Individual Therapy

Do you find yourself getting stuck in the same patterns and have no idea why? Are these patterns beginning to impact your relationships, stress levels, work life? 

Have you tried talk therapy and found it helpful yet continue to feel the similar symptoms? 

This holistic approach to individual therapy is a unique way of working through these continual cycles we find ourselves in and provides long-term change, integrating all of the parts of ourselves. Below are approaches to Individual Therapy that are integrated to find the best fit for each individual.

Somatic EMDR

 

We all go through our day and take information in through all of our senses and instinctively put meaning on things.  Our natural drive is to integrate our day to day events to completion however we also have drives to protection ourselves from unpleasant events and we can become stuck in many different ways.  Sometimes this can become problematic and we begin to experience difficulties like anxiety, depression, physical symptoms and stress reactions, or emotional intolerance.

 

This approach to therapy helps people to engage fully in the moment to activate the dynamics of how we learned to adapt.  As we connect with that natural drive for completion and bring awareness to the details of our experience we can move towards resolution. This awareness becomes even more helpful when used in conjunction with EMDR.  Applying left-right bilateral stimulation helps the brain to work more efficiently and with greater resiliency. This aids in the ability to sustain awareness such that incomplete responses have a chance to fully reprocess.

Flash EMDR

Developed in mid- 2016, this technique is used during the preparation phase of EMDR, and allows clients to reduce the disturbance associated with extremely painful memories without actually feeling the pain. Defenses that are normally obstacles to processing are not activated because the process is not threatening or painful. Clients who dissociate have less need to dissociate and those who are afraid of the intensity of their memories can process without being afraid. Dramatic reductions in disturbance happen often in 5 to ten minutes.

Body-Centered Psychotherapy

 

Hakomi Therapy is a system of body-centered psychotherapy which is based on the principles of mindfulness, nonviolence, and the unity of mind and body.

 

Therapy focuses on the assumption that as we develop from childhood to adulthood, we organize our experiences by apply meaning to them, to the world, and to our selves; These organizational decisions come to operate as unconscious "core beliefs" and often govern how we think, feel, and behave; The purpose of therapy is identify these core beliefs and find more space to respond instead of react based on these patterns.

Clinical Hypnotherapy

Simply speaking hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. Clinical Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, therefore, is the use of an altered state of consciousness, or trance, for therapeutic endpoint. This means that people are not treated with hypnosis but are treated in hypnosis.

All hypnotic states are characterised by a tremendously pleasant state of relaxation, which individuals allow themselves to enter so that desired, beneficial suggestions may be given directly to the part of the mind known as the subconscious. Under hypnosis, the conscious, rational part of the brain is temporarily bypassed, making the subconscious part, which influences mental and physical functions, receptive to therapy. During the trance state there is heightened concentration for the specific purpose of maximising potential, changing limiting beliefs and behaviours and gaining insight and wisdom.

The trance state is therefore a natural phenomenon. Clinical Hypnosis practised by a trustworthy and professionally qualified therapist is completely safe.

DBT

 

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) treatment is a type of psychotherapy that utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach. The theory behind the approach is that some people are prone to react in a more intense and out-of-the-ordinary manner toward certain emotional situations, primarily those found in relationships. Key components:

Support-oriented: It helps a person identify their strengths and builds on them so that the person can feel better about their life.

Cognitive-based: DBT helps identify thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions that make life harder.

Collaborative: It requires constant attention to relationships between clients and therapist.

Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

We can intentionally shape the direction of plasticity changes in our brain. By focusing on wholesome thoughts, for example, and directing our intentions in those ways, we can potentially influence the plasticity of our brains and shape them in ways that can be beneficial. That leads us to the inevitable conclusion that qualities like warm-heartedness and well-being should best be regarded as skills.