FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Why have therapy at all?

Do you want to be free? – happy, relaxed and enjoying life?  What stops you?  The answer to that is what therapy aims to resolve by going to the root of the problem. I believe that what stops us leading totally fulfilling lives are patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that we learned in the past and that these can be reversed.

Why hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is therapy done in the calm state of light trance, a little like daydreaming; in this more open state, your unconscious mind is free to access the source of problems and resolve them more easily than can be done by dissecting them rationally. More about Hypnotherapy

What is NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)?
NLP is very efficient compilation of effective techniques to promote rapid and lasting change. This is mainly based on how we create and experience the world, which is through our senses, i.e. seeing, feeling, hearing and to a lesser extent smelling and tasting. These are the units of our every experience and can be adjusted in certain ways to ensure our success and happiness.
More about NLP

What is Mindfulness Inner RePatterning?
Mindfulness Inner RePatterning combines some of the best techniques of Hypnotherapy, NLP, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Mindfulness Meditation, to create a new and efficient way to resolve our problems in thinking, feeling and behaving.  More about Mindfulness Inner RePatterning

What is EFT / Tapping?
EFT is a kind of acupressure for healing emotions. Most problems are caused by stress and EFT is a method of tapping on a few acupressure points while thinking of a problem. This allows your body to naturally release the stress and leads to a resolution. More about EFT

What is EmoTrance?
EmoTrance is a brief therapy working directly with the healing of emotions and letting go of the emotional baggage of the past. No details or analysis of the problem you want to resolve are necessary, nor is it necessary to understand why you have the problem in the first place. All you need is the feeling of the emotion, which contains the history of all the past pain and experiences which led to the problem – and when this leaves the body so does the problem. EmoTrance facilitates a highly inwardly focussed trance experience for you as the client, as we work on the painful emotions. As we do this, you are learning to use this process at any future time of your life as a valuable self-help technique. More on EmoTrance

What is Traumatic Incident Reduction?
It is a particularly client-centred and non-intrusive type of therapy that I have found to be extremely effective in promoting rapid and lasting change with traumas after an accident, rape, burglary, mugging, injury assault, bullying. More about Traumatic Incident Reduction

What is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing)?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) is a very effective therapy that utilises the application of neurological principles in order to generate rapid change in any area of undesired neurological imprints. The EMDR therapy model answers the question, “How did the client learn to feel this way, about that thing?” and applies specific change at the right neurological level. Clients have reported that even the most resistant emotional problems have been quickly resolved, usually in a single session! Identity beliefs and self-esteem issues such as, “I am no good,” “I am clumsy”, “I don’t have good memory” and so on can be rapidly addressed and resolved using the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing).

How might this relate to me?
If you have repetitive patterns of behaving and relating that always leave you wondering ‘Why ever did I say/do that?’, ‘Why do I always get so upset?’ If you suffer from stress, depression, low self-esteem, panic attacks or phobias, if you are haunted by painful memories e.g. from an accident, the death of a loved one, or after having been the victim of crime, or from an unhappy childhood. If your relationships never seem to work out happily or last,  then therapy could set you free.

How can healing the past help?
There is a line in a Madonna song ‘Nothing heals the past like the present’.  But why doesn’t this happen most of the time?  Why do we constantly repeat unhelpful patterns of behaviour?  Why do negative thoughts go ’round and round’? We only react and feel in a way that makes us unhappy in the present as a result of learned patterns in the past.  As a very simple example, a child constantly told, ‘You can never do anything right!’,  will not often grow up to be a self-confident adult.  And adults who have been in potentially life-threatening accidents or have become victims of crime can end up experiencing panic attacks, insomnia, depression – or just not feel as settled or confident as they did before the event.  Even less apparently dramatic events, like the breakup of a relationship, can trigger the same feelings.

All these negative ways of being can be changed by going back to the memories where they were learned and releasing the painful feelings. I use special techniques that can easily and rapidly change the emotions around an event so that it no longer has any negative effect on the present.

How long does it take to resolve problems?
In general, clients can resolve ‘simple’ problems in one session, perhaps two. Some people, having found a method of healing the past that really works, choose to have further sessions to clear up more of the blocks that prevent them from leading a fulfilling and happy life.

Where do you practise?
I work in West London, Ealing W13 which is convenient for Acton, Chiswick, Brentford, Hanwell, Greenford, Kew, Richmond, Southall, W5, W7. More about Julie de Burgh

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