Explanation of Therapies

SE (Somatic Experiencing)

SE is an excellent therapeutic tool that can address trauma on a body level in a way that most of the conventional therapies can‚t do. By including the body in therapy, it fast tracks the processing of trauma for my clients.SE reads “body language” byworking with physical symptoms, sensations and motor patterns in the present.  It uses the trauma story to track physical reactionsand let the body re-experience traumatic event in a safe way.It is releasing the highly charged “survival stored energy” of fight/flight/freeze reactions and let the “body talks”.

It is only used for well-known traumas like molestation, but also for incidents that can be very traumatic for the body like car accidents, medical procedures, attacks, and serious falls.

For more information, please go to www.Traumahealing.com

TRE (Tension and Trauma releasing exercises)

TRE also address trauma on a body level.  It iniates a discharge of the stored physical tension associated with the traumatic event.Tremoring is an inbuilt mechanisms designed by nature to release the huge energetic charge that builds up in the body and nervous system of animals during the instinctual fight/flight/freeze response to trauma. Humans lost this natural ability and the basic premise of TRE is to give our bodies this natural ability back.  TRE gets the body out of freeze by activating a tremor and shaking response.

The 6 stretching exercises of TRE™ is helping to relax the core muscle and thus activate the back brain to start trembling as a discharge of the tension of the frozen trauma. Trembling starts as a discharge of the tension of the event and brings resolution to  the over-charge of energy in the body.  The tremoring is a genetic and instinctive reflex.  It completes the  incomplete fight/flight/freeze response and returns the  body back to its normal rest and relaxation response.

For more information please go to www.traumaprevention.com.

EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing)

EMDR is used for individuals who have experience trauma that remains unresolved. When a traumatic or distressing experience occurs, it may overwhelm normal cognitive and neurological coping mechanisms. The memory and associated stimuli are inadequately processed and stored in an isolated memory network. The goal of EMDR therapy is to process these distressing memories, reducing their lingering effects and allowing clients to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. This is done by having clients recall distressing images while receiving one of several types of bilateral sensory input, including side to side eye movements.

EMDR is now recommended as one of the most effective treatments for trauma in the Practice Guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association.

For more information please go to www.emdr.com

EMI  (Eye movement integration)

It is another neuro-therapeutic technique using eye-movements to heal trauma memories.  The therapist asks the client to follow the movement of a finger or pen with their eyes. EMI use 22 slow eye movement patterns:  repeated vertical, horizontal, diagonal and circular movementsactivating neural networks to heal fragmented parts of trauma.Verbal reminders are given during the process to enable the client to maintain their focus and to stay in touch with the experience.EMI facilitates access to the multi sensory recording of trauma with all the associated emotional content.EMI is an effective treatment for all distressing and recurrent memories that create a negative impact on any person’s life.  EMI is a therapy that gets the brain to move and to transform the memory of trauma.

EMI is astonishing rapid in its effects, freeing clients from the burden of unresolved memories of almost any form of trauma - from childhood abuse to car accidents; from rape to natural disasters to combat situations - in just one to six treatment sessions.


Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy used to create unconscious change in the patient by using hypnosis. Hypnosis is a subconscious process. Broadly speaking, hypnosis is a state of altered consciousness that occurs normally in every person just before he or she enters into a sleep state. That is why hypnosis is usually accompanied by relaxation, simulating the relaxed position of the body during sleep. Your attention is more focused.
You’re deeply relaxed and calm
.You’re more open to suggestions, and less critical or disbelieving. 

The purpose of hypnosis is to help you gain more control over your behavior, emotions or physical wellbeing.In therapeutic work, we prolong this brief interlude, so that we can work within its bounds.

There are different therapeutic modalities within clinical hypnotherapy namely Egostate Hypnotherapy, Ericsonian Hypnotherapy, Medical Hypnoanalysis and Integrative Hypnotherapy. For more information please go to www.sasch.co.za.

Energy Psychology

The term energy psychology describes a new field of innovative interventions that balance, restore, and enhance human functioning by stimulating the human subtle energy system. Just as we have a physical anatomy—consisting of our skeleton, organs and glands, muscles and connective tissue—we also have an energetic anatomy—consisting of the acupuncture meridian system, chakras and nadis (energy centers and channels), and the human bio field. Energy psychology focuses on the interrelationship of energy systems, emotion, behaviour, psychopathology and health. These systems include the electrical activity of the nervous system, acupuncture meridians, chakras and bio fields.   It works by stimulating energy points on the surface of the skin which, when combined with specific psychological procedures, can shift the brain's electrochemistry to help overcome negative emotions, habits and behaviours.
Energy psychology theory suggests that psychological problems are a reflection of disturbed bio-energetic patterns within the mind-body system—a system that involves complex communication between a person’s neurobiology and their cognitive-behavioral-emotional patterns.

Energy psychology practitioners combine cognitive interventions (including focused awareness and mindfulness, imaginal exposure to traumatic memories and cognitive reframing) simultaneously with the stimulation of one or more of the human bio-energy systems such as meridians, chakras and bio fields.  It helps to balance the human energy system.

This powerful combination facilitates rapid positive change and optimal psychotherapeutic outcomes and is aligned with the latest findings from neuroscience and traumatology.
Energy Psychology modalities include therapies such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Thought Field Therapy (TFT), Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT), and Life Alignment.