Who hasn't had a feeling of Deja Vu? The somewhat arcane belief that we may have been here before is something upon which many people ponder and very few find an answer! It is one of those subjects that is very subjective in nature, so you either believe or you don't. Obviously, at least I hope it's obvious, it is something that I believe in, both empirically, mentally and spiritually. With a thirst for more knowledge and greater understanding in this field, I set out to satisfy and explore my beliefs and I am glad I did!
I trained at the UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts (under its founders, Shaun Brookhouse and Fiona Biddle) and subsequently acquired a Specialist Certification in Past Life Regression. This experience provided me with a powerful and dynamic understanding of Universal Humanness. Trining completed in 2008
In recognition of my UK Diploma qualification, I was awarded the Prestigious Certificate of Hypnosis (CH) by The National Guild of Hypnotists. The Guild apart from being the oldest is also the largest and most respected Hypnotherapy Organisation in the USA. But training is just part of my journey, what really counts is what I did with my training! Ever since I started as a Hypnotherapist, I have continuously sought to upgrade my knowledge and skills and develop my own programme. Mostly this was about discovering the unique ways in which the brain and mind function. For therein lays the mystery of life! My Certificate in Hypnosis was awarded in 2006.
My desire to help people with anxiety and depressive disorders has grown into a passion over the past 20 years. So in 2008 I decided to formalise my interest in this area of human suffering and completed a Certification course in Anxiety Management. I now realise that this was the beginning of a long and fascinating journey! Simply because, the more you delve into the source of anxiety, the more you discover of the unfathomable magic of the human brain. So, through thousands of hours of further research and continuous learning, I have developed a unique brain-based programme. A programme that helps clients rewire the way their brain responds to life's erroneous signals. Anxiety is essentially the anticipation, not presence, of danger, death or challenging circumstances. Your brain, via sensory stimulus and memories, makes you anxious and it is your brain that will set you free! My Certification was awarded by The UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and earned 2008
Following a successful start in private practice from my first hypnotherapy qualification, I decided to upgrade and enhance my skills as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. I studied and passed with credit, a 500+ hour Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, at the renowned "Centre Training International School of Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy" training academy. The school was later sold on, and, is now known as the Awaken School (Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy). However, the Founder of "Centre Training International School of Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy," Sue Washington; is still a pioneer in modern-day Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. I earned my Diploma at CTISHP in 2003/4
In addition to my main therapy type (hypnotherapy), I decided to study EFT (emotional freedom techniques) as an additional modality to enhance my practice. I studied under Judy Byrne, an accomplished hypnotherapist and EFT Master Practitioner, who was trained by Gary Craig, the founder of EFT. I completed my Practitioners Certificate, Level 3, in the UK prior to coming to Singapore. My training took place at Regents College UK, the largest independent University in the UK. The training Company was the prestigious 'EFT Training Academy UK' and took place in 2006 (Note, as of July 2017 EFTTA has ceased training, their contact email is available)
My first formal qualification in Hypnosis was earned from The NLP ACADEMY UK in 2000
Having studied Hypnosis for many years, I decided to take my first steps towards becoming a hypnotherapist. My initial training was in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy at the prestigious NLP Academy.
The founder, Michael Carroll, who is a legend in the NLP community, provided me with an invaluable insight into the fascinating world of Hypnosis. This provided me with a solid grounding in what was to become my vocation for the past 20 plus years.