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PSH Therapy

What is PSH Therapy?

Private Subconscious-mind Healing or PSH Therapy is a method of emotional healing that enables clients to change the way they feel about themselves. These changes are made privately, gently and quickly, within the client's inner mind. PSH Therapy is not invasive, unlike many of the more conventional conscious-mind therapies that rely on time-consuming probing of personal histories and reliving of past trauma. Such therapies teach clients to cope with symptoms, and live with them, through 'reframing' the way they think consciously about certain life events or current situations. In contrast, rather than focusing on the symptoms PSH Therapy aims specifically to resolve the original subconscious cause of the presenting problem and to eliminate it permanently.

Facts About Hypnosis

PSH is a specialised form of hypnosis. Hypnosis itself is not a therapy. It is merely a comfortable (for the client) tool or vehicle that allows for useful communication at the subconscious level, the level where genuine change can take place. Hypnosis is just a word, not a 'thing'. The actual experience of hypnosis is no more than that of a relaxed mental state. Some people liken it to meditation, others to daydreaming. However we describe it, it is a completely natural, everyday experience. Contrary to popular belief, the client is always in control of his or her own experience, just merely observing the experience in a different way. It is in this mentally relaxed state that we can more readily access the power of the subconscious mind and teach it to use its resources and abilities for healing change. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. The therapist's role is to help clients discover, or rediscover, their own abilities to 'go within' in a way that can continue to be of great benefit long after formal PSH Therapy sessions are concluded.

The Subconscious Mind

Also known as the 'unconscious', 'inner' or 'feeling' mind, the subconscious mind holds the life record of our memories and learning, and is the creative, intuitive and emotional part of our mind. It is responsible for all our habitual reactions and feelings, both positive and negative.

When is PSH Therapy Useful?

When a person is unable to change feelings, behaviours or responses to external stress through conscious effort and willpower, this may indicate underlying conflicts in the subconscious mind. Often the original feelings, such as anger, hurt, pain, guilt, shame or rejection, have been pushed down into the subconscious mind many years before. While they remain there they have the power to influence present feelings and behaviour. The conscious mind is usually not aware of these repressed feelings. However, if the subconscious mind has the ability to create a problem, it also has the ability to change it.


Symptoms of subconscious mind conflicts include:

  • Compulsive or addictive behaviours
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem and lack of confidence
  • Uncomfortable dreams and nightmares
  • Uncontrolled fears and phobias
  • Sexual or relationship problems
  • Habit disorders

Physical manifestations include:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle tension
  • Insomnia
  • Ulcers
  • Skin disorders
  • Other stress-related conditions that have no organic cause

These are often labelled 'psychosomatic'.

How Does It Feel?

Each client's experience is an individual and subjective one, but there is some common ground. The client is always in control. He/she will usually experience some degree of mental and/or physical relaxation similar to daydreaming or meditation, and will hear what the therapist is saying. The client is not required to talk or reveal information when in this relaxed state.

Duration of Treatment

Each client responds differently to a therapeutic situation, but research shows that most people require about four sessions. The therapy focuses on achieving permanent change. Through a new awareness of personal internal resources and strengths, dysfunctional behaviour patterns can be discarded, enabling the client to resume a more fulfilling lifestyle. It is important to note that PSH Therapy is the start, and not the finish, of an internal process of new growth, and many clients will experience ongoing inner change well after the face-to-face sessions are completed. This integration process varies from client to client: for some there is immediate change and for others a more gradual and subtle process is experienced. It is therefore important to be aware that the overall goal and emphasis of PSH Therapy is on achieving a better understanding of yourself, a harmonious state in your body and mind, and a positive attitude towards achieving your personal goals.

How Does PSH Therapy Work?

The therapist's role is to guide the client's awareness into that part of the subconscious mind where changes can take place. It requires a dedicated team effort, with the client accepting responsibility for his or her own recovery through cooperation and commitment to the process. Neither the client nor the therapist needs to consciously know the facts behind the originals cause. This form of therapy is very private, gentle and brief. The client is always in control, is aware of what the therapist is saying, and feels mentally relaxed as the deeper (feeling) mind automatically releases the offending emotion with the correct guidance and teamwork.

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Imagine picking an apple from a tree. In the moment you touch that apple with your hand you are connecting to a whole network that runs between the apple and the root system deep in the ground beneath you. All you are focusing on is the apple, but beyond your awareness there may be 50 years of history of storms and floods and droughts that go right back to when the tree was just a seedling planted in the ground. Such is the nature of our feelings when it comes to emotional healing.