To think of healing without taking the whole of ourselves into account is surely going to leave something missed. I believe we can achieve the greatest enjoyment of life when everything is in balance. Sometimes life throws us the unexpected and we have to learn how to make healthy sense out of what's been dealt and sometimes it's our own choices that lead us down paths that don't suit our best interest.
There are ways to help you navigate these areas of your life so that you can be the strongest and best you possible. Equally important is that we help you identify areas of your life that may have been neglected, overlooked, or simply over-indulged. Sometimes healing requires self-acceptance; sometimes change, and sometimes restructuring patterns of thinking, believing and behaving.
Holistic psychotherapy is an integrative approach that focuses on the relationship between the mind, body, and soul in an attempt to understand and address the ways issues in one aspect of a person can lead to concerns in other areas. This focus supports the concept of taking each person into account as an individual thus recognizing and allowing that treatment of each individual will be unique.
Pursuing holistic therapy, with the support of a qualified mental health professional like myself, may lead you to become better attuned to your entire awareness, which can often promote a greater acceptance of self.
Below you will find some ways in which we will work together towards healing, acceptance and growth.
Never mind what-is. Imagine it the way you want it to be so that your vibrations match your desires.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
A type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behavior patterns or treat mood disorders such as depression. It uses a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving in efforts to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
A type of cognitive behavioral therapy where we work to resolve the seeming contradiction between self-acceptance and change in order to bring about positive changes in the client. DBT teaches how to effectively change behavior using four main strategies: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Emotional Regulation. Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, cope healthily with stress, improve relationships with others and regulate emotions.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
An approach to psychotherapy that uses CBT methods in collaboration with mindfulness meditative practices and similar psychological strategies such as gentle yoga, sitting, walking, breathing exercises, body scan meditations and guided imagery as a way of heightening awareness of sensations and direct their focus on the present moment. The goal is to help a person better understand and address the emotions and physical sensations associated with their cognitions, and is generally aimed at relieving symptoms of stress.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing (EMDR)
A treatment approach focusing on processing and integrating traumatic memories into standard memories and experiences while utilizing eye movements, hand taps or tonal sounds. The theory behind this method is that remembering times of distress while distracted is less upsetting. Over time, exposure to these memories should reduce their effects. EMDR is similar in some respects to CBT — another PTSD treatment — as it involves remembering or discussing the traumatic event as well as identifying and altering the thoughts. Used to treat a variety of disorders including but not limited to: