We cannot under-estimate the effect that our mind can have on our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Our mind and emotions have a huge effect on the physical health of our organs. Stress is known to be a significant factor in major fatal illnesses such as heart disease and cancer. With modern, stressful living, our minds are even more distracted. However, as human beings, we have the potential to disentangle ourselves from old habits by cultivating awareness of our own patterns and tendencies and to steady our minds and balance our emotions.
We have an increasing number of modalities at IMI that offer ways to understand and cultivate a more peaceful mind, develop the capacity to be with our emotions with more awareness, encourage an attitude of acceptance and freedom, and build more inner resources and resilience to the challenges that life brings.
Counselling is about building an empowering relationship with a disciplined helper. It offers support in times of crisis as well as personal development. Through the process of talking we can identify personal and interpersonal issues and create options to follow that lead to positive changes.
Exploring an issue or problem with someone who is able to mirror back an accurate understanding of what you say, feel and think creates more self-awareness. You will begin to see actions that need to be taken to change the dysfunctional beliefs and behavioral patterns-- from childhood, trauma or the self-- where instead more effective behaviours can be learnt.
The counsellor does not explicitly spell out what to do; their role is to create a relationship that is authentic and truth based that allows you to be guided to create your own solution. Counselling encourages you to discover your own inner resources until you are able to do so without the assistance of a counselor.
Mindfulness-Based (Core Process) Psychotherapy
Founded upon Buddhist principles and practice, Core Process psychotherapy (sometimes called Mindfulness-Based psychotherapy) is integrated with Western developmental and psychodynamic understanding to offer an opportunity for profound, deep, and lasting healing. It brings together many established forms of psychotherapy and Buddhist psychology, along with Mindfulness, to cultivate a genuine shift and true healing.
Within the very heart of suffering is health that is never lost. This is the core state — a state of clarity and spaciousness that naturally emerges as the therapist offers empathy, presence, and mindfulness in a therapeutic setting. This helps direct session work not just towards unresolved issues and wounding, but also towards a goal of cultivating our inherent health and wholeness that supports well-being.
Cultivating awareness and real integration is gradual and requires both trust and time to develop a safe relationship and authentic enquiry. Hence, although short-term work is possible, this style of depth psychotherapy is best suited to those who are open to longer-term therapy.
Consult with our Holistic Health Coach to identify your key health goals and develop a plan that suits you. Receive support and guidance through one-on-one sessions to assist you with lifestyle, nutrition, and wellness issues to live your optimal life!
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
EFT is a psychological acupressure technique used to facilitate emotional healing. It is a wonderfully effective and safe method for balancing the energy systems of the body and for assisting in the release of unwanted emotions, including anger, fear, grief, and trauma.
Although it is still often overlooked, emotional health is essential to physical health and healing. Even with a good diet and lifestyle, the body's ideal healing and preventative powers cannot be achieved if emotional barriers stand in the way.
EFT is based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over five thousand years, but without the invasiveness of needles. Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head and chest while you think about your specific problem – whether it is a traumatic event, an addiction, or pain, and voice positive affirmations. This combination of tapping the energy meridians and voicing positive affirmations helps to clear the "short-circuit"- the emotional block – from your body's bio-energy system, thus improving your mind-body balance, which is essential for optimal health and the healing.
The LifeLine Technique
Keven Duff offers consultation in The LifeLine Technique.
The LifeLine Technique is a system of energy medicine developed by Dr Darren Weissman, author of The Power of Infinitude Love and Gratitude. The LifeLine Technique forms a bridge between the unconscious mind — responsible for about 95% of our patterns and reactions — and the conscious mind—responsible for only 5% of our thinking processes — and harmonizes the two. It is a powerful technique for bringing healing to all levels of the person, both physical and emotional, and resolving internal conflicts.
The LifeLine Technique is a unified system that integrates the practices and philosophies of different healing modalities. If you are feeling guided to change, transform, and grow without the overburdening symptoms of pain, fear, or stress, you may consider experiencing The LifeLine Technique for yourself.