Are you looking to completely shift your mindset and overcome the challenges in the life? You might be confused at the range of options available to you.
What’s the difference between the types of therapies and practitioners available, and what therapy works?
A psychologist is someone who studies normal and abnormal mental states as well as perceptual, cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behaviour by experimenting with; observing; interpreting; and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments.
When someone refers to themselves as a therapist, there are many different types of therapy. Not all therapies are effective. Many therapies can also produce unwanted adverse effects with mental health problems.
If you are hoping to find a psychologist and wondering, does therapy work? Please read the case studies below.
In my twelve-year journey to understand the human mind and how it works, I discovered something along the path to empowerment, recovery and self-development.
I had tried every modality out there in an attempt to get permanent results with long standing behavioural changes.
I saw limitations in popular techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Coherence Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Sedona Method and Emotional Healing Techniques, to name a few.
This is what motivated me to seek out effective strategies to help myself and my clients improve their lives and make lasting changes.
An article was released by former Psychologist and Medical Correspondent for the Daily Mail Jenny Hope to prove the inherent faultiness of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy modality.
Does CBT therapy work? Here are some key facts from Hope’s article that you need to know
Does CBT Therapy Work and Actually Achieve Long Term Results?
Leading psychologist Oliver James say ‘extensive evidence’ shows that CBT is a quick fix with no lasting benefits. People with mental health problems are victims of a ‘scam’ therapy that is wasting vast sums of money, James has warned.
The most popular of the ‘talking therapies’, CBT aims to help people manage their problems by changing the way they think and behave, to become more positive.
It is frequently recommended for people with problems ranging from anxiety and depression to eating disorders. In the short-term, 40 per cent of those who complete a course of CBT, (typically from five to twenty sessions of up to an hour), are said to have recovered.
But ‘extensive evidence’ shows that two years on, depressed or anxious people who had CBT were no more likely to have recovered than those who had no treatment, said Mr. James.
James states: “As a treatment, rafts of studies have shown it to be ineffective in delivering long-term therapeutic benefits to patients with anxiety and depression”.
While studies show that in the short-term i.e. 6 to 12 months, patients who have received CBT are more likely to report themselves as ‘recovered’ compared to those who have received no treatment; these results are not sustained in the long-term.
James states: “CBT is largely ineffective for the majority of patients. It is in essence a form of mental hygiene. However filthy the kitchen floor of your mind, CBT soon covers it with a thin veneer of ‘positive polish’.”
Below, I will explain why these modalities do not work and why so-called practitioners are failing to give their clients permanent results with their behaviours, self-esteem and anything else related to personal development.
In the human mind, the ‘personality’ of an individual along with all of its behaviours, level of esteem, self-perception, emotions and perception of the world is formed and set by negative life history.
Therefore, when an individual tries to consciously change a behaviour and / or self-perception, they find they cannot. The most someone can do is become consciously aware of the problem and then make a choice to try and override the negative thought as well as be aware of its presence and let the fear pass.
This approach however does not allow the individual to change the course of their actions, as the unconscious programming of belief, behaviour and thought pattern cannot be removed.
This is because the individual has been programmed to believe that they need that behaviour, belief and state to survive. Therefore, the individual will go on with life, using positive affirmations daily, in an attempt to change the unconscious behaviour and / or programming.
This is an ineffective way to make changes in behavioural patterns and thinking, because a behaviour cannot be modified unless the underlying behaviour is removed as opposed to overridden.
The feelings related to the problem also cannot be changed by other modalities. The human mind operates on an unconscious level, in which all behaviours, beliefs, fears and esteem issues are subjectively downloaded into the mind on autopilot.
Therefore, when the individual attempts to override and / or remove the issue, they go to a practitioner. The practitioner himself does not know, nor has the level of understanding of the human mind to give the client a permanent shift away from the problems that the client is experiencing.
Common Modalities for Treating Emotional Problems – and Why They Are Ineffective
Here is how some other modalities work to help treat problems, and why the mind rejects these processes.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) works to systematically retrain a learned response. Say for example an individual is working to remove a fear or avoidance of spiders.
The practitioner will work to try expose the client to the stimulus that generates a negative reaction in the client, in an attempt to reduce and numb the emotional response to the fear.
An example of this is a client who came to me with a paranoia and fear of spiders. Her mental process daily was thinking about how to avoid spiders and taking care in order to prevent her interacting in any way, with spiders.
Her previous practitioner exposed her to photos of spiders in stage 1. Stage 2 was to get her to see the spiders in the hope that the client’s response would eliminate the negative experience of generated feelings towards the stimulus.
