Common queries from clients, therapists, and members of the Australian community

Do I need a doctor's referral to consult a P.S.H. therapist?

No, a doctor's referral is not required to consult a P.S.H. therapist.

On rare occasions, the therapist may wish to speak with your doctor if there is a possibility of medical complications. Some things are dealt with more appropriately as a 'joint effort'. However, this occurs rarely and can be done only with your explicit approval.

How do I find a qualified P.S.H. therapist in my area? 

You can go to the referral list in this website and browse to your State and local area. If you can’t find a therapist within reasonable distance, contact us and we will assist wherever possible.

Which umbrella term applies to P.S.H. therapy? 

'Subconscious-mind therapies' is the umbrella term used to describe therapies such as P.S.H. There are many different methods that use subconscious processes, but the majority take much longer and don’t embrace the gentle, non-intrusive and private protocol inherent in the P.S.H. model.

How long has the Continuing Feedback Program (CFP) been operating? 

Formerly known as "Long Term Research", the CFP was established in 1994.  Statistics have been carefully compiled and utilized since that time for the benefit of clients, therapists and training schools alike. Thousands of clients have provided vital data through this program and the results show a very high percentage of successful outcomes.  As the program was developed and became more sophisticated, it was renamed the "Continuing Feedback Program" (CFP) as this better describes the nature of the research work being conducted.  Read more about the CFP Research program here

What happens in a P.S.H. session?

With P.S.H. we help a person to utilize their natural ability to process uncomfortable emotions, even those that may have arisen many years ago, and without the need to talk about them. This is similar to what we do in REM (dream) sleep, as neuroscience is only now discovering.*

At first contact, the therapist will establish whether or not it is likely that the presenting problems are being driven by a subconscious dynamic and if so, then working  with P.S.H. is applicable.

Sessions are characterized by a spirit of co-operation and mutual respect between therapist and client. This sense of working together creates the comfort, trust and security that is essential to make the necessary changes. 

During a session, each person’s experience is an individual and subjective one, and will also usually vary from one session to the next, but there is common ground. Apart from the opportunity to resolve the immediate presenting problem or problems, many find a sense of peace within themselves on different levels. There’s no need for a client to disclose any history or details from the 'inner mind'. When this critical need for privacy is respected, true healing is able to take place within the subconscious, resulting in gentle and usually long-term, change. 

Clients are not counselled, analyzed, urged to document, do 'homework’ or ‘imagination exercises' or other procedures still used in some therapy models. These things are almost always counter-productive where subconscious-level dynamics are involved.

Emotional healing abilities are a natural part of everyone’s subconscious and when helped to effectively mobilize them, a person can look forward to permanent resolution of their presenting issues.  

* Want to know more about the neuroscience?

In this 4 minute clip, Matthew Walker, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, explains in simple terms, the importance of REM (dream) sleep for problem solving and emotional healing.

How many sessions are needed?

Everyone is different and responds in their own particular way. Some clients change and heal more quickly than others.  

For almost everyone, the process of subconscious emotional healing is an ongoing one and continues for a time after the sessions are complete. For most people, the formal part of therapy only requires between one and three sessions with the therapist.

Everyone is different however, and we are not able to predict exactly what will be necessary for any one individual client to complete their work. 

How soon will I notice the benefits?

The process of healing and change varies from client to client. For some it’s rapid, while for others it’s more subtle and gradual, sometimes unfolding over several weeks, or occasionally longer.  Bringing an attitude of patience and trust in one’s own natural healing ability will create the inner environment needed to achieve this.

When the client follows the principles of subconscious change, the initial benefits may well be only the beginning of continuing and life-changing experiences.