_Ian White is the originator of Affectology and the developer of Af-x Psychotherapy. He welcomes you to this site and hopes his 3-decade research in affective neuroscience and its marrying with mindfulness insearch style of therapy can help people discover the wonderful intricacy of their own subtle emotional selves. ... AND make the necessary modifications.
__White’s Af-x Therapy is the unique, revolutionary and highly effective approach born out of the study of Affectology and is the much-needed move away from the interpretation and analysis of the other psychotherapies, particularly counseling and talk therapy.
White is responsible for the formation of Affectology as a discretely therapy-directed study of new under-standings of the nature of the human emotional matrix - a neuroscientific study of deeper non-verbal (silent) emotional traces to how we learned to unconsciously respond to life events before our ability to think in cognitive ways (using words). The neuroscience tells us that these early reactive learnings don't go away, and in many cases remain in some influential form stored (encoded) at unconscious level of mind, latently reactive in present time.
Because of a sound history based in Zen Mindfulness approaches to emotional healing, and years as a psychotherapist using 'guided mindfulness' methods and approaches to Eastern 'quiet therapies', White further developed his affectology findings in a way that allowed for a marriage of the emotional mind and mindfulness therapy. This marriage resulted in the development of Af-x, where the neuroscience-based facts about our 'silent self' have been absorbed into a manner of helping that eschews the use of excessive client reporting and talking about problems and symptoms.
So Af-x therapy is almost the opposite to every other therapeutic approach, and over his years of pioneering research, White showed that much of its success lay in a strict adherence to the very concepts that make it so different. He found it necessary to legally register the term 'Af-x®' and apply this term to the therapy in order to safeguard the high standard of training in this approach.
Af-x is an advanced, non-intrusive approach that helps YOU to use your own subconscious mind's inner abilities and your own inherent resources to privately and gently resolve the underlying affect cause of your symptoms, problems or difficulties.
White conducts Professional Practitioner Training in Clinical Affectology - both online and attendant - and maintains a private practice in North Richmond, NSW, Australia.
_ With over 30 years’ experience as a subconscious emotion therapist and mindfulness practitioner he is dedicated to the continuing education of both therapists and the public into the power that non-verbal unconscious emotion has over our present-day lives, and the promotion of 'the quiet therapies' and Af-x as the only way to treat what cannot be spoken of in our lives.
In addition to being a prominent Af-x therapist, White has trained practitioners in Australia, Northern Europe (Sweden, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands) and Greece. He has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of the prevalence of preverbal emotional traces in everyday adult experience.
Ian White is a solution-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide insight and knowledge about the workings of the emotional subconscious and conduct transformation- aimed therapy within those parameters. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their fundamental affect strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. His motto is "you are more perfect than you think you are" and his therapeutic vision is about "what's RIGHT with you, rather than what's WRONG with you."
Ian has a long history of effective therapeutic practice. He was an original trainer in the PSH movement in the early 1990s until further research in affective neuroscience and its validity in assessment of general emotional health caused him to create and develop Affectology and Af-x Therapy. His training programs and therapeutic programs in various parts of the world have resulted in professional and public accolades. His ground-breaking work, both on the individual therapy front and in the development and delivery of effective training systems (Affectology Theory and Af-x Practice) continues.
A long-term advocate of “subconscious-domain privacy” in psychotherapy, particularly emotional and psychosomatic therapy, he has been a Director of the International Centre for Subconscious-mind Training and Research, and the Centre for Affectological Therapy Research and Training, Australasia. He has been responsible for the development of professional directive training for P.S.H. therapists and Af-x ® practitioners.
He has moved from an original background in Zen (Morita) therapy and mindfulness meditation teaching, through many years of application of “private” therapy, to his current position as Principal of the School of Affectology and Research Associate at the Applied Psychotherapy & Counselling Centre in Athens, Greece.
He taught insight meditation in Zen and Taoist mindfulness traditions for 14 years. Af-x is a true meeting of the science of the West and some of the philosophies of the East.
Until 1993 he was a Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University (A.N.U.), at which time he moved from Canberra to establish Af-x practices in Sydney, and continue with the development of professional practitioner training.
He is an Advisory Council Member of the prestigious International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP) and a Senior Member of the International Guild of Affectologists.
He is Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Psychotherapy and Counselling in Athens, Greece.
The author of many magazine and newspaper articles over a number of years, Ian White is also author of the quality groundbreaking book, Beat Depression the Drug Free Way: Getting Better by Breaking the Myths. This book has been the subject of many professional accolades from all parts of the world. While the title suggests that it is focused on depression, it is a no-holds-barred exposé of modern medicine's push toward medicalizing ALL human behavior. It embraces many more aspects of what it is to be human in a world that makes ordinary sadness and ordinary anxiety a so-called BAD THING!