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Deb England

Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
Licensed Professional Counselor
Advanced Clinical HypnoTherapist

Deb England began working part-time for Wholeness Healing Center in September 2004 and began full-time in May 2005. Deb practices primarily in the Broken Bow office and one day a week in the Grand Island office. Previously she had completed her practicum and internship at Morning Star Alliance, working in the Broken Bow and Grand Island offices.

Education
Deb graduated from Kearney State College with a Bachelors of Arts in Education with a major in English Education and a minor in Art. She later completed a Masters of Arts in English Education also from Kearney State College. She earned a Masters of Science in Counseling and School Psychology in 2002 from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and she then completed the requirements for her community counseling license the same year. She has also completed ther requirements for her Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy certification at the Wellness Institute at Issaquah, WA. She continues to travel for trainings to WA.

Experience
Deb taught English and Art for many years to high school students, Art to elementary and junior high students and during that time, also worked as Asst. Speech and Drama Coach, Annual Staff and Newspaper advisor, and was a Quiz Bowl coach. She has been a Girl Scout Leader and a volunteer at I Believe in Me Ranch in Kearney. Deb was a foster and is an adoptive parent and this began her journey to learn more about working with families who are struggling.

Deb has attended workshops in Attachment Disorder, Play Therapy, Methamphetamine Abuse, Behavioral Problems in Traumatized Children, Differential Diagnosis, Psychodrama, Childhood-Onset Bi-Polar Disorder, Love and Logic, and Psychopharmacology. She has attended attachment and bonding trainings by Nancy Thomas, Dr. Liz Randolph, Nancy Thompson, and Katherine Leslie.

In 2010, she began training for her hypnotherapy credentials and has continued that through the Wellness Center in Issaquah, WA. She is also leading Let Go workshops and assisting Personal Transformation Intensives (PTI’s).

Deb is a member of the Nebraska Counseling Association and Heart-Centered Hypnotherapies Association.

Trainings
Deb has presented to many schools concerning teaching children with oppositional behaviors and attachment disorder, including Callaway High School, Ravenna Public Schools, Sargent Public Schools, Burwell Elementary School, Broken Bow Elementary Schools, Doniphan-Trumbell schools, and elementary schools and day cares in Grand Island, as well as presenting to the Omaha Public Schools with Janie Watson on how to incorporate strong sitting in the classroom. She has also participated in presentations to support groups and to NAFPA. She enjoys helping others learn how to parent difficult children.

Special Areas
Deb loves the work involving families and is drawn to children with attachment disorder. She has attended many workshops in this area, and she has presented to schools and support groups about working with children who have suffered abandonment, abuse, and neglect in their lives. She enjoys integrating the neurological piece, working with the Brain Gym modality, and guiding parents to help their children to heal.

Deb enjoys especially working with teens and their families, as they learn how to accept ownership of their actions, discover and become more at ease with who they are, learn to accept and verbalize their feelings, and as they set out to find their places in the world.

Deb has completed the Critical Incident Stress Management Training and is a member of the CISM team, Troop D,  out of North Platte. She was a former Crisis Team Leader while teaching at Sargent Public Schools and continues as a community member and in a consultation capacity. She also is a responder for Crisis Care Network and responds to crisis, helping guide people through traumatic incidents.

Deb facilitates the Clean Break (smoking cessation) and Trim Life (weight loss and healthy living) hypnosis groups. In her clinical practice, she uses hypnosis to treat a variety of issues, from anxiety and depression, to peak performance (sports, academics) and past issues, including some mind-body issues. She also offers hypnotherapy, which is a modality which helps clients regress to past issues, process, heal, and set some new affirmations and goals. The hypnotherapy are longer sessions, which move clients through a myriad of issues, to resolution, in a shorter amount of time.  Hypnotherapy is very successful in treating trauma, as well as for past life regressions or even in dream hypnotherapy, using the unconscious to help unlock conscious blocks.

Personal
In her leisure time, Deb likes to ride horses and to kayak and through the spring and summer, heads to a river over the weekends. She also relaxes by reading and writing, mostly poetry. She raced go-karts competitively for over 20 years and enjoys watching NASCAR and most oval track racing. She also enjoys water sports, hiking, fishing and camping, as well as collecting art, especially Native American pieces, as her Cherokee and Cheyenne heritage are an integral part of her life. She owns a tipi and spends several weekends a year setting her tipi up and enjoying time with friends, educating others about American Indians and the Plains Indian way of life.

Recent posts by Deb

Final Gifts

Posted: July 30, 2019

#TrashTag Challenge

Posted: May 28, 2019

A Book Review: You Are A Badass

Posted: February 14, 2019

Notes of Growth by a client

Posted: January 22, 2019

The Gaslight Effect – A Book Review

Posted: December 25, 2018

Chanting and Meditation

Posted: November 25, 2018

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