About me

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My name’s Larissa.  I spent most of my youth and early adult life desperately unhappy.  In the past, I suffered from obesity (105kg at age 19), addiction (cigarettes, alcohol and other drugs), and a series of crippling depressions, and this pain led me on a search for freedom and a way to permanently change the patterns that were keeping me down.  When I lost 40kg, conquered my depressions, kicked my addictions and emerged from this darkness, it was clear to me that my pain and suffering was an important part of my path.  I struggled, suffered, and learned, so that I could other people to find similar healing.

Much of my personal guidance and healing has been through altered states of consciousness including dreamstates, meditation and self-hypnosis, and I believe this to be a powerful and effective tool for making changes and finding our inner truth.  It is my belief that the answers and resources lie within all of us, and I have focused my learning on different methods of turning inward to uncover specific blockages and access hidden power and strength.  I am equipped with a toolbox of techniques that will enable you to clearly see and change any underlying unconscious beliefs and thought patterns that are keeping you locked into a life that does not fulfil your highest potential.

I have been following my own dreams for answers and guidance since I was very young, and have made some huge decisions based on them, including moving cities, starting and finishing relationships, and taking and leaving jobs.  I have found over and over again that dreams are wonderful tools for an honest account of what is happening inside.  They also provide us with a language to communicate with our unconscious minds, which can then be used in hypnotherapy for the most effective results.

The ‘Divine Spark’ is what I experienced on the day I decided to turn my life around, the day I fully committed to giving up toxic habits and reclaiming my power and joy.  The Divine Spark is the inspiration and strength we need to get the fire started, the fire that burns down the whole toxic paradigm that makes us feel unhappy, enslaved, or unfulfilled.  The Divine Spark is what will allow you to live your life in the most wonderful and joyful way possible.

 

My qualifications:

Ad Dip in Transpersonal Counselling

Dip in Clinical Hypnotherapy

Certificates in ACT Therapy, Mindfulness, Art Therapy, Resource Therapy, Tantra Yoga, and Smoking Cessation

Counselling

Incorporating a person centred approach and techniques from Gestalt, ACT, CBT, transpersonal psychology and others.

Clinical hypnotherapy

Using deep relaxation and focused trance states to access the unconscious and effect long term meaningful changes.

Mindfulness

An evidence-based and proven approach to work and life that promotes happiness, health and longevity.

Dreamwork

Recording and working with dreams and their symbols to get direct access to unconscious messages and information.
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