Therapies explained






Hypnosis, NLP, Time Line Therapy™  and EFT are probably some of the most
powerful therapeutic tools and processes that are available today for personal
change and healing.




Clinical Hypnosis



Hypnosis is a naturally occurring altered state of awareness

or consciousness”,different from the normal waking state. A person in

a hypnotic state is at a heightened state of awareness and does hear

what is being said and suggested and does know what is happening.

The person is usually very deeply relaxed, the kind of state you

are in just before you fall asleep. The state of hypnosis is sometimes

referred to as a trance state. It is essential to remember that the client

ALWAYS retain control and can and sometimes does choose not to

accept the suggestions offered.



All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. I can understand why people believe

it is magic.





Most hypnotists use hypnosis mainly for entertainment and anyone

can call themselves a hypnotist, often after a day or a weekend




Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis in therapy and is one of the

most natural and powerful processes of affecting beneficial change.

The use of hypnosis for healing and nurturing humanity has been

around for thousands of years in places like Egypt and India.


Clinical Hypnotherapy


hypnotherapist may or may not be formally trained to deal with

clinical conditions such as Anxiety, Panic Depression…while a 

Clinical hypnotherapist does have to undergo in depth training

and supervision to deal with clinical conditions and usually hold a

practitioner Diploma from a reputable organisation and are regulated.



What happens during a hypnotherapy session?



During a hypnotherapy session, you are gently guided to relax your

body as well as your thinking mind, (which kind of takes a little “nap”),

during which the suggestions for beneficial changes can be made to

your unconscious mind. This is the reason why hypnotherapy is so

effective in changing unwanted behaviours.



Clinical hypnosis is a very powerful and invaluable tool for

mind body healing (and I KNOW, as I have myself used it extensively

in overcoming cancer in 2006!)



Marion Dias, BSc (Honours) Clinical Hypnosis  is also a certified Trainer

and Master practitioner of Hypnosis.





NLP ( Neuro Linguistic Programming)

NLP is a model of communication as to how we communicate with

ourselves and others.



The model was developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in

the 1970s. It was the result of modelling excellence of therapists such

as Milton Erickson M D, Virginia Satir a family therapist, and others

who excelled at what they did at that time. They discovered the special

way these experts used language in communication. Milton Erickson,

a medical doctor, excelled in using hypnotherapy successfully to treat

his patients over a period of some sixty years.



The model developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder is based

on how we process information coming in through our senses from

outside of us, and the way we give meaning to it and made sense

of the information.


The underlying belief in NLP is what Alfred Korzybski referred to

in his book “Science & Sanity” that: “The map is not the territory”

meaning that what we make of the information coming in through our

five senses from outside, is not the event itself.



NLP has evolved and developed considerably since its origins in

the 1970s, partly because it enables us to seek better ways on an

ongoing basis.



NOTE: Although NLP is widely used in many ways and in therapy,

it is NOT a therapy in itself. It is used in therapy to communicate with

the client more affectively to get to the bottom of things.


Some examples of the scope of NLP can be illustrated by the following:

“NLP cannot be dismissed as just another hustle. Its theoretical

underpinnings represent an ambitious attempt to codify and synthesize

the insights of linguistics, body language, and the study of

communication systems.” Psychology Today



Times Magazine described NLP as having untapped potential for

treating individual problems.




Training & Development Journal reported that NLP offers the

potential for making changes without the usual agony that

accompanies these changes and that it allows for increasing options,

flexibility, creativity and therefore greater freedom of action than

most of us know.




Marion is a certified Trainer and Master Practitioner of NLP.





Time Line Therapy™



What is Time Line Therapy™?



Time Line Therapy™ is a simple but a powerful process that has

evolved from hypnosis and NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming,

developed byTad James PhD. (Marion trained with Tad James).



Time Line Therapy™ enable clients to release and clear negative

emotions (such as: anger, rage, hurt, sadness, fear, resentment,

envy, guilt, remorseetc.) as well as unhealthy limiting beliefs

they hold from the past, so that they can live in the present and

create their future in the way they want to experience it.




