James Hands Holistic Psychologist
Holistic approaches to psychology consider all the different parts of our being. Holistic, integrative psychology includes the transcendent, spiritual dimension of the person, as well as the more human aspects of their life and mind. To be most helpful and effective for someone seeking change, their psychologist needs to be able to incorporate all areas of their life, their entire range of body-mind-soul experiences, because we are more than flesh and blood, and everything is interconnected.
Psychology today is mainly concerned with the science of mind and behaviour. But the word psychology really means 'knowledge of the soul'. In our materialistic age, the transcendent aspect of who we are is usually neglected or dismissed as fantasy. But in my experience, most people 'know' they are more than the human self, and want greater space and freedom internally to experience their spiritual Self. Historically, the psychologist was the priest or shaman. As your holistic psychologist, I approach my work with a sense of sacred duty.
Using the finest tools from psychology, counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, we work together to explore your life in depth, successes and challenges. Conscious and subconscious thoughts, feelings, patterns are all welcomed into the space. Because we are usually dealing with difficult, sensitive matters, I always aim to make your process feel safe and manageable.
I incorporate a wide range of modalities, gathered through my many decades of training and experience. The more psychological techniques include: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Parts Integration, Journeywork, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, NLP, Gestalt, Psychodrama, Trauma Release, Emotional Freedom Technique and Somatic Psychotherapy. You can read about my training and experience in spiritual, transpersonal modalities here.
Together, we map out and explore the problems, to gently identify and understand the core issues and get to their root causes. At the right pace for you, we then move into the appropriate strategies to facilitate deep change and permanent healing. These approaches all revolve around your own insight and awareness. My guidance and support, together with your engaged presence, provide the foundation for your deep transformational work.
Ultimately, holistic psychology always becomes a spiritual journey. As we release the burdens of our human baggage, creating space in the psyche, we naturally remember who we are. With ever-increasing clarity we can see, feel and know our greater Self and live in alignment with Source.
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