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About Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a recognized form of therapy by the Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. Doctors, Health Link B.C., 

among other Global Health Organizations. Hypnosis has been used for a long as records have been kept. 

Modern clinical hypnosis is dated from the late 1700s, and the use of hypnotherapy has grown by leaps and bounds since 1958 "


Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to treat physical or psychological conditions.

It's a form of therapy that uses relaxation, extreme concentration, and intense attention, to achieve a heightened state of consciousness or mindfulness.

This form of therapy utilizes one’s mind to help reduce or alleviate a variety of issues, such as psychological distress, phobias, fear, and unhealthy, destructive, or dangerous habits.

The aim of hypnotherapy is to create a positive change in an individual, while they are in a state of deep relaxation.

You must be willing to focus your attention and follow the suggestions of the therapist to allow hypnotherapy to work.

In some cases hypnotherapy is combined with cognitive therapy or other relaxation and behavioral techniques.

How effective is Hypnotherapy?

Very effective! In a study conducted by clinical psychologist Dr Alfred Barrios (B.S. Caltech, PhD. UCLA), he notes that “… for psychoanalysis we can expect a recovery rate of 38% after approximately 600 sessions. For [Behaviour] therapy, we can expect a recovery rate of 72% after an average of 22 sessions, and for hypnotherapy, we can expect a recovery rate of 93% after an average of 6 sessions.”


About Talk Therapy

With Talk Therapy, SHINE helps people of all ages live happier, healthier and more productive lives. SHINE applies research-based techniques to help people develop more effective habits. There are several approaches to Talk Therapy, including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and psycho-dynamic, among others, that help people work through their problems. 

Talk Therapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a Therapist. A SHINE Therapist provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who is objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. 

It's important to determine your level of personal comfort with your Therapist. 

Therefore we highly recommend taking advantage of SHINE's Free Consultation. 


About Walk & Talk Therapy

Walk-and-talk therapy is different approach to traditional talk therapy, in which the therapist and client take their therapy sessions outdoors. It's like Talk Therapy & Nature Therapy wrapped up in a beautiful relaxing as well as therapeutic hour. There are large amounts of research to the benefits of talk therapy, as well as the benefits of nature and exercise on mental health, so SHINE has decided to combine them all to create the Ultimate Therapy Session.

Psychologists view the movement of walk-and-talk therapy as literally “moving forward” when dealing with anxiety and depression. 

It's not just SHINE that believes in the benefits of being out in green spaces, other mental health organisations recognize the benefits of the activity on good psychological health and mental well-being. In fact, any kind of exercise can help to reduce levels of stress, depression and anxiety

Because grief can be so totally consuming and feel so heavy, having the counterpoint of being outdoors and accomplishing something positive for one's health can provide a sense of aliveness. 

Clients who are feeling trapped in a relationship or a job, or who are pretending to be somebody they are not will feel a sense of freedom with walk and talk therapy.  Also, domestic abuse patients may also benefit by "being able to frame things more positively." 

It's also been noticed that walk and talk to be especially good for male patients.

There is a theory that men have difficulty with eye contact in the office, chair to chair, revealing very private and possibly painful things.  But walking side-by-side can help a man become more at ease, more revealing, therefore getting the most out of each session. 

In addition, substance abusers can benefit from walk and talk movement movement also.

"We are nature. We are meant to be one with nature." ~ SHINE

Numerous scientific studies have shown the positive effects of exercise on the brain, Here are a couple links;

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110725132656.htm 

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-exercise-affects-your-brain/ 

Also Check out the Video on SHINE'S BLOG page about Forest Therapy


About Life and Career Coaching

SHINE counsels and encourages clients on matters having to do with careers or personal challenges.

A SHINE Coach helps you with specific professional projects, personal goals and transitions.

A Life Coach can help you solve the Monday morning blues, to confidence building, find a career that you love, get clear on your goals, stay accountable to your goals, do more of the activities that engage you, form better relationships, and have more meaning in your life.


A Career Coach's job is to help people plan their careers and the paths they will take. Career Coaching is getting the support, help and guidance you need to figure things out to reach your ultimate career goals. A Career Coach is there to ask questions, give you guidance, and help you overcome whatever challenges you're facing in your job search, or career decision making process.  Your coach is trained and skilled in providing you with insight, support, and the direction you need to achieve the goals you have in mind. In other words, position you to reach your goals sooner than later when trying to do it on your own. Job search, Interview coaching, & resume review included.

