About me – Maddalena Fanti
Psycho-practitioner : Body-psychotherapy, EMTE, Therapeutic hypnosis, Clinical EFT
I’ve always been fascinated by the workings of the brain and the powers of our mind. Before placing them at the heart of my professional practice, I worked for a long time in Human Resources Management. In my position, it was very difficult to establish a one-to-one relationship. I wanted to get out of the box, so that people could feel me at their side.
I went back to school and trained in various therapeutic approaches, most of them psycho-somatic. This term, which comes from the Greek words “psyche” (soul, spirit) and “soma” (body), links emotional and physical pain. The body, like the mind, imbibes our sensations, memories and traumas to react in a physical way. By exploring the root causes of physical pain and illness in a holistic way, we can treat and release buried trauma.
EMTE body-psychotherapy combines massage, energy therapy and psychological and spiritual guidance. This approach addresses the different dimensions of our being – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. The aim of massage is to release physical tensions and related emotional blockages. Energy work aims to harmonize energy centers. Psychological support combines different approaches: systemic, humanistic psychotherapy, the Williams Reich approach and Jungian psychoanalysis. Spiritual work focuses on mindfulness.
My training : ATMARM School-Brussels
Hypnosis is a state of altered consciousness which – by activating certain brain regions and reducing the activity of others – creates an inner bubble and focused attention on internal sensations. Within this bubble, with the help of hypnotic protections, we can work on traumas and desensitize painful content and memories. By “reliving” them in a secure setting, we’ll be able to “digest” them and put an end to a process that’s poisoning our existence.
My training courses:
- Strategic Conversational Hypnosis PTR (Reassociative Trauma Psychotherapy) at the IMHEB Institute (Milton Erickson Institute of Belgium);
- New Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy at AFNH (Association Française de Nouvelle Hypnose).
Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is an emotional management method combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and acupuncture. It consists in stimulating certain energy points on the body (acupuncture meridians) while focusing on the problem you wish to treat (psychology). By stimulating acupressure points, a relaxation signal is sent to the brain and body, bringing calm and desensitizing traumatic memories. Ideal for managing stress and strong emotions, Clinical EFT is also effective for supporting people who have suffered serious trauma, and for dealing with older, more deep-rooted issues.
Master Practitioner in Clinical EFT and Energy Psychology from IFPEC (Institut Francophone de Psychothérapie Emotionnelle et Cognitive). My training program includes the latest discoveries such as Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory, Attachment Theories, REM (Memory Reconsolidation) and the basics of IFS (Internal Family System).
I opened my practice in Uccle in 2013. While my tools and techniques are a support that I use according to your issues and goals, building a therapeutic relationship with you is at the heart of my practice. As a therapist, I help you discover the solutions that lie within you. My approach as a psychotherapist also draws on my own personal experience. This is how I “discovered” the therapeutic power of meditation some twenty years ago, after the loss of my father. I can help you train your mind and heart to achieve inner stability.
FOR WHOM? FOR WHAT?
- Particularly sensitive to certain issues that echo my own personal experience, my caring, non-judgmental approach can help you in the following situations:
- Major life upheavals: bereavement, separation, redundancy, post-traumatic stress…;
- Personal development: learning to manage stress and anxiety, dealing with self-image issues, developing self-esteem, managing emotions, overcoming limiting beliefs…;
- Relationship with the body: eating disorders, weight management, chronic pain…
I work with adults and adolescents. Consultations take place either in the office or by videoconference (Skype, Zoom, ..). My sessions are conducted in French, English and Italian.
Do you have questions ?ps
At what point does someone need a therapist?
There is never a good or a bad time. Whatever your problem, your worry or simply your desire to speak or to be listened to, you can call a therapist whenever you feel the need. It is your desire and your need which are at the heart of this process. Here are some examples of specific problems which could lead to a patient consulting a therapist:
You feel an uneasiness at work, […]
The results vary from one person to another. Therapy allows you to put into words things which will let you draw a line under these problems, or find the causes and explanations which will make you stronger and more able to manage your emotions towards these problems.
Symptoms of worry, stress
Human beings are by nature frequently subjected to fear: a threatening situation, moments in life categorised by uncertainty, and apprehension – there are so many moments which generate a feeling of fear or danger.
Therapy for depression
Diagnosing oneself as suffering from depression or not is not always possible. For a professional opinion, you are advised to speak to your therapist
Certain medical and physiological causes can sometimes bring about depressive episodes, for example. More specific mental disorders can also lead to […]
What is fascinating in many of our therapy sessions, is the relatively limited time that is needed before the therapists understands your problem and has a clear picture of it. When you come to your consultation session and tell your therapist about your problem, we will first of all consider together how this problem occurs, where it comes from and the impact it has on you and your life