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Therapies I Use

Cognitive Behavioral:

Monologue is often the way the mind rants at us. Dialogue is the way to healthy intervention. One of the most beneficial aspects of any counselling relationship is the trust developed between therapist and client where secret s and private thoughts can be shared and seen in a different light. Lots of people enjoy the experience of being really heard for the first time in their lives. This is where old beliefs are questioned and changed so that the thinking and feeling that are the result of beliefs also change.

Therapeutic Hypnosis:

A form of guided meditation where the focus is on a deep relaxing state of surrender and trust in our inner guide. I teach self hypnosis techniques. Clients learn to take charge of their thoughts instead of being overwhelmed by them. Using the focus on breath to calm and de-stress fear and anxiety.

Meditation:

Another method of achieving deep relaxation is, by choosing stillness and quiet. Eckhart Tolle says that to become conscious of being you need to reclaim consciousness from the mind. This requires a mental discipline which involves practice.
"We are not compelled to meditate by some outside agent, by other people, or by God. Rather, just as we are responsible for our own suffering, so are we solely responsible for our own cure. We have created the situation in which we find ourselves, and it is up to us to create the circumstances for our release".

– Lama Thubten Yeshe

Conscious connected breath:

A simple but effective method of breathing while lying quietly and listening to a range of musical genres. A Variation on “Holotropic Breathwork”, the famous technique pioneered by Stanislav Grof, and a regular practice at the Choose Again centre in Costa Rica, Therapeutic Breathing offers a safe and simple way to bypass our rational minds and delve into the subconscious, spiritual, or otherwise altered realms.

The technique is simple: continuous light breathing while listening to a range of musical genres. At times cathartic, blissful or just deeply relaxing, Breathings are different each time for each person. By Appointment.

Therapeutic Breathwork:

Techniques to get away from the intellect and into the emotions. These methods often break down the resistance to feeling and thus allow a release of pent up emotions that keep us rigid.

Re-enactment:

Sometimes the renactment of a traumatic incident with the coaching of a trusted counsellor, can assist the client to see old stories from a very different point of view. Role-playing is also useful for understanding what may have been going on for your antagonist.

Beliefs



All of our present habits, mannerisms, and thought patterns are the results of past subconscious “programming” from parents, teachers, peers, television etc.... Because the subconscious mind is our driving force we always do what our subconscious believes. And since it believes whatever it is told we can reprogram it if we bypass the conscious mind and substitute new constructive ideas for the existing negative ones.

If we view the force of’ “light” as a friend who loves us and wants only the best for us, while believing that “darkness” doesn’t care about us and wants to entice us into self-destructive patterns, then the world begins to look like the battleground between these forces. And when the world becomes the battleground, life becomes the battle. If we are convinced that the two forces are at odds with one another, we begin to see that conflict playing out in every belief, from how worthy we are of receiving love and success, to how deserving we are of life itself. The Spontaneous Healing of Belief

Gregg Braden