At our Holistic Centre in Bagshot, we offer a number of therapies. The following list will explain what various therapies are. In order to find out exactly which therapy will benefit you most, or which combination, call us and we will talk you through your options, or book an assessment session.
An initial free appointment will help us to decide which of our therapists would best be able to help you, or whether you would benefit from more than one therapist’s expertise. Please enquire
In the meantime, here is list of complementary therapies we offer, with a brief explanation of each.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It’s most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
This broad category covers a range of practitioners, from career counselors to psychotherapists who treat depression, stress, addiction, and emotional issues. Formats can vary from individual counseling to group therapy. Some therapists may also incorporate bodywork, energy healing, and other alternative modalities as part of their practice.
Coaching/Life Coaching/Executive Coaching/Mind Coach/Brain Training
Life Coaching aims to help and empower you to make, meet and exceed personal and professional goals. This can include excelling in the workplace, becoming happy and fulfilled at home, exploring your potential and achieving ambitions. Using techniques such as NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and proven psychological principles, a coach provides the tools and guidance to face difficult situations and push past emotional barriers. Coaching empowers you to make the changes you need to make, without judgement or opinions. Your coach will not tell you what to do, but will help you to question your own thinking and take control of your own mind and life.
Emotional Freedom Technique / EMDR
EFT is an energy healing technique that works with acupuncture points, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) uses rapid eye movement. Both therapies desensitise emotional issues and blocks that are ‘stuck’ in the unconscious and causing us pain, phobias, anxiety, fear or emotional reactions we have no conscious control over.
A means of bypassing the conscious mind and accessing the subconscious, where suppressed memories, repressed emotions, and forgotten events may remain recorded. Hypnosis may facilitate behavioral, emotional, or attitudinal change such as weight loss, or smoking cessation. It is also used to treat phobias, stress, and as an adjunct in the treatment of illness. Hypnotherapy is also very effective for stress, anxiety, confidence and many other issues.
There are many forms of meditation. All help you to train your brain and take control of your thinking (which is the primary cause of emotional suffering!) Meditation exercises are helpful for stress, anxiety, depression and life balance.
Mindfulness has become a catchword, but is the most ancient of all healing disciplines. Mindfulness is more than living in the present, or being aware of your thoughts. Mindfulness practice is a way of training your brain and being in control of your thoughts and behaviour – as above!
More than simply telling you what nutrition is or isn’t, a good Nutritional Therapist will advise you on what is right for your body type and metabolism. You are what you eat is not merely a flippant saying, it is utterly true – what you eat affects you more than you think! Food affects MOOD. Food can make you irritable, anxious or depressed as it affects your chemical balance. A Nutritionist will tell you what to eat, but also what NOT to eat for your personal optimal health. Not everybody is the same.
Service provided by Ascenti Health for NHS patients and by other therapists for Private patients
Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future. It takes a holistic approach that involves the patient directly in their own care.
VortexHealing ® Divine Energy Healing
This healing technique is incredibly deep, helping to shift and transform states of consciousness, on a physical, emotional and subtle energetic level. You may feel there are situations that are holding you back in life or impacting you in some form of another. This may result in emotions such as anger, fear or frustration, you may feel relationships whether personal or business are suffering, so this healing is able to help see through and transform these states.
VortexHealing is able to strengthen your energy system providing you with more vitality, and also is able to help with relaxation. It is worth remembering that your body has a great capacity to self-heal given the tools it needs, and one such is tool to help with this is VortexHealing.
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Yoga Nidra (Lying down meditation)
An ancient Yogic practise, can be described as a sleep-based guided meditation. This deep meditation takes you out of the thinking mind into a state of total silence, total stillness. It is in this state that the mind relaxes naturally, and also the body too. It is not only relaxing but refreshing as well; you can feel revitalised at the end of the session. For those interested in Spirituality and Awakening, with this technique you may be able to feel and experience this natural Presence, the Silence that you are. What better way to start or finish the day with a guided meditation lying down in a warm & safe environment.