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  • What should I wear for my TheraPhi session?
    Clothing made from natural materials (cotton, silk, linen, wool or hemp) are best for TheraPhi sessions. Maximum benefits are reached when all metals are removed from the body (including underwire bras).
  • Is there any preparation for a TheraPhi session required?
    Hydrating well in the day or two prior to the sessions (and afterwards too) is essential. Arriving to the session well hydrated will promote the efficacy of the session. We also suggest that people have their schedules organized so they have time to integrate and rest afterwards, if at all possible. Being able to do have a gentle walk or a swim after is greatly.
  • How many sessions will I need?
    Good question, with no direct answers. We cannot predict how many sessions any one person will need. Some folks use it for relaxation while others are using it for specific outcomes. We suggest that people try an initial five to ten sessions and see what the results are. We always work with clients on an individual basis, getting feedback and adjusting sessions based on outcomes.
  • What can I expect during the session?
    Every person has a different experience of TheraPhi. Every person who has more than one session will have a different experience in each session too. Most often bliss, relaxation, peace, and calmness are typical experiences. Some people fall asleep and have a really deep sleep during their session. Many of our clients have physical sensations and some people experience emotional responses. Beyond this, there is a vast array of felt experiences. You may wish to look at some of the testimonials and blogs on our website for some anecdotes of experiences.
  • Are there any negative side effects?
    We have not had this experience. Some people experience detoxing symptoms after a session, which is the body being able to kick out toxins from numerous systems in the body. Some symptoms of detox are headache, tiredness, changes in appetite, and achiness in body. Detoxing is not a ‘negative side effect’. On the contrary, it is a bonus; a clean body is a healthier body. Some folks are a little dehydrated and we always support our clients with the suggestion of LOTS of water in the day or two preceding and following a TheraPhi session.
  • Will I feel tired after a session?
    Every client is truly unique. Some clients do experience tired. If tiredness is experienced, the body is entering into the healing state, the state of rest and repair. The only time our bodies heal is when we sleep. If you are experiencing tiredness, then please honour what your body is telling you – sleep, rest and heal. Not everyone has this healing response. Some people are quite energized after a session. Some folks find a state of bliss and euphoria. There isn’t a right or wrong here, only individual expression of healing through TheraPhi.
  • What ages are appropriate for the Safe and Sound Protocol?
    Anyone 18 months or older may do the Safe and Sound Protocol, though we strongly suggest that the Safe and Sound Protocol, be done in a clinical/therapeutic setting with any individuals over the age of 13 and with anyone, regardless of age, with a significant trauma history, or behavior of significant withdrawal.
  • What happens if I fall asleep during the hour of listening?
    We will wake you up and move on if you have fallen asleep for a short time. If you have truly slept through an entire session, repeating it may be a good idea. However, we will be checking in with you during the process so we will notice if you happen to fall asleep. Listening in a meditative state can actually be very beneficial.
  • Can I use the Safe and Sound Protocol if I have had a concussion?
    Yes. The state regulation that can result from the Safe & Sound Protocol, helps to regain executive and cognitive functioning. We can also combine it with other processes to facilitate concussion recovery.
  • May I use the Safe and Sound Protocol if I am currently sick, or have an ear or sinus infection?"
    If you have a cold of any severity, wait until you are healthy to begin the intervention. If you have already begun the intervention, take a break and wait until you are healthy. Then we will start the sessions from the beginning. If youhave completed the protocol through Hour three or four, and then become sick, we can provide you with the support you may need while waiting to complete the protocol.
  • What if I start singing to the music?
    Great question! Many children and even adults love the music and often want to join in. Singing and dancing is a form of play that can be very positive, but it is a mobilized state. And since the intervention is addressingthe autonomic nervous system, we don’t want too much stimulation to that system other than the intervention itself. Also, feedback from your own voice may interfere with the processed music you are listening to. We will gently redirect you to the listening if you become too active.
  • How long does it take to complete the Safe and Sound Protocol?
    For some folks the intervention of the Safe and Sound Protocol takes five or six days. For most people it may be slowed down and take ten days. For some others, especially children, the protocol can be drawn out longer if this is best for the child. There isn’t a set time that fits for all people. We assess based on what keeps the client in the feeling of safety, which will lead to great outcomes.
  • What is Compassionate Inquiry?
    Compassionate Inquiry is a psychotherapeutic method developed by Dr. Gabor Maté that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world. Using Compassionate Inquiry, the therapist unveils the level of consciousness, mental climate, hidden assumptions, implicit memories and body states that form the real message that words both express and conceal. Through Compassionate Inquiry, the client can recognize the unconscious dynamics that run their lives and how to liberate themselves from them.
  • What kind of therapy is Compassionate Inquiry?
    Compassionate Inquiry is talk therapy coupled with a somatic component. There is interactive conversation between the practitioner and the client, where the therapist guides the session with inquiry (questions). The client always has control of the inquiry and can stop at anytime. The somatic body awareness component is happening throughout the session. The theapist gently guides and helps the client to be aware of what is happening in the body based on the material that arises in each session. As time is spent in body awareness, there can be shifts in state allowing for healing in the body and mind.
  • Why would I be interested in using Compassionate Inquiry?
    - If you are noticing relationship challenges, relationships to self and with other people. - If you are having health issues – physical health, emotional health, mental health. - If you have a desire to change your beliefs about yourself - If you had an upsetting experience recently or in other times of your life that are hard to recover from - If you have experienced trauma at any point in your life.
  • Who can participate in Compassionate Inquiry sessions?
    People who are really interested in changing their beliefs are best suited for Compassionate Inquiry. People looking to make changes in their internal world, and to get real clarity on what is at play in their lives can truly benefit from this modality. Compassionate Inquiry is most often used on a one-on-one basis. Compassionate Inquiry is not a stand-alone therapy. It is meant to be used in conjunction with other therapies, thus facilitating more awareness and healing.
  • How long is a Compassionate Inquiry session?
    I like to give lots of time for a session, allowing the body to really process the information that arises during the inquiry. Sessions with me are an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.
  • How does Compassionate Inquiry work?
    Compassionate Inquiry is a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world. Through Compassionate Inquiry, the client can recognize the unconscious dynamics that run their lives and how to liberate themselves from them.
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