Certifications and Qualifications
Over the years I have trained in several complementary theoretical approaches: Mindfulness , Neuro Linguistic Programming, Life Coaching and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Talking Therapies.
Through the years, I have been exploring different ways to support individuals within organisations. Life coaching approaches can be useful when looking into supporting individuals and their needs. It can help teams understand one another and help clarify issues and tap into resources.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a scientific approach and is the evidenced-based treatment of choice for a number of mental health difficulties. CBT works by helping people understand their own unhelpful circles (between thoughts, feelings and behaviours), and by supporting them to try out new approaches.
It is not about ‘rewriting your thoughts’ as people sometimes fear. Rather it focuses on helping you to think in a more balanced and flexible way, improving the way you feel, and changing any unhelpful patterns of behaving. People move from being stuck in a vicious circle to living in a positive cycle of thinking and feeling.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Neuro Linguistic Programming is an approach to personal development and psychotherapy that aims to reprogramme the mind and encourage new ways of thinking. It focuses on influencing brain behaviour (the “neuro” part of the phrase) through the use of language (the “linguistic” part) and other types of communication to enable a person to “recode” the way the brain responds to stimuli (that’s the “programming”) and manifest new and better behaviours.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming often incorporates hypnosis and self-hypnosis to help achieve the change (or “programming”) that is wanted.