If we’re talking about hypnotherapy, you’ll struggle to one a more qualified person to talk to than Alan Piper from Therapy Help For You. With decades of experience, he helps people overcome their struggles by using hypnotherapy, Reiki, and various other methods and techniques. He was kind enough to take some time off his busy schedule to do an interview for MysticMag.
Can you please share a few details about yourself and your professional background with our readers?
I have a reputation as a highly trained and experienced therapist and have been personally mentored by the late Bob Neill, a renowned clinical therapist, and psychotherapist. Bob Neill was a pioneer in the field of therapy and had practiced hypnotherapy for over five decades until his passing in 2006. I’m also recognized for my ability to help individuals struggling with addiction, facilitating their journey towards a full and successful recovery.
My colleague Kate Hudson-Hall and I have over 30 years of combined experience in mental and emotional health. In July 2010, we founded the Changez Charity, a United Kingdom-based charity organization that provided confidential non-judgmental support for people experiencing and suffering feelings of distress, emotional despair, or trauma.
Through it, we have made a significant impact in the field of mental and emotional health. The charity offered a range of complementary alternative therapies (CAM) in addition to traditional therapy, providing a holistic approach to healing. Dr. Sir Vincent Cable MP was a patron of the charity, which was based in Twickenham, London. In January 2011, Catherine Middleton (now The Princess of Wales) expressed interest in the possible patronage of the Changez Charity, demonstrating the organization’s recognition and impact on mental health support.
The dedication and hard work we put in have led to the establishment and success of the Changez Charity. Our commitment to supporting those experiencing emotional distress has made a significant difference in the lives of many individuals, providing a safe and non-judgmental environment for healing and growth. We now both work in our own private practice.
I hold various qualifications, including a Diploma in Complete Mind Therapy (CMT) Dip.C.M.T, Family Mediation (Dip Med – NCFE), Diploma in Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy (HPA), Diploma in Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Philosophical Counseling Practitioner in Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association, and membership in the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) and General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR). Additionally, I am a Reiki Master, which further enhances my ability to offer comprehensive and personalized support to my clients.
Being a Reiki Master, can you please elaborate on Reiki can help a person’s wellbeing?
Reiki is a form of alternative therapy that originated in Japan. It is based on the idea that the practitioner can channel energy into the patient to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional wellbeing. Here are some potential benefits of Reiki:
– Reducing stress and promoting relaxation: Reiki practitioners believe that the therapy helps to reduce stress and promote relaxation, which can help to improve overall wellbeing.
– Supporting the immune system: Some people believe that Reiki can help to support the immune system, which can help the body to fight off illness and disease.
– Relieving pain and discomfort: Reiki is also thought to help relieve pain and discomfort, which can help to improve a person’s overall wellbeing and quality of life.
– Enhancing spiritual and emotional wellbeing: Reiki is often seen as a spiritual practice, and many people believe that it can help to enhance spiritual and emotional wellbeing by promoting feelings of inner peace and calm.
– Improving sleep: Reiki is thought to help improve sleep quality, which can lead to better overall health and wellbeing.
Overall, Reiki is believed to help a person’s wellbeing by promoting relaxation, supporting the immune system, relieving pain and discomfort, enhancing spiritual and emotional wellbeing, and improving sleep. However, it’s important to note that there is limited scientific evidence to support these claims, and the effectiveness of Reiki may vary from person to person.
What’s the difference between level 1 and level 2 Reiki training courses?
Reiki is typically taught in a series of levels or degrees. The two main levels of Reiki are Reiki Level 1 and Reiki Level 2. Here are the differences between the two levels:
Reiki Level 1: This is the introductory level of Reiki training. In Reiki Level 1, students are taught the basic principles and techniques of Reiki, including how to perform self-healing and how to give Reiki to others. At this level, students learn how to channel Reiki energy, and they are typically attuned to the Reiki energy by a Reiki Master. After completing Reiki Level 1, students can practice Reiki on themselves and others, but they are not yet qualified to teach Reiki to others.
Reiki Level 2: This level builds upon the foundation of Reiki Level 1. In Reiki Level 2, students learn more advanced techniques for using Reiki, including distance healing, and they are taught how to work with the Reiki symbols. At this level, students are also attuned to the second level of Reiki energy, which is believed to be more powerful than the first level. After completing Reiki Level 2, students are qualified to practice Reiki professionally and to teach Reiki to others.
In summary, the main difference between Reiki Level 1 and Reiki Level 2 is the level of training and the techniques that are taught. Reiki Level 1 is an introductory level that teaches the basic principles and techniques of Reiki, while Reiki Level 2 builds upon this foundation with more advanced techniques and training.
You are also an experienced hypnotherapist. How exactly do you use it in your work to help your clients and do you use it as a part of addiction therapy?
Yes, hypnotherapy is used for addictions, it is one of the more proven therapies to help addictions, as it is dealing with the subconscious mind.
What is Complete Mind Therapy?
Complete Mind Therapy (CMT) is a type of psychotherapy that combines several different techniques to help individuals overcome various mental and emotional issues. It is a relatively new therapy technique that was developed by the British hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, Stephen Brooks.
CMT combines elements of hypnotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and mindfulness to help individuals achieve their therapeutic goals. The therapy is usually conducted in one-to-one sessions and aims to help individuals identify and address the root causes of their problems.
Some of the techniques used in CMT include visualization, positive affirmations, guided relaxation, and cognitive restructuring. These techniques are used to help individuals develop a more positive and resilient mindset, improve their coping skills, and overcome negative thought patterns and behaviors.
CMT can be used to treat a variety of mental and emotional issues, including anxiety, depression, phobias, PTSD, and addiction. The therapy is usually conducted over several sessions, and the number of sessions required will depend on the individual’s needs and goals.
Overall, Complete Mind Therapy is a holistic approach to therapy that combines several different techniques to help individuals achieve their therapeutic goals and improve their mental and emotional wellbeing.
What other services do you offer?
We offer counselling, psychotherapy, mindfulness, relationship/marriage counselling, clinical hypnotherapy, Reiki, and Shamanic healing.