Hypnotherapy MelbourneOne day, I bent down to put my shoes on. Just that simple action, caused me to get short of breath! I had allowed myself to get to a dangerous weight, and being a diabetic, I was dicing with death. That was my “light bulb” moment, where I knew that something had to change.

A few months earlier I had seen a flyer in a nail salon talking about Mind Phenomenon, so I looked it up, got an appointment, and I will never look back. Honestly, I was a little skeptical in regards to this alternative treatment, however I went in with an open mind and a great determination. Lucia’s program works. It is Simple, and it works.

I lost 6 kilos in four weeks, and the weight is continuing to come off. My blood sugar is within normal ranges, and I have cut down my need for insulin by more than half, in fact I have completely dropped my usual night-time insulin shot, which is just incredible. If you are serious about your health, and you want to ditch all fad weight loss programs forever, make an appointment, you will not look back. Lucia, you are an amazing, individual and you have helped me in my personaljourney to a healthier, and happier life.


My 14 year old daughter was going through the usual moody routine of young teenagers. That was ok but the moodiness turned into unhappiness and I could not find out what was wrong. She assured me there was no bullying, that her friends were fine, but I just could not help her. Desperate to help her, I contacted Lucia to see if she could help. My daughter was quite cynical about hypnotherapy but was willing to give it a go…Well the change in her has been great.

Lucia unearthed problems, gave Georgia coping strategies, and yes she still is a moody teenager but she is not unhappy. Even the way she carries herself has changed. She used to have very round shoulders but now she walks taller and I think that is a reflection of how she is feeling about herself. When Georgia feels she is not coping so well, she goes for a “top up”. It’s great. The only way I can describe what is happening is Lucia is helping her to change her negative internal dialogue to a positive dialogue. I would highly recommend Lucia to help your teenage kid to get through those sad times. It’s not a cure, but a tool and one that they can take with them through their adult life.



Before I went to see Lucia, I was very unhappy and I didn’t know why. So Mum suggested that I try hypnotherapy. I honestly didn’t think it was going to work but I was surprised. Not only did Lucia find out what was making me unhappy, but I came out of every session feeling extremely relaxed. Lucia gives me tools to use in situations where I feel stressed out and it really works. Whenever I feel like I can’t cope or a problem arises, I go for a session and I come out of it feeling happy and confident. I would highly recommend this, especially to girls my age who are stressing out at school or at home.



I am writing to convey my thanks and gratitude for the wonderful hypnotherapy sessions you have recently conducted with me. I am a person who considers my-self to be fairly up to date with nutrition and exercise literature and yet there was always a gap between knowing the information and implementing it on myself.

I have successfully lost a total of sixty kilos over the years of dieting and yet it wasn’t really a success as the weight would always seem to creep back on. Whenever there was an upsetting moment or upheaval in my life I would go back to my old friend, food.

Emotional eating and the dieting rollercoaster that was my life had seemed to become an entrenched part of my identity. Then I decided I was sick of it. Knowing that weight gain starts in the brain I decided to tackle the underlying issues of emotional eating properly.

That’s when I decided to meet Lucia. You have reminded me that healthy eating really should not preoccupy all waking moments of the day, like diet or lifestyle programs tend to do. Food has now been relegated to its proper place in my life. This frees me to concentrate on more important issues like completing my tertiary studies.

Thank you for reminding me about simply listening to my body and planting in my subconscious the desire for smaller portions and drinking more water. These changes are proving to be easy and I am now very confident and happy that I will no longer put the weight back on. This is a real confidence boost!

As an added and very important bonus I have found I am now a very relaxed person and no longer feel stressed. Your sessions have given me a peace I did not expect. I have never felt so relaxed and calm. My friends have noticed and been making some pretty positive comments too!

So, thank you Lucia. I will not hesitate in recommending you to anyone that finds themselves in need of Hypnotherapy. I have really appreciated it.

Kind regards,



Since my first visit with Lucia, I have had a dramatic improvement, I now feel in control of my life and this has changed my entire life, I have so much energy I feel very positive I never realized how long I’d been living in a food coma for, I feel amazing, I sleep better, I no longer obsess about food and I actually spring out of bed in the mornings.
From someone who was a bit sceptical about hypnotherapy, I am amazed at how different I feel.

Lucia was highly recommended to me, she has also helped others I know to control their drinking and help sort out their lives.

She is amazing just book she will change your life.

When I first decided to see a hypnotherapist, I was living a very stressful life not coping very well. I felt stuck and angry.

