Whether you want to learn meditation to find more calm, happiness and resilience, improve concentration or more, this course will introduce you to the practice of mindfulness, meditation and art of living. You will be provided with the tools to establish a regular practice at home or work.
Mindfulness is a simple, drug-free and self-empowering way for you to improve your health, resolve relationship conflicts and enable yourself to discard limiting beliefs that are holding you back. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce anxiety levels by 58% and stress by 40% (Krusche et al, 2013, Oxford University).
The course is developed from the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, inspired by the works of Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn of University of Massachusetts Medical School with MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) and Dr Mark Williams of Oxford University with MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy). It combines secular and traditional mindfulness practices. It is perfect for anyone wanting to learn mindfulness techniques from a practical point of view and set up a daily regular meditation.
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Nitima’s style of Holistic Counselling could be the very route for you to find the breakthrough you hope for. Your thoughts, beliefs and feelings affect the physiology of your body more than you realise. Every negative thought you have is poisonous for your body. Every anger feelings, every time you feel low, jealous, resentment you are harming your body. Your body’s natural self repair mechanisms are disabled when you are under stress and one affecting the other.
However, every time you feel supported or think positive thought you are healing your mind and body. Resolving old beliefs and trauma and activation of positive thoughts, beliefs and feelings release relaxing responses in your body that is prone to healing emotionally, mentally and physically.
Through Nitima’s Holistic approach, helps you explore your inner self deeply this includes working through the resistances that may show up without your awareness. She will help you to work through all the beliefs that no longer serves you and install the new beliefs moving forward.
Her theory is ‘always start with yourself’. Stress and challenges will always be there but it’s what you do with the stress that makes a difference. She strongly believes in working with a holistic approach as we are all unique beings one approach does not work for all. She uses and equips her client with the tools and technique that is best suitable for her client.
Other than seeing private client she has worked as Counsellor in Primary School. She also run Mindfulness retreats in the UK and in Portugal for self development with her Husband Karuna Priya. Attendees of these retreats have found it to be a transformational week for them where Combination of Eastern Psychology that is Mindfulness practice and Energy Psychology with the Western approach such as Counselling, CBT, NLP, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy.
Mindfulness is the foundation of all therapeutic worlds. It is when you are absence of your mindfulness you begin to dwell into the past traumatic memories and worries about future that is never going to happen resulting in stress, anxiety, depression which will further lead in physical illnesses.
Mindfulness practice allows you to be fully aware of the present moment non- judgementally with practice. Modern scientist, therapist, schools and many corporate companies have borrowed from 2600 years old Buddhist practice, which now has science behind the benefits of practicing regularly. Research has shown that Mindfulness practice: Reduces stress, reduces physical pain, allows you to be more creative, attentive but to name few.
Psychotherapy aims to help clients gain insight into their difficulties or distress to understand their motivation and enable them to find more appropriate ways of coping or bring about change in their thinking and behaviour pattern. It involves of exploring feelings, emotions, beliefs, thoughts, event from early life in a structured way. Depending on the presented problem psychotherapy has its own way of working in-depth using art, photo, dream, symbols, and imaginative techniques.
Cognitive Behaviour therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapeutic approach aims to help you understand how your problems began and what keeps them going. CBT works by helping you to link the way that you think (thoughts, beliefs, assumptions), with you feel (emotions) and what you do (behaviour). There are range of techniques that helps you understand the link between your thoughts, emotions and behaviour. As a result you will be able to manage your problems by changing how you think (cognitive) and what you do (behaviour) which can help you feel better about your life.
Neuro- Linguistic Programming. Neurological system regulates how our bodies function, language determines how we interface and communicate with other people and our programming determines the kinds of model of the world we create. NLP is the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay affects our body and behaviour (programming). NLP provides tools and skills for the development of states of individual by empowering beliefs and presuppositions about communications and the process of change. It is also about self- discovery, exploring identity and mission.
To understand hypnotherapy approach it is necessary to understand how the mind works. In simplified term we can say that the mind has conscious part that is responsible for rations thought, decision making, analyzing etc. And subconscious that controls emotions, feelings; it stores all past memories and controls all the automatic physical side of your body. Our emotions are not always in balance due to inner conflict caused by repressed feelings and un-dealt emotions from the past and stressful things that happens on day to day life. We adopt certain behaviour and seem almost impossible to change because they are stored so deep in us. This is because our subconscious mind holds preconceptions of our past experiences and repeats every time something similar comes up. Many of our internal decision were installed at an early age, most of which you probably don’t even remember on conscious level and are now completely outdated. So we need to go little bit deeper than conscious mind to reinstall new programs in our subconscious mind.
Psychological therapy and counselling is the treatment on conscious level for emotional and psychological disorders, unwanted habits, and undesirable feelings. Through hypnosis we can relax the critical and rational mind to gain access directly to the innermost part of our mind and resolve the root cause that created these unwanted behaviour, limiting beliefs and undesired emotions. Once resolved by suggesting new, positive and creative suggestions enables us to move ahead guiding our life to a healthier path.
Clients are normally relaxed yet fully aware of things happening in your mind and the environment outside. Analytical techniques may be used in an attempt to uncover deep rooted problems that client is unaware of in the past.
Hypno-analysis is a method where hypnosis is conjunction with psychoanalysis. This technique is used to uncover the original cause of psychological and emotional issue by going to the root cause of the problem. Once it is revealed we bring our past to a resolution so it no longer bothers us.
Hypno- analysis can work on anger, hurt, fear, stress, lack of confidence, trauma, PTSD and more. These conditions are only symptoms of an underlying anxiety such as buried trauma, emotions, shock etc. If emotions are not expressed at the time of event, they are repressed. Hypno- analysis can clear your buried emotion if you have had a difficult or challenging childhood such as bullying, abuse etc. the best way to help problems caused by blocked emotions is to release these feelings.
This technique involves of identifying the root cause of the problem. We will explore thoughts and feeling around conflict by doing inner child work. It is more than often found the conflict is due to repressed emotions during young age. On the process the inner child would mature and ending by providing support and nourishment.
EFT is an alternative intervention and psychotherapy technique. EFT is simple yet remarkable healing system that reduces emotional and physical stress. It has proven itself successful in many scientific studies and works on variety of health issues, psychological problems and performance issues. It is a combination of energy medicine and needleless acupuncture, relies on subtle energies in our body that are connected to the way we think and behave. Therefore by focusing on the negative emotions and tapping on the meridian points can help to release the repressed emotions that are stored in parts of our body.
Nitima uses EFT in combination with inner child work from which you will have an opportunity to go through re parenting process. This process is about acceptance and being present for self without judging and with self compassion.
ABOUT NITIMA PRIYA (BSC HONS) HOLISTIC COUNSELLOR
Nitima is a Holistic Counsellor. She also holds diploma in advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. She is an EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique/Energy psychology) and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) practitioner. She has been facilitating group therapy, mindfulness classes and private sessions for adults since 2011. Nitima currently teaches mindfulness to students and staff at Royal College of Arts and Imperial College London.