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Dr. Moses Wong
            MBBS, DPM, FRACGP, Dip M Hlth Sc (Clinical Hypnosis)

      Hypnosis Melbourne    Insomnia Sleep
                                         Quit Smoking
                                         Weight control

      Dr. Moses Wong  

                                                               Born in Hong Kong 1943.  He is a psychiatrist qualified in London 1971.  He has been practicing

                                                  hypnosis at the present clinic 146 Poath Road Oakleigh since 1976 and  has a higher degree in
                                                  hypnosis from the
University of Melbourne.

                                                  Has retired since 2014

         New book                
You Can Sleep        

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                                                 This is a brand new book just published 2013

                                         Paper back 222 pages, go to  and
                                                        search You Can Sleep by Moses Wong.  An autographed copy can be purchased
                                                        at the clinic for $15.
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                                               3 books

                                                 His previous two books are sold out and now only available in public libraries across Australia.
                                                 'Sleep Without Drugs' published by Hill of Content 1989
                                                 'Tired Of Being Tired, How To Activate Your Sleep Switch' by Lothian 2005     

           His passion                         
                                                He is at the frontier of his field.  His passions are psychological
                                                 problems in sleep and insomnia, quit smoking and weight lost.
                                                 Psychological and hypnosis techniques designed by Dr. Wong are used
                                                 in these areas with excellent results.


           Why it works                      
                                                 He is preparing another book on the psychological management
                                                 of weight problem.  He finds there are so many books on diet, but none
                                                 that manages the root of the weight problem.  Going on diet is like asking
                                                 smokers to abstain from their smokes.  Abstinence is a process of giving
                                                 up pleasure.  How long can you give up pleasure.  So relapse is a certainty. 
                                                 New methods and techniques are directed at the root of problem.  Letting
                                                 go of the desire to smoke or to overeat achieves permanent results.

         Heart transplant
                                                 Your beliefs influence your behaviours and your pleasures in life.  If you believe
                                                 smoking or overeating is your real pleasure in life, we need to change this
                                                 limiting belief.  Beliefs and your present behaviours are from your heart.  Your
                                                 head knows what is good for you, but your heart says otherwise.  In other words
                                                 you need a heart transplant, as your head already knows smoking or overeating is
                                                 bad.  Psychological techniques including NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) are
                                                 used to help you change these limiting beliefs.  New seeds are sown in your
                                                 subconscious and germinate.  Your old belief will be shaken up, become useless
                                                 and vacate to let the new belief moves in.  The intended outcome is your heart
                                                 loses the desire to smoke or to overeat.

The Clinic            
                                                 146 Poath Road, Oakleigh,
                                                 Victoria, Australia 3166

                                                 (Two minutes walk from Hughesdale Railway Station)

                                                 There is one program for each condition. 
There is no guarantee in medicine,
                                                 Dr. Wong can only do his best for you.   Consultations are with individual patient
                                                 and not in a group. 
Dr. Wong is a specialist psychiatrist registered with Medicare
                                                 since 1974.  
You pay the fee on the first session before the start of the program, and
                                                 you do not need to pay again for the next six months, as subsequent sessions are
                                                 bulk billed through Medicare.  You need a valid Medicare card and bring it on each session.             

Appointments        +61  3  9568 3755

                                                 Please have a pen and paper and your diary when you ring us, as you will be listening
                                                 to an information tape on the phone to start your
program and make appointments. 
                                                 Allow yourself to be in
the clinic for about one hour as we may be running late. 
                                                 If you do not agree to the information
provided here and on the phone ---
                                                 PLEASE DO NOT BOOK IN.

          Holidays                     No plans         

          Hours                      There is no receptionist outside these hours to answer the phone.  All consultations
                                                 are by appointments.  We
start 9.30 am for morning clinic and again 3.30 pm for
                                                 afternoon clinic. 
                                                 Clinic is opened 5 half days a week. 

