Category Archives: Therapy

Presentation: Pain, Pain (psychological), Pain – And Relief?

You do feel pain, we all do. Be it physical or psychological we all feel pain. What you want to know is how to go from pain to relief … right?

If you are suffering emotional, physical pain or both this may be a useful workshop for you. Also if you are working with people with pain, you may discover some useful additions for your work.

I was approached in January to be a speaker / demonstrator on a well known ‘Pain Conference’ and I agreed with this stipulation : “I don’t know what I will do on the day with a specific client.”

This didn’t go down well because I was being asked to provide a specific protocol or set of steps to work with anyone. I don’t work one to one like that. If I work with you, you are an individual and your pain and relief will really not fit into a specific bed of tricks. Think Procrustes.

Procrustes was a Greek villain. He liked to either cut the feet or head off anyone that was too big for his bed; He was an inn keeper. Or if you were too small, liked to stretch you out to fit. One size fits all!

When working with pain, its important to remember your are working with a fellow human being and not be fixed to a specific process or another, although there are some very good processes out there.

This CC presentation will explore a variety of ways of potentially changing a
painful experience. Painful here defined as emotionally, physically or both.

Presentation: Learn About The Havening Techniques®

Learn about the Havening Techniques® with one of the first certified practitioners and trainers in the world, Carol Robertson PhD.

Gain an understanding of how these gentle and seemingly simple processes work biologically, via our electrical and chemical systems. And find out how the change in our neurology alters our emotional and physical responses and facilitates our ability to relax, sleep or learn.

Take the opportunity to experiment with Havening Touch® and find out more about some of the many techniques.

Ever increasing numbers of professionals are becoming certified Havening Techniques Practitioners. These include therapists, mental health practitioners, specialists in trauma recovery, bodyworkers, teachers, first-responders, self-development facilitators, hypnotherapists, TFT and EFT practitioners, NLP practitioners, reiki practitioners, acupuncturists, and sports and performance coaches.

Through the work of these practitioners we are learning that there are many uses for the techniques, and huge potential. Practitioners are engaging with people from birth to end of life; helping people suffering with symptoms from traumatisation such as PTSD; rage; chronic pain; anxiety; loss; phobias; and suicidal ideation.

They are empowering those who are carers, parents, or teachers, and helping people improve sports performance or with challenges such as presenting, acting and creating art. They are supporting people on autistic spectrum with sensory issues; or assisting people, families, businesses or groups seeking improvement, wanting to be effective, eat healthily and be fit. The system itself offers enormous creativity to practitioners and individuals can learn to use Havening themselves, which is massively empowering.

Quotes from individuals (age 8 to 90 years) describe their experience of Havening using words such as ‘gentle’, ‘easy-to-do’, ‘enabling’, ‘kind’, ‘lovely’, ‘amazing’, ‘that was fast’, ‘wow it really worked’, ‘makes sense’, ‘was comfortable’, ‘not what I expected therapy to be like’, ‘liked it best’, ‘took me to a safe place’ and ‘love that Havening is ours to use’.

Presentation: Learn About The Havening Techniques®

Learn about the Havening Techniques® with one of the first certified practitioners and trainers in the world, Carol Robertson PhD.

Gain an understanding of how these gentle and seemingly simple processes work biologically, via our electrical and chemical systems. And find out how the change in our neurology alters our emotional and physical responses and facilitates our ability to relax, sleep or learn.

Take the opportunity to experiment with Havening Touch® and find out more about some of the many techniques.

Ever increasing numbers of professionals are becoming certified Havening Techniques Practitioners. These include therapists, mental health practitioners, specialists in trauma recovery, bodyworkers, teachers, first-responders, self-development facilitators, hypnotherapists, TFT and EFT practitioners, NLP practitioners, reiki practitioners, acupuncturists, and sports and performance coaches.

Through the work of these practitioners we are learning that there are many uses for the techniques, and huge potential. Practitioners are engaging with people from birth to end of life; helping people suffering with symptoms from traumatisation such as PTSD; rage; chronic pain; anxiety; loss; phobias; and suicidal ideation.

They are empowering those who are carers, parents, or teachers, and helping people improve sports performance or with challenges such as presenting, acting and creating art. They are supporting people on autistic spectrum with sensory issues; or assisting people, families, businesses or groups seeking improvement, wanting to be effective, eat healthily and be fit. The system itself offers enormous creativity to practitioners and individuals can learn to use Havening themselves, which is massively empowering.

Quotes from individuals (age 8 to 90 years) describe their experience of Havening using words such as ‘gentle’, ‘easy-to-do’, ‘enabling’, ‘kind’, ‘lovely’, ‘amazing’, ‘that was fast’, ‘wow it really worked’, ‘makes sense’, ‘was comfortable’, ‘not what I expected therapy to be like’, ‘liked it best’, ‘took me to a safe place’ and ‘love that Havening is ours to use’.

Presentation: Brief Grief Therapy

Death is part of life and bereavement is universal.

Most of us manage to find our way through our loss and pick up the pieces of our lives.

For some of us however, the way out seems eternal and a belief can develop that there can be, or will be, no way out for them.

In this workshop, Harry Knox, NLP Master Practitioner,Trainer,Counselling Supervisor and founder of the Brief Grief Therapy method, will introduce you as to how best to use the process that he has created and developed over the past ten years.

It is possible and achievable to enable someone to grieve, mourn and to arrive at the place of acceptance that they wish to be at. What is just as important, is that it does not have to take weeks or months to achieve.

This workshop will be particularly relevant to those people who, either professionally or otherwise work with grieving people.

As per usual with Harry’s sessions, it is a rule that participants have to have fun during the workshop.

Please note:- Harry is about to commence the making of a training DVD of the Brief Grief Therapy process. Anyone interested in being an audience / trainee participant in the making of this, should see Harry during his time at Change Camp.

Presentation: Introduction To Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Image courtesy of o5com

Image courtesy of o5com

Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) takes a particular interest in what’s working people’s lives, as opposed to what isn’t.

This information often helps people to work out how to change the parts of their lives that aren’t running so well.

The most specific definition of the approach is attributed to Steve deShazer and Insoo Kim Berg. Along with colleagues, in 1978, they established the Brief Therapy Centre in Milwaukee, US.

From the outset they committed themselves to a combination of practice, training and research.

By 1984 their publications spoke of a shift away from previous approaches, emphasising a solution-building rather than problem focused approach, and a recognition that service users could often create their own strategies for change.

Several tools were found to operate like “skeleton keys”, unlocking a process of problem resolution across a wide variety of difficulties.

The workshop will cover the theoretical under-pinnings of the approach, video excerpts to show how the main techniques work in practice and opportunities to try them out.

The workshop will introduce participants to the main assumptions and some of the questions used in the approach through a mixture of presentation and experiential exercises