About Us

The Hypnotherapy and Mind Expansion Clinic incorporates education and increased self awareness to identify problem behaviours or limiting beliefs, identifying what is contributing to the problems and what is strengthening limiting thoughts or behaviours. Then expanding your thought processes to  explore and open one's eyes to what is possible, increasing one's awareness of strengths, skills, capabilities and utilising those capabilities.  The potential applications of Hypnotherapy are enormous. I personally believe that we are only touching the surface of what the human mind is capable of, mind expansion is the next step in evolution....exciting times!!!

Christine Jacques - Clinical Hypnotherapist, Professional Sports Hypnotherapist, Mindset Coach & Professional Supervisor    (Dip. Clin. Hyp.) NZ, (Ct. Vis. Com), (Ct. Sports. Hyp), (Ct. Professional Supervision)  

Chris has a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (3yrs), a Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Sports Hypnotherapy a Certificate in Visual Communications (2yrs) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision.  

Her Hypnotherapy training includes intensive courses in Pain Management, Stress Management, Human Sexuality, Self Hypnosis, Hypnobirthing (Natural Method & Mongan Method NZ, AUS & USA), Sports Hypnosis, Forensic Questioning, Hypnotic Regression, Suicidal Tendencies treatment (NZ & AUS/USA), Sleep Hypnosis, Hypnosis for Children in addition to a strong base of Counselling, Psychology and Psychopharmacology. 

After working with a number of professional athletes in clinical practice, Chris undertook further study in the application of Hypnosis in Professional Sport.  Chris completed her Post-graduate studies in the field of Professional Sports Hypnotherapy in 2011 and became the first person in the Southern Hemisphere with this qualification.  

In 2017, after 11 years in private practice Chris gained a Certificate in Professional Supervision (AUS).  This encompassed 24hrs of face to face supervision training, 40 hours of pre-workshop study and culminated in formal theory and practical assessments to meet the current specified criteria of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) Supervision Training Standards (2013).  A Professional Supervisor's role is to provide diverse supervisory interventions to assist the Supervised (Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Coach, Health Care Professional or other professional) in continuing to operate effectively, safely and efficiently within legal and ethical considerations while assisting in promoting their personal growth and professional development and obtaining their own unique professional goals.  

Chris's prior employment background is in Human Resources, Operations Management and also as a Trainer. 


Her former employment has included training managerial staff and special projects management for a large Australasian company, and managing multi-million dollar retail premises and working in operations and logistics for international mountaineering companies. She now combines those 'soft & hard' business and coaching skills to assist people in tapping in their potential and reaching their goals.

The majority of Chris’s training in Hypnotherapy has been through the New Zealand School of Clinical Hypnotherapy and has had some USA & Australian training.  Chris has been practicing full time in Wanaka since 2005 and been studying Hypnotherapy seriously since 2003.  Chris became a full member of the New Zealand Society of Clinical & Applied Hypnotherapy (NZSCAH) in 2006 and a registered member of the Natural Health Council (NHC) in 2010.  Chris served on the Committee of the New Zealand Society of Clinical & Applied Hypnotherapy from 2008 until 2012.  Chris was also a professional member of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists.


Chris works with people! She became a Hypnotherapist because she wanted to make a difference and contribute to society in a positive way.  In the past, her most rewarding employment positions have been those that involved sharing knowledge, brainstorming, building skills, encouraging others as well as being challenged and expanding her own viewpoint. She still loves those characteristics and she feels her skills are still being expanded upon as she and clients explore solutions together.  


“My practice is all about stretching yourself, expanding your veiwpoint, being innovative, finding solutions, empowering people to take steps, leaps, pole vaults or even leaps of faith if that is what is required.  Each 'stretch' depends on where each person is at and how far they want to go!  I am serious about what I do and who i want to become, so if you are serious and passionate about what you want to do, where you want to go or who you want to be, then get in touch.” 


I am in regular contact with other well trained, competent Clinical Hypnotherapists in New Zealand & Australia.  If you are looking for a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist in another area, click here: Recommended Hypnotherapist



"We are what we think.  

All that we are arises from our thoughts.

With our thoughts we make the world."  - Buddha



Workshops, Training Courses & Presentations

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I have a keen professional interest in stress & anxiety and its effects on human performance.  From pre-competition anxiety in athletes, disturbance in sexual function, sleep disorders to obsessive thoughts.  Anxiety is a multi-faceted problem and it is New Zealand's most common mental health issue. In-house training and workshops are possible upon request. Previous public speaking engagements include;


Coaching the Human in the Athlete' - Central Otago Sports Coaches Collective (SPARC)


Anxiety and Associated Disorders. - New Zealand Society of Clinical & Applied Hypnotherapy (NZSCAH) 2011 National Seminar.


Dental Anxiety - approximately 300 delegates at the New Zealand Dental Therapists Associations 2011 National Oral Health Conference. 




Seminar Training Testimonial:

"At the NZSCAH Seminar in December 2011 Chris Jacques gave a presentation on a particularly interesting and complex hypnotherapy case study.  This case study was clearly presented in an informative and thought provoking manner.

Chris invited participation from the audience and answered everyone's questions clearly and succinctly.  The audience was particularly diverse, ranging from hypnotherapy students to very experienced practitioners, and yet Chris made her talk accessible, relevant and engaging across this range of levels.  It was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone."


                                                                                                Alison Adams - Clinical Hypnotherapist / NZSCAH Member. 




Photo of Christine Jacques courtesy of Allan Uren, Jagged Horizon

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