Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be judged?
This is a common concern for anyone undertaking therapy. It is totally understandable, as there is an idea that a Therapist, counsellor or practitioner is going to be patronising, uptight or condescending.
That is certainly not the way I work, and no topic is “off limits” in a session.
When I am working with someone, I do not judge at all. I make a conscious assessment based on the pattern being presented…then we set out to resolve it. I am not judging the person. I am merely assessing the emotional patterns that are stopping them living as peacefully, productively or happily as they ordinarily would.
I see us all as equals so, when helping someone eliminate an unwanted pattern, I genuinely come from a place of unconditional acceptance. It is how I would want to be treated, because I would say that most people would not wish to be “talked down to.”
The great thing with these technologies is that you can eliminate any worry you have about doing a session BEFORE doing a session. The changes continue to stack up and continued use of these technologies will produce even better results.
We all have patterns and behaviours that are unique to us. With the proprietary Orpheus Mind Technologies’ tools, you keep what you want and discard what no longer serves you.
How is this technology and your approach different to other therapies?
There are a lot of therapies available – traditional and alternative – and some of these produce outstanding results for their users and clients.
I truly believe that there is a therapy for everyone. To put it another way, any emotional or behavioural issue can be resolved.
This is not about undermining any other therapy or modality, as they will all have certain unique benefits. With some of them, the sense of community alone can provide tremendous benefits and a sense of purpose.
I do not discount any therapy and, in fact, continually seek out and test different approaches. I am trained in several modalities, and read extensively about different therapeutic approaches. This affords me a lot of flexibility and I tailor my approach to suit the unique needs of the individual with whom I am working.
PSTEC enthusiasts knew that it unlike ANY therapy out there, and was based on rock-solid psychological principles – anchoring, pattern interrupts and suggestions.
Orpheus is the next evolution of that technology. Much of the heavy lifting is done by the technology yet, of course, the client still needs to actively engage. This is true of any therapy. The magic happens in conjunction with the conscious desire.
The Destroyer Tracks are an intricate fusion of a special form of suggestion, psychological principles and also aspects drawn from machine learning. The blend of these elements sets these technologies apart.
The client, of course, needs to perceive they have a problem and then set out to resolve it. There HAS to be buy-in. A therapist who is trained in subconscious changework can help with this.
Orpheus is not a talk, energy therapy nor a coping strategy – however, systematic use of the technology certainly facilitates greater resilience.
It is a suite of tools that work on our mind model (aka “model of the world”) and assists with:
– the complete neutralisation of negative emotions using the Orpheus Decoupling Process
– layering in positive suggestions of change
– peak performance
– belief elimination
– the installation of positive thoughts, beliefs and more resourceful behaviours
When used in a systematic way, the suite of tools incorporated within the Orpheus Mind Technologies app can produce lifelong changes and the sort of profound results that traditional talk therapy simply cannot touch.
What does a session involve?
Before a session, I prefer that you send me some details about the things which are bothering you and what you wish to achieve. This gives me a good scope of how we can proceed.
Some clients are reluctant or unable to do this, and prefer to appraoch the session as though we have met for the first time – completely organic.
No two people are the same, and thus no two sessions will be the same.
A session with me will involve a discussion about the issue(s) you wish to resolve and the best ways to get you where you desire to be. This means it is tailor-made for you.
We will come up with various strategies during the session, and we will also work on the issues during the session. We will identify and target the beliefs which are feeding into the problem, as well as working on the best ways to neutralise the unwanted emotions.
Depending upon the issue, I may not even use the Orpheus Mind Technology tools and will occasionally employ another modality.
Generally, however, you will be using the tracks during the session. This ensures you will get to experience the results directly.
If you are booking a strategy session, this will be different and the specific outline will be emailed to you and then you work on this in your own time.
I always aim to create a relaxed environment and will put you at ease.
I work to get people the results they desire in the quickest amount of time possible. Moreover, I want to ensure you get results that positively impact many other areas of your life.
Thus, I tend to provide further tips, tools and strategies to empower you to do even more “play” in your own time. This will help ensure the changes continue to show up in your life.
What is Orpheus (formerly PSTEC)?
Orpheus Mind Technologies took over PSTEC™, which has thus undergone its biggest evolution to date. This has meant that some of the legacy PSTEC tracks have been rebranded and significantly modified, whereas other tools have been introduced.
