As a holistic practitioner, Ricky combines therapies for the mind, body and nervous system together, using a combination of traditional psychotherapy and non-invasive trauma-focussed body work. Ricky uses a variety of modalities including psychotherapy, massage, auricular and acupressure and trigger point therapy, Craniosacral therapy, brain spotting, Gua Sha, Tui Na, and polyvagal massage, and more. Ricky is interested in building resilience and developing the resources to help people maintain balance in our lives during difficult or stressful periods.
The former president of the Ericksonian Hypnotherapist Association of Australia, the former vice-president of the Queensland Professional Hypnotherapists Association and a certified trainer in HeartMath, Richard has over 25 years of clinical experience in utilizing therapeutic trance states and heart-centred living to bring about positive changes in thousands of clients from all over the world. More.
The majority of trauma remains in the body more than the mind. This often appears as Fibromyalgia symptoms.
Somatic therapy using a seated massage chair provides a safer environment for trauma release. Alternatively, the more traditional massage table is also available.
Research strongly supports massage and stimulation of the Vagus Nerve as a way of resetting the nervous system. This allows the body to return to its resting state of responsivity rather than reactivity. This returns the body to the resting state of calm observation.
Craniosacral therapy is a form of bodywork or alternative therapy that uses gentle touch to palpate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium and sacrum to release the dura and reset the nervous system and body. This allows the Cerebral Spinal Fluid to flush toxins, promoting new cell growth.
Any life event which causes significant physical and/or emotional injury and distress, in which the person powerfully experiences being overwhelmed, helpless, or trapped, can become a traumatic experience.
Using Brainspotting, people are able to process and reintergrate traumatic experiences non-directly allowing the bodies natural homeostasis to process the event on a subconscious level both physically and mentally.
Resilience can be defined as the capacity to prepare for, recover from and adapt in the face of stress, challenge or adversity. Resilience could be compared to the amount of energy that one has stored in their inner-battery. This would be the energy that is available to use in a number of life situations; physically, mentally and emotionally. Through the development of resilience, one’s capacity to think clearly, remain calm, and manage emotional states is greatly enhanced. Over-reacting is minimised and one is able to maintain composure even in times of affliction, tribulation, and crisis.