«True healing begins when you acknowledge the pain

and listen to it. Each of us is the ultimate healer

of his/her own condition, no matter what the cause.»

D. Markova


NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming)

What is NLP?

In the early 1970’s, Richard Bandler, a student in mathematics, and Dr John Grinder, a linguistics professor, decided to model the therapy skills of extraordinary therapists such as Fritz Perls, the psychiatrist who developed Gestalt therapy; Virginia Satir, the psychotherapist regarded as the 'mother of family therapy'; and Milton Erickson, the psychiatrist who is most well known for mastering medical hypnosis.
In light of their immediate results, Grinder and Bandler formalised their powerful modelling techniques and their own individual contributions under the name of “Neuro-Linguistic Programming” (NLP).

  • Neuro: refers to the nervous system/mind and covers the simple concept that all our behaviours are generated by the way we process information through our senses, constantly filtering and editing the outside world.

  • Linguistic: refers to language and indicates the verbal and non-verbal communication systems we use to organise our thoughts, actions and behaviours.

  • Programming: refers to the programs we choose to run in our neurological system.


To put it simply, NLP helps us understand how people organise their thinking, feeling, language and behaviour to produce the results they do, and provides us with very effective tools to re-organise and remodel the language of our mind to produce the results we want.

Thanks to NLP, we can change our physiology and our neurology to achieve the mind-body states we desire.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

Since its creation in the 1990’s by Gary Craig, EFT has provided relief to thousands of people for all sorts of conditions such as phobias, allergies, anxiety etc. EFT is a form of acupressure technique that works on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture.

The treatment involves tapping acupressure points on the head, chest and hands with the fingertips, while expressing your issue and moving towards positivity through the process of possibility. This action releases emotional and physical blockages in your energy system, thus restoring the right balance between mind and body so necessary to optimal health. Once the technique has been learnt, it can be used as a self-help tool, empowering you to actively contribute to your own healing.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)

In the late 1980’s, Dr Francine Shapiro observed that eye movements reduced the intensity of disturbing thoughts and memories.
“In EMDR, the emphasis is on allowing the information processing system in the brain to make the internal connections needed to resolve the disturbance. The person only needs to focus briefly on the disturbing memory.” Dr Francine Shapiro.
Since then, her technique has developed and evolved to relieve many types of psychological stress and severe trauma.


EMDR has a direct effect on the way the brain processes information, thus allowing normal information processing to resume. The memory is still there. However, the trauma is gone.

Imagery / visualisation

A 1967 study by stress researcher Edmund Jacobson found that visualising an activity produces small, but measurable reactions in the muscles involved in the imagined activity.

Imagery, or visualisation, invites us to use our imagination to form pictures in our mind. In fact, imagery has been described as the language of the unconscious. However, the most powerful visualisation uses all senses, not just pictures: sight, sound, feelings, taste, smells and inner dialogue too. The key to successful imagery is to be as creative and imaginative as you can.


L’association de l’écriture à l’hypnose se révèle être un outil formidable. Ecrire permet de clarifier ce que vous souhaitez obtenir dans la vie.

Plutôt que d’avoir juste de vagues idées sur ce que vous voudriez voir se réaliser, en écrivant exactement ce que vous voulez, vous permettez à votre inconscient de le considérer comme étant réel.

Souvenez-vous que votre inconscient ne discerne pas le réel de l’imaginaire !


I have decided to be happy because it’s good for my health!


Serenity Hypnotherapy & Coaching

Audrey Vallat

Clinical Hypnotherapist & Lifr 

Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy,

Regression Hypnosis

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