Helping someone quickly and powerfully undergo changes that have an amazing impact on their life is the most rewarding work anyone could possibly do. Their energy uplifts them and I can’t help but feel the same way.” 

clinical hypnotherapists

Nicholas Cornish

Nicholas Cornish is one of Perth’s foremost clinical hypnotherapists and a leader in his field. His sessions and programs have supported thousands of Australians to rediscover their true nature and achieve their health goals on all levels, physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Before qualifying as a hypnotherapist, Nick worked with multiple world leaders in the health industry facilitating health, wellness, and meditation retreats in Bali. Over his many years abroad, Nick studied and mastered many aspects of natural health including yoga, breathing techniques, meditation, and mindfulness. He is also a professional musician, song writer and sound healer.

On returning to Australia, Nicholas rapidly built a highly successful hypnotherapy practice based on the transformative processes taught in our courses. He has consulting rooms in Perth and Mandurah. Nicholas has been featured on channel 9 News for his remarkable results working with weight loss clients. He achieves astounding success using the revolutionary and innovative processes he now teaches since he has elevated his remarkable skill set to a higher level by transitioning into the realm of teaching with The Academy.

“Helping someone quickly and powerfully undergo changes that have an amazing impact on their life is the most rewarding work anyone could possibly do. Their energy uplifts them and I can’t help but feel the same way.” 

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