Welcome, visitor! [ Register | LoginRSS Feed  |   | 

Post an Ad
Post an Ad

Four Non-Ordinary Tools for Parenting

| Therapy Information | 29/09/2012

MotherandBabe1

This isn’t a blog about how to get your children to eat more vegetables, or about spending quality time with them, or even about how to get them to turn the tv off. Important and all as these are, they are already the subject of numerous books and articles.

What I want to share with you are four less-ordinary tools that I wouldn’t live without as a parent. And I’m not including the bottle of wine and the babysitter!

First off the mark is homoeopathy. I was lucky enough to have been raised in a household where homoeopathy was used regularly, so no-one had to convince me that it worked – I had experience of it working long before I encountered others‘ doubts. I’m also sneaking herbal remedies in here too. Between them they have sorted out many of an almost-endless list of the standard trials and tribulations which parents deal with. For simpler things – teething, bumps, cuts, colds, sore-throats, stomach bugs, mild eczema – I have home prescribed. For others – colic, tonsillitis, anxious insomnia, tantrums from hell, chronic coughs – I’ve used a professional homoeopath. I have friends who have had success in treating childhood asthma, bronchitis, behavioural difficulties and a host of other ‘difficult’ problems through using a professional homoeopath. At home I have a homoeopathic first aid kit, some books, a bottle of Echinacea tincture and calendula ointment, all of which are worth their weight in gold in terms of having something to hand for everyday challenges. Visits to a medical doctor are rare, courses of antibiotics rarer still, and the remedies are wonderfully palatable and immune-building for children. But, apart from all that, for me as a parent it is so empowering to know that there are effective, non-toxic, easy cures available for the physical and emotional challenges that all children and parents face.

Next up is astrology. If someone had told me ten years ago that I’d be taking astrology seriously, I would have laughed. But my work with it over the last few years has shown me what a powerful tool it can be in helping parents not only to understand themselves better, but their children too. Even without a detailed understanding, astrology can offer insights into the style of nurturing your children will respond to, as well as offering you an understanding of what your own natural style of nurturing is. Many parents get simple relief from just knowing that their child feels most nurtured by, say, deep emotional connection, whereas their approach as a parent might be more inclined towards the ‘lets go and get muddy’ style of parenting. When we have a better understanding of ourselves and our children, we can more easily address our own needs and also adapt our parenting styles to suit our children. And aren’t they all so unique!

Third up is the ‘talking stick’ – harnessed from the shamanic traditions. This is really more suited to families with older children and teenagers, but using the stick from a young age means that children get used to the idea. It can be useful, too, for us as parents when we need to discuss a particularly emotive subject between ourselves. The talking stick is basically used as part of family meetings when everyone needs to be given an opportunity to speak and be heard. Using it is simple. When it is brought into a family discussion, it is passed in a clockwise direction from one to the next, each having their say on the subject. No-one else is allowed to speak while the stick is being held, and the speaker must be listened to with respect. Each member of the family ends with ‘aho’ to indicate they are done – the family can then respond with ‘aho’, ‘we hear you’, or something similar. Ideally, the stick becomes a tool to help families discuss common topics peacefully, and to practice both speaking up and listening to others. It becomes a way of introducing respect into the way a family discusses things. And even selecting and decorating the stick can be a family activity.

My fourth tool is meditation. Wow! Where would I be without this. My meditation practice has been a haven for me at times of stress; fifteen minutes of recharge in the midst of early childhood chaos; and the excuse to take time out for myself every day. I’ve meditated sitting beside my daughter’s bed, during times when she wouldn’t fall asleep without my holding her hand. I’ve meditated in the middle of the night while breastfeeding (although breastfeeding can be a meditation in its own right!). And I’ve used my ability to find stillness through meditation as a way of staying present with my children at times when my mind kept drifting off towards all the other things I wanted to be doing instead. My children are used to their parents meditating, and it is something I hope they will also use as they get older and are facing the joys of exams and teenage angst.

At this stage, I have to own up that I have the skills to incorporate a lot of the above without needing external support. I offer shamanic practices, astrology and meditation as part of my therapy practice. And I have long studied homoeopathy and naturopathy as a hobby. But there are no shortage of skilled practitioners for parents to call on, and also books to refer to. Knowing they can help is the first step.

I also toyed with the idea of adding ‘self-discipline’ and ‘ability to surrender’ as fifth and sixth tools – or even as prerequisites to parenting in the first place! But they are a separate article all unto themselves.

Freya Watson
http://www.singingflute.com

Rate this post

952 total views, 1 today

Spiritual Group – Making Positive Changes!

| Therapy Information | 13/07/2012

A new year, with all the new year resolutions that each brings! I am sure you have made some resolutions as I have and do each year. I do hope that 2012 is a year where all your resolutions happen!

We start each year determined to make positive changes in our lives and unfortunately, for some, life events overtake our intentions and we get back on the treadmill of everyday tasks and before we know it, it’s nearly Christmas again! Well maybe next year?.?

If this sounds familiar then it’s time to shout STOP!!! COMMIT TO 2012 BEING DIFFERENT!

A wareness is STEP 1 in the process of making positive change in your life!
C ommitment is STEP 2 in making change happen.
T enacity is STEP 3 in process.

Are you willing to ACT in 2012 and start to live the life you really want?

Well, if you answered yes to this question, then allow me to assist you achieve it!

CHANGE is your choice to ACT differently - or – simply MAKE DIFFERENT CHOICES!

Beneficial change brings contentment, happiness and improved wellbeing to you. While most changes are noticed on a physical level, all change incorporates both personal & spiritual elements.

Personal Development & Spiritual Development are intrinsically linked….Personal Development is the material change and Spiritual is more to do with the inner change in person!

What do I mean by Spiritual? Well to me it includes the following:-

1) Deep connections with others

2) Seeking wisdom

3) Striving for growth

4) Drawing closer to a higher power or nature

5) Tolerance and forgiveness of others

Deep connections with others

When we think of someone who is really spiritual, we might picture a man meditating in a cave, completely isolated from his fellows. In real life, we get deep meaning from our interactions with others. All of the great spiritual teachers would agree with this–for example, take Jesus, Ghandi, or Mother Teresa. All of them advocated working with others, even the sick and suffering. In particular, helping others is critical, as is carrying a message of hope to them. While many will attach religious connotations to this, it simply isn’t necessary, because we connect with others at a human level. In other words, keep it simple and just reach out and offer help. Most people would agree that those living a spiritual life connect with others in a helpful, meaningful way.

Seeking wisdom

Seeking wisdom implies that a person is on the path to wisdom. They have some wisdom; they are seeking to gain more. This is not a mad rush for knowledge. Instead, the idea of seeking wisdom is about making genuine growth and gaining real insight into our lives.

