Peter Jackson PSH Therapist & Midwife

Peter Jackson
181 Merrigang St
Bowral 2576
0488 637 100

Private Subconscious Mind Therapist with 22 years’ experience and nursing background in General, Midwifery and Psychiatric nursing for over 45 years. Call Peter on 0488637100 to see weather P.S.H. is for you or make an appointment.

About Peter Jackson

Peter's background is in general, midwifery and psychiatric nursing spanning 45 years. Because of what he saw during his years as a midwife, especially the fear and anxiety experienced by many pregnant mothers, he searched for a way to help pregnant mothers overcome their anxiety and fear of childbirth. He undertook training as a Private Subconscious Mind Therapist (P.S.H.) in 1994 and soon after began working with people to help alleviate anxiety and stress in their everyday lives as well as mothers suffering from Hyperemesis (Morning Sickness). As a result of his experiences both as a P.S.H. therapist and midwife, in 2005 Peter developed the Calmbirth Childbirth Education program. This program was one of the first in Australia to combine the Mind-Body connection in childbirth education. The Calmbirth Childbirth Education program is now internationally recognized as an important contribution to childbirth education with over one hundred registered Calmbirth practitioners throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Over the past 22 years, Peter has continued to offer P.S.H. Therapy to the general public. He often has children come to see him who are suffering from anxiety about school, exams as well as stress in their ordinary lives as well as adults for emotional and psychological issues.


    • Peter specializes in working with children with school, exams, and social anxiety.
    • Adults with panic attacks, phobias, work-related stress, quit smoking and other substance abuse issues, weight control.
    • Pregnancy-related issues especially severe morning sickness.

Hours of Operation In Bowral

Tuesday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost of Sessions

$130 per session, $110 for Concession Holders

What is Private Subconscious Mind Healing (P.S.H.)

P.S.H. is, in the strictest sense, a metaphor for change. It is a model of therapy that has been developed to assist people with the resolution of their problems when those problems are based in, or aggravated by, the subconscious part of the mind. It is a method of interacting with clients in such a way as to allow them the best opportunity to do what they need to do in order to change. Private Subconscious Mind Therapy (P.S.H.) utilizes the person's own natural inner abilities to make changes. Although everyone has the resources that allow them to quickly and easily resolve emotional and psychological problems most people do not realize this.

The therapist guides the client to that part of their inner resources that has the ability to gently and privately eliminate the underlying emotional causes of their problems.

The Three Steps of P.S.H.

There are three fundamental steps involved in the procedure of P.S.H. This is a broad outline because everyone responds uniquely and the therapy is tailored to suit the individual.

    1. The therapist helps the client to prepare for change. This includes both conscious and subconscious level of preparation. At the conscious level, the most important issues are showing the person how to avoid doing things that could jeopardise subconscious change. The person is then guided through a simple relaxing exercise, during which they are helped to prepare for change at the subconscious level.
    1. This includes another subconscious level exercise, in which they are helped to subconsciously identify and release the original emotional cause of their problem(s)
    1. The final step also involves subconscious level work, designed to help the person subconsciously “check” that the causes of their problems have indeed been released. These steps are usually completed in three sessions with the therapist. Sometimes the person completes the entire process spontaneously, following the first, and frequently the second session. In these cases no further work is done at this time.

Indications for P.S.H.

Generally we say that P.S.H. is indicated when a person is experiencing feelings, responses and or behaviours they would like to change but have been unable to do so with conscious effort and will power. Some symptoms with can benefit from P.S.H. are:

    • Nighmares/uncomfortable dreams
    • Migraine Headaches
    • Panic Attacks
    • Phobias
    • Low Self Esteem
    • Anxiety
    • Insomnia
    • Compulsive behaviors ( smoking, eating, drinking)
    • Hyperemesis ( Morning sickness during pregnancy)

How does it work?

It doesn’t work! In the strictest sense of the word, P.S.H. doesn’t work any more than any other kind of therapy. The client does the actual “work” and in this instance, it is done by the client’s subconscious. The therapist guides the person to do the work themselves, the therapist does not do the work.

Length of time

No two sessions of P.S.H. are the same. There is a structure to the way the sessions are carried out but each session is tailored to meet the needs of the particular person. Generally, the client and therapist work together or between 1 – 1 ½ hour. Clients are usually seen on a weekly basis for up to three sessions.

How does it feel?

Everyone experiences their sessions in their own way. Generally, it is a comfortable and relaxed experience. Occasionally someone might feel uncomfortable feelings but these are usually transient and usually, most clients have forgotten them by the end of the session. There is very little discussion about “problems” and they don’t have to dig up the past in order to get well.

True healing takes time. Whether it is physical healing or emotional healing, it rarely happens instantly. In most cases, the changes that take place in the inner mind is only the beginning of the ongoing process. This is what makes healing possible. The actual process of healing continues on long after whatever was blocking it initially. It is important to realize that the work carried out with the help of the therapist is only the start of something that will continue over whatever period of time is right for the individual.

History of Private Subconscious Mind Healing (P.S.H.)

The principles and philosophies of what is known as P.S.H. (Private Subconscious - Mind Healing ) have been gradually developed since about 1980/1. Two Australian practitioners, Frank Wright and Greg Brice, working quite independently and unknown to each other, became aware in 1988 that they were using techniques that were quite different in many respects to those of their contemporaries, whilst at the same time, quite similar to each other. Coming from backgrounds in clinical hypnotherapy, both therapists had found the traditional methods were in many cases, inadequate and did not produce a high enough percentage of desired results for their clients.

When the forerunner of the current therapy was commenced in 1989/90 it was known as Analytical Hypnotherapy but by 1993, the techniques had changed to such a extent that it could no longer accurately be referred to as such and the name “Private Subconscious - Mind Healing” (P.S.H.) was introduced. Since that time, the technique has continued to be refined and although its origins lie to a large extent in Analytical Hypnotherapy and are influenced by various principles from other therapeutic modalities, it is now seen as quite a different approach in its own right.

A major change in the P.S.H. technique took place with the deeper understanding that subconscious problems could only be changed by the subconscious and to this end both Wright and Brice recognised the need for the process of change to be kept very private within the subconscious mind of the client. The client did not need to be consciously aware of the process of change that was going on inside. It was quickly understood that the therapist did not need to be privy to a client’s inner experiences. The usual amount of conscious – level discussion was greatly reduced. This of course then brings about permanent change for clients in a quick and gentle way. The client does not have to dredge up and speak about past experiences (often extremely painful). Healing takes place in the privacy of the client’s subconscious mind.
(Information about P.S.H. taken from “Healing Your Feelings with the help of P.S.H. Therapy” written by Greg Brice first published by I.C.S.T.R. (Qld) P.O.Box 5004, Kenmore East 4069. May 2004)


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