Have you ever had therapy?

There are endless therapy modalities, have you tried any? Most people have some sort of professional therapy in their lives, but some don’t like to admit it. I find this strange; therapy is the most useful thing you could ever do for yourself and your own well-being. I shout about the therapy that I have had, and I know others that would too. I have had hypnotherapy, counselling, CBT, EMDR, Art, Music, and Dance Therapy. All of these therapies helped me in different ways and taught me lessons along the way. Therapy is a very useful tool weather you are going through a difficult time in your life or just feel a bit stagnant and stuck.

Different types of therapy modalities

Psychoanalytic Therapy/Psychodynamic Therapy: Based on the theories of Sigmund Freud, this approach delves into unconscious processes and early childhood experiences.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Focuses on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and behaviours.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): A form of CBT developed for treating borderline personality disorder; it emphasizes acceptance and change.

Humanistic Therapy: Rooted in the belief of inherent human goodness and the value of self-exploration.

Person-Centred (or Rogerian) Therapy: Developed by Carl Rogers, this modality emphasizes a non-directive approach and unconditional positive regard.

Gestalt Therapy: Focuses on the “here and now” and personal responsibility.

Existential Therapy: Addresses existential concerns like meaning, death, freedom, and isolation.

Integrative or Holistic Therapy: Combines elements from different therapeutic approaches based on the client’s needs.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT): Short-term therapy often used for depression, focusing on current relationships and social issues.

Behavioural Therapy: Focuses on modifying harmful behaviours using conditioning techniques.

Exposure Therapy: Often used for phobias and PTSD, it involves gradual or direct exposure to feared objects or situations.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Often used for trauma and PTSD, it involves processing distressing memories while focusing on an external stimulus, like a hand moving side to side.

Narrative Therapy: Centres on the stories people construct and talk about their lives.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT): Focuses on solutions and preferred future rather than problems.

Family Systems Therapy: Views the family as a system and works on changing dynamics within that system.

Couples (Marital) Therapy: Designed to address relationship issues between partners.

Group Therapy: Involves one or more therapists working with several individuals together as a group.

Play Therapy: Used primarily with children, using play to help express and process emotions.

Art Therapy: Uses the creative process of art-making to improve mental well-being.

Music Therapy: Uses music to address emotional, cognitive, and social needs.

Dance/Movement Therapy: Uses movement to promote emotional, cognitive, and physical integration.

Animal-Assisted Therapy: Incorporates animals, like dogs or horses, as part of the therapeutic process.

Neurofeedback/Biofeedback: Uses electronic monitoring to convey information about physiological processes.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): Integrates mindfulness strategies with cognitive therapeutic techniques.

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT): Focuses on identifying irrational beliefs to challenge and replace them with more rational ones.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies to enhance psychological flexibility.

Positive Psychotherapy: Focuses on building strengths, virtues, and positive emotions.

Somatic Therapy: Emphasizes the mind-body connection, using the body as a source of insight and healing.

Transpersonal Therapy: Incorporates spiritual aspects and higher consciousness into the healing process.


Holistic energy therapy modalities

The list above contains a lot of different therapy modalities but these don’t dive into the energy side of therapy, my next list will do just that. These modalities often derive from ancient traditions and practices using the biofield of energy that surrounds our bodies. These therapies aim to balance and harmonize the energy flow within and around our bodies. These therapies rely on the existence of a universal life force energy, often known by different names such as “chi”, “qi” (traditional Chinese medicine), “prana” (Ayurveda), or “ki” (Japanese practices). You may have heard the term chakras, these refer to the specific energy centres within and around our bodies, imbalances, or blockages in these can cause physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual illness or discomfort. Guidance through these therapy modalities and balancing and optimizing the body’s energy flow then support the body’s natural healing mechanisms. The principle behind these therapies is that everything is interconnected in the universe, our energy fields interact with others and our environment around us therefore one’s well-being is influenced both by internal and external factors. Intention is the prime factor in the ability of these therapies to work, from the practitioner and recipient, positive healing intentions can direct and amplify the effects. If you don’t think it will work then likely it won’t and vice versa, the power of the mind as some people call it.

