The Heart Mind Spirit Therapies approach
works on four levels:
The first level is
problem solving. The focus is on the
person’s life situation and the resources they have available. This is what many people would call Life
Coaching, or Solution-Oriented Counselling.
The tools we use are goal setting, brainstorming, creative thinking,
planning and time management. This is
often all that is needed when a person has an identifiable problem to deal
The second level involves
Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Therapy.
Here we begin to explore the relationship between the inner world and
the outer world. This often requires the
client to delve into areas that cause discomfort, as we realise that we have to
change who we are to change what we do.
This level is often effective for dealing with specific emotional or
relationship issues in our lives.
third level is Psychotherapy, where we go beyond the immediate problem and look
at the healing of deep wounds in the client’s psyche. This requires a commitment of time as well as
a deep level of honesty. It is at this
level that true transformation occurs in people’s lives. This is often necessary for dealing with long
term issues like depression.
The fourth level is Spiritual or Transpersonal
Healing, where we look beyond the individual.
This does not require any specific religious beliefs, it simply requires
a willingness to acknowledge that there is more to life than meets the eye,
that there may be a purpose or meaning in events that can only be understood
when viewed from a larger perspective.
There doesn't tend to be sharp
distinctions between these levels. Most
people begin at level one, and we work down through the levels to the required
depth, then end up back at problem solving.
Some people come straight in at level three, as their wounds have been
cracked open by life events. As each
person is unique, so each person’s journey is unique.