Having trained in different therapies and interventions including

CBT, in my experience,TLT enables the clients to resolve their

issues for good and considerably faster than any other talk/brief





Time Line Therapy ™(not to be confused with Time Line – in NLP),

for example is the most effective therapeutic process available,

to heal up painful emotions and limiting beliefs in your  past,

comfortably, quickly with lasting results.




As a certified Trainer and master practitioner of Time Line Therapy™

having and practised  it for the past twenty two years,

I find the process an invaluable tool especially for helping clients

with complex issues such as severe Trauma/PTSD, adults with

childhood abuse, other anxiety disorders and depression.



One of the most beneficial aspects of it is that the process allows

the client to release and clear out the whole chain of a particular

painful emotion within minutes ( unlike in conventional talk therapy

where people  work on emotional issues hourly for weeks months and

even years and still not clearing the issues).




What TLT (combined with other processes I use ) enables the

client to do is to literally heal up their past! 



TLT process does not involve a lot of talking and analysing.

It focuses on getting to the root cause/s of the issue then

releasing and clearing out any painful emotions attached to

your memories for good. Literally, healing up the past.



In my own Intensive Therapy Breakthrough Session that incorporates  

Clinical hypnosis, NLP, Time Line Therapy™ together with

energy healing has enabled my clients (some of whom have previously

been in conventional and other talk therapy for several years), to get

results they want within a few hours. This is one of the main reasons

why I do not offer hourly sessions for complex emotional or issues

involving both emotional and physical issues.





Marion is a certified Trainer and Master Practitioner of Time Line








EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing is a

powerful process developed in the 1980s by a clinical psychologist

Dr Francine Shapiro.


Much research has been done which shows that EMDR is an effective

process for treating severe trauma such as PTSD, rape, childhood

abuse including (physical/sexual/emotional abuse, neglect,

abandonment), accidents and surgical trauma, to name but a few.


It is also often used for anxiety, panic and phobia.



With most distressing events we have the ability to process it normally.

However, when we are overwhelmed by the distressing event that

memory becomes frozen at a neurological level and often the person

may want to avoid thinking about it to avoid re-experiencing painful                                              

feelings the distressing memory evokes.



Sometimes something in their environment such as a smell, music etc.

can trigger the painful memory. EMDR uses alternating left-right

stimulation of the brain with eye movements (like in the rapid eye in REM

sleep) tapping or sounds, which is said to access the blocked information

processing. By processing painful memories, they become less

intense/painful like ordinary memories.



Hawaiian Energy healing Huna



Hawaiian energy healing includes Ho’opnopono process

(Hawaiian process of forgiveness) and and Higher self Therapy.


(see info on workshops)


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)



Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT as it is commonly known is a

simplified therapeutic approach by Gary Craig in the 1990s, developed

from Thought Field Therapy- the previous work of Dr Roger Callahan.

It is a simple  a and practical procedure for self-help purposes.

EFT works on the meridians and combines stimulation by tapping

on acupressure points with affirmations. EFT can be learnt within a in

a short time and is a valuable, practical self-help tool.

EFT also uses some conventional psychological approaches of

identifying and acknowledging the issue as well as reframing

unhealthy thoughts as well as tapping sequences on the acupressure

points and affirmations.

EFT is a form of energy healing and is based on working on the meridians

(originating from ancient Chinese medicine) or energy systems similar to

that of chi or qi, life force energy (as in Hawaiian healing), and prana, etc.

Chi, life force energy or prana is energy that runs through meridians or

channels through our body. It is believed that when we get sick or unwell,

unable to cope with daily challenges and overreact to situations

it is said that the energy is out of balance in our body. EFT is said to

restore that balance in the meridian system in relation to a specific issue.



I often teach clients EFT as a coping tool or strategy in my workshops,

retreats and in therapy, as it is a practical tool that anyone can learn and

practice on themselves.

One of the limitations if I could call that , is that it is a short term

solution if you have complex issues/problems to work on. Nevertheless

its value cannot be understated.