Hypnotherapy has been proven to have a 6-10 times quicker recovery rate than traditional therapy by itself, making it one of the fastest and most efficient ways to address many issues. Hypnotherapy is a treatment intervention comprised of assisting individuals or couples to achieve a relaxed, meditative-like state and then guiding them through a process of accessing and releasing previously blocked emotions. Once this happens clients have the opportunity to heal from past negative experiences and change deep self-defeating opinions of themselves, which then allows them to stop repeating unhealthy patterns in their lives. Emotions that have been stored for years can be released and then healing both emotionally and even physically can take place.
Addictions can be eliminated, depression and anxiety can be relieved, weight loss can take place, eating disorders can be resolved and symptoms of pain and illness can improve.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps individuals understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders including phobias, addiction, depression and anxiety.
Cognitive behavior therapy is focused on helping clients deal with a specific problem. During the course of treatment, people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior.
The underlying concept behind CBT is that our thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in our behavior. Through our life experience we often find that we have developed ” faulty beliefs” which lead us to problematic behaviors that can negatively affect all areas of our lives. It is the goal of CBT to change those faulty beliefs so that healthy behaviors and relationships develop.
Therapeutic play, is a well established discipline based upon a number of psychological studies. Recent research suggests that 71% of the children referred to play therapy will show a positive change.
A safe, confidential and caring environment is created which allows the child to play with as few limits as possible but as many as necessary (for physical and emotional safety). This allows healing to occur on many levels.
The therapist may reflect back to the child observations of what has happened during the session if this is felt to be appropriate. Above all the child is given “Special Time”. So often in modern life we never seem to have enough time to spend with our children – just playing, just being there for them. The child is given strategies to cope with difficulties they face in life and which they themselves cannot change. It provides a more positive view of their future life.
Couple therapy is a means of resolving problems and conflicts that couples have not been able to handle effectively on their own. It involves both partners sitting down with a trained professional to discuss their thoughts and feelings. The aim is to help them gain a better understanding of themselves and their partner, to decide if they need and want to make changes, and if so, to help them to do so.
My method of couples therapy is based on the work of John Gottman, PHD combined with heart centered hypnotherapy concepts.