Treatment Modalities and Principles :
I have learned from my professional experience to date that psychotherapy is a very broad field and it is impossible for any practitioner to master more than a few complimentary modalities of treatment. Based on a combination of my personal interests, my intellectual strength, scieintific research to date, trainings I have had and the needs of my clients, I offer the following treatment modalities and principles in my practice:
Sensori-motor approach teaches clients to follow the inherently intelligent processes of body and mind to promote healing. It is particularly helpful in working with the effects of trauma, abuse and emotional pain.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and
CIMBS (Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems). This therapeutic approach is a collaborative journey of exploration to discover how ‘things work’ inside your brain. This means that you will be able to be mindfully aware of your own internal experiences [emotions, desires] so that you can intervene internally and respond to each life situation in a new, unique and contingent way instead of with the same old behaviors and reactions that bring pain in your life. In learning how to be attuned to yourself and others around you, you will achieve a deep kind of emotional intelligence. The quality of your relationships will improve. You will continue growing and changing even after you have completed therapy. http://www.seattlemet.com/health-and-fitness/articles/brain-changers-may-2013
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an emotional, needle free version of acupuncture that is based on new discoveries regarding the connection between your body’s subtle energies, your emotions, and your health. EFT has been reported as successful in thousands of cases covering a huge range of emotional, health and performance issues.
Alpha-Stim treats depression, anxiety, insomnia and physical pain with tiny electrical currents similar to those found naturally in the body, using a method called cranial and micro electrical current stimulation. These currents have been shown in clinical studies to normalize the electrical output of the brain as well as increase the body’s serotonin and beta endorphin levels. https://alleviahealth.com/technology/
Brain Spotting (BSP) is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotionally/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a sim;utaneous from of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm3Plvaf3UE
Somatically Accessed Wisdom (SAW) is a brain-body-heart interface that helps to heal the residue of life’s traumas by accessing the wisdom, intuition and insight that is stored in the body’s experience to create a deeply personal path to greater peace, happiness and harmony. It provides a hands-on approach to mediate stress and distress. SAW empowers creativity, spontaneity and increases a feeling of well-being.
Earthing reconnects the human body with the energy naturally present in the ground we walk on. This will help the balance between the sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous system. It can reduce hyper-tension, improve sleep and reduce inflammation and chronic pain. http://www.grounded.com/what-is-earthing
BrainWave Entrainment is an assisted form of meditation using sound or light pulses to bring about deep positive transformation. Think of it like a piano that needs re-tuning in order to play the notes at the right pitch. The process works by 'entraining' the brain to work better and become more in tune with its optimal mode of functioning. http://www.brainwavecollege.com/practical-brainwave-entrainment.html
Interpersonal Neuro-biology is an inter-disciplinary approach that seeks to help people develop a healthy mind, an integrated brain and empathetic relationships.