After a couple of visits with Lucia, my life started to take better shape and I was able to make the necessary decisions to go to the next level. I am now coping well, working towards those new goals of mine. Lucia helped me clear up old baggage and get focused on what was important to me.


I used to smoke a packet of cigarettes a-day, and always wanted to quit. I tried everything over the years but found that nothing worked. I decided to go and see a hypnotherapist as my last resort.


I was really surprised that after the first session, for the first time in many years I actually felt very positive and in control, I cut down from a packet a day to 4 cigarettes in a week. I had 3 sessions with Lucia, and I can honestly say that I wish I had known about hypnosis years ago. I now feel in complete control of my cravings and have no desire to ever smoke again. I found hypnotherapy to be the most effective for quitting smoking and I now also know how to relax and take a deep breath without lighting up. I would recommend Lucia to anyone that wants to quit smoking.

Thank you Lucia

Attending hypnosis sessions with Lucia has been one of the most significant if not miracle breaking times in my life. Not only has it helped me to break with my deep history of negative thought patterns of the past, but it has definitely brought me to think in the present moment; enriching my life with confidence which I struggled with since childhood and releasing heavy burdens associated with depression which I carried with me nearly all my life. I got so tired and overwhelmed of waking up every morning with the same problems and struggling to find happiness and passion in my life which I thought had left me forever.

The environment is comfortable and relaxing and you can feel assured that all of your problems are held in the most strict and highly confidential manner. I only wished that I had learned of Lucia’s service a lot earlier as I am surprised how after the first session had enabled the transformative shift I was looking for in my life.


I have never considered using Hypnotherapy to help me with my issues – but in 2009, it finally occurred to me that I was getting nowhere fast. The cycle of doing nothing, and not improving, had to stop.

In January 2000, I became engaged to a man I loved dearly. We planned the wedding, named the children we were going to have together, and set up home. By August, it was all over, and in a very traumatic way. I spent the next nine years shut away from everything, too afraid to love again because I knew the pain of it would kill me this time. I could not be that vulnerable again, and I certainly couldn’t trust anyone again.

But that’s the problem with great excuses; they keep you stuck in that cycle of pain forever. After spending almost a decade alone, I realised if anything was going to change, I would have to change first. I didn’t even know where to start.

I did the one thing I never thought I’d do – I saw Lucia, a hypnotherapist, and asked for her help.

She was amazing. Absolutely incredible. I had no idea hypnotherapy could be so powerful, so real, so helpful. In the session, Lucia was able to get me to relax (which I couldn’t believe!), and then she gently had me imagine meeting my ex-fiancé on a beach. She gave me the opportunity to express to him all of the pain I had been holding in all these years. I let it all out at him and felt surprisingly strong, not shattered as I usually am when thinking of him. Lucia was right there with me, helping me, keeping me relaxed, giving me strength, and guiding me through my recovery process.

Since that session with Lucia, I had my first date for 9 years. I’ve had several more dates since then, and I have now been in a wonderful relationship for 9 months. I had forgotten how to be happy.

I now have my life back and enjoying my new life very much. I’m more confident, more realistic, and more relaxed. There is no doubt in my mind that without Lucia and hypnotherapy, I would still be alone, terrified, hurt, and unable to move forward.

Thank you, Lucia, for your compassion, your dedication, and your support. I would – and do! – recommend hypnotherapy with Lucia. She will change your life.

Hi Lucia,

I am just writing to you to thank you SO much for all that you have done for me. Since seeing you, I have not had any panic attacks! As you know I had seen many different counselors and psychologists and none of them compare to the breakthroughs and techniques that you provided me with.

I recommend your services to all of my friends for anything that may be bothering them. Your positive, confident, professional and caring attitude towards your clients really does make all of the difference.

I am happy for the first time in a long time and I owe that to you!!

Hi Lucia,

Before finally deciding to see a Hypnotherapist I was living a life full of fears and anxiety.
It was getting to a point that I could not even leave the house, could not work, could not go out to a public place; I could not even attend family functions.

The fears that I felt and the anxiety just took over and left me paralysed, I would literally be sick at just the thought of going anywhere so it was easier to stay at home and drown my sorrows.
I had no idea why I was feeling this way, finally I made the decision that if anything was going to change I had to make the changes first, so I started looking and found Mind Phenomenon, I called Lucia and immediately she made me feel at ease.

