Mingling Minds uses a unique combination of cutting edge psychotherapeutic treatments to tailor a strategy that is unique to your needs. Mindfulness is at the core of our clinical hypnosis and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) techniques.
Our founder, Sebastian Lean, has spent his life working towards perfecting these strategies:
“One of my first recollections was during primary school when I won a prize that allowed me to visit my local bookstore for the first time. It was here that I chanced upon books about the mind and how it contributed to the experience of life as we know it to be.
“I also discovered a visualization technique (by an American hypnotherapist) while browsing in the audio book section. I practiced it diligently and within a few weeks, I realised that the areas I was focusing on started improving in what appeared to be ‘miraculous’ ways. My studies started to improve, as did other areas of my life, and I soon recognised that there was a very real, tangible connection.
“As I progressed through life, I completed a graduate degree in psychology and went on to learn more about the professional field of psychology. I travelled the world and participated in various intense trainings in mindful meditation. I learnt from eminent therapists who created the key evidenced-based therapies used widely today. I became a Qualified MBSR Teacher through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA. This training was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at UMass who is widely regarded as the father of modern mindfulness. I received Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) training by Dr Aaron T. Beck, the world-renowned pioneer of CBT and at the world’s foremost authority on eriksonian hypnosis, the Milton H. Erickson Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona.
“All these deeply personal experiences have only verified that first encounter in my childhood bookstore. My work is inextricably linked to my life. It’s one and the same. It’s my passion. "