What is Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is distinctive in that it attempts to address the client’s subconscious mind. In practice, the Hypnotherapist often (but not exclusively) requires the client to be in a relaxed state, frequently enlists the power of the client’s own imagination, and may utilise a wide range of techniques from storytelling, metaphor, or symbolism (judged to be meaningful to the individual client) to the use of direct suggestions for beneficial change.
Analytical techniques may also be employed in an attempt to uncover problems deemed to lie in a client’s past (referred to as the ‘there and then’) or therapy may concentrate more on a client’s current life and presenting problems (referred to as the ‘here and ‘now’). It is generally considered helpful if the client is personally motivated to change (rather than relying solely on the therapist’s efforts) although a belief in the possibility of beneficial change may be a sufficient starting point.
There is a myth that the client is asleep when in hypnosis, however, that is not the case. The clients are very relaxed, they can hear everything around them, speak and respond. I use the term, aware of everything but aware of nothing. The client has to want to change, regardless of what we are dealing with, the subconscious's job is to protect the person, that is why it is important that there is an honest and open relationship between the client and therapist, many clients come into therapy wanting to change but afraid of change, and that is ok, we talk through that. There is a reason why that person has come and sat in the chair.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
The Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. It’s also referred to as tapping or psychological acupressure.
People who use this technique believe tapping the body can create a balance in your energy system and treat pain. According to its developer, a disruption in energy is the cause of all negative emotions and pain.
Though still being researched, EFT tapping has been used to treat people for a wide range of conditions as mentioned from physical pain, cravings, unwanted feelings, and emotions. I can be used to working directly with the root cause, helping to achieve long-term freedom, as well as being able to be used at the moment to help people manage their day-to-day lives.
Similar to acupuncture, EFT focuses on the meridian points — or energy hot spots — to restore balance to your body’s energy. It’s believed that restoring this energy balance can relieve symptoms a negative experience or emotion may have caused.
Based on Chinese medicine, meridian points are thought of as areas of the body's energy flow through. These pathways help balance energy flow to maintain your health. Any imbalance can influence disease or sickness.
Acupuncture uses needles to apply pressure to these energy points. EFT uses fingertip tapping to apply pressure.
Proponents say the tapping helps you access your body’s energy and send signals to the part of the brain that controls stress. They claim that stimulating the meridian points through EFT tapping can reduce the stress or negative emotion you feel from your issue, ultimately restoring balance to your disrupted energy.
What is NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
NLP is the practice of understanding how people organise their thinking, feeling, language, and behaviour to produce the results they do. NLP provides people with a methodology to model outstanding performances achieved by geniuses and leaders in their field. NLP is also used for personal development and success in business
A key element of NLP is that we form our unique internal mental maps of the world as a product of the way we filter and perceive information absorbed through our five senses from the world around us
Each individual has established their own unique mental filtering system for processing the millions of bits of data being absorbed through the senses. Our first mental map of the world is constituted of internal images, sounds, tactile awareness, internal sensations, tastes and smells that form as a result of the neurological filtering process. The first mental map is called ‘First Access’ in NLP.
We then assign personal meaning to the information being received from the world outside. We form our second mental map by assigning language to the internal images, sounds and feelings, tastes, and smells, thus forming everyday conscious awareness. The second mental map is called the Linguistic Map (sometimes known as Linguistic Representation)
The behavioural response occurs as a result of neurological filtering processes and the subsequent linguistic map.
Time Line Therapy®
Have you ever been told that you overreacted to a situation? Or missed out on doing things or situations because of bad feelings you held? Have you ever set goals in the future and had them not happen?
In 1985, Tad James, M.S., Ph.D. applied a therapeutic process to this concept of an internal memory storage system. The result was a collection of techniques that produces long-lasting transformation very quickly-faster than what is currently called Time Line Therapy® . These powerful techniques are becoming the method of choice to make fast, effective, long-term changes in behaviour.
Tad writes, “Your ‘Time Line’ is how you unconsciously store your memories or how you unconsciously know the difference between a memory from the past and a projection of the future. Behavioural change in an individual takes place at an unconscious level. People don’t change consciously. The Time Line Therapy® process allows you to work at the unconscious level and release the effects of past negative experiences and change ‘inappropriate’ programming in minutes rather than days, months, or years.”
After years of development, working with clients, and publishing Time Line Therapy® and The Basis Personality, Tad has become known worldwide for his Time Line Therapy® model. It is a revolutionary new approach that has become so popular because of its ability to create quick, long-lasting results.