All of the techniques, which I selectively incorporate into my treatment, are based on my philosophy that profound change is possible. Each technique is a doorway to change and healing and can be used alone or in combination. Based on each client’s unique therapeutic goals, we form a customized treatment plan using whatever techniques work best for the client.
Also known as insight-oriented therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy investigates the psychological roots of emotional suffering. Self-examination, self-reflection and the use of the therapeutic relationship help shed light on dysfunctional dynamics in the clients’ life and helps them to change.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
EMDR is a powerful therapeutic method for healing trauma and trauma-based problems. Traumatic memory (including sexual and physical abuse, emotional abuse, accident and surgical trauma) is often stored in the part of the brain that can only be accessed by simultaneously stimulating both sides of the brain — the creative right side AND the analytical left side. EMDR does just that, allowing people to see amazing results in a short time.
Because EMDR releases negative self-belief patterns, it can also be used for unblocking any emotional and creative barriers that hold you back, be they work related, relationship based, or years of discouragement by others.
Hypnosis is a doorway into the unconscious, helping us to uncover and change negative beliefs that cripple us. I teach clients how to use self-hypnosis, which they can apply to any challenging life situation. Very quickly they learn how their unconscious minds already have all the tools they need to heal themselves.
By allowing us to replace negative self-sabotaging thoughts and beliefs with life-enhancing, believable ones and put them into action in our lives, hypnosis can help us out of a negative unconscious trance and into a new reality; to live our lives from a place of hope and curiosity rather than hopelessness and despair.
Through hypnosis clients learn to trust the wisdom of their creative unconscious to give them the solutions they seek.
Very often, we hold emotions in our bodies. These emotions can be a result of severe psychological or physical trauma such as physical or sexual abuse. More often they are negative emotions such as disappointment, anger or frustration that have built up over time. As they build up they become repressed and disconnected from our conscious awareness. Eventually, they have no words, but have expressed themselves somatically in the form of symptoms such as headaches, back pain, IBS, etc.
Somatic Reintegration (SR) creates a relaxing and non-threatening environment where the client can give voice to these symptoms and can explore the feelings that have no words.
Done fully clothed on a massage table, through a combination of talk and gentle touch, Somatic Reintegration is a form of body-centered psychotherapy. It can be used alone, or in conjunction with other techniques such as EMDR, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and traditional talk therapy. Somatic Reintegration helps to bring attention to the emotional source of a client’s symptoms. It provides a safe environment where deep feelings and emotions can be released – with or without words – and ultimately healed.