                                                              Mon          Tues         Wed         Thur         Fri         
                                                   AM        x               x            open        open           x         
                                                   PM     open          open            x              x           open       


Dr. Wong had written two previous books, all sold out and only available in most public libraries.
1989  Sleep Without Drugs published by Hill of Content
2005  Tired of Being Tired, How to Activate Your Sleep Switch published by Lothian
2013  You  Can Sleep, published with help of Amazon-create space
You Can Sleep is now available through,,

The following is Content and introduction of the book:



  About the author                                                5

  A grateful reader                                                5

  You can sleep                                                    6

  How to use this book                                         7

  Caution                                                              8

Part 1  Why you can’t switch on sleep

              1  The temperamental sleep switch                    11

              2  Adrenaline and stress                                    15

              3  The animal brain                                           20

              4  The human brain                                           24

              5  Our internal world                                        30

              6  Priority list                                                    33

              7  The sleep-wake centre                                 38


Part 2  The ‘equal way’ is the natural way

              8  Two components of sleep                             47

              9  ‘Equal way’                                                  51

            10  ‘Mind equal’                                                 57

            11  ‘Body equal’                                                 70


Part 3  Normal and abnormal sleep

            12  The two clocks                                             79

            13  Normal sleep                                                89

            14  Sleep hygiene                                              101     

            15  Noise & sleep apnoea                                 113

            16  Sleep disorders                                           119

            17  Insomnia & early waking                             126

            18  Other treatments                                         136


Part 4  Stress and sleep

            19  Performance anxiety                                   149

            20  Stress and sleep                                         155

            21  Damage control                                         161

            22  Sleep without stress                                   173

            23  Life crises                                                  180

            24  ‘Me’ & ‘My thoughts’                               187


Part 5  You can sleep

            25  Frustration time                                         199

            26  You can sleep                                           205


Bibliography                                                             210


Index to contents                                                      216 



About the Author

I was a psychiatrist since 1971 and practised Hypnosis since 1976.  My interests are Sleep, Quit smoking and Weight control.  I have been passionate about ‘how to sleep’ for the past 30 years.  I wrote my first book on sleep in 1989 – Sleep Without Drugs and a second book in 2005 – Tired of Being Tired, How to Activate Your Sleep Switch.  I consider this present book ‘You Can Sleep’ as a major contribution to sleep psychology at the height of my career.

I was born in Hong Kong 1943 and lived in Melbourne Australia since 1973.  I have two daughters who are both doctors and four grandchildren. I married Patricia, a pretty nursing sister I met when I was a young intern.  I am in private practice and Patricia is the office manager of my clinic.  We play golf and Chinese Mahjong regularly.  We are together 24/7 except when we go to public toilets, ha ha!  My other hobby is enjoying playing piano at big parties and receptions. 

From one of the grateful readers

The following is one of the letters from grateful readers and may explain the results of those who find this book useful, and you can be one of them too.

Dear Dr. Wong,

I have long standing insomnia.  After months of very poor sleep, I consulted a respiratory physician specializing in sleep medicine and insomnia.  He prescribed some sleeping pills and provided with resources for stress including techniques like mindfulness.  But, both these interventions worsened my sleep.  The pills worked but as I stopped them, my insomnia returned.  I bought your book 2 years ago.  It changed the way I thought about sleep.  This understanding and use of some techniques in your book, resulted in near instant resolution of my insomnia.  Indeed I haven’t had a bad night sleep since.  Thank you very much for your book.  A grateful reader

You Can Sleep

You Can Sleep is a self help book.  Some people can sleep in front of a television or back seat of a car, but wide awake when they go to bed and try to sleep.  This book will transfer this ability to sleep when you go to bed.  Insomnia is the frustration of not able to sleep when you are in bed.  Most of the time there are no outside stress or factors that stop you from sleeping.  This is an inside job, all in the mind.  A saying – you are your worst enemy.  I am helping you to change that enemy to your friend and help you to sleep.

This book uses many psychological tools such as CBT, NLP, Hypnosis and a lot of common sense.  To start off, you do not know how to make yourself sleep.  Sleep is such a complicated physiological and psychological event that even if you know, you may not be able to remember all the steps to start sleep.  The more you try to do something you don’t know, the more stressed and consequently the more you cannot sleep.  This book will help you return to natural sleep ability which is something we are born with.

