Overwhelmed explaining trauma … Havening to the rescue

Posted by in Anxiety, CBT, Complex Trauma, Frankston Vic 3199, Frankston Victoria 3199, Havening, Havening Techniques, Mind, Psychotherapy, Trauma

People come in all shapes and sizes physically, but also emotionally. Some express their emotions without introducing themselves. Others are quite the opposite, never knowing about their emotional thermometer. Trauma People who have been traumatized can respond in either way. Traumatized clients expect to tell the therapists about their experience; however that’s not always necessary. In some cases, it’s better for the client not to tell their story. Because we don’t want the client to unnecessarily relive threats associated with the trauma. Threats When faced with a threat, a message…read more

The Healing Power of the Brain

Posted by in Anxiety, Brainspotting, CBT, Mind, Psychotherapy, Trauma

Yes, it’s true that the best healing tool is inside our heads and it isn’t the mind contemplating the power of positive thought. Positive thoughts are useful. And we all know it’s better to think positive thoughts than negative thoughts. So keep on thinking positively for a better day to day mood. However, it won’t help fix a chronic long term issue. The Brain The brain is that fatty organ that resides between our ears and consists of the Brain, Brain stem and the body attached – all of which…read more

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Best Healing Power Is In Our Heads

Posted by in Addictions, Adolescent, Alcohol, Anxiety, Brainspotting, Career Stress, Childhood, Complex Trauma, Confidence, Depression, Fears, Grief, Havening Techniques, Hypnotherapy, Learning Challenges, Life Transistions, Loss, Mens Sexual Performance, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Problem Resolution, Psychotherapy, Resource Therapy, Sadness, Self Esteem, Smoking, Social Issues, Trauma

Yes, it’s true that the best healing tool is inside our heads. Mind? And it isn’t the mind contemplating the power of positive thought. Positive thoughts are useful. We all know it’s better to think positive thoughts than negative thoughts. So keep on thinking positively for a better day to day mood. The Brain I am referring to the brain. That fatty organ that resides between our ears and consists of the Brain, Brain stem and the attached body. All of those together forms the Brain-Body System. In itself it…read more

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Brainscaping – An Integrated Therapy Approach

Posted by in AACHP, Brainspotting, EMDR, Havening Techniques, Life Transistions, Trauma

Andrew Reay had the pleasure of presenting Brainscaping® to the AACHP at the end of September 2019. The AACHP stands for the Australia Association of Clinical Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists. We had to cater for double the planned attendees. Such was the level of interest for the Brainscaping®.  The Brainscaping methodology helps create fast and effective changes for people going through traumas and life transitions. What is Brainscaping? Brainscaping® is a psycho-sensory (mind-body) approach to working with clients. It’s especially good for those clients with long term trauma and complex trauma….read more

Brainspotting versus Hypnosis

Posted by in Brainspotting, Hypnotherapy

Many of Thinkshift’s clients come to us for therapy delivered via Hypnosis. This is because Hypnosis has been demonstrated to assist a diverse range of day to day issues. From addictions to unwanted habits and from anxiety to coping with transitional life stages and moments, hypnosis has been a therapeutic mainstay. Personally I love hypnosis. As it was my second skillset it will always have fond memories for me. And I’ve conducted thousands of client hypnosis sessions. Times Have Changed Thirty years on, there are a number of new effective…read more

Side effect of social media: the fear of missing out

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It is without a doubt the biggest thing to happen in recent years, social media! Keeping up with what is happening in the lives of friends has never been more fun, easy and convenient. For many people, social media and being more closely engaged in the lives of others has never so pronounced … it is almost a daily ritual. Our capability to tap into other peoples lives and broadcast our own life, has brought about another occurrence, FoMO (fear of missing out). With social media keeping people in “the…read more

Being single: Depression risk?

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It can sometimes feel like Society puts a lot of pressure on the status of one’s relationship or lack thereof, and sometimes being single can feel like the eyes of the world see you in a certain light. Research and our own experiences tell that sometimes people are better off staying single than being in a poor relationship. From a societal point of view, the fact of being in a relationship is enough to be accepted on some sort of social level; even if that relationship is dysfunctional, destructive and…read more

Rid yourself of anxiety and panic attacks with hypnotherapy

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If you are suffering from frequent anxiety and panic attacks and have been prescribed with psychotropic drugs by your primary health care provider or psychiatrist but you have seen no outcome, then you could try painless and the “no side-effects” treatment of hypnotherapy. Did you know that you can stop the panic attacks with hypnotherapy? This doesn’t refer to swinging a crystal ball in front of your eyes and repeating the same sentence that you are about to fall asleep. Hypnotherapy is usually an aid to psychotherapy as the hypnotic…read more