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ASTA - The Professional Organisation for P.S.H. therapists


 

 Do I need a doctor's referral to consult a P.S.H. therapist?

 How do I find a qualified P.S.H. therapist in my area?

 Is P.S.H. the same as hypnosis or hypnotherapy?

  Who were the originators and developers of P.S.H?

 How did P.S.H. training evolve?

 Which umbrella term applies to P.S.H. therapy?

●  How long has the Client Feedback Program (CFP) been running?

 How is ASTA organised?


Do I need a doctor's referral to consult a P.S.H. therapist?

A doctor's referral is not required to consult a P.S.H. therapist.

On rare occasions, the therapist may want to speak with your doctor if there is a possibility of medical complications.  Some things are dealt with more appropriately as a 'joint effort'.  This occurs very rarely however, and can only be done with your approval.

How do I find a qualified P.S.H. therapist in my area?  [top]

You can go to the referral list in this website and browse to your State and local area.  If you cannot find a therapist within reasonable distance, contact us and we will assist if possible.

Is P.S.H. the same as hypnosis or hypnotherapy?  [top]

There are some similarities between P.S.H. and some modern forms of hypnotherapy, in so far as both are designed to help people make change with subconscious level methods.  However, P.S.H. is based on a very different foundation of principles and is carried out in a very different way.  P.S.H. has been developed to truly empower clients and help them resolve the underlying causes of their problems, rather than analyse or try to 'suggest away' the symptoms.  Some confusion may result from P.S.H. therapists advertising under the category of hypnotherapy in the Yellow Pages and similar media.  This is due to the fact that there is as yet, no separate category for P.S.H.  As a model of therapy however, P.S.H. stands alone in the field and should not be confused with any other method.

Who were the originators and developers of P.S.H?  [top]

Two Australian therapists working independently and unknown to each other, developed the basic concepts of P.S.H. as we know it today. The late Francis J. (Frank) Wright (author of Emotional Healing) and Gregory L. Brice (author of Healing Your Feelings) had both been practising as clinical hypnotherapists for many years and found the techniques of hypnotherapy inadequate with regard to consistency of genuine, lasting results.  Although many of their clients succeeded in making complete and permanent changes, the percentage was not high enough to justify the continued use of those techniques.

Although there were many things that influenced their work, Frank Wright and Gregory Brice gradually evolved their individual clinical methods in their own direction.  In the process they found that they were helping a greater number of people obtain the permanent changes they sought.  With each additional refinement, the percentage of clients reaching quick and permanent change increased whilst at the same time the number of clinical sessions required, decreased.

In 1989 Brice and Wright combined their understandings and techniques, and following further refinements and changes (all developed in the clinical setting), the new therapy model was introduced to other practitioners in 1990.  A series of workshops were conducted for experienced therapists who were taught the new approach. Still further refinements continued and by 1994, the method had evolved so far beyond the traditional techniques that it was renamed Private Subconscious-mind Healing (P.S.H.).

Since that time P.S.H. is being practised by a growing number of therapists in Australia and a small number in New Zealand. The clinical results are closely and independently monitored and continue to clearly show a marked superiority to other subconscious-mind therapies.  Clients are not subjected to the probing and analysis inherent in so many other methods, and they do not have to suffer the emotional trauma so commonly experienced with various traditional approaches.  Primarily because P.S.H. is private, quicker and more comfortable than many other therapy models, clients are happy to recommend P.S.H. to friends and family.

How did P.S.H. training evolve?  [top]

Frank Wright and Greg Brice first began teaching the methods which were the precursors of P.S.H. in 1990.  The first complete professional course in P.S.H. was conducted in NSW Australia in 1994 through the original International Centre for Subconscious-mind Training & Research (ICSTR).  Training was continued by that organisation until 1997.  In 1997, the only remaining co-developer of P.S.H., Gregory Brice, relocated to Brisbane, Queensland (Australia) and has conducted the program there since 1998.  The Qld school, International Centre for Subconscious-mind Training & Research (QLD)   [I.C.S.T.R. (QLD)] is not affiliated with any other training organisation.  Click the school link in this paragraph for further information.

Which umbrella term applies to P.S.H. therapy?  [top]

'Subconscious-mind therapies' is the umbrella term used to describe therapies such as P.S.H.  There are many different methods that utilise subconscious processes, however, the majority take much longer and do not embrace the gentle, non-intrusive and private protocol of P.S.H.

How long has the Client Feedback Program (CFP) been operating?  [top]

Formally known as the "Long Term Research" (LTR) program, it was established by the P.S.H. training organisation in Australia in 1994.  Statistics have been carefully compiled and utilised since that time for the benefit of clients, therapists and the training schools alike. Thousands of clients have provided vital data through this program and the results show a very high percentage of successful outcomes.  As the research program was developed and became more sophisticated, it was renamed the "Client Feedback Program" (CFP) as this better describes the true nature of the research work being conducted.  [See the Research page for more.]

How is ASTA organised?  [top]

ASTA is run by a team of dedicated members who are committed to the ongoing development of P.S.H. therapy. 

It is formally structured with an elected Executive Board consisting of President, Treasurer, Secretary, State Representatives, Research Officer, Membership Officer, Publications Officer, Workshop Officer, Ethics Officer, PR Officer and Public Officer.


 

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