Our story

Mingling Minds uses a unique combination of psycho-therapeutic techniques to tailor a strategy that is unique to your needs. Mindfulness is at the core of our clinical hypnosis and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) treatments.

Sebastian Lean, founder of Mingling Minds, is an associate member with the Australian Psychological Society (APS), a clinical member with the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA) and a professional member with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT). He has spent his life working towards perfecting his craft:

“One of my first recollections was during primary school when I won a prize that allowed me to visit my local bookstore for the first time. It was here that I chanced upon books about the mind and how it contributed to the experience of life as we know it to be.

“I discovered a visualization technique (by an American hypnotherapist) while browsing in the audio book section. I practiced it diligently and within a few weeks, I realised that the areas I was focusing on started improving in what appeared to be ‘miraculous’ ways. My studies started to improve, as did other areas of my life, and I soon recognised that there was a very real, tangible connection - between what i held in my mind and my experience of reality.

“As I progressed through life, I completed a graduate degree in psychology and went on to learn more about the professional field of psychology. Fueled by my thirst to understand my own mind, I travelled the world and participated in various intense trainings in mindful meditation. I learnt from eminent therapists who created the key evidenced-based therapies used widely today. I became a Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)Teacher with the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA. This training was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at UMass who is widely regarded as the father of modern mindfulness. I received Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) training by Dr Aaron T. Beck, the world-renowned pioneer of CBT at the Beck Institute and Clinical Hypnosis Training at the world’s foremost authority on Eriksonian Hypnosis, the Milton H. Erickson Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona.

“All these deeply personal experiences have only verified that first encounter in my childhood bookstore. My work is about getting real results - it combines my real world experience with a passion for results. "

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