About Dr Newton

Dr Barbara NewtonDr Newton is a qualified Clinical Psychologist and Hypnotherapist. Since 1991 Dr Newton has been in private practice as a psychologist. She has worked with many clients to help them overcome areas of concern and improve their lives.
Her background includes research, teaching and clinical experience in universities, schools, and hospitals.
She has presented papers on her work both nationally and internationally. She has appeared on Catalyst ABC TV as a guest therapist and has been interviewed by Richard Glover on ABC Radio.
Currently she is Vice President of the NSW branch of the Australian Society of Hypnosis. Dr Newton is a Clinical Lecturer in the School of Behavioral Sciences in Medicine and also taught on the ‘Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis’ course. She also held the position of Honorary Clinical lecturer with the Department of Psychology from 2000-2003. Dr Newton was a visiting psychologist at the Westmead Rehabilitation Centre.

Academic Qualifications
1990 The Australian Society of Hypnosis
Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis
1983 Macquarie University, School of Behavioural Sciences
Ph.D in Psychology
1965 University of New England
BA Majors in Psychology and Pure Mathematics

Current Memberships of Societies
Australian Society of Hypnosis
Australian Psychological Society
Member of the College of Clinical Psychologists
Member of the College of Health Psychologists

Relevant Publications
1998 Newton, B. Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation – In Hypnosis in Australia Eds BJ Evans & CD Burrows. The Australian Society of Hypnosis, Heidelberg, Australia.
1997 Newton, B. Improve Your Life Series of Hypnosis Audio Tapes
Tape1- Stress Management; Tape 2- Weight Management Tape 3- Controlling Bulimia; Tape 4- Cut Down on your Smoking; Tape 5- Quit Smoking Completely; Tape 6- Pain Management; Tape 7- Manage Your Drinking. Dr Barbara Newton, Glebe, Sydney. (These have been converted to a digital format)
1994 Wardman, B. Hypnosis in Diabetes Care-In Contemporary International Hypnosis. (Dr Newton was formerly Dr Wardman) Eds G.D Burrows and Robb Stanley, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, England.

Relevant Papers Presented

Hypnosis on ‘Catalyst- ABC TV Science’ 18th August 2005. Invited guest therapist to treat two ABC employees using hypnotherapy for weight loss and a spider phobia.
2003 ‘Mini- Meditations and Hypnotherapy with a Cancer Patient’. Paper and Workshop presented to the 33rd Congress of the Australian Society of Hypnosis, Gold Coast, Queensland.
2003 Mental Journeys in Hypnosis to Alleviate Chronic Pain and Suffering Paper presented to the 2nd Global Conference of ‘Making Sense of Health, Illness and Disease’. Oxford University, England.
2002 An Alternative Stress Relief Technique ‘A Mental Journey in Hypnosis to a Buddhist Cave Temple’ Paper presented to the 32nd Congress of The Australian Society of Hypnosis, Launceston and Strahan, Tasmania.
1999 An Alternative Stress Relief Technique, ‘A Mental Journey in Hypnosis’ Paper presented to the 29th Congress of the Australian Society of Hypnosis, Sydney, New South Wales.
1998 Stress Relief ‘Take a Break By the Sea’ (in hypnosis)
Demonstration presented to the III European Congress on Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, Fondazione, Cini, Venice, Italy.
1998 Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation – Invited Workshop presentation to the 28th Congress of the Australian Society of Hypnosis, Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
1997 Hypnosis and Eating Disorders – Invited workshop presentation jointly with Dr R Griffiths to the 4th World Congress on Psychosomatic medicine, Cairns, Queensland.
1996 Using Hypnosis to Help a Young Cancer Patient in the last 2 weeks of her life. Address to the Australian Society of Hypnosis 26th Annual Congress, Frazer Island, Queensland.
1995 Hypnosis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Address to the Australian Society of Hypnosis 25th Annual Congress, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania.
1994 Hypnosis and Diabetes Care The 13th International Congress of Hypnosis, Melbourne, Australia.
1985 The Use of Photic Stimulation as an Aid During Hypnotic Induction, 10th International Congress of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine, Toronto, Canada.