Integrated Therapy is a highly effective combination of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Techniques and Hypnotherapy. NLP is used to explain how your brain works and why you feel the way you do, EFT is used to 'tap' away any negativity and Hypnotherapy is used to provide extra skills and test results. This targeted blend of therapies is the method that I use most often to help my clients, as it works quickly, gently and effectively to clear negative thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour. It also gives me a wider bag of skills and tools to draw from in order to give you fast, effective and lasting results.
Currently Integrated Therapy sessions are being carried out online, either by WhatsApp, Zoom or Skype. There is a strong tradition of remote working when it comes to the above...in fact, I actually teach my EFT students how to work by telephone and online as part of the EFTi syllabus, so it is something that I have been doing for quite a while. There is no difference in the effectiveness of the treatment and all you will need to do is to find a quiet space, so that we can talk and carry out the session from the privacy and comfort of your own home, or wherever you may be in the world!
Why I use these therapies:
Neuro-Linguistic Programming - NLP is a toolkit of techniques to help you achieve a more positive and productive outlook by changing your perspective, personal language and the way that you interact with yourself and others.
NLP was founded in California in the 1970's by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, who looked at how the most successful people in their chosen fields communicated and conducted themselves and recognised how these patterns helped them achieve their goals and ultimately become so successful. Bandler and Grinder then shared these patterns with their own students and now NLP is accepted and widely used all over the world in both business, therapy and self-deveopment.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - guided by the therapist and using acupuncture points located on the face, hands and upper body, the client lightly taps to release (old or new) negative thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour, safely, gently and fast.
EFT was discovered by Psychologist, Roger Callahan, in America in 1979, when he used his knowledge of eastern medicine and the energy points in the body (meridian points) for the first time, to help a lady overcome her severe fear of water. From this Dr Callahan discovered that certain meridian points in the body correspond to certain emotions and so he would use a prescription for tapping certain points on the body...i.e. for this emotion, tap here! One of his students, Gary Craig, then took this one step further by combining all of the meridian points into one single sequence of tapping, so that, combined with using relevant sentences and visualisation, ANY negative emotion could be neurtralised. What they both knew is that emotions and negative thoughts, feelings and patterns of behavior can get stuck in the body, in the same way that an injury can, and that by using a combination of talking and tapping, it is possible to eliminate all of these limiting negatives!
EFT has definitely been in the news these past few years. The Duchess of Cornwall and Whoopie Goldberg have reportedly used it to help with their fear of flying. Olympic athlete Bralon Taplin uses it for peak performance and Michael Ball and the late Stephen Gately have used it for performance anxiety. Lily Allen has spoken about how EFT has helped her overcome her chocolate addiction when nothing else could. The rumour is that even Madonna is also a huge fan!
Hypnotherapy - is a way of setting new or eliminating old anchors and triggers and changing negative feelings and patterns of behaviour through hypnotic suggestion whilst deeply relaxed. However, although I can give a traditional hypnotherapy session (the lie on a couch and listen to my voice kind) if needed, most of the time I tend to use the techniques of hypnotherapy to compliment and test how the above two therapies are working. Hypnotherapy also gives me a huge range of skills and tools to draw from, not least using meditation and mindfulness to help my clients relax and gain better sleep.
Cherri Ann Matthews Therapies and Training t: (01793) 871410 m: 07720635761 e: firstname.lastname@example.org