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Are you ready for Positive Change in Your Life?

HypnoSynergy Hypnosis to help - Make Positive Behavioural Change, with Balance and Well-Being, Rid Unhealthy Habits & Addictions, Stop-Smoking, Confidence, Release Fears & Phobias, with Stress Management, Rid Anxiety, Weight Management . . . and much, much more!
Find out how Hypnosis may help you, your child or adolescent with this and so much more …

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HypnoSynergy - for Balance, Well-Being Sessions and Training - Relax, Refresh, Rejuvenate!

A little about your Practitioner Reiki Master Hypnotist Gaye McBride

Hi, I have worked in the field of Well-Being Therapies for over 20 years now in Australia and New Zealand. Reiki, Psychic Development etc. led me to America and Las Vegas to Stage Hypnosis and Stress Management for corporate in 2007, training with some of the greatest hypnotists from around the world since, I've combined some of their technique with my own to formulate a protocol to help facilitate some wonderful positive change for Freedom, Balance, Empowerment and Well-Being in many of my clients. Recipient of an EXCELLENCE AWARD in HYPNOTHERAPY from HYPNOSIS NZ. I am passionate about sharing Hypnosis and Reiki etc. in my clinic at Redcastle Retreat in Oamaru in the South Island of New Zealand, with amazing sea and mountain views and a protected peacefulness, I find it perfect and invite you to join me! (see what some of my clients have to say...further down page),


  • HynoSynergy Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy,
  • Stress Management Training,
  • Advanced Mind Dynamics,
  • Group Hypnosis (Entertainment)
  • Past life Regression Hypnotherapy,
  • Reiki, Sessions, Training and Initiation,
  • Chakra Balancing, Massage, Meditation,
  • Aroma, Colour and Chrystal Therapy,
  • Intuitive Readings & Psychic Guidance,

Available as a Public Speaker for all of the above.

HypnoSynergy Hypnosis

Help - Stop unhealthy Habits & Addictions, with Positive Behavioural Change, Stop-Smoking, Confidence, with Fears & Phobias, Weight Management . . . and much, much more!

HypnoSynergy Hypnosis is the use of the trance like state in order to communicate with the conscious and subconscious mind. The role of the Hypnotherapist is to use their skills and make suggestions to help people solve their problems, both and physical and psychological while in the trance state, by allowing the transfer of knowledge between the conscious and the unconscious mind. It is one of the most powerful psychological methods for mental and physical relaxation. Thus, hypnosis is useful for anxiety and stress control, and phobias, getting in touch with our feelings, and in doing so we are able to interact with the unconscious and unlock the mechanism causing the problem and enabling positive change. Hypnotherapy is when hypnosis is used in conjunction with positive suggestion to effect a modification or change in attitude and/or actions in a willing person. A hypnotherapy session may involve a Hypnotherapist asking the client questions about any problems they may have or what they would like to improve about themselves. Anything from giving up an addiction, helping in weight management to gaining more confidence and self-esteem, there are many benefits to taking part in a hypnotherapy session, at the very least the relaxation alone can be very beneficial to self-healing and well-being, and with guided positive suggestion to combat any negative traits and positive changes can be made. What is particularly pleasant about hypnosis is the fact that it is natural and safe when used by trained professionals.

Contact me for a free informative CD on Hypnotherapy today!

Appointments available Weekdays, evening and weekends

Session Costs Vary - Also available for Stress Management Consultancy Make your Appointment Today!

