is holistic? Holistic
refers to perceiving a person in her/his wholeness, including
mind, body, spirit. We take into account the entire person
and that this person is whole, with strengths and wisdom
even if the person is not yet able to identify this. Therapy
is natural, non pharmaceutical. Non holistic perspective
view clients as having pathology and is more medicine oriented.
focus is to educate and empower our clients so they feel relief
and hope. We teach clients how to tune into their bodies as indicators
of how they are feeling and the effect their emotions have. We
teach them awareness of their continual mind chatter and how
to quiet the mind. We then teach them skills for being present
and accepting their current situation and how to shift from distress
to more comfortable states. We also honor and value client’s
spiritual or religious source as a resource for their healing.
are you different from other talk therapy therapists? We
begin with the intention that we are here to serve our clients.
We are passionate about helping our clients feel better and
ultimately become their own therapist. Our belief is not
to foster dependency on us but to empower. We create a safe,
sacred healing space for our clients. We use many modalities
rather than a specific style to personalize treatment for
the client’s good. We ask for feedback to ascertain
if the client feels his or her needs are being met therapeutically
and what else may need attention. We support the client in
developing awareness of their choices and solutions all through
are your sessions like? During
a first session, we complete and review some paperwork including
questionnaires. Clients provide history of their concerns
and why they are seeking treatment now. We discuss their
strengths, fears, their perceived obstacles and what they
hope to achieve therapeutically. Together we develop a plan
for therapy. We use a number of techniques to help clients
relax and become more aware of how emotions affect their
body. Clients are taught strategies to use to help with their
day to day lives.
long is a session? Counseling
sessions last from one to two hours. Hypnosis sessions last
is hypnotherapy? Actually
all hypnosis is self hypnosis. The therapist teaches their
client how to enter the hypnotic state so they can do so on
their own. Hypnosis is a temporary state. Your subconscious
mind remains alert and allows you to come out of the hypnotic
state, when the session is over. Moreover, the experience of
hypnosis is not the same as sleep. You are aware of everything
taking place and can recall it when needed after the session.
You do not do anything that you do not want to do, while under
a session, the trained therapist assists clients to shift mental
attention from their conscious waking state to a trance state
similar to daydreaming. We have found hypnosis to be an excellent
way to help clients manage or eliminate physical pain, phobias,
obsessions, panic attacks, smoking and eating issues, stress,
sexual dysfunction problems and many more areas. A safe, relaxing,
confidential method that can promote positive change and help
you to perceive yourself in a new light.
is energy healing? We
have been trained in several energy healing modalities for
hands on. These are based on the teaching that distress in
the body is due to energy imbalances or blocks. Being holistic,
we understand that not only is a person’s mind body spirit
connected, but that all people are connected energetically
to each other. This is why we affect each other so easily by
how we treat each other.
using energy healing in our session, we focus our attention
on love, healing and balance. We may use a gentle touch or
may not even touch the client. We do not massage. We may use
a combination of acupressure, Reiki, Quantum Touch, Healing
Touch or Ho'oponopono. Clients report feeling very calm, relaxed,
lighter, with lessening of physical pain.
I be hypnotized? In
our experience and the experience of our peers, most people
can be hypnotized as long as they have average intelligence,
ability to follow simple instructions and feel safe in their
relationship with the therapist. The trance like state we
experience in hypnosis is as naturally occurring phenomenon
that our minds go in and out of each day.
is EFT? Emotional
Freedom Technique is a rapid highly effective, easy to
learn self-healing technique. It is based on the premise
that the cause of all chronic pain whether physical, emotional,
or mental, is how we perceive the meaning in our personal
life experiences. It is derived from five thousand years
of practical study in Traditional Chinese Medicine and
how energy flows through our bodies.
many sessions do I need? Our
services are often considered brief therapy. We teach many self
healing tools so that our clients have effective skills they
can use each day. A client may find relief from their concern
in as few as three to six sessions. Or she or he may opt for
as many as twelve to fifteen sessions or more.