Kate O'Connor

Professional Clinical Hypnotherapist

Changes Plus                                   Mother-Well Holistic Health
Totara St                                           820 Mt Eden Rd

Taupo 3330                                      Auckland 1024

                                                         New Zealand


+64273065967                                +64-9-630 0067


A life crisis in my late 20’s led to me discovering self-hypnosis and falling in love with the reality of the mind-body connection.  Through the knowledge gained from this technique I was able to influence a large part of my recovery from a broken neck and quadriplegia.  Because of this learning it is particularly important to me that I can be effective in working with people to help them appreciate the ways that thoughts, emotions and behaviours influence health and well-being and so together we can work with this knowledge to create change on the path to wellness.


Prior to indulging my passions for Hypnotherapy I have been working as an Acupuncturist and I am finding that the integration of these two therapies make a powerful combination. I have also gained a wealth of experience from my time as a nurse in General Medicine, Mental Health, and many years as a Midwife. The accumulated knowledge from all of these fields allows me to work happily with many health and well-being concerns.


I especially enjoy the privilege of working with women to help them empower themselves to positively influence their fertility and have a happy, healthy pregnancy and post-natal time.  Of special interest to me is working with people to dispel the effects of anxiety and fear around birthing, as well as traumatic memories following a past traumatic birth.


Overcoming many other situations that may cause anxiety, unhelpful beliefs and habits can also be achieved in a safe, effective way enabling profound life-long changes through Hypnotherapy, NLP, Life-coaching and Acupuncture.


I am an ACC treatment provider for the treatment of physical injuries.




Prof member - New Zealand Assoc of Professional Hypnotherapists (NZAPH)

Member – Acupuncture New Zealand




Dip Clinical Hypnotherapy

Dip Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Adv Dip Midwifery - NZ

Dip Mental Health Nursing – South Australia

NZ Reg Nurse (General &Obs)


Ongoing Professional Development is important in my pursuit of excellence and I regularly attend conferences and seminars to update my knowledge.


2018 – Presenter at Acupuncture New Zealand conference – “Assisting needle phobic clients to fall in love with Acupuncture”.

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