This article in the Harvard Business Review by Scott Berinato, speaks evocatively of grief, an emotion generally difficult to access in all its forms. It often surfaces in its forms of sadness and loss after working with the more apparent feelings of worry, fear, frustration, annoyance, anger.
This is very apparent to me as a psychotherapist when working with clients who present with anxiety, fear, panic attacks, anger issues. These layers of emotions surface consistently thanks to the effectiveness of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), which I integrate into my practice along with talk therapy.
David Kessler says in the article, “Acceptance, as you might imagine, is where the power lies”. He’s absolutely right, and acceptance is the first port of call and a powerful aspect of EFT (Emotional freedom Techniques).
Kessler also talks about coming “into the present” to deal with the pain of grief. When we use EFT we focus on noticing how we are feeling right now, which brings us into the present very quickly.
In my experience there is nothing as powerfully effective as EFT to help access feelings and process our emotions. EFT is my answer to the ‘HOW’ asked in the article.
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Specialising in recovery from trauma, relief from chronic issues and enhancing self-esteem, I can also help you with issues of anxiety, panic attacks, relationship struggles, parenting stress, performance issues, public speaking, grief and loss, personal crisis, life transitions and finding direction including a career change.
My therapeutic approach is integrative, which means I integrate body-oriented approaches including EFT, bilateral stimulation, mindful focusing, breath work and movement with traditional talk therapy in my practice.
Research shows that ultimately our stresses and limitations are held not only in our mental narratives but also in our physical bodies; that both somatic, as well as cognitive approaches, are essential for healing, recovering and making positive life changes.
This integrative approach allows me to meet your specific, individual needs in our work together. I aim to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment, so you can voice your concerns while feeling heard.
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I am fully invested in doing my part to help you connect to and use your inner resources. So you can start to move forward and start living your life in a way that is most meaningful and satisfying to you.
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Physical symptoms, acute and chronic health issues
A mind-body-social approach to physical health. If you’re struggling with physical health issues, we can work together to help you find relief. Along with pain management techniques, we will work together to resolve specific stressors, so your body can start to heal and recover optimally.
Addressing any worries before surgery or after a medical diagnosis can also help outcomes. Read more…
As Dr. Gabor Maté says, “The physiology of one individual cannot be separated from the psychological and social environment.”
Workshops & Groups
Working in groups can be a powerful way to access change within you. It can often bring new perspectives to help you see your situation a new light. Sharing and listening to others can help to know you’re not alone in your experience.
“We shall not cease from exploration,
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we stand
And know the place for the first time”
– T.S. Eliot
I hold a Masters in Counselling (Australia), am an Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner, Trainer and Mentor with EFT International, a META-Health Master Practitioner with MHI, and a registered yoga teacher (RYT®) with Yoga Alliance.
Member of EFTi, MHI, The Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association (HKPCA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).