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) and a clinical member with the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA). 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 tangible connections between thoughts, feelings and emotions. Fueled by my thirst to deepen my knowledge and experience, 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 through training developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA. I was fortunate to personally meet the founder of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, the esteemed Dr. Aaron T. Beck and completed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) training at the world-renowned Beck Institute in Philadelphia, USA . My inspiration from having read the life and work of the late psychiatrist, Dr. Milton H. Erickson, led me to be trained in Clinical Hypnosis at the birthplace of Eriksonian Hypnosis, the Milton H. Erickson Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

“All these deeply personal experiences have only verified that first encounter in my childhood bookstore. There is a connection between the way we feel on the inside and our experience of the world outside"

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