MyMind Counselling Services
 
Philosophy

It is a thesis of MyMind counselling philosophy that your mind creates how you perceive life.
But you are not merely your mind, and therefore can step back and challenge it and reprogram
out the lies that have damaged your perspective. To do this you must first separate
mind / thoughts / beliefs from the essential you - the spirit. - (from Living Wisdom - David Riddell)

MyMind counselling uses Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) as the basis for its philosophy
and practice. REBT is based on the concept that emotions and behaviours result from cognitive processes;
and that it is possible for human beings to modify such processes to archive different ways of feeling and behaving.

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is a comprehensive, active-directive, philosophically
and empirically based psychotherapy which focuses on resolving emotional and behavioural problems
and disturbances and enabling people to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. REBT was created and
developed by the American psychotherapist and psychologist Albert Ellis who was inspired by
many of the teachings of Asian, Greek, Roman and modern philosophers. REBT is one of the first and
foremost forms of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and was first expounded by Ellis in the mid-1950s. - Wikipedia

MyMind counselling also has an eclectic approach to its philosophy in that it embraces the concept that we are
more than just physical/emotional/ thinking beings, that we are spiritual beings. While there is great power in
accomplishing change through the cognitive process there is also power available through our spirits,
as we align our spirit with the Holy Spirit of God. "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than
all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,..." - Ephesians 3:20
One can argue or debate the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ but you can't ague it's or His ability
to bring about radical and positive change in the lives people (millions and millions of people).

MyMind counselling also acknowledges the power of our intuitive essence, talents and senses. It recognises
that when these are allowed to express themselves, both internally and externally, that mental and
emotional health is remarkably enhanced. It is as if we had suddenly discovered the true meaning of life.
The heart, gut, intuitive elements of life, including our senses, do not come from the
conscious mind but from deeper within, from our subconscious and sometimes deeper still from
our spirit and soul. Our cognitive mind, our unconscious mind (which includes
the heart), our spirit (our essence with or without the Holy Spirit), our soul (an expression of our spirit), and our senses
all combine to make us who we are. All of them can be enhanced and often need to be decontaminated to make us truly whole.

Further to David Riddell's statement, 'It is painfully evident that what you believe in the depths of
your heart (your subconscious) matters more than anything else in the world, for it alone will determine
your 'reality'. Think of it as the 'sure enough' syndrome. If you expect to fail, sure enough you will. If you expect to succeed,
sure enough you will. Personal breakthroughs begin with a change in your beliefs. What you believe deep down
determines what you expect, and what you expect determines how you will act. In the long run, a belief is more than
just an idea you possess, it's an idea that possesses you! You need to be fully persuaded in this matter.