Psychotherapy can help you cope with feelings and symptoms, and change behaviour patterns. They will teach you to understand your illness and make sense of past traumatic experiences. They will define and help you to reach your wellness goals, identify triggers that may worsen your symptoms and help you overcome your fears or insecurities. Psychotherapy helps you cope with stress, improves relationships with family and friends, encourages establishment of a stable, dependable routine as well as a plan for coping with crises. Psychotherapy can also help you to end destructive habits such as drinking, using drugs, overspending or unhealthy sex.
There are several different types of psychotherapy, including:
• psychodynamic (psychoanalytic) psychotherapy – a psychoanalytic therapist will encourage you to say whatever is going through your mind. This will help you become aware of hidden meanings or patterns in what you do or say that may be contributing to your problems.
• cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – a form of psychotherapy that examines how beliefs and thoughts are linked to behaviour and feelings. It teaches skills that retrain your behaviour and style of thinking to help you deal with stressful situations.
• cognitive analytical therapy (CAT) – uses methods from both psychodynamic psychotherapy and CBT to work out how your behaviour causes problems, and how to improve it through self-help and experimentation.
• interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) – looks at the way an illness can be triggered by events involving relationships with others, such as bereavements, disputes or relocation. It helps you cope with the feelings involved, as well as work out coping strategies.
• humanistic therapies – encourage you to think about yourself more positively and aim to improve your self-awareness.
• family and couple (systemic) therapy – therapy with other members of your family that aims to help you work out problems together.
The type of therapy that’s most suitable for you will depend on the problem you have.
From improving sleep and reducing stress, increasing concentration and learning abilities, strengthening confidence and motivation, the trance state is recognised as a highly effective tool for modifying behaviour and healing. It can ease recovery from grief and overcome phobias as well as controlling and reducing pain, and helping with natural childbirth and surgery.
In the first stage of hypnotherapy – The Induction – the therapist guides the client to focus his attention to relax the body and mind, entering into the subconscious and going into the trance state using a common hypnotic induction such as Visualisation, Mirroring, Rapid induction and Eye fixation.
After Induction comes ‘Deepening’ which continues the induction into a deeper hypnotic trance using direct suggestions where the patient responds to words or imaginary suggestions that create pictures or scenes. The therapist could also use indirect suggestions specifically related to the client.
And lastly Posthypnotic suggestions to eliminate bad habits and improve self confidence.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Neuro refers to your nervous system, Linguistic refers to language, and programming refers to how that neural language functions.
It provides ways of helping anyone become more competent at what they do, more in control of their thoughts, feelings and actions, more positive in their approach to life. It is an attitude and a methodology of knowing how to achieve your goals and get results. NLP is the study of excellent communication both with yourself, and with others. It was developed by modelling excellent communicators and therapists who got results with their clients. It is a set of tools and techniques, but it is so much more than that.
NLP shows you how to use your thinking and behaviour and create your own success using your inner potential to achieve your goals.
Thought Field Therapy
The theory behind TFT is a mixture of concepts derived from a variety of sources. Foremost among these is the ancient Chinese philosophy of ‘chi’ which is thought to be the ‘life force’ that flows throughout the body.
TFT can relieve a variety of other mental and physical ailments through this ‘tapping’ such as post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, and atrial fibrillation.
Parts Field Therapy
Parts Field Therapy is an energy therapy system which facilitates psychological healing by assessing, addressing and correcting health issues within one’s own body energy system. It removes negative emotions and emotional blocks held within parts of the body by using the body’s own energy field. Parts Field Therapy is a unique method of working as we are able to remove the impact of past trauma without conscious awareness.
Although all chakras and energy centres are used in reading, it is the crown chakra that is the most important in Theta healing.
When you learn Theta Healing, you discover how to use the Theta Brainwave to reach a level of consciousness that allows you to change your emotional, mental, spiritual or physical reality instantaneously.
Theta Healing is a simple, practical, straight-forward technique that is easily learned and refined through repeated use. The more you use it, the more you develop your conscious awareness of the day to day things around you, as well as your unconscious consciousness of the intangible world.