9 Therapies: What’s the best emotional release technique?

Guest blog by Dr Lisa Turner
One of the biggest myths portrayed by the media, films and stories is that once you’ve had a traumatic experience, you will be emotionally scarred for life and that the best you can hope for is to learn to live with it, understand it.

However, recent years have brought about a plethora of techniques to release emotions. This list has been put together based on my personal experience of these therapies in my own quest to recover from childhood sexual abuse.

I am walking testament to the fact that emotions CAN be released. Limiting beliefs like “I’m no good / I deserve to be punished” can be released forever.

Here is a list of some of the most popular techniques:

Psychotherapy – Essentially a “talking cure” centring on the client talking through their issues with a therapist. The idea is that talking about your problems and past will give you a better understanding of yourself and raise self-awareness.

Affirmations – Saying positive affirmations might change your state or mood in the short term, but it doesn’t remove limiting beliefs. Also, in order for affirmations to change your state you have to remember to say them.

Psychodrama – This is where you act out painful situations from your past and change them so you can experience something different, like fighting back, feeling more powerful.

EFT – This technique is based on tapping meridians to release the emotion. The tapping points are usually on the face, torso and hands.

EmoTrance – By paying attention to where you feel the emotion in your body, allowing it to soften and flow using attention, the feeling leaves your body and with it, the emotion.

Shamanic Healing – Based on various tribal cultures this uses altered states of consciousness, dream work, energy work and symbolism to change your experience of the physical reality.

NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming and hypnosis – NLP is a collection of techniques that are based on modelling successful therapists and therapies. I found this amazingly successful at enabling me to access more resources and cope with situations that had previously caused me great anxiety. It’s quick and effective.

Timeline Therapy – TLT is phenomenally powerful and as someone who had been haunted by my past daily, was barely able to function normally, and found even the most ordinary situations traumatic and terrifying. TLT was a miracle.

Higher Self Therapy – This technique is even more effective than Time Line Therapy as it is even quicker and removes emotions at an even deeper level. Whereas TLT removes the emotions from the emotional and mental body, Higher Self Therapy also releases it from a soul or karmic level.

These last two are the ones I now teach to my students and are the ones I recommend most highly. If you have had trauma in the past, even if you are not healed yet, please take this one thing from reading this. YOU CAN RECOVER. All you have to do is decide.

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Lisa is a Trainer of NLP, Time Line therapy, Hypnosis, NLP Coaching, Shamanic healing and other healing processes. If you have been affected by any of the topics mentioned here contact me via lisaturner@psycademy.co.uk  All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

New approach to dyslexia and ADHD

An interview with Mark Mathews of the Sunflower Trust

‘It’s too easy to label children with dyslexia and ADHD. People are like computers – if something is wired up incorrectly we don’t function. These children have plenty of other problems.’ Mark Mathews, Sunflower Trust

Mark Mathews set up the Sunflower Trust to help children with dyslexia, ADHD and other similar learning difficulties. He is dyslexic himself and takes an alternative approach to their problems which he believes are several. Mark is a trained osteopath and a human ecologist – he believes in creating the right environment physically, emotionally and mentally to allow children to make the most of themselves.

‘At Sunflower Trust we use applied kinesiology to find out exactly what the problems are – this involves testing muscles in reaction to various stimulus (see Therapies, Kinesiology).

‘For example, when a dyslexic child holds a pen their whole body might go weak. This is usually because they associate picking up the pen with past failures and so we have to reverse this response.

Looking at vulnerabilities

‘There are so many things they have to do which can prove difficult:

• Holding pen and paper
• Writing name
• Writing out alphabet
• Spelling
• Listening
• Reading
• Concentrating

‘If any of these are major issues there will be a related blocked meridian (the energy channel that runs through the body). Meridians mediate the mind, body and biochemistry, and different negative emotions block different organs and related muscles that don’t work well.

‘Young people need to be strong to deal with all of these things and we need to clear out their patterns of behaviour and connect with vulnerabilities. Of course all of these children have other emotional and social issues such as dealing with their brothers and sisters, so we organise homework with parents to help the family to handle challenges and to change their thinking.

Balancing the whole body

‘If the body’s ‘software’ has a bug in it – it won’t work properly. When anyone is stressed they use up their resources and there aren’t enough to go round.
‘Once we’ve established how the body is functioning we can start to correct imbalances. Initially we work on straightening up the skeleton and freeing up muscles and joints using cranial osteopathy and osteopathy.

‘When we have corrected imbalances in the body structure we look at all the body’s system – the glands, hormones, auto-immune, digestive, chemical and respiratory to ensure that they are being supported well enough to work well. When we have established what allergies and sensitivities they have we can introduce a programme of detoxing.

Changing to positive thinking

‘Then using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (see Therapies, NLP) we work to remove negative associations – such as when holding a pen – and replace them with positive ones. The aim is to auto-connect with their strength rather than their vulnerabilities.

The body’s atoms heal in a year

‘We may prescribe essential fatty acids, vitamins or minerals but all treatments are safe and natural and integrate well with each other. The key thing is that within a year 98 per cent of the atoms the body is made up have healed and grown so that the issues are no longer stored in there.’

The Sunflower Trust needs to raise funds to educate more doctors, chiropractors, and osteopaths so that they can carry out this work.

Mark Mathews, 01483 531498

Check out the Sunflower Trust: 0845 054 7509 http://www.sunflowertrust.com