Working with Emotions and Beliefs
Healing the Heart and Mind
Do you feel as though you are carrying emotional baggage from the past around with you? Do you struggle with difficult memories, feelings, or behaviours which you haven’t been able to completely resolve? Perhaps you’re living with chronic health issues which leave you feeling isolated and misunderstood, as though you barely can muster the strength to carry on some days?
True healing requires that we address all aspects of the problem. Even if your symptom seems to be physical in nature, there may be unresolved emotional experiences, traumas, thoughts and belief patterns that are affecting your healing.
You might feel as though the life you want is out of reach, or you might even sabotage yourself when things are going well, because you harbor limiting beliefs about yourself or what’s possible for you. Often we don’t know why we do the things we do. Identifying and reprogramming our limiting beliefs is crucial if we want to escape the repeating cycles of sameness and to create a life to thrive in.
Are any of these thoughts familiar to you?
- I can’t possible give up eating ice cream
- This isn’t going to work. It’s not possible for me to heal
- My family struggled with this, so will I
- People don’t like me
- I can’t do anything right
- I’m too old to change career
- People don’ support me
- Good men don’t choose me..etc
Healing the Broken Heart
If that isn’t enough, then there’s all the betrayals, the trauma, and the disappointments that take their toll on our hearts. We go through our lives, from event to event, not fully integrating the big and small tragedies we experience. Often the energy of these experiences are suppressed below the level of our conscious awareness, but the body will highlight them through kinesiology because they impede the flow of energy. You may get tension and pain in certain areas as this intense energy gets trapped in particular parts of the body.
It’s often easier to change our diet or take a supplement than it is to fully feel the pain of our losses, betrayals, humiliations, and shame, but processing and resolving our emotions and limiting beliefs is an essential part of our healing.
How I Work
I have a range of tools and techniques to hand, which will help you process and clear emotional residue from the past, as well as trauma and limiting beliefs, so that they don’t blur your view of the world and what is possible for you.
I am a shadow and a light-worker. In shadow-work we will carefully dive into the deeper aspects of your experiences to find whatever it is that needs to be seen, felt or released in order to move on. In light-work I will help you to find and build upon your strengths, cultivate healthier approaches and beliefs, and get you ‘in the flow’ to create what it is that you want in your life.
Using elements from Cognitive or Transpersonal Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Time-Line Therapy, Positive Psychology and coaching, I will gently and effectively aid you in rewiring your unconscious mind and stop it driving the unwanted behaviours, thoughts and emotions that create your problems. A few of the modalities I use are outlined below.
Emotional Freedom Technique – EFT
EFT, also referred to as psychological acupressure, is an effective self-development tool which helps to gently get to the emotional and psychological root of any problem. Combining conventional talk therapy with an understanding of the energetic aspects of the human body as revealed in oriental medicine, the technique is powerful for releasing trauma, suppressed emotion, memories and beliefs.
EFT is a powerful technique for releasing trauma, suppressed emotion, memories and beliefs. The approach involves working through the feeling and beliefs whilst tapping gently on specific acupressure points on the face and body.
In this video, author and biologist, Bruce Lipton talks about the power of our subconscious mind on our well-being and health, and the power of EFT to bring about change.
“If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.”
Hypnotherapy utilizes focused relaxation along with powerful words and suggestions that are easily noticed by the unconscious mind, and that helps bring about positive changes.
In the state of hypnosis we are relaxed and focused to the exclusion of everything around us. We go in and out of this state all day long without realising it. As much as 90% of the day we are in this ‘awake but elsewhere’ alpha brainwave state – for instance when we drive, watch TV or daydream.
When we are in this state we can be consciously doing one thing whilst unconsciously, our mind is actively absorbing information from around us (hence why we are so susceptible to advertising and marketing).
Hypnotherapy uses this state to harness the power of the mind for healing. It is nothing like stage hypnosis which is done purely to shock and entertain audiences.
Hypnotherapy doesn’t put anyone to sleep. The purpose of hypnotherapy is to help you become MORE conscious and awake so that you STOP going into trance-loops, doing those behaviours which cause your problem.
Clinical studies show that hypnotherapy can be successful for weight loss, fears, phobias, depression, anxiety, learning, stress management, wound healing, improving immune function and pain control. Hypnotherapy is also recognised as a possible treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS) by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). It is also used in surgery instead of anesthetic and for a painless childbirth.
“Hypnotherapy isn’t about putting you to sleep. On the contrary I want to help you become more awake so that you stop going into autopilot and doing those things which cause your problem”.
The Guardian, 2008
Cognitive Hypnotherapy provides overworked minds with the toolkit they need to fix their own stresses and strains. It is based on modern psychology and neuroscience and, don’t worry, there’s not a pendulum in sight… “ Read the full article here
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 2007
Cognitive Hypnotherapy for Depression: An Empirical Investigation – Patients treated with Cognitive Hypnotherapy produced 6%, 5%, and 8% greater reduction in depression, anxiety, and hopelessness, respectively, over and above the CBT group. The effect size was maintained at 6 and 12-month follow-ups. This study represents the first controlled comparison of hypnotherapy with a well-established psychotherapy for depression, meeting the APA criteria for a “probably efficacious” treatment for depression. Read the full article here
Which? Guide to Complementary Therapies, 2002
“”Hypnotherapy is supported by more scientific research than any other complementary therapy”
“When you no longer split your energy with contradictory thoughts, you will know your power.”
Emotion code is one of the simplest tools available for identifying and clearing the energy of emotions which were trapped and suppressed in the body during intense emotional events.
The approach harnesses the innate wisdom of your body to show us what needs to be addressed through kinesiology, our intention, and the ancient principles of Chinese Medicine.
The nice thing about this approach is that it is quick, and does not require any analysis or revisiting of that event.
Heartspeak is a powerful tool for processing and resolving stuck or bottled-up feelings as well as learned fight, flight or freeze responses throughout the body.
Using simple exercises and techniques, Heartspeak uses embodiment to break these old, futile patterns so that healthier, more expansive patterns can emerge. It allows you to reveal answers about repeated patterns of behaviour by listening to and working with your heart and your emotions, rather than through simple analysis.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller
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