I developed the ‘equal way’ doing things equal to sleep years ago, and this is the back bone of the book.  Other factors that help are included in this book such as – sleeping pills and how to get off them, biological clocks, jet lag, my two page techniques of stress management, the Richter Scale of stress, damage control, life crises, snoring partner, sleep hygiene, who is this ‘me’ that goes to sleep and so on.

For those who cannot sleep because they are going through real stress, and unable to deal with it, there are a few chapters in this book that are specially written to help you manage this stress.

Sleep Medicine has progressed at the speed of light in the last 50 years.  We now have Sleep Study Units in all major hospitals around the world.  However, they are more interested in the physiology of sleep, with sophisticated instruments that record your brain waves, your breathing, heart beat, muscle tension and so on.  They fail to go into the mind of those who cannot sleep.  This book makes amendment to this deficiency.  ‘You Can Sleep’ goes into the psycho-pathology of sleep problem.    It has revolutionized the way we think of sleep and how our minds work when we are in bed.  I am confident, like others, you will be helped by this book.


How to use this book


This book is divided into five parts.  I recommend you to start from the first part, if you jump into later parts of the book and think you just want certain information to sleep, this may disappoint you.  You have certain fixed beliefs about how to sleep which are not helpful or you will not need to read this book.  It may take a bit of convincing before you can change these beliefs.  So start from the beginning to have an understanding of the psycho-pathology of sleep before you proceed to how to manage your sleep.


            Part 1 explains the relationship between the sleep switch and our 'human brain', and why we sometimes can't switch on sleep.  Here I introduce the concept of our two worlds – our external world during the day and our internal world at night – and how stress in our internal world affects the sleep switch.  This section also explores the innate human 'pleasure system' that controls sleep, sex and digestion.


            Part 2 teaches you the 'equal way'.  My 'equal way' is a new and effective practice that goes to the heart of the sleeping problem and shows you how to put your mind and body into a state that is equal to sleep. The philosophy of Taoism – no action which is behind the ‘equal way’ is detailed here.  It is the key to regain your natural ability to sleep.


            Part 3 explores the components of normal sleep and other factors that may affect your sleep switch.  It explains how to work with your internal clock and how to avoid the trap of the external clock.  This section also looks at other elements of good sleep hygiene and how to deal with a snoring partner, as well as providing information about various sleep disorders and available treatments.


            Part 4 looks at stress.  A lot of us lose sleep because of stress that can range from frustration and anger to fear, sorrow or major grief.  Somehow even small worries can escalate when we can't sleep.  Chapter 20, Sleep and Stress is a must read, as it explains sleep resides in the uncontrollable side of your life and how you can regain control by staying on the secure controllable side.  The Richter Scale of stress and effective response to stress are important for you to have a balance mind before going to sleep.  Chapter 24 ‘Me and My Thoughts’ explores the uniqueness of this ‘me’ and how this relates to the stress we experience in our internal worlds.


            Part 5 examines the nature of the frustration caused by insomnia and suggests ways to think differently about lying awake in bed at night.  If you lie in bed and have no frustration, you do not have insomnia.  There is a section on the psychology of time, and explains why time speeds up as we get older.  The last chapter summarises how the sleep switch works and concludes with a trouble-shooting section for common sleep problems.

            Throughout this book, some of the ideas are repeated in different forms.  If you have a cold, sometimes the doctor gives you just one capsule and says you will be all right.  You wonder if one capsule can kill off all those bugs.  In this book I am giving you a number of doses in different forms to help you change your beliefs and attitudes towards sleep.  Sometimes you may need to re-read some sections.  Most patients cannot sleep because they have certain ineffective beliefs of how one can fall asleep.  Once these beliefs are changed, sleep follows naturally.

Since your sleep problem is an inside job, the change has to focus on your inside.  Based on my experience with other patients, this book will do that for you and remove the block that stops you from sleeping.