No, a doctor's referral is not required to consult a P.S.H. therapist.
On rare occasions, the therapist may want 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 only be done with your explicit approval.
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.
P.S.H. should not be compared with anything else other than the understanding that as humans, we are processing our emotions all the time. With P.S.H. we help a person to utilise their natural ability to process uncomfortable emotions, even those that may have been around for years, without the need to re-experience them.
'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 that is inherent in the P.S.H. model.
Formally known as "Long Term Research", the CFP was established in 1994. Statistics have been carefully compiled and utilised 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 research program was developed and became more sophisticated, it was renamed the "Continuing Feedback Program" (CFP) as this better describes the true nature of the research work being conducted. Read more about the CFP Research program here
At first contact, the therapist will establish whether or not it is likely that the presenting problems are being driven by a subconscious dynamic.
Sessions are characterised 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. A client will usually experience some pleasant degree of mental and physical relaxation during their important work with the therapist.
Apart from resolving the immediate presenting problem or problems, many find a great peace within themselves on many different levels. There’s no need for a client to disclose any history or details of their 'inner mind'. When this need for privacy is respected, true healing takes place within the subconscious, resulting in gentle and permanent change.
Clients are not counselled, analysed, urged to keep lists, 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 mobilise them, a person can look forward to permanent resolution of their presenting issues.
Everyone is different and responds in his/her 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 there is no way of knowing in advance what will be necessary for any individual client.
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.