Lifestyles today tend to be very demanding, rushed and stressful. There is a continual build up of tension and anxiety, which we do not allow our bodies time to deal with. This stress leaves the immune and nervous systems drained, leaving the body more susceptible to disease. As well as the experience of total relaxation with Hypnotherapy, the other therapies that I work with, all promote finding a calmer, more peaceful place within, where you can take time to get in touch with what matters most to you, with a view to making positive change.
With all the work I do, I very much focus on the Spiritual (not linked with any religion) aspects and a lot of what I do is based on the work of Dr. Wayne W Dyer. He has been my inspiration over the last few years.
Reiki (pronounced Ray Key) is the channelling of life force energy into the body, to promote healing on a physical, mental and emotional level. Where there is disease or disharmony in the body, the life force energy is not flowing through the body freely. Reiki works naturally, holistically and in harmony with an individual’s system, addressing imbalances within the physical, mental and emotional aspects of that individual. It brings us the means to understand ourselves, to confront issues we are not looking at and to step outside our limitations. Reiki is used as a stand alone treatment lasting 1 hour, or used as part of a Hypnotherapy session.
As a Reiki Master, I offer training in all 3 Levels of Reiki, together with ongoing Spiritual guidance and development.
Courses for 2018:
Level 1 Saturday 1st September 9.30 to 4.30 – £130 (light lunch included)
Places are limited to 5, so early booking recommended.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
EFT is often referred to as Tapping and is based on the same theory as Chinese acupuncture. The body has energy channels called meridian lines, which carry energy through our system. Tapping on the ends of these meridians, whilst focusing on a specific issue reduces the emotion attached to that issue. By releasing negative beliefs, more positive, supporting beliefs can take their place.
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
Pronounced act, not individual letters. ACT is about accepting what is outside of our personal control and committing to take positive action in line with what is meaningful to us, with the aim of creating a rich and more fulfilling life.
ACT teaches psychological skills (psychological flexibility) to enable the effective handling of painful or unhelpful thoughts and feelings. This helps to reduce their impact on us. It also helps us to focus on what means the most to us, sometimes known as our values and then using them to set goals to take action for a more meaningful life. The aim of ACT is not to take away the painful symptoms, but to learn to accept them as part of normal living, through living life in a more mindful, values-guided way. In other words it’s about changing our relationship with our symptoms, so they no longer prevent us from achieving a more meaningful life.
Psychological flexibility is the ability to Be present, Open Up and Do What Matters
Mindfulness is about finding peace and contentment within, whilst living in a society, where stress and rushing around appear to be the norm. It can help to teach you how to free yourself from stress, anxiety, exhaustion and in some cases depression. Mindfulness techniques centre on a form of meditation or focusing your full attention on something, such as your breath, as it flows in and out of your body. By focusing on the breath, it allows thoughts to be observed, without getting caught up in them; they just come and go, giving you a choice on whether to act on them or not. Thoughts can be observed without judgement, as you realise that YOU are not your thoughts and feelings; so by just observing negative thoughts for what they are, you can let them drift on by without being dragged into the cycle of negative thinking. Ultimately, it begins to put you back in control of your life and encourages compassion for the self.
Mindfulness is not just about meditation, it also helps to break unconscious habits of thinking and behaving in a negative, judgemental or critical way. Free from this way of thinking and behaving, there is space to allow a more effective way to solve problems, a more intuitive way, which leads to a happier and more conscious way of living. Mindfulness practice does not require a lot of time each day, nor is it complicated; once you have learned the basics, you can do it anywhere. Living in the here and now, releases you from the past and reduces fears about the future. There is only one moment in time that we can experience and that is NOW, with practice you can use meditation to develop compassionate awareness, leading you to achieving a more meaningful, values driven life.
If you are interested in learning more about meditation, I offer 1:1 or group training in meditation practice. Please contact me for further details.
‘BWRT®’ (‘Brainworking Recursive Therapy®’)
‘BWRT®’ stands for ‘BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®’, a model of psychology and psychotherapy created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. Like many other modern therapies, it allows a ‘core of privacy’ so that you do not have to divulge anything you would rather not talk about – in fact, the practitioner only needs to know how you feel and how you would prefer to feel instead. BWRT® is a completely new and different therapy based on the latest discoveries about the way the brain works and how it affects our moods, behaviour and emotions.Only Certified Practitioners have been trained to deliver BWRT® and all have to adhere to a strict ethical code. Find out more at http://www.bwrt.org