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I'm Keith Dewey, your specialist PrimalMind coach and therapist.
If you are looking for someone to help you, it is important that you feel comfortable with them.
This page provides information about my background, which I hope will help.
I've always been interested in the mind, and how we can think and feel better.
Way back in 1996, I had just completed a three year degree in Cognitive Science at the University of Exeter. This was an amazing course, that looked at the latest advances in psychology, neuroscience, philosophy and computational models of the brain. It was very hard, but absolutely fascinating. Much of that research is still seen as leading edge studies of the mind and brain.
I then found myself moving into the corporate world, in London, where I spent many years helping people to improve how they think and feel, whether that was removing unwanted thought and behaviour patterns, or embedding new and better patterns.
What did become very clear was how much we all rely on our subconscious thought and intuition, every day.
I realised that if the subconscious "primal" mind does the thinking for us, our conscious experience becomes a lot more easy. Like walking, riding a bike or driving a car, the brain and body just does it for us.
I also increasingly realised how many people, who often seem to be doing really well, were fighting huge internal battles.
Standard industry figures suggest 15% of people have mental health difficulties each week and 25% will have difficulties during their lives.
I was finding teams where at least 20% of the staff had significant problems, on the same day.
That wasn't healthy, for the staff or for the company.
New leadership, management and operational processes were introduced, to improve the situation.
I continued to learn more.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) started to prove itself as an important tool when helping people. Rather than being a specific technique, NLP is the study of excellence. Practitioners have studied what people do, to have achieve the things they want, so that other people can achieve the same results. While NLP has gained a reputation around management and marketing skills, it originally came from research projects that studied leading therapists, such as the great hypntherapist Milton Erickson, in the 1970s. NLP has uncovered some amazing techniques, from removing phobias to boosting confidence.
Over the years, it has been a pleasure to be trained directly by the co-founder of NLP, Dr Richard Bandler, often with one of the UK's most famous NLP fanatics and outstanding hypnotherapist, Mr Paul McKenna.
There is considerable overlap between the language patterns used in NLP and those often used in hypnotherapy. Over the years, I've studied many types of hypnotherapy, such as clinical, cognitive, regression, analytical and solution focused. They all help to make more rapid changes in the subconscious mind. Similar to guided meditation, it is a focused state of relaxation, where the brain is very aware of specific thoughts. It has been used for centuries, to help people change their subconscious thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Some forms of hypnotherapy are also recognised by the NHS.
Through working with many other therapists and clients, I've also been fortunate to find and train in a wide range of amazing techniques, such as EFT and TFT tapping, Havening Techniques® and BWRT.
Each technique has it's own area where it excels, for each client.
The speed that some of these techniques work at, originally surprised both me and the client.
But now, having seen it so many times, I've got used to the rapid changes and enjoy waiting for the client, to get that bemused look on their face, as they say "Wow, I just can't feel that feeling anymore".
It is always a priviledge to be there, to experience that moment of life-changing change with the client.
As a regulated psychotherapist and a coach, there are some things that are very important to me.
I hope they will be important to you too.
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