Striving for growth

Spirituality is growth. This speaks of discipline; of demanding progress of ourselves. The great spiritual leaders always pushed themselves. If you want to feel like you are living the best life that you can, then you will need to push yourself in much the same way.

Drawing closer to a higher power or nature

Whatever your source of strength is, drawing closer to it will only make you stronger. This is because your connection with a higher power is an internal mechanism–something that you have control over and can develop and cultivate.

Tolerance and forgiveness of others

Someone who is living a spiritual life does not hold deep grudges and resentments against others. They do not harbor anger in this way. Instead, we need tolerance and patience with others, and this comes from a genuine humility–knowing that we have probably acted out in the same way that others might be doing. We forgive ourselves and others around us. We hold our own behavior to a high standard, and grant leniency to others who are trying to grow.

As a Spiritual Teacher and professionally trained NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Life Coach I have a deep desire to help others to make POSITIVE & LASTING CHANGES IN THEIR LIVES!

I am starting weekly group meetings where I will assst you and others to make your positive and lasting change happen! 2012 is a year of CHANGE IN MANY WAYS not least in relation to spiritual awareness and raising human consciousness. So, make 2012 YOUR Year of CHANGE!

Group meetings will take place

Venue:- Spiritual Rays Holistic Centre
Address:- Chapel Gate Balbriggan
Date: Tuesday 11am -1pm & 7pm -9pm
Commencing:- 24th July 2012
Cost: €15 pp/weekly

Book your place by phoning Yvonne on 0877641818 or email info@spiritualrays.com.
10 places only available.

If you miss the start you can still join us at any later time, just phone above number.

Author:

Yvonne at Spiritual Rays Holistic Centre.

Rate this post

1048 total views, 1 today

Auras by Catherine Campbell

| Therapy Information | 10/07/2012

The human Aura is made up of an electromagnetic energy, light and vibration.

When learning to see Auras, keep in mind that you are seeing through your own aura to others auras. As you become accustomed to seeing auras you will become more adept as to the meaning, colour, shapes and shades. Most people have a strong colour particular only to them, to their auras, with other colours wafting in and out. Which is how we can see what gifts somebody has by looking at them.

This light shines from within the body out, it can be a few inches, to a few feet above, below and around the human body, depending on the individual.

I call this light ‘The Light of the Soul’ This light comes from our Chakras, the spiritual centers within our body.

These vortices of energy, light and vibration can be seen and felt, as can the Aura.

The Aura like the Chakras are based on the rainbow colours and their mixtures, hues and shades.

The main colours are: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green & Pink, Blue, Indigo and Violet. There are many and numerous shades in between. White being the whole spectrum of colour and Black being an absence of colour.

The healthier and happier we are the brighter and more vibrant the aura.

Every thought we have changes the aura, thought creates, we are what we think, this point is definitely proved when seeing the aura.

The Auric Field

It is generally believed that the human aura has seven major levels. The physical and etheric levels extend about six inches to a foot from the physical body. The emotional auric levels extend about two feet from the body and incorporate the physical and etheric levels. The mental, archetypical, and spiritual auras extent approximately three feet from the body and incorporate the other levels.

The archetypal aura contains the map of our destiny. It is like a template, things you must do. In your growth you need to learn something. You are given as many experiences as you need to learn that. It can be one or a hundred, all the same to the template. It’s like going home – you can go many ways and have many experiences, but you get home, and thus satisfy your template.

When reflected outside of us, we see the archetypes as the pantheon of gods. When internalised, these archetypes are the angels of destiny, the gods that dwell inside us. As life-long learning, our destiny is synonymous with our Soul’s curriculum. We came into physical life with an internal, archetypical lesson plan. The archetypical level is in our subconscious.

The spiritual aura reflects our transcendent nature into our psychological, social, and physical realities. It reflects and responds to the balance and alignment of all levels. The balancing energy acts as wholeness and moves through the chakras and levels as a process of breathing. Each of the other levels provides a conduit for spiritual energy. As the aura becomes balanced, the spiritual level becomes more evident.

Through our mental aura and mentality, we construct our relationship to our destiny, karma, and inner life; reflects our beliefs, concepts, and attitudes.

Though feelings and emotions are often keys to our beliefs, our mental activity decides what we will build as our internal structure, and how we project ourselves into life. We shape our reality with our minds.

Our mind is the constructor, the builder. It reflects our associative ability through which we internalise and develop our integrative learning and personality.

This level also reflects the constraints that divide us from and within ourselves and from each other. Mental heath or mental illness is reflected in this level.

The emotional aura carries the artefacts of our feelings and emotional reactions and actions; registers our fulfilment and longs for peace; reflects our warmth, devotion, and what we care about.

Emotions give rise to our beliefs and judgments and the impetus to pursue our vision. The emotional aura reflects an aspect of our dharma or causal body (the force that determines and sets causation into our lives).

It is balanced through powerful, universally oriented, non-manipulative, unconditional loving. It is the source of our drive for power and dominance, and powers our adversarial and competitive nature.

The emotional aura is also the source of passion and the total embracing, loving heart that heals and forgives. It is our peacemaker.

The imaginal aura is the medium through which we create and transform our circumstances. This aura can be developed as a function of perception or inner-seeing and creativity. Intention, positive self-image, visual learning, visualization and healing, manifestation and success are generated and reflected in this level.

Use integrative, it is a power force for connecting, integrating, and aligning all levels. Used dissociatively, the imaginal level can be devastating. Delusions and obsessions are generated through and reflected in this auric level.

It is affected by drugs that create forms in the aura that are disconnected from the authentic processes of creativity. Drugs disconnect you from the ability to complete, fulfil, or enhance the soul’s purposes.

They effectively help us avoid life and the challenges and rewards that our soul is destined to fulfill.

The etheric aura is a blueprint or archetype for the physical body. Meridians and chakras appear in this formation.

The etheric body or double acts as a template for the physical body and appears as an energy matrix. It is described in chi-gung as meridians that transmit chi to the body.

Balance and alignment of the aura affect the meridians and their functioning. The meridians interact with the organs and the chakras interact with the endocrine system and nerves.

The physical aura reflects physical trauma, cell memory, physical health, and somatogenic beliefs and emotions. It penetrates the physical and etheric bodies and reflects the state of the energy fields.

In balance, it can accommodate enhanced forces deeper in the psyche.

What The Colours Mean? Each colour and layer of the Aura has a different meaning. The colours of a healthy aura mingle and blend into each other. Remember every thought we have reflects in the Aura.

Purple
Spiritual attainment, divine connection, mystical understanding, cosmic consciousness.

