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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Adult mentor program for people from disadvantaged backgrounds?

    Is there a mentor program for adults to assist them in re-establishing themselves after overoming childhood abuse?
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    Klaus Ruhl


    Clinical Hypnotherapist with over 20 years experience. Trainer of NLP and Timeline Therapy. View Profile

    I work with many clients that have experienced various forms of childhood abuse.  

    My focus is to release the emotional trauma and any limiting beliefs that were formed as a result.

    I utilise advanced Hypnotherapy techniques to leverage the incredible powers of your unconscious mind. For most clients four to five sessions are sufficient to address virtually all childhood issues.

    Most clients find these sessions to be a life changing experience.

    Apart from the focus on achieving quick and lasting results the therapy is also designed to be as pleasant as possible while dealing with oftentimes traumatic experiences from the past.

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    I have been working in Eltham, Melbourne as a relationship and family counsellor for over twelve years. I draw on current theory and research about … View Profile

    This is a quite specific question - I wonder if you have already completed therapy to deal with the impacts of your childhood abuse, and you are wanting help beyond that to reconnect to others, through social interaction and perhaps work as well?
    Often people think that good psychotherapy is about processing the feelings about the trauma you have been through. It is - this part is tremendously important! However, a good trauma therapist will not leave it at that. A very important part of trauma recovery can be to develop skills in dealing with difficult life situations - for example, being able to manage intimate relationships is often a challenge for survivors of sexual abuse. Others may struggle with issues such as basic trust - how can I allow myself to get close to people again when they may hurt me in the way I have been hurt in the past? 
    You may still benefit from more counselling to help you work through some of the ‘here-and-now’ issues that you are still dealing with as either a direct or indirect consequence of the childhood abuse you have suffered. Look for a counsellor who is literate in trauma recovery from an attachment/relational perspective, and has a good understanding of how childhood sexual assault can impact on a survivor's capacity to function in the world.
    All the best.

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