Lizzie Carver, Energy therapist and coach
Helping frazzled souls shift unhelpful patterns and live with more ease.
The light-touch energy transfer system of Reiki can bring deep feelings of relaxation and peace to all levels of your mind, body, spirit and emotions and it is safe for all.
The client lies comfortably (fully clothed) on the couch, lights are dimmed and gentle music plays. I tell my clients that their job is to lie there and relax - and that snoring is completely acceptable!
My job is to allow the energy to flow to them. I begin by gently laying my hands on or just above their head and then follow a sequence of hand placements over the body while the Reiki energy flows to them according to their need.
Clients' experiences vary but most comment on how warm, even hot, my hands can seem and how very comforting the process feels. Some people feel tingling as the Reiki energy moves or, if there is an area of heat in the body, the energy may feel cool.
Many clients have found Reiki to be deeply comforting and restorative - my own first experience of it was that it felt like being wrapped in love - while others have felt energised and revitalised.
Emotional Freedom Technique & Matrix Reimprinting
Clients have found the simplicity of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or "tapping") to be helpful in reducing stress levels or strong emotion "in the moment". Based on the centuries-old system of meridians as used in Chinese medicine, it is thought that strong emotion may cause a disruption in the energy fields and a simple routine of tapping on certain points of the body may gently assist the return of a smooth flow of energy.
Clients have said:
"I continue to use the EFT tapping technique you taught me whenever I feel anxious. It's hard to sum up, but I just have a general feeling that I can step back from issues and not be dragged down by them."
"My panic has eased, my energy levels have returned and I have a much better relationship with my Mum. I feel I can look forward to a better future, rather than being stuck in a difficult past – and I will definitely keep on tapping!"
Matrix Reimprinting uses the simple tapping routine of EFT to help release the emotion locked into difficult memories and to redefine the beliefs about ourselves and the world that may not be helping us to move forward.
"I feel that I have made peace with my past and am less anxious."
"Following our sessions in the summer, I have noticed a lovely difference within myself. I no longer feel apologetic about who I am and my opinions. ... I no longer just accept statements about myself that my “old” head used to concoct and I am enjoying my new experience of who I really am. The sessions helped me to see how some old thought patterns and beliefs were leading to unhelpful behaviours. With your help, I was able to understand why these had come about – and how to release them."
Neuro Linguistic Programming
I use the wide range of tools and techniques of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to help clients discover new strategies of thought and behaviour that are tailored to their specific situations. NLP is the study of what we think, say and do - and NLP can help us to get in touch with our most confident and effective selves.
Would you like to feel more confident? More relaxed? To change some habit of thought or behaviour? To communicate more clearly? Do your thoughts and beliefs support or undermine you in this?
I offer a calm safe space in which you may reflect, gain insight and make positive change. We start with a conversation and then we can go on to explore your situation in the ways that will work best for you.
Previous clients have presented with a range of troubles from daily panic attacks to difficult family relationships; phobias to stress...
Here is some recent feedback:
"Before my session with you, I used to have panic attacks daily - I haven't had one since!"
"Lizzie, I saw you recently ... and since then I feel like a different person ... NLP has given me the understanding I sought and you supported me to see things differently."
"...NLP has helped me realise my own strengths and use them to improve my confidence."
I offer EFT, Matrix Reimprinting, NLP and Reiki separately or in combination, depending on a client's situation and wishes.
I am based at Whitehill, Hampshire but occasionally also see clients at Pure Alternative Therapy Clinic in Alton, a beautiful, centuries-old building with a calm and peaceful atmosphere. For employees of Hampshire County Council only, I can also offer Reiki, EFT, Matrix Reimprinting or NLP as part of HCC's workplace activities scheme.
I also offer Bird Phobia Sessions, using a range of techniques, at Pure in Alton and followed by a supported visit to Birdworld Bird Park, near Farnham, Surrey.
Training, qualifications & experience
I first came across Usui Reiki in 1992, taking my Level 1 in that year and I used Reiki on friends, family and myself for many years.
In March 2010 I was attuned at Level 2, the practitioner level, and so I set up my professional practice, also joining the UK Reiki Federation at that time.
I became a Reiki Master and Teacher in March 2011.
I am registered with the CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) as a Reiki Master. This required a rigorous examination of my knowledge and practice according to CNHC guidelines and National Occupational Standards.
I gained my NLP Practitioner qualification in April 2010.
I became an EFT Practitioner in March 2015 and completed my Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner training in May 2015. I trained in Matrix Birth Reimprinting in February 2016.
Accredited register membership
Other available therapies
For further information about Birdworld's Bird Phobia Sessions using NLP and EFT, visit
Simply Reiki session £45 (appointment of 1hr 15mins, approx 55mins Reiki)
Reiki Plus session £65 (appointment of 1hr 30mins, using mixed techniques with Reiki)
EFT/Matrix session £75 (appointment of 1hr 30mins)
Bird Phobia session & accompanied visit to Birdworld - contact me for more information
My website and blog are at http://www.lizzie-carver.co.uk and you may sign up for my newsletter there, too.
My facebook business page is at http://www.facebook.com/Lizzie.Carver.NLP.Reiki
I am on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/lizziecolourful
For more about Reiki, you can visit the website of the UK Reiki Federation at http://www.ukreikifed.co.uk
Further information about NLP can be found at the website of the Association for NLP at http://www.anlp.org
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
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