How I work
Since each person is unique, my work varies depending on the person I am working with and their individual goals. I see you as already possessing the resources you need and my job is to help you to overcome blocks to your true self and to access your inner strengths. I look at the whole person and consider the interaction between mind, body and spirit. I see the relationship between therapist and client as being an important part of the healing process and as appropriate I draw on advanced training in the following modalities:
Psychosynthesis: A psychotherapy theory that views both a person's higher unconscious (their potential for creativity and growth) and the lower unconscious (those things in a persons past that hold them back) as being important. Psychosynthesis recognizes that each individual has many conflicting parts and it is important to identify and understand each part and then work towards a synthesis of the parts into a greater whole.
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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (Level 2): EMDR, which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a technique that has been becoming more and more popular due to its' effectiveness in treating a variety of issues including:
EMDR uses either eye movement or other forms of stimulation under direction and guidance of a trained clinician to help reach desired goals. How it works is not known though there are various theories. The effectiveness of EMDR has been proven with numerous studies.
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NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming): A variety of techniques developed by observing therapists who were effective in helping their clients make desired changes quickly.
More information on NLP
Hypnosis: While often misunderstood as a gimmick which makes people cluck like chickens, this is simply a technique of inducing a relaxed state to help get past the conscious mind and more effectively work with the unconscious mind. This can be helpful in working with difficult pasts and reducing anxiety. Learning self-hypnosis can also be very helpful to individuals experiencing anxiety and depression.
Energy Work/ Reiki/ Sound Healing /Toning: Of all the healing modalities I have experienced over the years I have found energy work to be the most powerful and transformative so I offer it as part of psychotherapy and as a separate modality on its own. Energy work helps to release stress and anxiety as well as connect to and let go of old feelings of fear, sadness and anger. At the end of a session clients feel more balanced, centered and relaxed. Energy work is difficult to explain but has been found to be effective in many studies and is even used in hospitals to relax patients and speed healing.
After years of meditating, I began noticing that my hands would fill up with energy as I meditated so I began exploring energy work. In 2002, I became a certified Reiki Master and have also trained in many different energetic modalities including Cranial Sacral, Therapeutic Touch, Pranic Healing, and Sound Healing (with Tom Kenyon). I have also taken courses with other energy workers including Marie Manuchehri, RN and Donna Eden.
In addition to hands on energy work I also do Sound Healing (often combined with other Energy Work or Psychotherapy). This involves me making sounds at different pitches (toning) and using sound healing bowls.
Energy sessions are usually done with you lying on a massage table fully clothed (though it can also be done sitting in a chair). I then place my hands either above your body or touch you lightly as I allow the energy to move through me into your body and energy field. At times old emotions come to the surface to be released but on the whole individuals feel relaxed and loved during and after the sessions.
Long Distance Sessions
Energy work is not limited to time and space so long distance energy sessions can also be arranged.
"Psychotherapy is about comforting the disturbed, and disturbing the comfortable"
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