About Andrew Dobson
About Andrew Dobson: Mindfit's Hypnotherapist
Hypnotherapist, Psychologist and Life Coach Andrew Dobson holds International qualifications in Hypnotherapy, NLP, Personal Training and Psychology.
Andrew Dobson's Qualifications
Hypnotherapist and Life Coach Dr Andrew Dobson
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 practised 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 this approach.
understands that Hypnotherapy
is just one tool in the tool box of therapeutical applications and while a powerful tool - not a complete one.
will only create Hypnosis sessions that have empirical evidence of it's effectiveness
Andrew Dobson's History and Bio
grew up in the city of Napier, New Zealand, and like many New Zealanders, after High School decided to travel before committing to further education.
Thinking that Law might be the career path for him, he obtained a position with the High Court with the hopes of gaining an insight into law.
Soon afterwards Andrew decided that a career in law was not something that lived up in real life to the perception presented on television.
did however find an increasing interest in Spirituality and a growing ability in Entrepreneurial skills.
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 topics that caught his
interest and imagination at the time.
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.
last few months of the overseas experience in Glastonbury, England he
was introduced to Hypnosis.
Upon returning to New Zealand, Andrew
enrolled in a Hypnotherapy School
hypnotherapy training, Andrew
witnessed, a stroke patient gain control of the paralysis on the left side of her
body after 6 months of unsuccessful physiotherapy.
So began his
serious study of the subject.
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.
is presented with his
Hypnotherapy Qualifications in 1992 by Ormond McGill
Ormond Mcgill Andrew Dobson Merv Holster
Within the first few weeks of his
first year studying psychology at University, Andrew
became aware of exactly what the psychologists meant.
dismay discovering that almost all of the descriptions and explanations he
had been taught to describe how hypnosis works to a client were nothing close to what psychology knew.
For several years Andrew
threw himself into a private therapy practise, and further education in Sports psychology and physiology.
has worked in New Zealand conducting seminars for both Government and business employees, as well as private practice.
spent several years in the United States, furthering his
abilities and training as well as providing private practise.
The Four Hour Work Week
Over several years Andrew
grew disillusioned with the normal work paradigm.
was living the old concept, going to school, then finding a job, buying a house and raising a family (although he
did not have a wife or child).
The idea of working for 40 years to obtain all these things and hoping that you can also save enough money to retire and then do all the things you have wanted to do your whole life 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.
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.