The foundation of my work is narrative therapy. I draw practices from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and Tapping (EFT). I also have Parts 1 and 2 EMDR training.
Narrative is a practice that helps individuals live fully by connecting them with what is most important to them. It’s a respectful, non-blaming approach that centers people as the experts in their own lives. It views problems as separate from people and assumes people have many skills, beliefs, values, commitments, and abilities that will help separate them from the influence of problems in their lives. I trained with the originators of this practice.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a technique for rapid healing from distressing events. I was fortunate to train directly with Francine Shapiro, who developed the practice. It’s a lot simpler than it sounds. You interrupt thought patterns that are neurologically coded and free yourself to introduce new, life-enhancing thoughts.
Brainspotting locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed stress in the subcortical brain. Through a simple and mindfulness based process, old difficulties are resolved. It was developed by David Grand in 2003.
Tapping, also known as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), is a well-researched practice for speeding up the process of change. In my work, I have seen the rapid resolution of trauma and anxiety as well as improved relationships with money.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CBT helps you expand your options by changing the way you think and act.
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of experiences, rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future. Creativity and possibility exist only in the present.