YOUR HYPNOSIS SESSION . . . A typical Session takes up to an hour and a half, (I personally like to fit about what would normally be three-five sessions into the first one) as I like my clients to have the very best possible outcome and achievements in whatever personal goals they may have or need. I recommend client's commit to at least two sessions of hypnosis, although most have achieved their goal in one, and some clients have taken advantage of up to four beneficial hypnosis sessions, it is very individual. Having studied Hypnotherapy with six very professional and world renowned Hypnotists in their fields from America, Australia and here in New Zealand, I have taken on and use what I consider to be the best of their knowledge and experience and mixed it up with my own knowledge and experience of balance and well-being in life to create quite comprehensive and unique session's. A session involves very beneficial and deep trance relaxation, (always a positive for the mind and body in self-healing), a gentle guided release/healing and specifically addressing whatever any issues might be. Sessions can be backed up with a tailored audio CD which is also recommended to be listened to for about three weeks following. Contact me for more information today! Client's understand that there are no guarantees relating to the outcome(s) of a session, and that they may require more than one hypnosis session, be ready to invest in a session as all sessions are non-refundable.


Hypnosis for Insomnia - 2019 March - Hi Gaye, just to let you know how well I'm sleeping. That's 4 nights now and last night I fell asleep quite quickly and slept right through the night. I'm not feeling anxious about whether I'll get to sleep or not. The phrase, "it's safe to sleep" regularly floats into my mind. And of course my days are brighter because my sleep is better. Thank you so much, I'm very greatful. Mary.

Hypnosis for Weight-Management and Anxiety - 2019 January 31st - Hi Gaye I was going to give you an update this morning lol I have had amazing sleeps so good I don’t even remember falling asleep (which hasn’t happened in probably most of my life!!!) Eating front I don’t seem to be craving food I shouldn’t have I’ve completed a cleanse day which I’d be struggling to stick to. Exercise front great! I’ve been walking every day, this morning I got up a 5.10am and drove to morning yoga ( something for myself) I’m a lot calmer and relaxed about things (has be noticed in my house x) I’m feeling really positive a lot less floating around in my head. Thank you very much for going the extra miles!!!! With me, the removal of that extra energy has extremely helped!!!! You have a beautiful soul and I’m grateful for the chance to have met you x x

2018 June 18 - Hi Gaye, Thought I would give you an update on my progress since my hypnosis session. Well it has certainly helped. As soon as I left you I didn't feel any urge to eat anything sweet. I have lost about 4kg so far and my running is slowly improving as I get stronger. I did have a couple of days I ate some things I would've preferred not to, but then I was back on track with no effort at all, usually that would be the end of it for me. I would normally only go half a day of eating well lol. Yesterday it was my daughters birthday and I had 3 peices of cake (yes 3), but I felt oh so sick afterwards lol, normally I could eat that and other goodies and still eat more later, so the fact that I felt sick was actually a good thing. My eating has changed a lot, I seem to get full quicker and can actually take it or leave it whether I even want to have a meal. I was thinking I might listen to the CD you gave me to keep me on track, I haven't needed to do that yet, but I think I might now. How long does that go for so I can allow quiet time for it. Thank you so much Debbie Sept - feeling blessed to have worked with a lovely young lass for fear of flying ... this is the feedback 💚 Hi Gaye, Just letting you know that after Emma being hypnotized for her fear of flying, she did really well on our recent trip. We had 3 flights on the way to Vegas and 2 flights home. Emma coped really well and just distracted herself a bit with her music, usually she would be grabbing me suddenly with any noise or turbulance. So yes we are all happy with the result.Just wanted to let you know that we are so happy she seen you, Thank you so much. Debbie Elliman

Hypnosis for Stress Management - 2016 August - Hi Gaye, Sorry it has taken me a while to email and give you an update since I came to see you for a session! I just wanted to let you know how it went for me. The first few days I noticed a massive defence, I had a job interview and I was able to be really calm and confident through that, I did not cry! which is a huge thing for me!! After that I essentially felt that things went back to 'normal' for me. However over time I started to notice that... I could hardly remember the last time I had cried, it doesn't happen that often now! And in general I seem to be more settled and able to handle things. I just wanted to thank you for your support and help, it was really appreciated and seems to have made a lasting impact! Thanks again, E

Hypnosis for Pregnancy and Labour - 2016 - Hi Gaye! You cannot know how good it was listening to your voice during the end stage of my labour! I think its why I have such a calm & placid baby, she heard you!! We might have to come & have a mother & baby Reiki session (if you even do that) when I'm down next! Thanks, you are one in a million!! ❤️ (And for anyone curious I love working with Mum's n baby's and expectant mums with Reiki and/or Hypnosis for gentle labour 😊💜😊) -