An ongoing coach/client relationship strengthens awareness of what’s holding you back or showing up as road blocks that’s getting in the way of moving forward and being able to focus your efforts on reaching the goal(s) you’re targeting.

A career coach helps you establish realistic goals, discover solutions to challenges you’re up against, develop action plans, build self-confidence, and instills motivation to take action unlike many job seekers who do the minimum and hope for the best.

"It’s up to you to take charge of your career—not someone else’s". ~ SHINE

~Coaching clients said they found life coaching to be worth the investment. 

The first study, conducted in 1998, found that 98.5% of coaching clients said their coaching was valuable or very valuable.~


About Clinical Research

SHINE does research annually. To participate is free. 

All research therapy is specific to an issue and has certain prerequisites. 

Pre, during, and Post forms will be required to be filled out by all participants. 

Follow up at the 6 month and 12 month mark may be required. The follow up consists of forms that can be emailed.   

While all names and personal information is kept strictly confidential, the research outcomes, and any situations related to the research therapy, pre, during and post, until wrap up, is 100% the property of SHINE, and will be collected for the purpose of publishing in medical journals, and other medical research publications.

SHINE is a 100% natural, organic, holistic Therapy Clinic, therefore, no pharmaceuticals will be prescribed or allowed to be taken by the participants for the length of the in-house research. Times will vary on this, depending on the type of research being studied. 

Healthy, clean supplements may be provided if they are thought to be critical to the testing. 

All upcoming research trials will be posted on the home page, or you may contact SHINE directly to inquire about upcoming slots. 

Meet Tina Thompson Therapist & Owner of SHINE

MBA, B.Sc, Therapist, Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist (IAOTH), 

Nature Therapist (Shinrin Yoku),

CBT, ABNLP, Achology Certified, Ericksonian certified, 

Professional sleep consultant, Smoking Cessation Certified,

Certified Life & Career Coach (PCELCC)

Tina began her natural healing path in 2007, in Organic Nutrition, Distinctive Biology and Mindful Therapies. Receiving education and researching around the world, from Canada, the USA, the U.K., Morocco, Australia and Indonesia; Gaining knowledge and experience. Besides her M.B.A. and B.Sc(Psych) - she's continued her education in the Natural Health modalities such as, Organic Nutrition, Hypnotherapy, Forrest Therapy (Shinrin Yoku) and additional studies on brain therapies & Behavioral Psychology.  She is also a trail blazer in discovering & utilizing new forms of therapy & new ways to bring substantial break-through's for her patients. 

Returning back to Canada in 2018, she chose to make her home in lovely, Victoria B.C. 

She has worked very hard to bring Shine to fruition, and bring these amazing natural health modalities, intermingled with traditional therapy and life science, to Victoria B.C.

"I have come to the conclusion that human beings are born with an innate capacity to triumph over their issues & traumas. I believe not only that they are curable, but that the healing process can be a catalyst for profound awakening & genuine transformation." ~ Tina T 


Tina has been described as a Polymath by her professors. Although, she simply describes herself as a lover of all things earthbound and intrigued by most animals, including the terrestrial animal (humans).


Tina is currently in continued study online in

  • the Fundamentals of Neuroscience (Harvard)
  • and the Science of Happiness (UC Berkeley)

Tina is a firm believer in the minds ability to visualize, conquer and manifest whatever we desire. It's not a magic pill however, the individual needs to want to change, and dedicate themselves to it. 


Tina has always followed her interests & dreams, 

no matter how many times they changed.

"Just Living in the moment, because this moment is all that is for certain, so make it amazing!" 

~ Tina T. 

A message from Tina

"In some health sectors, we humans are treated the same. We are in a cookie cutter health system; and prescribed a one for all and all for one, type of solution. I know that each of us is unique, that's a fact. We learn, love, think, experience, and live differently. Though many of us are programmed to aim for that societal norm, that usually ends up being a huge detriment to our mental health and our wealth of life. We all deserve specific attention that suits our individual uniqueness, and I am devoted to every one of my patients based on their individual selves." ~ Tina T MBA, B.Sc

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