This process took 12 weeks and when the client eventually came to me her fear, thoughts, behavioural paranoia and extra-cautious behavior was still experienced in her everyday life.
Why is this? Behaviours are a branch of an emotional landmine, stored in the unconscious mind from previous experience. This experience may not be directly related to the unconscious pain; therefore working with the behaviour, does not produce permanent results.
Clients experiencing behavioural work will not be cured from the thoughts, behaviours and daily routines that these fears produce. Many practitioners in the psychology field have not been trained to correlate and uncover unconscious programming to get to the root of the fear i.e. the emotional landmine. This results in clients having failed results.
Coherence Therapy works to re-stimulate the original emotional landmine. Whilst the client is under due stress from the original problems, this therapy attempts to override the initial learned response.
In a study of testing the effectiveness of Coherence Therapy, one client was a man who suffered anxiety in social situations which resulted in awkwardness and lack of spontaneous flow in his communication.
In the systematic brain, this client has been programmed to unconsciously look out for rejection in order to protect himself from a previous emotional pain being re-experienced.
During attempts to remove the client’s learned behaviour, the Coherence Therapy practitioner attempted to override the programmed responses.
However, as behaviour is a branch to an emotional wound, the initial behaviour and consequential feelings of these behaviours cannot be overridden. The unconscious stores evidence as to how these behaviours and fears are protecting him.
Therefore, whilst the client’s mind has evidence, it cannot be proven wrong, unless the ‘evidence’ is permanently removed. Without this removal, the individual cannot be restored back to a spontaneous, fully expressed adult which is the result of not having the evidence of such experience in his mind.
Further evidence showed that after Coherence Therapy, the unconscious mind still filtered the client’s spontaneous speech. Meaning that the client still needed to think about what to say before he said it in order to reduce his likelihood of rejection.
This is a demonstration that Coherence Therapy merely attempts to remove such behaviour, but in this instance failed, as the patient still needs to think about what to say as opposed to simply saying what he spontaneously feels like saying at any given moment.
Mind Resonance Process – This Therapy Works to Change Your Behaviours Permanently
I am often approached by people who have employed many other methods of self-improvement approaches such as EFT, TFT, EMDR, Hypnosis, Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychotherapy, Sedona Method, etc.
They all say to me that these methods have only yielded temporary results. When I tell them that unlike other methods, the process called the Mind Resonance Process® (MRP) actually yields permanent and irreversible positive results, they often walk away, not able to believe it.
Permanent here refers to the fact that even if you wanted (which in reality, no one ever does) to go back to old negative patterns of thought or behaviour, you physically couldn’t. I realise that this is almost too hard to accept because it transcends what many people consider “normal human experience”.
This is also the reason why many people who experience the effects of MRP have some difficulty conveying the effects of the process to others who have never tried it.
The reason for this is that MRP actually changes who you are, how you think, how you perceive the world and hence how you then choose to live in it.
By change, what I mean is that it helps you to remove the straight jacket of limited beliefs, behaviours and self-perceptions stored in your unconscious mind, which is generated and anchored within you as a result of your accumulated stored memories of negative life experience.
In effect, MRP actually helps to permanently “erase” the hard drive of your mind and body (what many refer to as the unconscious).
MRP does this by addressing and challenging the belief that certain memories actually took place. It shows how such a belief is toxic to those individuals who harbour it inside, which is practically everybody.
Once this is addressed, the memories themselves actually “disintegrate” in the person’s conscious awareness, much to their delight. My clients reclaim a feeling of energy, clarity, empowerment, confidence, resilience and so on.
This process results in all behaviours, tendencies and fears around the issue in question, being permanently wiped from the mind and body.
After this process, you are not, and I repeat, not left like a blank slate.
What actually emerges is an effortlessly full and authentic expression of who you really are as a powerfully creative being, sourced from what many call divine universal energy. It has been my experience that this awakening is in fact, what many search for in their spiritual quests, but sadly rarely find.
This experience, which MRP helps you to re-establish within you and your life, is available to you if you decide to contact me at the web site below. Here you can also request a free MRP telephone / Skype coaching consultation.
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Felicity Muscat is the Founder of The Institute of Self Mastery which was created to help others fulfil the truest, highest, and most authentic expression of themselves in all areas of life.
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Felicity Muscat, former psychologist is now an international self-esteem, self-empowerment, and self-mastery life coach. Felicity is also a relationship and success coach, author of three best-selling books and Level 3 mind resonance coach.