Hypnosis for Weight-Loss - 2016 May Hi Gaye, Wow it has been a whole week since I came and saw you and the difference is amazing! I have lost 2.2kg. But that is not the amazing thing. Evrytime I go to eat something I shouldn't I nearly throw up in my mouth it is the most weird feeling. Even if I tell myself not to do the vomit action ( I know call it lol) I still do it. I have way more energy to do things and am not taking on others peoples crap either. So thank you very much for giving me the fun filled week I have had. Thanks Kim Up date ... Had some more feedback today ... have lost 6.8kg so far and am feeling amazing so thank you so much for giving me this :) ... (and I just want to say Congratulations on you're wonderful achievement Kim so happy n proud of your result 😊 )

Hypnosis for Well-Being - March 2016 - I had a deep seated fear which was impinging on my current life and saw Gaye for a session of Hypnosis. This was my first experience of Hypnosis which was amazing and 'weird' at the same time. I say weird as I was totally out but also aware of Gaye talking! Amazing because I felt absolutely fantastic and totally wired at the end, with not just a weight off my shoulders but a light and clear head. my jaw was light (I hadn't appreciated how tight it was) and I felt happy, positive and all my worries had disappeared. I was more in tune with my energy which was now flowing well and not going against the current. I would recommend hypnosis to anyone of any age. Gaye explained everything really well so I felt totally safe. She is a lovely person, puts you at your ease and is easy to talk to. I really enjoyed the session and felt great afterwards, Loveday.

Hypnosis for Well-Being - March 2016 - Have been working with quite a few children and teenagers lately which is always an honour n pleasure and here is some feed back ... Very many thanks for the session with ..... yesterday. She was filled with such joy afterwards - literally jumping up and down, so very happy! We haven't seen that for a long time. She said that she feels so much happier, which was music to our ears. (mum)

Hypnosis for Anxiety - July 2015 - Hi Gaye, Just wanted to let you know how great I have been feeling since our session. I am far less anxious than I have been in a long time, and life just seems better. Have you got any CDs on weight loss for sale? If so I would love to purchase one. Thank you so much for making me feel more NORMAL! S.

Hypnosis for Weight-loss - 2015 June - Hi Gaye, I came and saw you three weeks ago for weight loss. I am thrilled to say I have lost 3.3kg and I would just like to say a big thank you it is going good so far. T

Hypnosis for Stop-Smoking - 2015 April 15 - Hi Gaye, Been a while -yes near 2 years 6 months since Marianne and I made the visit to you - yep-- stop the smoking, all good news, both of us have not picked up an other smoke, thank you Gaye, from us both-- Regards Ken & Marianne

Hypnosis for Weight-loss - 2015 January 14 (Loving my Life!) ... a lovely lady rang me today to make another appointment for weight-loss and was keen to share, she came to me in August 2014 in her words .... for a hypnosis session that changed her life! she has lost a stone in weight! Yay and Congratulations Odette!

Hypnosis for Confidence - 21/10/2014 I had not ridden confidently for 3 years but still enjoyed my time around and on my horses, I had issues with talking myself out of the saddle rather than into it and wanted to go back to confident competition, had a hypnosis session with Gaye for general confidence well-being and confidence in horse riding – Hi Gaye just wanted to let you know I had a wonderful ride on my old pony yesterday and am still buzzing about our session, work was so different after too, I was able to chill out much quicker after getting frustrated and walked away from conflict it was Awesome!! Leanne

