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Homeopathy
    Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is based on the Law of Similars. How does the concept of homeopathy differ from that of conventional medicine? Very simply, homeopathy attempts to stimulate the body to recover itself.

EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) integrates elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies.

Facilitated Communication
    Facilitated communication is an alternative means of expression for people who cannot speak, or whose speech is highly limited (e.g. echoed, limited to one or a few word utterances), and who cannot point reliably.

Neurolinguistic Programming
    Neurolinguistic programming (NLP) is aimed at enhancing the healing process by changing the conscious and subconscious beliefs of patients about themselves, their illnesses, and the world. These limiting beliefs are "reprogrammed" using a variety of techniques drawn from other disciplines including hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.

Therapeutic Touch
    Therapeutic Touch is an intentionally directed process of energy exchange during which the practitioner uses the hands as a focus to facilitate the healing process. It is a contemporary interpretation of several ancient healing practices. Therapeutic Touch is a scientifically-based practice founded on the premise that the human body, mind, emotions and intuition form a complex, dynamic energy field.

Thought Field Therapy
    It gives immediate relief for PTSD, addictions, phobias, fears and anxieties by directly treating the blockage in the energy flow created by a disturbing thought pattern. It virtually eliminates any negative feeling previously associated with a thought.

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    It gives immediate relief for PTSD, addictions, phobias, fears and anxieties by directly treating the blockage in the energy flow created by a disturbing thought pattern. It virtually eliminates any negative feeling previously associated with a thought.

Evolving Thought Field Therapy (EvTFT)
    In EvTFT, the disruptive emotions (negative or positive) are alleviated through gentle activation of designated acupuncture points, which neutralizes or eliminates the energetic cause of the experienced problem.

Hypnotic Regression
    Hypnotism is a very effective means of assisting a subject to relax deeply and enter a suggestible state where memories that are normally forgotten can be recalled with greater ease from the subconscious.

Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome (SSS) aka Irlen Syndrome
    Helen Irlen has yet to come with a straight out definition of SSS. Her book says that SSS is an affliction that “involves a structural brain deficit” in the nervous system, causing signals sent to the brain to be inappropriately processed, resulting in perceptual problems. Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome identifies that full spectrum light causes this. She goes on to say “that if certain wavelengths were reduced by colored filters, the brain would be able to more effectively analyze and process data.

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