Linda Riddell - ...creating positive change
About the therapies
 
To get the best results I tailor treatment using a powerful combination of therapies such as NLP, EFT, Hypnotherapy, and Reflexology. 
 
NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) 
was born from a curiosity to understand why some therapists had rapid results with clients when most took much longer.  By observing the methods and techniques used by the most effective hypnotherapists, patterns with structure were identified.  Copying these produced the same results and demonstrated that structure can be modelled, learned, taught and re-programmed.
Consequently NLP is sometimes defined as modelling excellence.  In a nutshell NLP practitioners have learned these techniques through extensive training and have at their disposal an invisible "toolbox" which can be used creatively to successfully alter states of mind e.g. if a phobia is a "learned", structured behaviour then equally it can be unpacked and "unlearned".  
 
The beauty of NLP is how creative the practitioner can be.  The best results are achieved when the client allows themselves to be imaginative and open to new thinking.
 
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
is particularly effective for clearing negativity.  It works on the premise that both physical and emotional pain are caused by blockages in the body's energy flow.  By tapping on certain points, similar to accupuncture points, disruption or blockage in the body’s energy system is cleared reversing the negativity.  EFT works exceptionally well for post-traumatic stress, phobias and cravings, as well as relieving physical pain.
 
Both EFT and NLP are "content-free" therapies, which means the therapist does not need to know what the issue is, you can keep that personal yet still reverse the negativity with amazing results.
 
Hypnotherapy 
describes therapy that uses hypnosis.  Hypnosis is often misunderstood and some people are nervous of undergoing hypnosis in case they are persuaded to do something against their will.  Yet if you've ever daydreamed then you've been in a trance which is the same as hypnosis.
 
To clarify, hypnosis is just a deep safe, state of relaxation.  It is similar to the cosy feeling you get when you've just woken up in the morning, and  you're enjoying those extra few minutes, relaxing, as you snuggle under the covers.  You hear sounds around you, you're aware of what's going on around you, and you could open your eyes and get up if you wanted, but you choose not to.  Yet if suddenly you needed to be fully alert you would do so immediately; remembering what you felt and heard when snuggled up earlier.  
 
When your conscious mind is relaxed your unconscious mind is more open to visualise possibilities and consider suggestions for positive change.  You accept only those that are in keeping with your values or "true-self".  What is amazing is that once your mind has had the opportunity of visualising and feeling success it has a pathway to follow when out of hypnosis.  This effective process harnesses the power of your mind and can improve all aspects of your life.
 
Reflexology 
works on the principle that every organ and system of the body has a corresponding "reflex" area in the feet.
 
Gentle and relaxing stimulation of the reflex areas releases tension through the whole body, stimulates blood circulation, removes energy blockages, disperses accumulations of calcium and uric acid, and promotes healing of both body and mind. 
 
A very enjoyable form of relaxation it is effective in reversing stress and helping the body to seek its own balance. Reflexology can be used to treat a wide range of disorders including skin and respiratory conditions, migraine, insomnia, menopausal problems, chronic fatigue, stress, depression and anxiety.
 
Reflexology should be avoided during the fist three months of pregnancy. As part of the balancing process, some clients find that reflexology encourages the elimination of toxins from the body.  As this could interfere with any medication you are taking, it is very important to inform me of any medicinal treatment you are receiving.  Also, be sure to tell me if you have a pacemaker, kidney stones or gallstones. 
 
If you have a problem such as high blood pressure, thyroid disease or diabetes; or you have a foot injury, phlebitis, thrombosis or blood clots, have a chat with your doctor before booking a reflexology session.
 
Some clients report that immediately after a reflexology treatment, they feel very relaxed and sleepy and just want to go home and lie down. 
 
For an article on how foot massage consoled bereaved relatives click on the link http://www.healthypages.co.uk/newsitem.php?news=6242
 
Insurance
All the treatments I offer are fully insured through the Complementary Therapy Association (CThA)in conjunction with Embody and I am a listed therapist with each.  
 
 
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