Healing Techniques

The most important part of healing is understanding healing is not linear.

  • There are many psychological effects from experiencing abuse, for example, anxiety, depression, shame, PTSD, self-destructive behaviour, and dissociation
  • A psychologist is able to assess trauma and the effects of abuse and help the client better understand and respond through coping strategies and techniques
  • Counselling allows a person to work through their problems and issues with a trained counsellor. The counsellor will help you to address your issues in a positive way, and they will help you clarify the problems and develop strategies to deal with them
  • Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a treatment used to help people who are stuck in their thoughts about their trauma. It helps clients confront unpleasant memories and thoughts from a traumatic event; in doing so the therapist helps the client to identify the “stuck points” and errors in their thinking. The therapist will then help the patient address and process these
  • Hypnosis is the practice of relaxing the conscious mind to a trance-like state bringing the subconscious mind into a heightened state of awareness that is more open to the hypnotherapist’s positive suggestions
  • It can help treat depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, bad habits, self-esteem issues
  •  Hypnotherapy provides a relaxing and non-threatening way to work through emotions, rebuild and move onwards with life after trauma
  • It breaks down energy blocks and balances the mind, body, and spirit
  • A practitioner will move their hands around your body, and they may touch you lightly
  • Relieve pain, anxiety, fatigue, depression. Improve headaches, insomnia, nausea 
  • You may experience sensations in the body such as heat or tingling. Some people report seeing visualizations such as colors or pictures or having memories appear
  • Meditation allows you to produce a deep state of relaxation and focus your attention while eliminating other thoughts
  • There are many types of meditation, including; spiritual, mindfulness, focused, and progressive
  • Mindfulness meditation can enhance a person’s awareness, increase self-compassion, and strengthen a person’s ability to self-regulate. These are skills that will support trauma recovery
  • Meditation can be done at home, following online videos or guides, or at a class
  • Much like the Law of Attraction, manifesting is where you can use your thoughts and energy to create your reality
  • Start by setting your intentions and being clear on what you are asking the universe for, next start working towards your goal. Be mindful and thankful for what you receive and let go of any limiting beliefs. Imagine yourself already living your new chosen reality with feeling
  • Affirmations are simply positive statements that can help you overcome negative thoughts
  • Affirmations are like repetitive exercises for our mind, and they can help us to reprogram our patterns to be more positive
  • Having strong support networks can be critical in helping you get through hard times; having poor social support groups and networks can lead to loneliness and depression
  • Some people find it easier to talk about their issues with people that aren’t their close friends and family, or people may be living far away from their friends and family; this is why community support groups are so important. These kinds of groups can be found in every city
  • Many studies have shown that expressing yourself through art can help with depression, anxiety, and healing trauma
  • Artistic expression can allow a person to “speak” using creative materials; it can help boost your mood and give your mind something to focus on
  • Some examples of creative outlets could include; drawing or painting, knitting, gardening, or playing an instrument
  • Pranic Healing is based on the fundamental principle that the body is a self-repairing entity that possesses the innate ability to heal itself. It uses the life energy called prana in creating health and a sense of well-being in a person
  • The healing involves using hand movements to manipulate the prana energy, allowing for energy to flow freely
  • It can help reduce anxieties, relieve stress-related conditions, manage health, enhance memory, alleviate pain and discomfort and cure chronic conditions
  • Crystal healing is a type of alternative therapy that involves using gemstones to bring balance to an individual’s life and mind.Crystals are said to “have a stable and unchanging energy pattern, each with a unique frequency and energy field, or resonance” that gives them special properties, explains Judy Hall, in her work, The Little Book of Crystals. As a result, “they act like tuning forks,” helping bring “harmony” to the “very unstable energy field of the human body”
  • Research the different types of crystals and their meanings and find one that resonates with you
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a form of depth psychology that focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in the client’s present behavior. It allows the therapist to find patterns in the clients’ emotions, thoughts, and beliefs
  • Typically during a session, the client will be encouraged to speak freely about whatever is on their mind, and the thoughts and feelings discussed will be probed for recurring patterns in the client’s unconscious mind

Some ways you can manage your anxiety are; slow breathing, stay in the present moment, a healthy lifestyle, take small acts of bravery against your anxiety, get to know your anxiety and be kind to yourself

  • Tapping therapy can help stimulate the instant release of stored emotions
  • It can be used to help with anxiety, depression, and stress associated with unpleasant memories or thoughts
  • The process involves using a simple but precise pattern of tapping on the clients’ pressure points, for example, eyebrow, side of the eye, and chin
  • Developing your emotional intelligence is a very important part of healing, understanding how your emotions shape your thoughts and actions will allow you to have greater control over your behaviour.
  • Some ways you can improve your emotional intelligence is by; observing how you react to other people, questioning your own opinions, taking responsibility for your feelings, celebrating the positive moments in life but don’t ignore the negative.Understanding why you feel a certain way is key to healing and becoming well rounded
  • Practicing self-love can be very challenging for many people, especially those who have experienced DV or abuse but it is very important
  • Self-love is not about being self-absorbed it’s about being in touch with ourselves and knowing what we deserve
  •  Easy ways you can begin to practice self-love are; begin each day by telling yourself something positive about yourself, surround yourself with positive people who love and encourage you, celebrate your wins no matter how small and don’t compare yourself to anyone, there is only one you
  • Exercise is proven to help our mental health, it is a completely natural yet effective way to treat anxiety, relieve tension and boost physical and mental energy. It can also help improve your self-esteem and cognitive function
  • The best exercises for healing and improving mental health are; running or walking, boxing, pilates, yoga, and spin classes
  • A study found that individuals who engaged in regular exercise had 43% less self-reported poor mental health days than those who didn’t
  • Being in nature or viewing scenes of nature can help us release feelings of anger, fear and stress. Being around nature not only makes us feel better emotionally but for example taking a walk in nature will contribute to your physical health
  • Spending time in green spaces is proven to reduce your cortisol which is a stress hormone and helps to boost endorphin levels and dopamine production
  • Gut health is extremely important; we know that the gut is directly linked with our brains and this connection can link mental health issues to stomach problems and vice versa
  • Some simple things you can do to improve your gut health are; get enough sleep, eat slowly, stay hydrated, be aware of your food intolerances, and be aware of which foods are good for your gut health
  • There are many benefits of practicing gratitude; regularly practicing gratitude can encourage more positive emotions, allow you to sleep better, express more compassion and kindness in your everyday life
  • You can practice gratitude every day by actively noticing good things, looking for them every day, and appreciating them. Express your gratitude, write things down, or thank someone else
  • Kinesiology is used to access the deeper parts of our brain to release trauma and holistically release stress from the body.
  • It is a powerful yet non invasive way to release these traumas, emotions and memories from our muscles and nervous system and re-program the way the we respond to stimuli bringing peace and balance back into the mind, spirit and body.