Indigo
Inspired thought or deep wisdom. Can show spirituality and devotional nature. Artistic and harmonious with nature. Self-mastery.

Blue
Strong mental powers, intelligence, logical thinking. Clear blue shows intuitive capabilities; “out of the blue.” Dark shades show over analytic, suspicious nature or visionary mentality.

Green
Balance, harmony, healing, the calming force. Clear green shows adaptability, versatility. Dark shades are deceitful, jealous; “green with envy.”

Yellow
Love and kindness, compassion, optimism; “breath of life.” Dark, lifeless yellow shows suspicion, covetousness.

Orange
Energy and health, physical vitality, dynamic force. Pride can result from an excess of orange in the aura. Dark or cloudy orange shows low intellect.

Red
Physical life, vitality, ambition, sexual power. Dark or cloudy red shows violent or passionate tendencies; “red with rage” is seen as red sparks in the aura.

Other Colours

Scarlet
Lust, lower passions, materialism.

Rose Pink
Selfless love, gentleness, modesty.

Brown
Avarice, selfishness.

Gold
Higher self, good qualities, harmony.

Silver
Versatility, High energy, constant change.

Gray
Depression, low energy, fear.

Black
Sinister, malice, depression, unawareness, not such a nice intent.

How to see An Aura

To see an Aura, ask a friend to sit with their eyes closed opposite you. You keep your vision on their third eye, at first you will see a light appear around their body, then as you become accustomed to this light, other colors and shades will appear. As will spirit beings, guides, family and helpers of the person you are looking at, also become visible to you. Never be alarmed by these presences, they are always there, you are just new to seeing them.

Author:

Catherine Campbell

http://www.wholespectrumhealing.com

Rate this post

1081 total views, 0 today

Mediumship

| Therapy Information | 10/07/2012

It is not so long ago that I can’t remember clearly how cynical and disbelieving I was when it came to the subject of Mediumship. In fact, in terms of spiritual phenomena, this is where I drew the line, in terms of credulity. And now it seems to me strange that I did not recognise a number of events in my life, as pertaining to, and even demonstrating the subject. I am certain that with a bit of help many people can find situations in their past experience that can only be explained by throwing open the gates of purely objective reasoning, to allow that objectivism is essentially self-limiting. The framework of the 5 senses is a very narrow keyhole through which to acknowledge the world. And that is what consciousness essentially is. This is what Shakespeare alluded to when Hamlet (who was interrupted talking to his father’s Ghost) to horatio uttered:

Hamlet:
Swear by my sword
Never to speak of this that you have heard.
Ghost:
[Beneath] Swear by his sword.

Hamlet:
Well said, old mole, canst work i’ th’ earth so fast?
A worthy pioneer! Once more remove, good friends.

Horatio:
O day and night, but this is wondrous strange!

Hamlet:
And therefore as a stranger give it welcome.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Hamlet Act 1, scene 5, 159–167

Horatio, rationality personified, is still having a hard time swallowing the whole business of Ghosts. Not the sort of beings his approach easily takes into account. Horatio is, like Hamlet, a student at the University of Wittenberg, a notable outpost of Protestant humanism. The philosophy he studies there is probably classical—a compound of ethics, logic, and natural science. The emphasis on everyday phenomena pretty much excludes speculation about talking ghosts.
And things have not moved that far since Shakespeare penned “Hamlet”

Author:

Philip Sutcliffe

philip@wholespectrumhealing.com

http://www.wholespectrumhealing.com

Rate this post

974 total views, 0 today

Alexander Technique & Stress By Richard Brennan

| Therapy Information | 10/07/2012

Stress is an increasing widespread condition and seems to go hand-in- hand with the modern lifestyle. Many of us have forgotten how to relax, as we race from one task to another, driven by unreasonable deadlines or a fear of being ‘left behind’ in an increasingly technological world. There is nothing wrong with rising to the challenge or working hard to achieve a cherished goal, but the problem comes when we are constantly in a state of tension, unable to ‘switch off’. When stressed the whole physical, mental and emotional system is then under constant ‘red-alert’, and over time this can cause chronic worry, anxiety, exhaustion, headaches, and can even lead to life-threatening illnesses such as strokes or heart attacks.

At first, we may actively enjoy the buzz of the adrenaline as it rushes around our body when we take on an exciting new challenge, but in the long term stress can rob us of everything that is important. It can take away our good health and replace it with an aching head or back, or a wide range of other stress related disorders that are becoming commonplace in society today. It can rob us of much needed rest and relaxation; it can even destroy our personal relationships and as a result cause extreme emotional anguish. How often do we really pause for even a moment to see whether the path we have taken in life is actually making us more satisfied, fulfilled and contented – and if not, why not? Since happiness is the natural antidote to stress, maybe we first need take a good hard look at the ways in which we try to become happy and find out why it is that, in our endeavour to achieve this goal, we can end up feeling more stressed than ever. We could then perhaps find new ways that may be more successful.

The Price We Pay for Progress
On the whole, society rarely measures progress in terms of how people feel, concentrating instead on the ability to accomplish certain tasks in less time than we previously could. In fact, we are now 25 times more productive than we were 150 years ago, and during this time the manner in which we live has changed more than at any other time in human history. With the introduction of time-saving technology we have been promised an easier lifestyle with more comfort and leisure time than ever before, yet has this really happened? From the way many of us rush around trying to keep appointments, beat important deadlines or reach impossible targets, it seems as if the very opposite is happening. Even though it is obvious that we now live longer and are far more efficient than we used to be, when you add joy and fulfilment into the equation, it is not at all clear that we have really achieved a better quality of life overall.

When we talk about progress we must consider all aspects of life, and this should obviously include how much peace and happiness we feel. Despite the huge amount of technology now at our disposal, it seems that more people are suffering from continuous stress than perhaps any other period in peacetime. An increasing number of people are approaching their doctor because they find themselves trapped in an accelerated spiral of speed and stress which can manifest itself in chronic muscle tension, acute anxiety, fidgety or restless behaviour, or a distinct lack of peace of mind. Sleeping tablets or anti-depressants may be a solution to the immediate problem, but we need to find a more permanent answer that does not rely on the use of potentially addictive drugs, many of which lose their effect anyway over a period of time.

If we feel stressed during our working day, adrenaline – which causes the brain to be in a state of excitation – remains in our system for many hours or even days afterwards, and as a result we are likely to have less patience than usual. When we arrive home and things are not the way we expect, we may be more prone to anger or irritation than we otherwise would be. The increase in stress over recent years correlates closely with the high incidence of marital problems we see today.

