DEBORAH MENDS
CBT counsellor, life coach & hypnotherapist

 
I am an American professional life coach registered with the International Coach Federation (ICF), offering my services under the name of Your Visual Mind. I work out of the Akin Health and Sports Medical Clinic in Auray, in Brittany, France; I also receive at my private office and work with clients online. I am also a professional hypnotherapist specialized in cognitive-behavioral therapies.

After receiving a B.A. from New York University I obtained a double B.A. from the Université de Paris III, and have lived in France for almost 40 years. I am currently working toward my MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health at King’s College, London.
After graduation from Coach U in Australia, I went on to the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy and approval by the UK’s General Hypnotherapy Standards Council. I was certified in France as a Practitioner of Ericksonian hypnotherapy from the Institut Centre France d’Hypnothérapie Ericksonienne. I have received specialized hypnotherapy training in insomnia, smoking cessation, panic disorders, CBT assessment and treatment plans, bedwetting, stress management and resilience, and other disciplines; and have received CBT training in anxiety, depression and personality disorders from the Beck Institute.

I am registered with the National Guild of Hypnotists in the United States, and the General Hypnotherapy Register in the UK. I have practiced in the UAE and am now established in France and internationally, online. My prior years as a visual thinking consultant; as a researcher, author and conference speaker on creativity and the brain; and as a trainer in neuroscience-based drawing instruction have all naturally led me to continue my exploration of the visual mind in my professional life, with a view to helping and healing.

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