Before I met Tina, I wanted to feel ‘normal’ without panic attacks or anxiety and I am happy to say that I do feel normal and generally positive about life. The recordings helped me to cope with being burgled, thankfully I don’t feel like a victim I just know I need to be more vigilant and take charge.
Thanks for helping me to get my inner life back!
What story have you been living so far? How could that story begin to change if you were free from fear?
This is an opportunity for you to drive your life forward and it is your story, so what direction do you want to go? What story do you want your life to tell?
If you would like to learn how to meditate, increase mindfulness and work with your energy system to gain more control over your health and wellbeing. You may like to take a look at my other website Absolute Reiki.
Tina Shaw – Cognitive Hypnotherapist in London and Essex
I believe that you can fully realize the very best version of you. I want to help you create an environment within yourself that supports and encourages that potential.
I started my working life as an actor. I’ve always been fascinated by the nature of people, what makes us tick, what motivates us, why we behave the way we do. So, it’s not surprising that my path has led me to working as a therapist and coach. I started working as a Reiki therapist and trainer over 15 years ago. Then five years ago, I decided I wanted to add to my skill set and provide a variety of options to suit my clients’ needs and Cognitive Hypnotherapy fitted the bill perfectly. I don’t think I’ll ever get bored learning about how our minds work and the impact that has on the way we live our lives. Cognitive Hypnotherapy appeals to my creativity because we never work with a fixed system or one size fits all approach. The process is always going to be created around your unique way of being.
I recognize that it takes courage to share your personal thoughts and feelings with me. I admire and respect that courage and honour it by providing a confidential and compassionate service.
I studied with The Quest Institute and was privileged to train with the founder of Quest and Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Trevor Silvester. My qualifications include the NCFE approved Cognitive Hypnotherapy Diploma and NLP Master Practitioner Certification. I’m also a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy and The Complementary and Natural Heath Care Council.
I’ve also qualified as a Clinical Nutritionist to support my work with clients in a more holistic manner. Nutrition plays such a vital role in our physical and our mental and emotional health. I don’t offer a service in Nutrition but I do use my knowledge to help clients who may benefit from it and ensure that your diet is not the primary cause of your issue. Poor diets can cause low mood, depression, anxiety, mood swings, forgetfulness, fatigue, weight gain and sometimes be the key factor in pain management and other physical health conditions.
I quickly fell in love with Cognitive Hypnotherapy and its unique ability to adapt itself perfectly to everyone that comes to see me. I love being a part of the Quest community so I often assist on their diploma course as well as running their magazine “Perception”. A magazine funded by The QCHPA to provide you with a vast free resource of articles about numerous topics that people often want help with. I don’t think any other organisation offers a magazine for the public, which I find quite exciting.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy has helped me with my own personal journey in many ways, conquering fears, letting go of those out-dated beliefs that held me back, it also helped me to recognize that being myself is the best way to be, allowing me to feel more in control, happier and with more energy to live life to the full.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy completely transformed my life and so my mission is to help you transform your life too. Nothing gives me a greater buzz than to see people enjoying being themselves, being truly happy and creating the best possible life for themselves, hence my slogan “Enjoy Being You.”
I Love Creative Writing
Once my work as a therapist and coach took off it became clear to me that acting was not a viable option to funnel my creativity. I never believed I could write as I was never encouraged at school. Then one day I entered a creative writing competition because I loved to create stories. I never thought I’d win but I did and it was so well received that through the help of Cognitive Hypnotherapy I began to re-evaluate the ideas and beliefs I held about myself. Now I have set myself the challenge of writing a book, not a self-help book exactly, but a contemporary fantasy that holds within it the themes of my work. I’m right at the beginning of this journey and doubts about my ability to do it raise their heads from time to time. It doesn’t matter though because I enjoy the process and the journey so much that if one day, someone like you gets to enjoy my book that will just be a fantastic bonus.
I’ve braved blogging too, which is a whole different ball game and I’m still playing and learning as I go. Writing doesn’t come easy to me at all, but often the best achievements are those we struggle with. My blog contains articles that cover the main themes across both my work as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and a Reiki Trainer and Practitioner. It is often the case that clients come to me for very similar reasons, regardless of the route they choose. Most of us are seeking a more fulfilled, content life where we can be happy being who we are, doing what we love and both the models of therapy I offer can help you achieve that, it is simply a matter of which would suit you best.
Creativity is one of my top signature strengths so I make sure it is a part of my daily activity. Writing certainly ticks that box as well as the work I do with my clients. Signature strengths are values we have that when present regularly in the day, help us to lead a more meaningful life, full of flow and happiness. My other signature strengths are: Zest; Humour; Honesty and Gratitude.
Would you like to know what your top strengths are? Take the online survey on the Authentic Happiness website to find out. It takes about 40 minutes to complete but if you start bringing those top five strengths into your daily life, the difference will be incredible and the time taken to learn your strengths worth it.