I made that first initial appointment, the day of my appointment I felt so sick that I almost didn’t make it I am very happy that I forced my self to go and keep my appointment with Lucia; I could not believe that she was actually able to get me to relax and was able to find the source of why I was feeling this way. As Lucia would say this state was created a very long time ago.

The changes were amazing with just the first initial session I already felt I was on a positive journey.

I have had a few sessions with Lucia and I can honestly say that I wish I had made this appointment much earlier as I wasted so much time feeling as if I could never get out of this rut I was in.

I am happy now I have a job, my life has become so much better I no longer have a problem with going out, and I am enjoying my life so much more.

Thank you so much Lucia you have changed my life and I will for ever be grateful to you.

Keep up the great work that you do.

Hello Lucia,

I am now up to a weight loss of 9.5 kilos and I’m still going strong. I feel fantastic. And not just physically, but mentally as well.

My entire life has been racked with the need to eat! Up until now that is. That, I think, is what I am most happy about. I don’t think about all the things I shouldn’t or can’t eat anymore. It’s been a liberating experience. I no longer feel like I’m on a diet. Sure I can still eat what I want, but I just don’t want to and I have no remorse about it what so ever.

In truth it has taken me many weeks to get around to writing about this, because simple words cannot explain my joy in regards to my self esteem and need to eat. I have known no other life up until I went through with being hypnotized and now I can’t imagine going back.

Now I tell everyone about this treatment and happily spout all the benefits. Physically I am looking good again, but most importantly I feel great mentally. To not obsess over a diet anymore is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

Thank you Lucia XO

I tried several weight loss diets however; nothing seemed to work for me so I thought I would see Lucia and try the Virtual gastric Band Programme.

The main point about the programme is that Lucia advises a high success rate, which gives you confidence from the start.

I immediately lost 7kg within 2 weeks and continued to lose more as the days went by. I no longer am an emotional eater. I eat healthy and exercise daily. I am not on a diet as Lucia stated “diets don’t work” and that is true. Foods that I suspected I was addicted to, no longer appeal to me.
I am allot happier now and am sure I will reach the exact weight I wish to be. I would highly recommend you discuss the Virtual gastric Band Programme with Lucia before any other method, as you will no doubt be pleasantly surprised as I was. It really does work.

Hoppers Crossing

22 September, 2010

Re: Lucia Pietralunga,

To whom it may concern,

I have been supervising Lucia for the past few months, during which time she has also completed the Certificate in Ego State Therapy and the Diploma of Ego State Therapy, for which I conduct training.

I have been impressed by Lucia’s professional ability and the cases she presents are well structured and reveal a high level of skill. I am happy to refer clients to her and it is obvious that those who see her receive positive change. Lucia is one of the bright stars.
She has revealed a respect for the clients she sees and her presentations always are made in a manner that focuses on client welfare.

I am happy to support her in any way I can.


Gordon Emmerson, PhD

Honorary Fellow, Victoria University

The first time I saw Lucia was about a year ago, because I had a fear of flying,
I got a job that required me to travel internationally, it was a job that I had always wanted and didn’t want to compromise because of my fear of flying.

So I decided to see a Hypnotherapist, Lucia was highly recommended to me by a friend that had seen her for quitting cigarettes.

I was a little sceptic at first but decided I had nothing to loose.

I was very surprised that after only 2 or 3 sessions my fear of flying was gone, she was amazing, she took me back to a time in my childhood that I had no memory of, that created this fear in me. I actually fly all over the world now I am grateful that not only do I have the job I always wanted but I also enjoy flying.

So about 6 months later I came to see Lucia for my nail biting habit issue, she is unbelievable I don’t remember ever not biting my nails, again Lucia did her magic and apparently I started biting them at the age of 3.

I am happy to say that I now have long nails and I can’t imagine ever biting them again they look great.

Thank you so much Lucia.

I then saw Lucia to help me with my weight issues, I have now lost over 18 kilos and I am happy to say I am not on a diet; I am motivated to exercise and eat well.

Thanks again Lucia

I highly recommend Lucia to all my of friends and anyone that tells me they have an issue.

Thank you Lucia I am very grateful you have changed my life.

I have been a yo yo dieter all my adult life. I lose weight only to put it all back on.

I didn’t want to DIET any more, I knew that I had to change the way I looked at food.

I have always chosen the right foods but the wrong quantities; my biggest down fall was that I just loved food.

I have been thinking for a while to try hypnotherapy but l was a bit sceptical if this would work for me, but I thought I had nothing to lose and would look for someone close to home who might help me get the weight off.