The Cost of Stress
Stress can over-stimulating the mind, eventually causing mental blocks or, conversely, an over-active mind, with little or no control over persistent unwanted thoughts, and an endless stream of worry for no reason. It affects us emotionally because we can lose control of our anger and react irrationally, which eventually may damage relationships with family or friends. It is easy to see someone’s performance suffers when there are under stress thus making them much less efficient.

The cost of stress to our society is enormous: and many of our modern illnesses may be caused or exacerbated by stress. Just stop for a moment to consider the following facts:

* In the USA heart disease is increasing by 100 per cent every ten years.
* In the USA 16,000 tons of aspirin and over 5 billion tranquillisers are consumed each year.
* In the USA the annual estimated medical cost of stress is over $1 billion.
* In the UK 250,000 people die every year from heart attacks.
* In the UK over 40 million working days are lost every year through illness directly related to stress. The cost to British industry is estimated at £1.5 billion each year.

We must also take into consideration that instances of stress are increasing rapidly and these figures could easily double over the next 20 years. It is vital to take steps to combat to prevent Ireland from following in the footsteps of other Western countries – The Alexander Technique can do just that.

The Alexander Technique is a method of self-awareness on many levels. It is very simple and can be understood by anyone, yet at the same time it is very profound and can empower a person with confidence and a greater enjoyment of life.

The technique is a way of improving balance, posture and co-ordination; it will help us to use ourselves in a way that is harmonious with nature. Our bodies are our most precious possession, yet often we give them very little attention, apart from wondering ‘how do I look’ or ‘am I dressed right?’ The human body is, in fact, an amazing anti-gravity mechanism, but most of us unconsciously interfere with the natural working and reflexes to such an extent that more than a million people in Ireland suffer with backache. It is also estimated that many more people will suffer from asthma, insomnia, arthritis, headaches and migraine, all due to stress or excess muscle tension throughout the body. By practising the Alexander Technique you will bring more awareness to yourself, thus finding new ways of moving reducing the strain placed upon the body.

You will learn how to move with gravity, instead of against it, thus achieving greater ease of movement, this will in turn affects your mental and emotional outlook on life; you will feel calmer and therefore have a greater control of your own life. The only requirements are patience and a willingness to let go of harmful habits that we have acquired throughout our lives.

Richard Brennan an internationally renowned author of having written five books on the Alexander Technique including Change your posture – Change your Life and The Alexander Technique Workbook which have been translated into eight languages. He travels throughout Europe giving TV and radio interviews, running workshops and giving lectures. He lives in Galway, Ireland where he runs a busy private practice as well as being the director of the only Alexander teacher training college in Ireland and was the co-founder of the Irish Society of teachers of the Alexander Technique.

Author:

Richard Brennan

http://www.alexander.ie

http://www.isatt.ie

Rate this post

612 total views, 0 today

A personal perspective on Healing and Spirit by Catherine Campbell

| Therapy Information | 10/07/2012

We are not healers as such, but channels for spiritual healing energy. We all have this ability to heal ourselves and others. It would seem that some people have an innate ability to heal and are very aware of it.

Speaking for myself, I have known from a very young age that I could heal others. I assumed that everyone was doing this, I also assumed everyone could see what I could see, and I assumed everyone else knew what I instinctively knew.

To explain this, I could always see auras, so knew what people were actually like, what they were good at, open, honest, artistic, intelligent, seekers, bright outgoing cheerful people, I could also see who was depressed lonely, sad, struggling with life, inhibited, dishonest, and or addictive.

I could see in a persons aura where they had a problem in their body, aches pains, illness and disease all show in the aura, I would feel not only thoughts and emotions in my own body, but also aches and pains etc from someone I was near or thinking of.

I trained myself to fine tune this ability to understand everything through my own body.

I also learned that every illness and disease has a different feeling, I kept notes on everything I was feeling and learned by trial and error what feelings were which illness, for example with cancer I get a cramp like feeling in my hands and the relevant point of my body.

With MS I get a tingling down one leg and up the opposite side of my head. Every illness and disease has a very distinct feel in my own body.

I discovered through training what I was seeing as the spiritual centres of the body ‘The Chakras’ and knew that if these energy vortices of light and colour were closed, blocked or reversed then that part of the person was in trouble and needed to be cleared and open for healing to take place.

Being a psychologist as well as a spiritual healer helped me to understand people as a whole being.

When I receive a call from a client for an appointment, I instinctively go into a mode of tuning in, I don’t actually do this consciously, it just happens, the same thing happens when someone is mentioned by name,

I instinctively know the problems they are having and why. This is not the case with every healer, there are a lot of healers who cannot see auras and have no other psychic abilities, why I have them, I have no idea. So to explain to you how I work, as I said as soon as I get a call, I tune in and have a fair idea what is going on.

When the client arrives, I don’t require any information from them, other than their name address etc on an index card for me to keep a record for my own benefit.

I firstly go through the chakra system, seeing what is open, blocked, closed or reversed or even what is spinning to fast or too open.

This gives me a very clear picture as to the state of their health, their mind and their spirit, as in MIND; BODY; SPIRT; healing is Holistic it deals with the person as a whole.

I firstly realign all the chakras, opening and getting them to open and spin at the same speed. I then go through the whole body along the meridian lines, this is the first time I actually touch the person, this is called chelation.

Whilst doing all this I am tuning into my own thoughts, feelings, emotions, twinges, aches and pains etc and know that everything I am feeling is from my patient. I also get vivid images and a knowing, as if what happened to the person under my hands actually happened to me.

There is never any doubt within me that what I am picking up is anything but true, it is reality, a strange reality for most people but very real and normal to me. When I began this work,

I trained myself to step out and allow myself to be used as a channel for this healing energy to come through me, and also to allow information to pour into me, now this actually happens without my having to do anything.

When energy is being channelled through me to a patient I feel a gush of what feels like warm water coming in through the top of my head and coming down my arms and through my hands to the patient, the patient feels it like warmth, tingling, heat and movement within their body.

I have discovered that no matter where the problem is this healing energy travels to the needed area of the body. I can actually see this energy move through a patients body, always surprising me, it seems to have a mind of it’s own, but then I quickly realize that this is not my doing,

I am only the channel, spiritual help and healing knows where the energy needs to go far better than I do.

Don’t think that spiritual healing is anything to do with Religion or Faith, it is spiritual and we are all spiritual beings within human bodies, our higher selves are spirit, we are all one, all from the one source, God,

The holy Spirit, One being, call it what you will, which is why spiritual healing is so effective, we are one being.

I hope this gives you some idea what spiritual healing is all about. I can tell you that for most of my life I have known what I have and when I realised that I was the unusual one, it was quite a shock.

But there wasn’t anything I could do about this powerful force other than use it to help others, it is stronger and more powerful than me.

To be an ordinary psychologist would have been a very boring job compared to this.

