A Message from the Authors
John Wibrow is a graduate of the University of South Australia with degrees in electronic engineering and health science. He also holds post graduate qualifications in management and social science and is a Masters-qualified counsellor with a particular interest in the neuroscience of tinnitus. He is currently studying for a Masters in Applied Neuroscience at King's College London. John is a full member of the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia (ANSA) and the International Society for Neurofeedback & Research (ISNR).
John is also a professional clinical counsellor and is a clinical member of the Psychotherapists and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). He is also registered with the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ARCAP). He has a strong interest in tinnitus trauma and the psychological impact of tinnitus on people with this condition and their families.
John has a deep personal understanding of tinnitus having had the condition since 1994. He was instrumental in obtaining government funding for the establishment of the first Government-funded tinnitus clinic in Australia. John was also co-founder of the Tinnitus Advisory Group (TAG) and was its President for eight years. John also co-authored the video “Tinnitus - Let’s Be Positive” and is currently writing a book “Recovery From Tinnius Distress”.
John is co-founder of the Tinnitus Clinic and utilises a combination of techniques such as person-centred counselling, trauma counselling, neurofeedback, and behavioural therapy in helping clients to reduce their perception of tinnitus.
Marta Lohyn is a psychologist who specialises in the use of clinical hypnosis for a range of difficulties. She has been working clinically with adults and children for 30 years and has found hypnosis to be an invaluable tool in assisting clients to deal with problems like anxiety, depression, sleep problems and chronic pain.
Marta joined the Executive Committee of the south Australian Society of Hypnosis as treasurer in 2009 and in 2010 was invited to undertake the role of Director of Studies. In this role she developed and coordinated the training course, also taking a significant part in the teaching program. Marta has also conducted training for the Australian Society of Hypnosis (ASH) and is co-director of Hypnosis Today, which offers training in hypnosis to registered health professionals.
Marta is co-founder of the Tinnitus Clinic and has become involved in the tinnitus area through her collaboration with John. As well as her considerable experience as a psychologist and counsellor, with hypnosis Marta offers tinnitus clients a very relaxing and powerful tool to reduce their perception of tinnitus and manage their distress and discomfort more effectively.
Marta is also a full member of the the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia (ANSA).