Antony Chatham, M. Phil., M.Th., MSW, LCSW, is a Florida Licensed Psychotherapist and a member of the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, who has worked with Hippocrates Health Institute guests since 1994. He draws his inspiration from Eastern and Western holistic traditions of healing, and integrates the knowledge and experience from psychology, philosophy, and theology/ spirituality, in which he holds Master’s degrees and/or doctoral course work. He has 12 years of pastoral counseling experience, over 20 years of mental health counseling experience, and uses alternative modalities like guided imagery, hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and regression in his work. His popular lectures at Hippocrates Health Institute are: “Principles of Holistic Healing,” “Quantum Concepts of Health and Healing,” and “Stress and its implications for Health and Healing.”
Antony’s Professional Accreditations and Accomplishments:
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.), Barry University, Miami, FL
Master of Theology (M.Th.), Jnana Deepa University, Pune, India
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Florida.
Diplomat of National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH), Silver Springs, MD
Post – Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Cochin, India.
Founding Chief Editor of Talent, a journal of Religion and Culture, in Malayalam language in India.
Antony has served Catholic Church Communities in India as well as in U.S. as a Catholic Priest/Minister for 12 years, and has had over 10 years of training in spiritual practices and spiritual counseling. When he started his Psychotherapy career he started integrating some of the Eastern practices of meditation and Western practices of hypnotherapy to give his clients a unique experience of gaining inner freedom and promoting inner growth.
Antony’s non-conventional psychotherapy approach involves identifying and highlighting the strengths of the clients, through creative visualizations and affirmations. He creates unique personalized meditations for individuals and couples (and records them for the future use of the clients) using progressive relaxation, guided imagery, and visualizations to address the various challenges people face – major diagnosis and complications, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, anger related issues, addictions, anxiety issues, and the like.
In order to facilitate stress management, Antony uses regression therapy (going back to one’s years of life), Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. By allowing people to look at their past traumatic experiences from an observer’s point of view and by reframing every event from a spiritual perspective Antony has been able to help many to get over their emotional challenges with lasting results. Through his mild, yet very insightful communication skills, Antony has had several guests react, like, “Among the many wonderful experiences at Hippocrates Health Institute, the sessions with you were the best, and I feel it was a crucial turning point in my recovery process.”