HypnoSynergy for Grief 23/10/2014 Initially I contacted Gaye a few times via email - however the time was just not right for me - when I finally decided to go and see Gaye I really needed to. When I met Gaye in person I just knew this was going to be good for me - her friendly smile just greeted me and it felt already like a huge relief. The setting is perfect for what Gaye does, I was so scared to go through this process however now I am so grateful I did. Immediately after our session I felt a huge sense of relief and I felt relaxed and the tension was gone from my body. It wasn't until a few days later when I was on my way to work that I found myself singing to the music - believe me I have not done this for nearly three years - also over the past week from seeing Gaye I once again was put into some very difficult situations and whilst I did not handle them as I should have I felt myself trying to hold back and approach it differently - my husband thanked me this morning for opening up more to him also this is huge for me. I believe that when the time is right for you - Gaye will be a wonderful source for you. Many thanks Gaye for your warmth, beautiful smile and what you do. Kindest Regards Margerie

Hypnosis for Stop-Smoking - 20/06/13 Hi Gaye, I wouldn't of believed it but yes I am still smoke free! That's right, go me! It has been hard at times but gets easier every day. Stressful situations have tested me but the "gosh I need a smoke" thoughts don't last long at all. I am a true believer in hypnosis now because smoking was a thing I looked forward to, relied on and enjoyed, or so I THOUGHT. I don't THINK that way anymore and am proud to say I have been smoke-free now for 96 days! Thank-you so much Gaye.

Hypnosis for Addictions - 20/06/14 Hi gaye I am very pleased to have met you. After my session with you I am no longer addicted to my sleeping pills. Thank you so much, you really helped me get my life under control! Nicky C

Hypnosis for Stop-Smoking - 2013 June 3rd - It's been 2 months since seeing Gaye for stop smoking and i'm still amazed at how easy it all was/is! Despite dealing with some highly stressful situations I still haven't been tempted to have a smoke!! Oh I have definatly thought about it - but that's as far as it goes as I can't seem to hold on to the thought long enough to do anything with it! (when I do think about having a smoke it's more habit - I think I should be wanting a smoke now but i don't!). It's great, alomst too easy!! And I feel great! Thanks Gaye :) - T

Hypnosis for Addictions - 2013 January ..... "Just one session with Gaye has transformed my life! I had a very destructive alcohol habit, and I smoked. I left the session feeling fabulous, and am delighted to say I have had neither cigarette or alcohol since, and still feel fabulous. I am deeply grateful to Gaye and would recommend her to anyone" Lynda

Hypnosis for Stop-Smoking - 2012 December ... Pretty proud of myself, over 2 months now and no cigarettes. Didnt realise it was so easy. Thanks Gaye. Rosey

Hypnosis for Stop-Smoking - 2012 April - I have been smoke free for just over a month now many thanks to you Gaye I found after my sessions with you I have felt very relaxed. I had no cravings or inclination to start smoking again. I’ve also grown my finger nails after biting them for at least 50 years. I was extremely happy with every aspect of the session Keep up the Good Work! Heather 2012 January - Tracey Scurr recommends Stage Hypnotist Gaye Mcbride: “We were thrilled with the work that Gaye did for us!”

Hypnosis for Stop-Smoking - 2012 Jan 2nd - Hello Gaye just a quick note to say thank you in helping me give up smoking. It has been 90 days now and all is well very well in fact. Again thank you and may you have a wonderful new year. David Cameron.