Reiki: A Japanese technique wherein practitioners transfer universal energy by placing their hands over or slightly above the body.

Acupuncture: An ancient Chinese practice that involves inserting needles into specific points on the body to balance the flow of “qi” (energy).

Qi Gong: A Chinese practice combining movement, meditation, and controlled breathing to balance and cultivate qi.

Pranic Healing: Focuses on cleansing and energizing the aura or the energy body to facilitate healing.

Therapeutic Touch (TT): Involves the manipulation of a person’s energy field, often without physical touch, to restore balance and promote healing.

Healing Touch: A multi-level program in energy-based therapy that uses hands-on energy techniques to balance and align the chakras and the human energy field.

Crystal Healing: Uses gemstones and crystals to balance and align the body’s energetic fields and chakras.

Chakra Balancing: Aims to balance the seven primary energy centres (chakras) of the body using various methods, including visualization, hands-on healing, or sound.

Biofield Therapy: A general term for therapies that employ touch or placement of hands in or through the body’s biofield or energy field.

Polarity Therapy: Seeks to balance positive and negative energy within the body using touch, diet, exercise, and self-awareness.

Magnet Therapy: Uses static magnets placed on the body to balance its energy fields and enhance natural healing processes.

Sound Healing or Sound Therapy: Uses vibrational sound from instruments like tuning forks, gongs, and Tibetan singing bowls to promote healing and balance energy.

Reflexology: Based on the belief that specific points on the feet, hands, and ears correspond to different body organs and systems. Pressing these points aims to promote energy balance and healing.

Shamanic Healing: An ancient spiritual method that involves a shaman or healer accessing altered states of consciousness to interact with the spirit world and channel energy for healing.

Ayurvedic Medicine: An ancient Indian holistic healing system that includes treatments like Marma therapy, where energy points are stimulated to balance the body’s life force (Prana).

Flower Essences: Uses diluted flower extracts to address emotional and mental imbalances, based on the belief that flowers possess specific energetic qualities.

Colour Therapy or Chromotherapy: Uses the frequencies of different colours to adjust body vibrations and bring about healing and balance.

Aromatherapy: While more commonly associated with its pharmacological effects, many believe that essential oils also have energetic properties that can affect mood and energy.

Breathwork: Uses controlled and guided breathing patterns to shift the body’s energy and promote emotional release and healing.

These therapy modalities can be used on their own or in conjunction with other therapeutic practices. Myself I have had many of these therapies including Reiki, Acupuncture, Qi Gong, Crystal healing, Chakra balancing, magnet therapy, reflexology, aromatherapy, and breathwork. They are all amazing types of therapy but the most important thing with any therapy is that you connect and get along with your therapist.

My first ever therapy session was as a teenager with a lady that I swear just wanted to make me cry, I left her house absolutely broken and guess what, I never went back. The next one I tried was hypnotherapy, I responded very well to hypnotherapy, but I felt that the therapist was a bit disturbed by me, I remember once I showed him the piercing I had just got on my back and he was revolted, I never went back. I persisted and eventually found a councillor whom I loved, she also got me to breathe more which helped so much, I look back now and see that she was an empath herself like me. If you don’t find someone you like then keep looking, as you have seen there are so many types of therapy, you are bound to find one that you connect with.

This moves me on to the therapy modality that I can offer you. Emogic or emotional magic combines many types of therapy and energy healing; breathwork, magnet therapy, biofield therapy, chakra balancing, movement therapy, integrative and holistic therapy, positive psychotherapy, traditional talk therapy….and kinesiology (aka muscle testing). Through these means we will find the root cause of the issues that you are dealing with, emotions are found, coming from yourself, ancestors or absorbed from others. Once we have found what it is then sometimes, we need to talk about it or guide the feeling through your body, it can feel uncomfortable, but I have many techniques to keep you grounded and safe. We will then use a magnet to release the emotion, your body will help with the release in the form of yawns, burps and sometimes flatulence (bottom burps). The release can usually be felt instantaneously but can take a couple of days, this is why I suggest sessions to be once a week as the body needs to realign with itself.

So, if you feel inclined then drop me a message and we can have a chat or book in a session and we can get on it, finding some emotional magic within you.

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