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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Havening Techniques ®

Posted by in Anxiety, Complex Trauma, Havening Techniques, Psychotherapy, Self Esteem, Trauma

Havening Techniques ® are a relatively new and ever evolving form of therapy. Havening helps permanently treat and heal traumas, anxiety and phobias.  Havening has it roots firmly founded in science; it also has the ability to help create positive changes in our brain. Havening Techniques ® are a type of psychosensory therapy (this simply means applying a sensory touch) to produce an electrochemical  response in the brain, that literally heals and positively alters our mind. Experiences from our past can remain with us in our lives, stuck in our minds, resulting in…read more

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EMDR

Posted by in EMDR, Psychotherapy

Eye Movement Desensitization Programming is a technique that incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioural therapy with bi-lateral eye movements or other forms of rhythmic, left-right stimulation. One of the key elements of EMDR is “dual stimulation”. During treatment, you are asked to think or talk about memories, triggers and painful emotions while simultaneously focusing on your therapists finger. In a typical EMDR therapy session, the client will focus on traumatic memories and associated negative emotions and beliefs while tracking your therapists moving finger with your eyes as it moves back and forth…read more

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PTSD, Trauma and Complex Trauma

Posted by in Brainspotting, Complex Trauma, EMDR, Havening Techniques, Hypnotherapy, Problem Resolution, Psychotherapy, Trauma

There are many definitions of trauma, the dictionary, DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental Disorders – version 5), ICD-10 (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems – 10th revision) and none of them really make a difference, because at the end of the day you are left with the memory of a deeply distressing and disturbing experience that is affecting your ability to get on with life. Complex trauma is also called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The nature of the trauma can vary significantly – from witnessing…read more

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Qualifications

Posted by in Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Problem Resolution, Psychotherapy, Qualifications

Overview Andrew graduated with a Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy in 1995, studying under Anthony Wood and Zoltan Keleman. He extended his knowledge with post diploma studies in advanced hypnotherapy techniques, rapid inductions, inner child work. In 2009 Andrew completed a Diploma in Ego State Therapy and a Diploma of Professional Counselling from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors, and then in 2015 graduated with a Masters Degree in Counselling from Monash University Clayton Campus, formalizing knowledge acquired over the last 25 years. Academic Qualifications Masters Degree in Counselling – First…read more

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Fears and Phobias

Posted by in Counselling, Fears, Hypnotherapy, Phobias, Psychotherapy

There are thousands of fears and phobias, the majority of phobias have a great deal in common and hence they can be treated in a similar manner. What is a ‘fear’? Fear is felt when we are in the presence of a real danger, in this way it is the feeling associated with our body preparing itself to either fight the source of the danger, or escape from it. What is a phobia? A phobia is a similar, often extremely intense feeling of fear, which is caused this time, by…read more

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Grief, Loss and Sadness

Posted by in Counselling, Grief, Hypnotherapy, Loss, Psychotherapy, Sadness

Nearly all people have probably suffered with some form of depression in their lives: perhaps at times, when our plans didn’t work out, a significant relationship failed, the sudden and unexpected loss of a enjoyable career, marriage breakdown, death of a loved one, financial concerns, all of these events can lead to a depressed state. We don’t always recognize the symptoms of depression until it has really altered our outlook on life. The symptoms may begin with a loss of interest and enjoyment, or a loss of activity, reduced energy….read more

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Unwelcome Habits

Posted by in Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Problem Resolution, Psychotherapy

There are so many habits that people unconsciously engage in acting out. Nail biting, skin picking, nose picking, sniffing, and the list goes on and on and on. One habit observed amongst children is that of hair pulling or trichotillomania. Here is a case study on hypnosis and hair pulling. This case study describes a non-pharmacological treatment modality for children with trichotillomania. Three children with trichotillomania were treated using a hypnotherapy technique. All patients were observed in the outpatient clinic for 8 consecutive weeks and subsequently followed for 12-18 months. All…read more

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