The app is modular by design. There are different Modules dealing with various types of bad feeling such as stress, anxiety, grief, guilt, anger and depression. Informational tracks provide examples about how those issues can be addressed.
The groundbreaking and evidence-based technology was devised by a hypnotherapist called Tim Phizackerley. It is a reconsolidation therapy and incorporates rock-solid psychological principles to produce very quick results.
Even before this significant upgrade, there have been books released about the many groundbreaking ways this technology has been used to produce lifelong changes.
Many Orpheus users enjoy the anonymity the app provides, yet other users are better suited to having an expert guide them on the best ways to incorporate the tools.
The Destroyer Tracks quickly reduce the bad feelings you have, whether that is a knot in your chest, a churning in your stomach, a tension in your body, or that feeling of compulsion to smoke, eat certain foods, drink alcohol or take drugs.
The Eraser Track allows problematic beliefs to be eliminated from the subconscious mind.
The Creator Tracks give you the ability to imagine a positive way of thinking, and then firmly embed it deep into your mind, as if you have always thought that way!
How does Orpheus (originally PSTEC) work?
It should be noted that the Orpheus Mind Technologies app incorporates a range of cutting-edge tools. It is a memory reconsolidation therapy.
Detailed instructions and examples are provided within the app.
The Destroyer Tracks, of which there are now several variations, require user effort, commitment and conscious focus.
In short, they require that the user focuses on the problem, problems, memories, unwanted feeling or imagined outcome while listening to the tracks.
Each track will have its own set of instructions – which tone corresponds to the specific tapping motion, for example.
The Destroyer Tracks utilise linguistic compressions, pattern interrupts and anchoring. It is a precisely-engineered fusion of psychological technologies.
The tracks are based on rock-solid psychological principles and can resolve a variety of emotional and behavioural issues.
In short, the user must TRY to feel the emotions and recall the associated memories while the track is playing. The trying is important.
The Destroyer Track uses a series of carefully-crafted suggestions, tones and anchoring to disassociate the unwanted feelings from the thoughts.
Rating the intensity of the feelings on a subjective scale of 0-10 before and after the tracks helps chart progress. This can be done via the app.
The Creator Tracks give Orpheus users the ability to imagine a positive way of thinking, and then firmly embed it deep into their mind, as if they have always thought that way.
This creative use of language and the imagination allows positive suggestions of change and novel perspectives to take root at a very deep level. It is like an interface to the subsconscious mind.
In addition to this, there are specialist tracks (and modules) for dealing with food, alcohol, drug and smoking cravings. There are also specialist modules for resolving flying anxiety and gambling compulsion.
I have tried many other modalities and spent lots of money. Why can't I change?!
This is a surprisingly common complaint.
In a very literal way, we are always changing. We change on a cellular level. An adult who is, for example, 30 years old is going to be (and look,talk and act) completely different to what he or she was at the age of 6. Many of the changes we experience happen outside of our conscious awareness, as we are not always tracking the shifts in our appearance and perception.
In terms of personal change, however, many people complain of feeling very stuck or of having “always felt this way”…or having experienced a particular pattern (e.g. a phobia, fear, sense of despair) for most of their life.
There are various considerations here. Sometimes the modality that was engaged was not a good fit for the client, or the intervention was not personalised enough.
I believe there has to be a context for change – people have to really want to change a particular pattern, do the necessary work and use tools and modalities that genuinely engage the subconscious mind.
Occasionally, people may wish to prove that a modality is not effective for them by not following along with the instructions, misunderstanding the instructions, or trying to justify that their problem is too big and intractable to be resolved. To a certain degree, holding a view like this offers them a level of significance. Ultimately, though, it is self-defeating.
There are many excellent modalities and practitioners out there. The most effective and lasting changework occurs when you really go into the feeling level of mind and clear it at that level of the psyche.
This takes courage and, on occasion, persistence – simply because, for many people, there tends to be a layer of strategies to avoid facing the problematic emotions – avoidance or compulsive strategies.
Even with the Orpheus tools, the people who get the most astounding results are those who genuinely TRY to feel the unwanted emotion(s). This goes way beyond the cognitive level; understanding why you do and feel how you do is the booby prize 🙂
For anyone who doubts they can change, this doubt can actually be erased using the Orpheus technology. I will explain more.
I still have doubts. How can I know this will work for me?