After searching the internet, I found Mind Phenomenon. After reading all the Testimonials I was impressed so this is when I decided that this was where I was going to try-and find the help and success I needed.

I emailed Lucia a few times and she patiently and clearly answered any questions I put to her.

Then after I spoke to her I definitely knew that she was the right person to help me.

On my first visit I was equally nervous as I was excited, as I didn’t know what to expect, even if this was going to work??? At the end of my session I had no doubt that with Lucia’s help I would succeed. She made me feel comfortable and welcome like an old friend. She has opened my eyes and mind to the tools I need to help myself.

I just cannot believe how this whole process has been so effortless. I find that I no longer crave foods or go to the pantry when I’m bored. I am no longer on a diet.

After only two weeks I have noticed great changes in my size and shape.

My whole outlook towards hypnotherapy has changed and any doubt I might have had has completely disappeared. I would recommend Lucia to anyone who needs help.

I couldn’t have does this without Lucia’s help.

Thank you Lucia, You are amazing.


My name is Jo. I have been a drinker for 30 or so years. I only drank at home. I never drank if I was working that day. I did not drink and drive. I never drank when I was pregnant or feeding. I fooled myself with the thoughts that I had it under control, it was MY downtime, and I was not hurting anyone — WRONG WRONG WRONG. Over time, I began to have thoughts about my long-term health, the effect of my drinking on my kids, and how I would pay for my habit when I finally retired. These thoughts were initially very fleeting — I enjoyed having my drinks! And besides, I wasn’t an alcoholic; I could give it up anytime — right? WRONG WRONG WRONG On a “being brutally honest with self’ day, I realised I needed some help. I did some research, and decided that maybe hypnosis was the way for me to go. A bit more research and I came across Mind Phenomenon and Lucia.

I made an appointment — all the while mourning my drinking demise.

OMG — Lucia was phenomenal. Not judgmental, easy to talk to, and for the first time ever, I was totally honest with someone about how much I drank. The first session went well.

That week, I had cravings when I would normally be sitting down, cracking open my first champers bottle, but I practiced Lucia’s breathing techniques and I got through. I did have a drink, but only about a third of what I would normally have. Lucia was delighted and gave me “high fives” and hugs and praise. The following 2 sessions was concentrated on reinforcing that I was in control, and that I can choose to drink, I can choose the amount I would drink. I did not have to give up alcohol, but it would no longer control me.
It has worked brilliantly. I love the fact that I can still drink IF I choose to, and it has been ridiculously easy to choose not to drink.

I always screwed my nose up at those that have spouted that if they could do it, so could you. Well, it’s true, and with Lucia’s help and support, you can also be where I am now. Now, hopefully this will work just as well with the weighty issue of chocolate and chips addiction!!!


Dear Lucia

I just wanted to say thank you for your help over the last few months. I had tried a range of different styles of counselling over the years and found myself either in the same place just sadder or receiving bad advice which I acted on and ending up 3 steps back. I could only think this was now my kind of normal.

I was lucky to have someone suggest hypnotherapy and after doing some research I found your website. Our brief conversation left me feeling at ease and quietly confident that this could be what I was looking for, with past experiences I also kept an open mind but this time I was at least looking forward to the appointment knowing there could be an end to this rut I was in.

In just a few sessions I felt like a new person ready to take on the world and in a better position to see what I had attracted and the chain of events it had caused over the years to now easily recognising the situation or person and being able to walk away without any issues. Having now broken the cycle I feel I can now get on with life without the barriers and obstacles that I kept coming up against when life really shouldn’t be that hard.

I feel so much lighter and happier, and grateful knowing where I was only a few months ago to who I am today.

Thank you so much Lucia


After struggling with weight most of my adult life and trying every diet and latest fad to lose weight only to put it all back on again, I think I’ve finally found the answer with “Mind Phenomenon”. With the aid of Hypnotherapy and by following a proper eating plan I’ve really started to see the weight come off understanding that it’s not a diet but a lifestyle change. With the aid and support from Lucia I’ve found it easy to change the way I eat and lose weight. I highly recommend “Mind Phenomenon” to anyone trying to lose weight and change their life.



Hi Lucia

I just want to thank you so much for helping me quit smoking. I honestly didn’t believe I could be hypnotized let alone give cigarettes away, but your treatment has succeeded.

I am now a natural non-smoker, and if I can do it others will be able to quit too.

Thank you