Author:

Catherine Campbell

http://www.wholespectrumhealing.com

A personal perspective on Healing and Spirit by Catherine Campbell 5.00/5 (100.00%) 4 votes

1132 total views, 1 today

Tarot Life Readings by Philip Sutcliffe

| Therapy Information | 10/07/2012

Tarot and the Life Reading Tarot is an extraordinary pattern of seeing that goes beyond the normal boundaries of our conscious perceptions.

As we move beyond the merely “physically aware”, time becomes less of a fact of life as we ordinarily know it, and more of an abstract concept

It is much easier to be flexible with concepts and ideas than it is to to try to “adjust” what seems to us to be accepted fact.

So time becomes more of a variable in Tarot, simply to use to get a view of trends and choices to be made.

So consequently Tarot allows me to perceive things forward and backward in time, in pursuit of healing and beneficial comments for my client.

All true Tarot reading is healing.

The extra advantage for my client is that this channelled higher wisdom and advice (to the life in particular and life in general) is revealed, which is specifically for the client’s highest purpose and aims for the only progress in life that matters: Spiritual Growth

In my life with Tarot, I have found it to be consistently accurate, I never ask my clients about themselves. Tarot gives me everything I need to a highly remarkable and accurate degree.

Not everyone can make it to Gorey in Co. Wexford, so the telephone is a useful way to bridge the distance.

This is not a Premium Line pay scheme which can be of dubious real value because they are basically commerce and you cannot determine ahead of time who you are really speaking to.

Author:

Philip Sutcliffe

Call (+353) 0539480519 or email me at philip@wholespectrumhealing.com to book an appointment with me.
Philip’s Skype name wholespectrumhealing

Rate this post

890 total views, 1 today

Spiritual Healer

| Therapy Information | 09/07/2012

What is Spiritual Healing? From the Healer’s perspective by Catherine Campbell

Spiritual healing is common in all spiritual practices, traditions and religions and what all spiritual seekers are looking for. If we carry wounds of being hurt, create prejudices, judgements or resentments from the present and past experiences and situations, our spiritual awakening progress may slow down or even go backwards. Spiritual Healing heals all wounds be that of the body, mind or spirit.

One way to explain Spirit is that which exists beyond any physical realm. Other names for Spirit are: Life-force, Soul, Awareness, Light, The Source or God. Spiritual Healing is the letting go that which we are not and the waking up to our full potential.We are spirit beings having a human experience.

Spiritual Healing is about living with and being in love with your life!

So many people the world over, despair of the consumerism and loss of values, both family and moral, of contemporary society, drugs, despair and depression. I am sure that you too, have begun to feel that you need to find more value in your life. After all, that is how you found this site and are seeking the answers which led you to Spiritual Healing. Now that you are here, you will discover more about the value of living a spiritually-focused life.

Religion is not the focal point of this site, Spirituality us. However we have studied some eastern and western philosophies over the years. And have discovered that a combination, combined with the things that our own life experiences have taught us leads us to an understanding of the world which makes it possible to live in this world without being “of this world”

Learning to understand, awakening to what reality is, understanding yourself as a spiritual being, is the secret to finding your way in this world.

Spiritual healing can happen for you, for anyone, and for all and any reason. Our experience is that spirituality is not something for the chosen few or the pious alone. For adults, children, those ill, lonely, depressed, animals, birds or the earth, Healing and spirituality is for everyone and everything. All of us are able to lead a more spiritual life – if we choose to. We are spiritual beings having a human experience, not humans who can be spiritual.

Spiritual Healingis a natural energy therapy. It complements conventional medicine by treating the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Spiritual Healers act as a conduit for healing energy, often described as ‘love and light’ which relaxes the body, releases tensions and stimulates self-healing. The benefits of healing can be felt on many levels, not just the physical, and the effects can be profound.

Author:

Catherine Campbell

http://www.wholespectrumhealing.com

Rate this post

858 total views, 1 today

Angels by Catherine Campbell

| Therapy Information | 09/07/2012

Angels
I have known for most of my life that I had an Angel beside me, watching over me guiding me and protecting me. I assumed that everyone knew they had Angels.

It was actually a shock to me when I realized that a lot of people didn’t know they had Angels, couldn’t see Auras and couldn’t feel someone’s pain.

Did you know that there are Angels around us everywhere? Everyone has Guardian Angels who are with you from birth and throughout your life. They are also known as Spirit Guides, Holy Spirit, Ascended Masters, etc. All these terms refer to the same thing: beings who have evolved beyond the earth plane. As part of their continuing evolution, they are helping people here on earth. We have all known these beings, they are no strangers to us.

Angels are full of Love and Forgiveness, we as beings have not perfected that skill yet, when we have, we too will become guardians of the Light. We should not have any hate or unforgiveness in our being, which is why we vibrate at a different rate to Angels.
Angels vibrate at a different level to us and so it is not always possible for us to see them or connect with them until we change our vibration and let them come close to us. Although you might not see them you may notice their signs, hear their gentle whispers, feel the nudges they give you to walk in the right direction on your path in life.

Angels are pure energy and you may sense that they are around you in the form of chills or goosebumps on parts or all over your body. This physical sensation is a sign that your guides are near you. Your angels and guides communicate with you through your sixth sense. As you know you have five physical senses of seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling and touch. In addition to this you have four psychic senses – the “clairs”. These are clairvoyance (psychic seeing), clairaudience (psychic hearing), clairsentience (feeling) and claircognisance (knowing). When you want to communicate with your angels just pour out your hearts concerns to them and they will listen. If you ask them a question you will receive an answer in form of a sign, someone might tell you something relating to your question, a book might fall down the shelf for you to read, you might have a dream, or the answer will come in some other way. The Angels might want to let you know that they are near you. Notice their signs such as repetitive thoughts, items returned ot you at unexpected times, sensations after thoughts (hairs standing on arms, etc), dreams, clean white feathers in unusual places, ringing in the ears. Angels are very crafty in terms of getting their message through.

They don’t want to actually frighten us, but Angels can and do speak to us and even appear. My Angel certainly spoke to me and appeared throughout my life, giving me help, advise and information. it was my Angel who told me to call my work The Whole Spectrum.

The Angels will not interfere with your life because you have what is called free will. Therefore it is important to remember it is up to you to ask the Angels for the help you require. Remember to thank them for their assistance. Gratitude is the key to attracting more of what you desire. The only time the angels will interfere is if something happens to you where you might die before your time. Angels have been known to push people out of the way of cars and buses coming their way and helping people to lift extremely heavy objects to save a persons life.

