My name is Silke Herwald, Mind Trainer, Master Hypnotherapist, Neuro Linguist, Supervisor, your help for a smooth change...

I believe

That's me: Silke Herwald

That's me: Silke Herwald

  • in You...

  • working with committed individuals

  • in assisting you achieve marked improvements in your personal and professional life

  • you can make the changes that you truly want

  • logical thinking is great but won't help you overcome this

  • asking you thoughtful questions is a great way to start

  • empowering you by giving you information and tools that work

  • real change happens most efficiently at the level of your unconscious

  • I can help you achieve what you want


I am a highly experienced Hypnotherapist.
Also I am a Mind Trainer, Master Hypnotist, Master Practitioner of NLP and Practitioner of professional Hypnotherapy with over 10 years of experience in helping people achieve what they want. I have undergone extensive training in Australia, the UK, the Netherlands and Germany and I'm a Supervisor for both the Australian Society of Hypnotherapists and the Australian Hypnotherapists Association. My private hypnotherapy centres are situated in Paddington, Brisbane, and on the Sunshine Coast, Peregian Beach and Birtinya.
I specialise in working with motivated and driven individuals who want to make major changes within themselves. The first (no obligations) consult is between 2 and 3 hours, depending on your schedule. Taking into account your needs, budget, commitment and availability, together, we create your individual program. Anything from a short consult to a 3 or 4 hour long intensive session is possible. In person or online. Whatever works for you. 

I help you make changes at the level of the unconscious and you follow through with the mind training exercises you have received. My approach to my client’s problems is one of curiosity to help you achieve what you want as easily and quickly as possible.

I fully understand that every person is different, hence every problem is different and the time frame for every person to make the changes is different too. My approach to working with you is flexible, professional and thorough. Previous clients mentioned things like genuine, straight forward, inspiring, caring and down to earth...I am committed to help you achieve what you want. 

I also am non judgemental and know everyone has reasons why they are where they are. I take that into account and at the same time I am focussed on where you want to be, the changes you want to make. 

I am very grateful to have been an official speaker at the 2019 AHA hypnotherapists world conference.

Background, kiddy scoop, how I got to be where I am now

Due to my father’s work, I spent my childhood and teenage years in Essen, Germany and in Tokyo, Japan.
I never felt like I really belonged in either places. In Tokyo I was the little blond outsider and in Germany I was the weirdo kid who didn't know anything about what really mattered: Teenage magazines, TV shows, cool words... 
That aside I had a brilliant life. I probably had no idea just how amazing my upbringing was, with different cultures, languages, people and my sister was my best friend. I had to learn to adapt quickly. Friends were always moving away and making new friends became an exciting and ongoing challenge. So I quickly developed an ability to make people feel at ease. As my mum always said: “In order to have friends you gotta be a friend” and: “in order to be a friend you gotta be friendly and open first…” Little did I know what a life lesson that was.

And of course going back to Germany as a teenager I started to do social anxiety quite well. Not fitting in… “What’s the point” So I know what it’s like. I’ve been there…

My deep passion for working with people from all backgrounds and all walks of life, probably has its roots in my multicultural upbringing. Hence I am also completely impartial, highly flexible and open to all ideas and thoughts. 

I was raised bilingually (English and German) and am very fortunate to be an Australian citizen too.

Then there was an undergraduate degree in Business from University Aachen and a German masters degree in business and marketing from the University of Cologne, a keen interest in modern psychology and a long and very successful career in the corporate world. Back in the day (which seems like a couple of lifetimes ago) I was head of marketing for Jive records and East West records which was a division of Warner Music. It was fun, stressful, exciting, fast paced and the culture was interesting too. And all that time I was terrified of talking to people I didn't know and public speaking... Isn't it funny that I now do for a living, what I was most scared of in the past?

I wanted something new, something closer to my heart, something that felt more true to me. So I decided to chuck it all in and study modern hypnosis, professional hypnotherapy, Coaching and real NLP. Then I set out to follow my dream to help people facilitate real, lasting and profound changes.
Now I assist people like you every day to make the changes they want to. I help them "move past their monsters", be happier within themselves and live more fulfilled lives in alignment with who they actually are.

I am incredibly grateful for having been trained so well! I had no idea at the time. Experience is a wonderful thing...

Just give yourself some time and don't expect it to all happen in the first session... 

The offical titles:

I love the ocean, kite surfing, hanging out with my husband and friends, running along the beach with my dog, travelling, a good cup of tea, books, researching and learning especially about the brain......

I love the ocean, kite surfing, hanging out with my husband and friends, running along the beach with my dog, travelling, a good cup of tea, books, researching and learning especially about the brain......

I'm a Master Hypnotherapist and Master Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), hold certificates in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), am a Master Hypnotist also hold certificates in Modern Wellness Psychology, advanced hypnosis and Life Coaching and I am an accomplished presenter and speaker. For all my trainings I have sought out the best in their fields. I always believed that in order to become really good at anything it pays to learn from the very best. I did my Master Hypnotherapist and Master Practitioner of NLP with theMind Academy.

Over the years I have assisted thousands of clients from all walks of life make profound changes and often life changing break throughs.

As much as I love working with individuals I also thoroughly enjoy speaking, teaching, workshops, facilitating seminars for groups, teams and businesses and being a supervisor for Hypnotherapists and NLPers in their first few years in practice.
Businesses, entrepreneurs, government bodies and sports teams have all benefitted hugely from my services. I have found that when people understand more about unconscious processes they not only become happier with themselves but also better team players. It is quite amazing how much you can learn in only half a day when you have somebody to show you the easiest way to learn and actually teaches you not what you should be doing but how to do it.

I welcome you to just give my reception a call 0422 525 843 or send me an email to find out more about how I can assist you or your team, because I am sure you will enjoy your rewarding journey to a happier and more fulfilled life.

Just give yourself some time and don't expect it to all happen in the first session... 


Master Hypnotist
Master Practitioner NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
Master Hypnotherapist
Supervisor for the Australian Society of Hypnotherapists
Supervisor for the Australian Hypnotherapist Association
Diploma of Modern Wellness Psychology
Certificate rapid and instant inductions
Certificate Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Certificate Rational Emotive Therapies
Member Australian Hypnotherapist Association
Registered Professional Member Australian Society of Hypnotherapists
Bachelor in Business
Masters degree in Marketing
Senior First Aid 

Among others I have trained with:

The Mind Academy, Alistair Horscroft
Andrew T. Austin, Metaphors of Movement
Sean Michael Andrews, World's Fastest Hypnotist
NLP Worldwide, Sydney
Igor Ledochowski, Hypnosis Training Academy