Hypnosis for Health and Well-Being - 24.01.2011 - I have recently been undergoing chemotherapy to fight thymus cancer, a rare type of cancer which resulted in the growth of a tumour in my chest which was 27cm long when discovered. I found the effects of the chemotherapy were eased by reiki therapy sessions with Gaye McBride. Our sessions transformed my mental state and I always felt a sense of euphoria during our sessions and a clear headed happiness afterwards. As I was going through a tough time living with cancer, I looked forward to our therapy together as it made me feel great, during and after, and counteracted the vigorous effects of chemotherapy, which not only targets cancer cells, but attacks all rapidly dividing cells in the body. Three weeks after my first chemo session I discovered that the tumour had shrunk by 75%. The doctors could not believe this progress which I believe is due to a combination of the chemo, a healthy diet, Reiki therapy and all the prayers and positive thoughts and energies that were directed towards me. I believe a healthy body is the result of a healthy mind, and my experiences with reiki have made me feel better than I have ever felt in my entire life. The chemo also gave me an intermittent ringing in my ears which drove me insane at times. I also lost my taste and couldn't sleep without the aid of sleeping pills. Hypnosis with Gaye got rid of the ringing noise, brought my taste back, and I stopped using sleeping pills. In fact, the morning after one particular hypnosis session to target my taste, I could taste everything on my plate at breakfast. The butter, pepper, bread, and bacon. It was truly sensational!!! I recently had an operation to remove the tumour and am undergoing Reiki to help ease the pain. When doctors dissected the tumour, they could find no trace of the cancer. It had disappeared completely. I would recommend Reiki therapy to anyone, especially those who are going through emotional and physical difficulties. However, I do not believe it should be a substitute for chemotherapy, but I guarantee it will ease the effects and could assist in the treatment of many illnesses. Richard M

Reiki Session 3/6/2010 Gaye you were wonderful! I walked out feeling lighter and happier! I loved the experience and have no hesitation in coming to see you again. (Bonus) The feeling of wanting to smile all the time! Testimonial: This is something I would recommend to anyone who wants a 'lift', it was a very empowering and Gaye is just wonderful, Rose.

Hypnosis for Stop-Smoking - 2010.28.08 Very friendly delivery and relaxing session, (Bonus) Calm, relaxed and confident, Any Suggestions? Hypnosis should be available and funded through the Quit-line! Testimonial: Gaye from the moment our session finnished, I knew I was a Non-Smoker. 30 days now, No Cravings, No Urges, No Worries! 40 years and I'm Over It! THANK-YOU THANK-YOU.

Hypnosis for Weight- Management - 2010 Amazing! I was not sure what to expect but the whole session was totally relaxing I felt safe and secure at all times. (Bonus) The relaxation and Pain control - the physical benefits of deep relaxation. This has been a life changing experience for me . The Sugar cravings are gone! I feel calm and in control of my eating at all times. Testimonial: Totally amazing experience! fantastic deep relaxation. I went for weight-loss and sugar addiction, It really works! I feel totally in control of both issues. An added benefit was the relief from chronic pain from an injury of many years, the relaxation during the session allowed my body to begin to heal - I have been for a second session for pain relief. I cannot thank Gaye enough for her treatment and care. A truly life changing experience! (lost a kilo in the next week) Irene.


Gaye Maree McBride is:
  • 2017 Recipient of EXCELLENCE in HYPNOTHERAPY Award from Hypnosis New Zealand
  • 2011 Certified in Magnestista Emeritus NLP International Europe Assoc. with Marco Paret
  • 2009 Certified in Advanced Mind Dynamics from the Australian Academy Hypnosis
  • 2008 Certified in Power Hypnosis from the Australian Academy of Hypnosis
  • 2008 Certified Delores Cannon Technique Past Life Regression Practitioner
  • 2007 Certified Clinical Hypnotist with Hypnosis New Zealand
  • 2007 Certified in Stress Management Consultancy - American Hypnosis Association.
  • 2007 Certified Stage Hypnosis with Ronning Modern America Hypnosis.
  • 2002 Certified Reiki Master/Teacher - Usui System of Reiki in Australia
  • 2007 Certified in Massage with Holistic Health NZ
  • 2004 Certified Angel Intuitive with Doreen Virtue
  • 2002 Intuitive Guidance and Mediumship with Rev. James Booth in W.A.
  • 2006 Certified in Natural Health with Good Health New Zealand
  • 2001 Certified in Human Services and as an Education Assistant
  • 2002 has Diploma of Community Services and Children Services with the South West Regional College of Western Australia.
Gaye has studied and practiced in Australia, America and New Zealand for a number of years gathering natural techniques in Self-healing for Balance and Well-Being.

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Animal Therapy, Children’s Health, Colour Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Hypnotherapist, Meditation, Reiki, Spiritual Healing, Swedish Relaxation Massage, Weight Loss

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