I consider work with subconscious mind being the most fascinating
work, requiring lots of creativity, presence, patience, intelligence and
love not only from a practitioner, but from the client as well; a
positive change in a deep unconscious belief being a magical,
transformational, liberating and satisfying experience.

In this type of work I draw from the following modalities and
experiences: hypnotherapy, NLP (re-framing), Rosen Method,
Hakomi, Generative Trance work (by Stephen Gilighan, Ph.D),
Shamanic Journey work, guided visualisation, meditation.

It's hands-on bodywork, while staying in verbal communication with
the client about what's happening for them in the moment during the
Psycho-somatic work is work with subconscious mind that is associated not only with human brain, but with the bigger
structure of automatic nervous system (ANS) throughout the whole body.

The approach is that physical body, energy structure and flow, emotional body (and flow of emotions), intellectual body
(belief system and flow of thoughts) and the spirit are all manifestations of the same being and tied into each other,
exchanging energies, influencing other, and working together. There complex systems tied not only into each other, but
communicate and interact with the external world(s) as well; exercising both mechanisms for stability as well as for
adaptability and change.

Psycho-somatic work is based on the fact that we use muscle tension to suppress emotions that we don't have time,
space or know-how to process; emotions that were triggered during traumatic and often repeated experiences. We start
to develop a shield of muscle tension at the age of about 5-7 years old, and continue to build that armor throughout our
whole life. It serves us, sometimes quite well... It also numbs us, creates problems in the body and stands in the way of
healthy living.

Here are a few pointers that I use in my work:

BENEFICIAL CHANGE - is the change that allows an individual to be
happier. Because we are happy when we are
balanced, healthy, aligned with our own spirit and adequately playing and working through circumstances of our lives.

INTENTION is a driving force behind any beneficial change. Behind the intention to shift into more ease and joy is a belief
that one
deserves more ease and joy, deserves a change for a better life. This intention directs the subconscious to start
working on the new pathways in the brain relative to the desired shift, that being a less tense shoulders or a new identity
(building a new identity might take longer...)

FEEDBACK is a powerful tool for change, because our systems are built to react.  In the session practitioner provides the
feedback physically by working with her hands on problematic areas of the body, like where pain or tension is stored.
There is verbal feedback as well, where the conversation is based on client's immediate experience and associations that
arise from that.

POSITIVE LISTENING allows to create space, where the client can give voice to their feelings and thoughts arising during
the session, work through fear of being judged, attacked, shamed - work through the contractions of defence that's been
developed in the body and mind(s), while the practitioner works to loosen up the physical body armor.

VISUALIZATION - often clients spontaneously come up with images while part of their body being worked on by the
practitioner; its the right hemisphere of the brain that gets activated. Most times the image is a memory or a
representation of a trauma or a conflict. The work is to help the client to "see" as many details of the image as possible
and to allow it to "unfold" in client's awareness, to create
safety so that the client could move through fear and resistance
and process trauma on the subconscious level of the mind. Conscious mind get involved, too - often clients get a better
understanding and a new perspective on what is going on with them. This process allows emotions to come out in a safe
way and to be let go; allows to create new healthier pathways in the brain.

Every action, decision, thought or experience you've ever had is stored within your subconscious mind.  Even if you don't
have a conscious memory of it, your subconscious does.  The subconscious not only keeps records of every moment of
your life, but it also shapes your automatic reactions and behaviors to match your past experiences, through
conditioning.  Any trigger that matches a past experience, may bring up an automatic reaction, that can recreate the
original experience. That's why intentional "creation" of new outcomes to old experiences has an immense power to
create new realities through
new behaviors.

HYPNOTIC STATE or TRANCE is a natural human state, that one may experience many times throughout the day.  Have
you ever driven long distance on a highway, automatically checking the road and attending other memories, or projects,
or thoughts in your mind? Have you ever been so absorbed by your thoughts, or a movie, that you lost track of time or
place?  Other examples might include while listening to an intriguing story, or while taking a shower.  The door to the
subconscious may open up at these times, especially when the state is relaxing. Bodywork is another door to the trance
state that I use.

Did You Know?

Hypnosis was formally
by the American
Medical Association in

Hypnosis is a legal
it is recognized as a
“Legal Complementary-
Alternative Health Care
Modality” by the state of
"Hi Lena, I want to thank you for the treatment you gave me a few weeks ago.  It was wonderful and made a significant
difference in my outlook on myself and life.  I have felt much more in touch with inner self, purpose, strength and
authenticity." Jane
Somewhere I read, that according to the recent medical research about 70% of all known diseases are psycho-somatic, which means that their cause is emotional
dis-balance. It makes sense, then, to cllear mental and emotional un-easiness
before it becomes physical dis-ease. If a limiting physical or medical condition is
already in place, alleviating the stress of having this condition can improve the quality of life dramatically.

Ultimately all hypnosis is
self-hypnosis. The old fashioned idea of the hypnotist instructing somebody to ‘carry out his or her orders’ has long ceased to be taken
seriously. One of my big goals and wishes for all my clients is to master the tools for themselves. Once you are able to learn simple relaxation and visualisation
techniques, you are in a position to practice self-hypnosis. You can easily learn these techniques for helping with many different situations.

‘Patients carry their own doctor inside. They come to us not knowing that truth. We are at our best when we give the physician who resides within each patient a
chance to go to work.’ (Albert Schweitzer)