Hi we are Renie and Chris and together, we have over 20 years of experience as psychotherapists and have helped many people work through a variety of issues.
We first met in August 2015 when Renie was attending one of Chris’s Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT®) training workshops.
At a subsequent workshop it became apparent that although we had overlapping skill sets, for example helping people with the effects of anxiety, stress, phobias, self-worth and people who are in a depressed state etc, we both have different areas of expertise.
Renie with her knowledge of helping people with cancer and the stages through, and Chris helping people with addictions like alcohol and drugs, and also sexual problems.
In September 2017 we decided to work together and formed a new partnership, Therapy4Stress.
To increase prospects of recovering from cancer by self-hypnosis seems a bold claim but not if stress reduces your chances of pulling through. Almost five years on from her own diagnosis of breast cancer, Renie Price, a trained hypnotherapist, can tell you how she has successfully used self-hypnosis to relax herself and then gone on to help others suffering from stress, depressive feelings, lack of self esteem and other conditions for many different reasons, including fears about cancer.
“Hypnosis is simply a pleasant state of deep relaxation, during which your awareness, senses and memory are enhanced and you are in total control of all your actions,” says Renie.
Throughout her life, Renie has always wanted to help people – ever since primary school, when other children always used come to her when they were hurt. At 17 she applied to be a nurse but got rejected, as while waiting to be begin her training she got married – the rule then was no weddings within the first three years of training. Undeterred, she built up a people-based career first in marketing and customer services and then as a successful financial adviser and administrator serving people from all walks of life.
‘I was always meeting people suffering from stress’
“I was always meeting people suffering from anxiety, stress, fears or phobias in their work or private life, while others were struggling with situations they didn’t want to be in. So when a friend told me about a thought field therapy course she’d taken, I started researching the whole field of therapy, counselling and communication skills. I put myself through a diploma course in hypnotherapy and in 2010 I left my full time position and started my practice as a psychotherapist.”
She’s practiced hypnotherapy ever since, and is now also qualified to offer neuro-linguistic programming, timeline therapy, thoughtfield therapy and brain working recursive therapies (BWRT) – levels 1-2 , all of which can be used alongside hypnotherapy, tailored to a person’s needs. She also volunteers two days a week to help cancer patients through the Cherry Lodge Cancer Care charity, in Barnet, Hertfordshire.
Renie is constantly studying new techniques, which reflects her lifelong passion to help others. Her latest professional development course is BWRT level 3 – an area still in its research stages but possibly one of the most exciting developments in therapy so far. It focuses on the physiological aspects of physical diseases such as cancer and diabetes – and how far the brain can be trained to martial its immune system to fight and overcome them.
The range of therapies is increasing but, as Renie points out, clients need to be committed: “I tell everyone my therapies are not magic. For me to be able to help, you need to really desire the result – so your full commitment is essential.”
If you would like to know more about Therapy4Stress or arrange an initial free consultation, please call us on 07956 002424 or 07984 198830 or email Therapy4stress.com
It took a serious injury and several months in hospital to convince Chris Bonnett that something he’d never believed in, actually worked. Because of the type of injury he sustasined, his consultant could not give him an anaesthetic for a clinical procedure.
“You just need to lie there and be still,” he was told. At the end of the procedure, the consultant looked at Chris incredulously. “You never even moved! Who taught you self-hypnosis?” “No one,” said Chris. “I don’t believe in it.” My body was there but my brain didn’t need to be, he explained.
Lightbulb moment and a change of direction
It was a lightbulb moment. He’d damaged his vocal cords, and could not talk, yet within three months, self-hypnosis had helped him get it back, without the use of his vocal chords. He almost immediately started training in hypnotherapy, rapidly becoming a qualified psychotherapist.
He offers a range of therapies, including:
- Clinical Hypnotherapy
- Cognitive Processing and Integration Therapy (CPI) that enables people to deal with personal trauma
- Warriors, Settlers and Nomads counselling and coaching (WSN) that helps people identify their strengths
His first major post was at BT, from where he went to New Zealand to set up a facilities management centre for a national telecoms system. There a string of senior posts followed, including head contract negotiator for the country’s telecoms network, director of contracts and risks at Massie University and then several years as a much sought-after independent consultant across national sectors including energy, conservation and education.
Insight into the stress and strains of business
He became skilled at presenting to a grand university council or holding his own with the CEO of BP Australia and understood the stresses and strains that business people face daily.
Now, besides a full-on diary of face-to face clients, he treats people online across the world, including USA, France, Dubai, India, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and around the UK.
“I’m in this line of work because I care about helping people resolve their difficulties,” says Chris. “I want to enable them to take back control of their lives – just as I have done – and achieve their life goals.”