I use the following therapeutic techniques:
*** Clinical Hypnotherapy ***
A highly effective treatment model addresses body, mind, and spirit called Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy leads clients down their own profoundly exciting road to self-discovery.
Hypnotherapy will help clients patients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, obesity, addictions, or countless other issues heal faster. When combined with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), valuable healing work can begin as quickly as a few sessions.
Why does hypnotherapy work?
All hypnosis is self hypnosis so you are in total control during the process in a state of deep relaxation. The subconscious mind is where we store memories. Therefore, it is much more efficient to do therapy while in a subconscious state to access these moments in our lives that have impacted us. The result is greater awareness around one’s issues. With this awareness comes the ability to recognize the source and cause of behaviours that one desires to change.
*** Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy ***
This method of psychotherapy blends cognitive therapy with mindfulness meditation. Clients will learn to accept thoughts and feelings with a goal of correcting cognitive distortions. Clients experience a freedom from the tendency to get drawn into automatic reactions to thoughts, feelings, actions and events.
Many clients have found EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to be extremely beneficial in treating anxiety, depression, grief and trauma related disorders. Bilateral stimulation facilitates the processing of distressing memories, thoughts, emotions and somatic sensations and reduces their lingering influence. This allows clients to develop more effective coping mechanisms and experience a sense of calm.
*** Lifespan Integration ***
(LI) uses active imagination to facilitate rapid healing.
During an LI session the therapist and client begin by identifying a difficulty in the client’s present life. The client focuses on body sensations to find an earlier root (neural network) that holds distorted beliefs and partially processed emotions, much like a file that contains misinformation. The client and therapist then use the tools of Lifespan Integration to “re-set” the client’s neural system to move past unpleasant feelings and dysfunctional patterns connected to the past and establish more effective and mature responses to all aspects of adult life.
–excerpt from Donna Morrish M.S., M.F.T.
LI has been found to be effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, attachment disorders, eating disorders, somatic disorders and dissociative disorders. Clients of all ages have reported feeling better about life, are more accepting and are better able to enjoy intimate relationship.