About 6 months ago, I was referred to Ricka to help me work through a number of issues that I felt needed attention. As it turned out, the issues I originally identified were merely symptoms of far deeper beliefs and thought patterns that I never realised existed. But that was far from the end of the story.
I've been in therapy before and I know how therapy is supposed to work - session after session spent digging and reliving one trauma after another, with very little to show for it at the end of the day. Ricka is something else. Over the past 6 months, Ricka has used a combination of classic psychotherapy, hypnosis, kinesiology, NAET and good old-fashioned common sense to help me make strides I never thought possible. I see changes in myself quite literally after every session - some physical, some psychological.
When Ricka decided to start my NAET treatments, I presented her with blood tests listing 27 different food allergies. The effects of these allergens ranged from mild discomfort and water retention to painful IBS that could render me completely useless. We started with those allergies that had the greatest impact on my overall wellbeing and without fail, each treatment I received has allowed me to check off items from that list FOR GOOD. People don't believe me when I tell them a single treatment can be enough to eliminate an allergy that has plagued them for years, but I had egg for breakfast today. I thoroughly enjoyed it. And the same food that caused me untold misery in the past has caused me no discomfort whatsoever since it was treated 5 months ago. I challenge you to show me another treatment protocol with the same results.
Recently Ricka started using these same treatments to treat other areas of my life - emotional barriers and belief systems that have made me sick and caused me damage for years. As with the food allergies, the effects of these treatments have been almost instantaneous. Every now and then I'm surprised by changes in my behaviour - small changes on the surface which leave me speechless when I realise their true significance.
Unlike most forms of therapy, Ricka's preferred treatment style is designed to make significant changes fast, so you don't stay sick or broken a moment longer than you need to. In a way, I almost find that sad. While I'm delighted at my own progress, I am also extremely aware of the fact that in a few months, I will have reached my goals and then this incredible voyage of discovery will come to an end. I have come to see her as more than a gifted healer of hearts and minds - I've come to see her as a friend.