Read about the trusted techniques I use


Coaching has been around since time began.  Now a more sophisticated form of coaching exists and has been recognised within the sports industry for many years.  Tim Gallwey’s book “The Inner Game of Tennis” states that the opponent in one’s head was far greater than the one on the other side of the net.

Coaching is used as a method of unlocking your potential and enables you to make conscious decisions about yourself, giving you the freedom to become great leaders of your own lives.  The process will push you out of your comfort zone and stretch your capability, whilst removing barriers and limiting beliefs.

A coaching session will allow the coach opportunities to ask questions which will challenge you giving you the opportunity to discover answers and explore options for yourself to unlock your potential.

The benefits of coaching include:

"I have zero hesitation in recommending Helen Dos Santos and Horizons Coaching to companies or individuals"
Helen is a remarkable coach. She has recently helped a contact who was experiencing a range of anxiety problems. She has a really engaging approach and took the time to meet and understand the problems before committing any solution. Her warm professionalism made an instant connection and built the trust needed to have the help accepted – from somebody who was very skeptical of what could be achieved. Most amazing was watching the difference Helens intervention made; she has transformed the life of the individual, giving them renewed confidence to tackle life’s challenges with a totally new positive outlook. It’s been a remarkable journey. I have zero hesitation in recommending Helen Dos Santos and Horizons Coaching to companies or individuals who are seeking to make a change.

Tony Shields, CEO, Crystal Legal

Time Line Therapy®

This is a technique created by Tad James in 1985, who was the second person in the world to be certified a Master Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Time Line Therapy (TLT) is a technique used by NLP coaches to bring about significant change in a person’s life. This is founded on the idea that everyone has a “time line” where we store memories in our subconscious mind. The technique is also used for creating goals for the future. This powerful therapy allows a person to work at a subconscious level which is where you will be taught how to let go of past negative emotions and experiences. 

Benefits of Time Line Therapy include:

Havening Techniques

Havening Techniques® has been the biggest psychological breakthrough of the 21st century created by Dr Ron Ruden.  Havening is a radical, new, and evolving form of scientific therapy that helps permanently treat and heal traumas, anxiety, phobias, and stress, as well as creative positive changes in our brain to enhance wellness and resilience. It changes the physical and chemical make-up in the brain and body and heals it.

Havening works through a change agent, a brain delta wave through the approach of applying a smoothing touch which is so simple that you can also learn to do yourself. Havening touch can be applied by me or yourself, which means that Havening can even be provided in person or virtually.

The effect of the Havening touch also produces a calm pleasant state, so it can also be used to work on trauma, depression, anxiety and then build positive states, behaviours, and goals to help build up resilience, self-confidence, and reduce stress.

Havening Techniques® can be used for:

"I have been able to centre my emotions if things started to get to me, both in public and at home"
Helen provided a session of Havening where she helped me deal with feelings of sadness and insecurities. At the time I had been going through a lot of different uncertainties and a fairly rough breakup so I was having a bad time. The session that we had together was very interesting and helpful to me, the Havening technique that she was teaching me gave me a sense of calm and peacefulness and by her teaching me this I have been able to centre my emotions if things started to get to me, both in public and at home. It’s a fantastic way to overcome feelings of insecurities and doubts.
M.A. (Stourbridge)


Without realising it, you go into a hypnotic state several times a day. For example when you are just beginning to fall asleep and are day-dreaming, or perhaps aware but not completely focused—just focused enough to have a simple conversation but not remember talking at all.

Hypnosis is a technique that works with the subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind has responsibility for everything you are not thinking about now! Take a moment to consider that. This part of your mind has three main functions: it takes care of all your learning, your behaviour and behavioural changes. It also stores all your intuitions and emotions.

Hypnosis is a very deep state of relaxation, called a trance state. This state is not evasive and whilst you are always in control, it will allow an NLP Coach to use therapeutic talk to assist in stimulating change at a subconscious level.

Benefits of hypnosis include:
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Belief Change

Believe in Yourself. It’s easier said than done – and the detail is in how. How do I believe in myself when I don’t. Henry Ford said “whether you believe you can or you can’t, you are right” and this will impact on what we achieve and how resourceful we might feel.

Our beliefs are nothing more than a thought, they become our version of what is ‘right’ or the ‘truth’. Sometimes our beliefs get in our way and stop us from being resourceful and achieving what we want in life. This simple process helps you to:

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

NLP is a powerful technique that works by changing your mind set, focusing and motivating you to the point you believe you can achieve whatever you want in life and has been used for about 35 years

NLP is a fantastic tool when combined with coaching techniques. It studies three different areas that give its name today:

Neuro – The mind and how we individually think
Linguistics – How we use language and how it impacts on us
Programming – How we order our actions to help us achieve our goals

What NLP brings to coaching:

Why combine all 6?

Combining coaching, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnosis, Time Line Therapy®, along with Havening Techniques® and Belief Change offers a revolutionary and powerfully effective avenue for creating lasting change in every aspect of your life. With these latest radical and evolving approaches that help permanently heal and treat past emotional issues, they also creative positive changes in our brain to enhance wellness and resilience. Combining all of these creates a brilliant future in which to thrive.

To manage your future, you need to manage your mind, now.