Sometimes we ignore our angels guidance but don’t worry about it, Angels don’t judge anyone and they won’t get offended when we don’t listen. They just gently overlook our course of action. It is important to ensure that the guidance you receive is from the highest source. Guidance from the light will be non-directive, respecting free will, loving, focused, consistent, and will have the highest good at its foundation.

Angels listen to you . They comfort you. They lift you up when you are feeling down. They cheer you on when you struggle. They celebrate your success. They truly want what is best for you. Trust that the angels are always with you.

Your Angel is your best friend, ask and it will be given. If it is for your highest good.

Author:

Catherine Campbell

http://www.healingisus.com
http://www.wholespectrumhealing.com

Rate this post

872 total views, 0 today

The Higher Self by Catherine Campbell

| Therapy Information | 09/07/2012

When you incarnate into an earth life, a part of us remains on the spirit level. This is known as our higher self. We can tune into this part of ourselves, for advice, guidance and protection whenever we need to.

Think of your higher self as a great star, you on earth, being a fragment of that star. When you want to tune into your higher self, visualise going up towards the great star blending with it. It is easy to see things clearly from your higher self. We can see other great stars around us, we know who they are and can speak to each other on a spiritual level.

There are no emotional entanglements on the spiritual level: no grudges, fears or needs, so we can converse within the context of the simple truthl. Any problems we are having on an earth level can be ironed out here, without fear or prejudice.

If you are having problems with someone on earth now, on a personal or indeed on a business level, go up to your higher self, See them also going to their higher self and talk the situation out, in the light.

We can do this with any difficult situation that might arise, when this is done the problems are then solved for us spiritually and physically.

If you are worried about the path you are on, a decision you need to make changes in your life, or even relationship problems.

Reach into your higher self for the remedy, on your own or with others. If you need extra protection or guidance, with any situation in your life, you can bring a part of you that is the light, to come down and help you with your problems in this life.
Actually without us realising it, our higher self is very much a part of us and with us in our daily lives.

Remember as children we were taught about conscience, knowing what was right or wrong, that is your higher self.

Becoming more aware of the spiritual aspect of ourselves helps us to live better lives, more honest and open lives.

Also knowing everyone else is also a part of that star, helps us to understand we are all one all part of the great star, the light, God.

Author:

Catherine Campbell Spiritual Healer/Teacher

http://www.wholespectrumhealing.com

Rate this post

864 total views, 0 today

Medium Ship

| Therapy Information | 09/07/2012

There is no death. I know this idea may seem preposterous. But to those who have passed from the earth life, death is certainly preposterous

What would you do, if, just as you die to this world, you realise that life not only continues for you, but that you also are in a much more loving and nurturing situation than you could imagine in your earth life?
Of course you would want to tell your loved ones all about it and help them overcome their grief, find new joy in spiritual connection, and begin a way of life based on the fact that they too are immortal spirit.

This is the powerful motivation that loved ones in Spirit have, to reassure and bring comfort to those left behind in this strange confusing and often scary dream we call “life”.

Beyond this life that we dream we are in, we (who are all One) continue our journey towards oneness with God. This is a journey we ultimately all complete, without exception.

When we begin to awaken to this truth we develop a better and more spiritual understanding about our life and challenges here on Earth. This revelation inevitably brings peace and direction to our lives and to the lives of those around us.

Author:

Philip Sutcliffe is a Psychic Medium

http://www.wholespectrumhealing.com

Rate this post

788 total views, 3 today

Spiritual Healing

| Therapy Information | 09/07/2012

HOW DOES SPIRITUAL HEALING WORK?
Spiritual Healing is a method of channeling Universal or Divine Energy at a higher intensity to the individual client anywhere be they near or far. Spiritual energy knows no bounds. This energy is available for everyone all the time. Spiritual Healing energy can only be used in a positive way for the good of all and cannot possibly do anyone any harm, teaching us to go with the flow of life. When illness or dis-ease strikes, our capacity to draw on this energy is diminished. The Healer is trained to understand this process and in the techniques of channeling the energy needed, can and will restore the balance.

Author:

Catherine Campbell

http://www.wholespectrumhealing.com
http://www.healingisus.com

Rate this post

831 total views, 1 today

The Chakra system by Catherine Campbell

| Therapy Information | 09/07/2012

Chakras

The Chakra System

The human body contains focused and concentrated energy centers or points revolving betweenour physical and spiritual self. The energy centers are referred to as Chakras.is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel.” The chakras are similar to wheels in that, they are spinning vortexes of energy located within our physical and esoteric or subtle body in which we receive, process and transmit universal life force energies. The overall Chakra System is comprised of Primary (Major and Minor) and Secondary Chakras.

If one chakra is closed or blocked, it denotes one problem. If two or more chakras are closed it shows me a whole different set of problems.It is of the utmost importance to get the chakras all balanced before I tackle any other problems going on with my client/patient. The chakras are the basis for everything being in alignment in the body. Getting this right makes Mind, Body and Spirit healing complete.

Opening and clearing the Chakra system allows the person to be who they are truly meant to be open, loving, unconditional and without any bias or prejudice. Also by having the Chakras all open and flowing freely it allows all our natural psychic abilities to come to the fore naturally.

Author:

Catherine Campbell

http://www.wholespectrumhealing.com
http://www.healingisus.com

Rate this post

823 total views, 1 today

Kinesiology

| Therapy Information | 04/07/2012

Annette-Reilly-Kinesiology-Ireland-Neuroenergetic-KinesiologyKinesiologist-www.neki_.ie1

What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology is the SCIENCE of movement and the key to restoring health and well being. Kinesiology is an alternative therapy and has its roots in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and chiropractic methods. It incorporates techniques such as acupressure and meridian balancing, gentle structural manipulation, massage and nutrition. Kinesiology works to balance all systems of the body and can help with any health issue whether it’s physical, mental, emotional or spiritual.

Kinesiology assesses the health of a client via a muscle response test. This is a gentle test which detects stresses and imbalances in the four areas of the body’s systems:

CHEMICAL: (e.g. nutrition, hormones, pH balance, metabolism, immune response)
STRUCTURAL: (e.g. bones, muscles, tissues)
EMOTIONAL: (e.g. stress, anxiety, fears, phobias, trauma)
ELECTROMAGNETIC: (e.g. hydration, energy levels, energy fields)

In the Human Body, sensors drive the Brain. The Cerebral Cortex is 95% driven by recpetors in the body. Our Brains are constantly processing information coming in. A by-product is that our health is greatly dependent upon stimulation of the Cerebral Cortex. If the Nervous System is not transmitting the correct messages then our health suffers. One of the many things a Kinesiologist does is make sure that the Nervous System is transmitting these messages properly by means of the muscle testing procedure that works like a bio-feeback system.