There are different approaches. The technology has many thousands of success stories.
For some people, the experience of removing an unwanted emotion that is linked to a person, memory, or imagined outcome will clearly demonstrate the efficacy of the technology.
If you have never tried the technology, you can start small. Run a Negative Emotion Destroyer Track on something that is mildly bothersome – perhaps something from the recent past, or something which is bothering you now.
If you experience any doubt about whether this would work, you could turn this down when using the track: simply try to feel the doubt and imagine the technology won’t work for you, or will be a waste of your time, money or effort…
If you feel any frustration about yourself, life, or your efforts to change, I would recommend working on the “frustration” feelings first (as mentioned above), then the “this won’t work” and “change is difficult” feelings/beliefs. Those can certainly get in your way.
You did not pluck these feelings and experiences out of thin air. Perhaps you heard other people say “nothing works” or, despite REALLY wanting to change, had past experiences where it felt you were (metaphorically, if nothing else, smashing your head off a brick wall)
Eliminating these feelings and beliefs is a good starting-point, because starting any process with negative expectations is unlikely to speed progress.
If you have spent a lot of money and tried to resolve your issues, and did not get the results you desire, this will feed into the aforementioned expectations. Going in with a positive expectancy of success (in any endeavour) just creates a better experience.
As you do the work, and notice the changes stacking up, this will invariably build up the proof that the technology is stunningly effective and that changes can be lasting, deliberate and profound.
If I get rid of emotions like fear and anger, will it make me vulnerable?
This is a common concern and I can assure you that, on the contrary, anger and fear do not make someone any safer than not having said emotions attached to an event, person, memory or imagined outcome.
Knowledge and appropriate action keeps you safe. You do not need to feel fear whilst looking at a fire to know that jumping in a fire would not be beneficial for your health and well-being. You do not have to feel anger to get the job done.
Some people believe that anger gives them motivation, while others gain a sense of significance from behaving like Mr or Mrs Angry. It can become a strategy that is tied to a sense of identity. And, yes, this can sometimes get you your way or create a shield around you.
There is an element of choice here.
Whenever someone has been mistreated, they will tend to feel a mixture of emotions, and typically sadness or anger. These emotions are not coming from the conscious mind (or else you would simply choose to feel a certain way “on tap”). They are generated by the subconscious mind to alert you to potential danger and, ultimately, keep you safe. It is almost like it is saying “don’t go through this again” or “run for your life!”
However, emotions do not keep you safe as a rule, and they are not inherent to the experience. Once you have cleared the emotions and beliefs that have hindered your progress in life, that will become apparent.
Getting rid of anger about how someone has mistreated you does not let the other person off the hook. In fact, it lets you off the hook and, in my experience, removes an attachment to the experience whilst creating space for better experiences and people.
With the Orpheus tools, you will get an experience that, from a position of greater calm and emotional clarity, you will be free to make decisions without heavy feelings attached. This is true emotional freedom.
Your values will also remain perfectly intact. I can assure you that calmness does not mean you will become the human equivalent of a doormat.
This means that you can still have the knowledge that you do not like a particular experience or approve of another person’s (or group’s) behavior, yet not be triggered by it. You can still act for the greater good. With a calmer mind, you are more likely to discern genuine threats and deal with them accordingly.
What are the benefits of working with a practitioner as opposed to doing this alone?
You absolutely can do it alone, if you know what you wish to address (e.g. a pattern of thought or behaviour) and are able to put yourself into the roles of both observer and participant.
What I have found, though, is that nearly everyone (and thus me!) has blind spots. It can be hard to step back and illuminate all of those blind spots.
It is somewhat akin to cutting and styling your own hair. By following some tutorials and going through some trial and error, you could certainly do a good job. It is possible you could do an amazing job too. Maybe, however, you will miss some bits.
However, a qualified stylist can make the job much easier and even offer different suggestions on the most appropriate style for you. Ultimately, you have to agree to the changes, but this underlines the dynamic that can take place. It is also how the best businesses in the world grow and thrive.
Similarly, a compassionate practioner can generally see things you cannot and then shine a light on your blind spots, whilst facilitating you in clearing the obstacles that are in your way.
It is a collaboration. Even if you do decide to do this alone, your conscious mind and subconscious mind still need to collaborate. I have just found (and been told) that, for the majority of people, working with someone helps bring about the quicker changes.