Holistic Psychotherapy

In my counseling or coaching sessions, I use a variety of Holistic Psychotherapy techniques. As a Holistic Clinician, when we focus on therapy and I advise or counsel clients I utilize an Integrative or Alternative Approach to mental health. For example, I utilize NLP and approaches tailored towards each client’s specific needs. My practice is focused on providing Holistic Therapy for my clients to help them to heal.

These are techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Approach, Guided Meditation/Visualization, or Emotional Freedom Technique also known as tapping or EFT. In addition, I utilize as I mentioned, another technique called NLP which stands for Neuro-linguistic Programming. Additionally, you can add as well, my Spiritual Masters’ teachings. My approach is one that stems from a holistic standpoint. I utilize methods in a truly Integrative Approach to Therapy (also known as an Alternative Approach to medicine).

Mateja Petje, M.S, LMFT, CNLPP Therapist Coach Healing Therapy Counseling Telemedicine

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I’ve been working with my clients offering my Holistic Therapy services for over 20 years now. The best way forward for you and me is to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation. During this call, we can determine whether we would be a good fit to work together. Navigate around this website to learn more about my services and all the great tools I provide but you want to definitely take time to check out my blogs.

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP

You might ask yourself just what is a holistic therapist and what is Neuro-linguistic Programming or NLP? As the words indicate, it has to do with the study of neurology and linguistics. In other words, NLP refers to how people model and structure their experiences. Language and neural representations are used in communication. It is the study of excellence and how to repeat it to achieve success. Also, it is the study and utilization of programs that we run neurologically. 

I had heard about NLP several years ago. That year I had an opportunity to meet Dr. Yvonne Oswald. It was through the Women’s Prosperity Network where I used to be a member. Dr. Yvonne Oswald is a Master NLP and Hypnosis Trainer. Fortunately for me, I attended some of her other training’s and was so impressed with her work and advice that I decided to obtain my certification in NLP as well. As a Holistic clinician, this technique is invaluable in my healing work with my clients.

Holistic Therapy Integrative Alternative

I use an integrative approach to Holistic Psychotherapy with great results over the last 10 years. At the same time, I had always been interested in learning alternative, mind-body healing techniques. Over time I found that along with Guided Meditation/Visualization, which I also use in my sessions, NLP achieves the fastest results. Of great benefit to my clients is how they do not require going to therapy for years and years.

For example, a survey of psychotherapy literature by Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D. revealed the following recovery rates:

  • Psychoanalysis 38% recovery after 600 sessions
  • Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
  • Hypnotherapy/NLP: 93% recovery after 6 sessions

(Source: American Health Magazine)

Holistic Psychotherapy Benefits

Negative emotions or low energy emotions simply tell you that it is asking “Can we talk? I’m not sure I feel safe right now.” High energy emotions let you know that you are on track. First, it translates those into symbols and reacts according to the emotions attached to the words.

Then it sends you a message in the form of an emotion or symbol which is then translated back into words. It also does not translate negatives. So if I say to you, “Don’t think of a pink elephant climbing a tree with a hat on – waving to you.” What are you thinking of? Exactly! So what have we sent it searching for when we say, “Not bad” or “Don’t worry” or “No problem.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) targets the desired outcome of therapy as a solution rather than focusing on the symptoms or issues that brought someone to therapy. As a Holistic Clinician, again I advise and counsel my clients that this technique specifically gives attention to the present and the future desires of the client, rather than focusing on the past experiences.

High-Energy vs Low-Energy Words

When we were in a training class Dr. Yvonne had us play a game. Each time we used a low energy word, even for example the word “sorry” which includes the word “sorrow” we had to pay a chip. The person with the least chips won! It really surprised me how often I said “sorry.” Since then as a Holistic Clinician, when I advise or counsel clients, I have been teaching my clients how to use more high-energy words.

Words such as excited and inspired. As opposed to low-energy words such as difficult or trying. It is always better to say “I am not feeling well” as opposed to “I am sick” because your unconscious mind will focus on the word “well” as it does not distinguish grammar.

To really fully understand NLP and Holistic Psychotherapy, the best way is to experience it is with a certified NLP practitioner such as myself. I’m a medical practitioner that offers Holistic Psychotherapy and numerous healing modalities that most likely will help you immensely. I help my clients by utilizing many methods and Alternative approaches to healing. I think it is intelligent to keep all options open. The reason is simple in that utilizing Alternative or Integrative Medicine is the right approach when you treat the body from a complete holistic standpoint. Contact me if you’re ready for Holistic Therapy and the benefits of Neuro-linguistic Programming

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