The danger of all or nothing thinking

All or nothing thinking is one of the many cognitive distortions through which we see the world.┬áNothing is ever truly black or white or absolute, but your mind may try to convince you that it is. There are many different reasons for this but usually it’s a self-protective mechanism often to protect from experiencing failure.Continue reading “The danger of all or nothing thinking”

What is EMDR?

What is EMDR? EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a form of psychotherapy to help process trauma and was created by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D in 1987. Although primarily used for trauma, it can also be used for phobias, grief, stopping smoking, weight loss, confidence, public speaking and many other things. HowContinue reading “What is EMDR?”

Does hypnotherapy work for trauma?

So does hypnotherapy work for trauma? Having just finished a post-trauma masterclass for hypnotherapists, I now realise just how powerful hypnotherapy is for trauma clients. In the Western medical system, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and EDMR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy are recommended for trauma. Unfortunately, many people do not benefit from these modalities,Continue reading “Does hypnotherapy work for trauma?”