Kinesiology techniques stimulate receptors located throughout the body, which makes it a powerful tool to help maintain the health and integrity of the physical body. This is different from some other branches of alternative therapy that only give external substances to stimulate or sedate the body.

Another factor that affects our Nervous System is joint mobility. Joint mobility is generally dependent upon the muscles that attach around the joint. Kinesiology strengthens the muscles that attach around the joints and it also reduces hypertonicity of muscles and so increases mobility.

Another aspect of Kinesiology is Strengthening the body’s existing Immune System to restore health rather than looking for an external agent to help the Immune System.

When an external agent suppresses the body’s own Immune System and you continue to give the external agent, the body’s Immune System eventually stops responding to it. A problem in conventional medicine is antibiotic resistant bacteria. The medical establishment have to keep looking for newer and stronger antibiotics to do the job that the previous antibiotics no longer do.

Our approach in Kinesiology of receptor based alternative therapy is that we don’t have to worry about the body or external agents becoming Immune to the techniques we use. The alternative therapy work we do is extremely effective in restoring health, It’s also a very natural and gentle approach and it’s non-invasive.

In Neuroenergetic Kinesiology (The branch of Kinesiology I specialise in) we use what are called “finger modes”. One mode we use is called “priority mode” by using this mode at the beginning of a session it allows only that which is priority to work on with each client to come to the surface during a session. In short, Kinesiology works where the body needs it most, in a way that is most effective for each client.

Author:

http://www.neki.ie

085 7858770

Rate this post

1193 total views, 0 today

Navigating the Changes

| Therapy Information | 04/07/2012

‘When I’m grown up, I’m going to be/do/have…’ – fill in the blanks.

It seems when we’re children and teenagers, being ‘grown up’ is talked about as if it were a final destination – a goal you achieved or reached, and then stayed there. I don’t remember anyone ever talking about the fact that it was never something that was complete, or that there were stages beyond ‘grown up’. Being grown up was measured by having a job, a car, a house, perhaps a relationship or children – being able to competently navigate the material world. Any further ‘growing up’ that was done was measured likewise by external ‘symbols’ – getting married, career progression, having children. I don’t remember much emphasis on personal development (except in the context of career or as a hobby) and therapy was something you went for if you had a ‘problems’ being a grown up. I know society has moved on since I was a child and teenager in the sixties and seventies, but I suspect that being ‘grown up’ still carries with it a general expectation of being a finished product in some sense. With the knock-on effect of this expectation being that you are a possibly a failure if you don’t measure up – you have failed at growing up.

So for all those that are in their twenties – or even beyond – who are contemplating what being ‘grown up’ means, this article is for you.

Truth is, while our bodies reach a stage of maturity when they stop physically growing or developing sexually, we don’t have the same limits on our mental, emotional and spiritual development. Even if we make a choice at 21 that we’re complete, the life that we live beyond that will inevitably bring us new experiences that challenge us to grow and change. And, for many of us, that’s exactly how we see it. We grow up, and then life throws things at us that we either like or not, and we have to adapt depending on those external circumstances. Any change that we undergo is forced on us from outside – and we blame life for changing and making us to do likewise. Our efforts at dealing with external challenges become all about how we can maintain the status quo, or at least control change in a way that fits with our ideas of who we are and who we should be.

‘Don’t go changing…I love you just the way you are’…

Perhaps, though, these ‘external’ challenges are no different from those same challenges that faced us as babies and young children. The spoon in our fist which we struggled to get into our mouth. That set of stairs we just had to find a way of climbing because it was there in front of us everyday. The language our brains and mouths had to accommodate so that we could communicate with those around us. Those of us that are parents know that we support our children in facing their challenges, while we also know that they will find a way of dealing with them and will develop as a result. We understand that they grow and develop by facing and dealing with new circumstances – that there is an in-built natural timing mechanism that ensures they move on to the next relevant challenge which will help them develop as they need to, all going well. Babies finally get around to crawling, walking, running, speaking when the time is right – in response partly to internal and partly to external promptings. If you keep a baby in a cot, the natural prompting may be there to move, but the opportunity to climb and walk isn’t. On the other hand, put a two-month old at the bottom of a set of stairs and it’s obvious that there’s no internal prompting there to climb yet – the timing of development isn‘t right.

As adults, the same is still true – it’s just that we don’t widely acknowledge it, except perhaps in the context of needing to develop our careers. We have lost touch with the natural cycles of time that might have guided us in pre-modern times, with the traditional rites of passage that accompanied various stages of adult growth, and with the intuitive, feminine side of life. When change is accompanied by physical manifestation (the body changing through age, pregnancy, etc.), it becomes easier for us to acknowledge that an emotional or psychic change is happening. When there is no physical change, we look for other external reasons for why a previously happy relationship has turned sour, or why we suddenly want to move house or change career, or find ourselves acting strangely. There are hundreds of different reasons we can find outside of ourselves for why we suddenly feel differently. It’s stress. Or it’s him/her. Or it’s the office. Or the recession. There must be something that has caused me to feel this way.

Yet there is a natural unfolding that continues to happen for us as adults, no different from that which happens with babies. The external circumstances may provide part of the stimulus, but the internal timing mechanism is still there with us as it always was. Where this timing comes from is a matter of personal belief – DNA, personality, the prompting of our soul. But it is there, nonetheless. And while there are general cycles of time that we are all part of (the seasons, for example, at a very basic level), there are also personal cycles of time which are our own particular patterns of unfolding. Finding ways of tuning into this personal timing can bring with it a sense of acceptance of where we are at any particular moment in our lives, and gives us some understanding with which to navigate the world as adults.

Jung’s writings on individuation – what he calls the process by which we integrate various aspects of ourselves and become more whole and authentic as individuals – are a beautiful, if lengthy, description of this journey of growth. We are all unique, and therefore the way in which we unfold and grow as adults is also unique. Yes, there are such things as early bloomers and late developers. This isn’t a matter of right or wrong, it is simply a matter of an individual’s pattern of growth. But yes, there is also a mid-life crisis of a kind, as well as a clear transition stage at the end of the twenties. There are periods when our work life and relationships will naturally flow, and times when being introverted and reflective may be a better use of our time. There are times to be active, and times to be more receptive, times when getting focussed on career will seem right, and other times when cozying into a relationship may be all we want to do.

There are different ways of tuning into these cycles of time. Simply getting to a place of accepting that they exist is a good start – being open to the fact that there are times when you may not feel like you always have done, and making space to allow new feelings and promptings to emerge. Meditation or any practice of stillness is also helpful, too. It provides a channel for us to connect with the intuitive side of our nature that can help us understand what we need at any stage of our lives.

For me, astrology has provided one of the keys to understanding these cycles of time – seeing in the movement of the planets relative to my birth chart a reflection of the energetic shifts that are being prompted in my own psychic structure. From it, I gain not only an insight into where my energy is best focussed or not at the moment, but also a sense of how I may be able to flow more easily with this particular stage of my life. I also bring in shamanic ceremony, healing and therapy to deal with anything that needs to be rebalanced as a result of the shifts – as with children, not all stages of growth go smoothly and I still need my ‘parent‘ figures that can stand by me when I can‘t do it alone. But most of all from astrology, I get insight and a sense of comfort into why I feel as I do at various times of my life. I am empowered by understanding my own ‘growing up’ process more, and by finally getting a sense of what divine timing means.

But beyond understanding and acceptance comes the sense of responsibility for supporting my own continued development. Making time/space available in my life, as well as having a practice of stillness, are essential tools in being able to accommodate the differing demands these cycles of time make of us in a world that is very structured and focussed on repeating the same patterns daily, weekly and monthly. Women are more naturally tuned into the fact that one week is not necessarily the same as another – with the menstrual cycle we instinctively know that there are times of the month when what we need may be different to other times. But for both men and women, finding a way of accepting that these fluctuations are natural and normal – that it is, in fact, unnatural to expect to be able to feel and do the same thing every day – can take a degree of emotional maturity. And making space to allow these natural promptings and changes to happen can take an even greater level of maturity. How, when we have busy homes, careers and routines that demand consistency from us, do we allow ourselves the time and space that our personal growth needs? How do we balance our need to have certainty in our lives – food, shelter, nourishment, health – with the flexibility needed to allow ourselves and others to change and grow?

Perhaps, one of these days, I’ll put together a year-long programme for those who have left full-time education and are all grown up. It’ll focus on filling the gaps that most education systems have. How to understand ourselves more. How to connect with the natural cycles of time. How to welcome change. How to sit in stillness. How to self-reflect. How to listen to our intuition. How to get a sense of what we need and to find it. How to know when we need ‘time out’ and to be okay with that. I’m sure I could continue the list, but it would make a pretty impressive fourth level education – and might even make for a more contented world.

In the meantime, those of us with an understanding that ‘growing up’ is an ongoing process can share our hard-earned wisdom with those coming up behind us. We can start to shift our culture towards a greater acceptance and awareness that it is only natural that we all grow in different ways and at different times, and that we each have our own internal process to honour. Perhaps we can be more respectful of our own individual timetable.

Author:

Freya Watson is author of The Beautiful Garden,  and works as a healer, therapist and teacher, integrating shamanic techniques, astrology and other tools into her practice.  See http://www.singingflute.com/ for more details, or email her at freya.singingflute@yahoo.ie.
Rate this post

935 total views, 1 today

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH)

| Therapy Information | 04/07/2012

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is a combination of cognitive, behavioural and hypnotic interventions. CBH is the abbreviation used to refer to the incorporating of clinical hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques and strategies. The combination of the two most widely researched and most effective therapeutic techniques maximises the therapeutic outcomes.

Psychological and emotional difficulties are found to emerge from negative, unhelpful and destructive cognitions. When we use the word cognition, we are referring to mental activity, which can be represented in words. This includes thoughts, attitudes, ideas, beliefs etc. To find a valuable solution for a difficulty it is essential to assess how the problem functions. The current cognitions, information-processing, problematic thinking patterns and behaviours are monitored, assessed and altered through CBH.

The emphasis in CBH is on the ‘here and now’; on the current cognitions and behavioural responses. CBH is an evidenced based approach. Therapeutic interventions, which focus on the past, looking and waiting for ‘insight’ to emerge through hours of talking through past incidents and experiences, viewed as merely an excuse for procrastination. This approach can frequently serve to disempower clients as one is constantly focusing on past reflections and negative unhealthy thoughts, with these responses becoming part of their identity accompanied by an increased chance of relapse. While CBH recognises that the past is important, it takes second place to the ‘here and now’. Symptoms and roots are viewed as thoroughly interwoven, pull one thread; we are pulling all the others.

The rationale for including hypnosis…

Hypnosis enables the focusing and sustaining of attention on suggestions. In other words, the client focuses attention on the realistic and helpful suggestions. These suggestions are alternative ways of thinking and processing circumstances and events. Suggestibility is increased in hypnosis therefore, the client is therefore, less likely to become distracted and is consequently more responsive to the CBT techniques, there in lays the central rationale for combining hypnosis with CBT. It is extraordinarily powerful.

Notably, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH), it is not emphasising the ‘power of positive thinking’. CBH acknowledges that positive thinking in itself is insufficient. CBH is a constructive approach, recognising and working on the individual’s unique version and perspective on their reality. This reality which the individual has lived with, which has gone unquestioned and has lent itself to psychological distress. The clients processing of information and biases in perception uncovered, monitored, altered to develop more productive, healthy patterns in thinking. This results in one achieving relief from symptoms (e.g. stress, anxiety, fear, anger, panic), freedom from habitual behaviours, developing psychological resilience, well – being and long term gains.

Author:

Amanda Walsh

Psychologist and Clinical Hypnotherapist
MBPsS, DHCBT, GQHP, MNCH (Lic.), GHR (Reg), DPsCP Hons O.U., BA Hons N.U.I.G

Northwest Therapy and Hypnosis,

IPI Centre,
Breaffy Road,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo.

Phone: 083 4147013
Email: info@therapyandhypnosis.ie
Web: http://www.therapyandhypnosis.ie/

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH) 5.00/5 (100.00%) 1 vote

947 total views, 1 today

  • Ad Ratings now Available!

    by on 15/10/2012 - 0 Comments

    Ad Ratings are now available. Your customers can now Rate your Ad! Share your Ads on your Facebook page, Website etc so that your clients and customers can rate...

  • Image File Size Allowance Increased

    by on 23/06/2012 - 2 Comments

    Feedback was received that the allowance for each image of 500kb was too small and that to encourage photos to be posted, the allowance should be increased. Wou...

  • New Categories Added!

    by on 23/06/2012 - 0 Comments

    3 New Categories added as per your requests. They are CBT, Astrology and Flower Essences. Categories that are not being filled will over the next few weeks be p...

  • Share This Widget Added!

    by on 22/06/2012 - 0 Comments

    Hello All, Thank you very much for the Huge support so far. Today has been a busy day for me. We have just over 50 Ads already. The site is being updated all th...

  • Ireland Holistic being Updated

    by on 21/06/2012 - 0 Comments

    Hello to previous users of IrelandHolistic. The site is currently being updated and therefore any previous Ads have been removed. This is a great time to regist...

Holistic Therapist? Unlimited Ads for 12 Months, Just 39.95! Promote Treatments, Events, Workshops, Courses & More!Purchase Membership