Therapeutic Approaches

 

I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, tailored to your individual needs. The two primary approaches I use are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Prime Energy Activation and Transcendence (PEAT).

I have found that both of these approaches are especially helpful for issues around trauma and performance struggles as well as issues of anxiety, depression and general difficulties with self-acceptance.

EMDR

As the EMDR International Association writes, “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.”

“The goal of EMDR therapy is to process completely the experiences that are causing problems, and to include new ones that are needed for full health. ”Processing“ does not mean talking about it. ”Processing“ means setting up a learning state that will allow experiences that are causing problems to be ”digested“ and stored appropriately in your brain. That means that what is useful to you from an experience will be learned, and stored with appropriate emotions in your brain, and be able to guide you in positive ways in the future. The inappropriate emotions, beliefs, and body sensations will be discarded. Negative emotions, feelings and behaviors are generally caused by unresolved earlier experiences that are pushing you in the wrong directions. The goal of EMDR therapy is to leave you with the emotions, understanding, and perspectives that will lead to healthy and useful behaviors and interactions.”

Source: EMDR International Association

The first step in EMDR is to isolate the general problem, usually based on a recent incident. From that recent example, we work to figure out what false negative belief you might hold aboutyourself. The EMDR process helps target and remove that false negative belief by re-processing the underlying event in a way that shifts that false negative into a realistic insight. This process can be repeated to target other past traumaticor life-shaping incidents.

To learn more about EMDR, and what to expect from an EMDR session, visit emdr.com and emdria.org.

PEAT

PEAT stands for Prime (or Primordial) Energy Activation and Transcendence. It is based on a “Spiritual Technology” created by Zivorad Slavinski, a Serbian teacher and mystic. PEAT focuses on uncovering and neutralizing Primal Polarities — the polarized states that we experience, often around our deepest problems.

Examples of polarities:

  • Good and Bad
  • Perfect and Imperfect
  • Right and Wrong
  • Powerful and Powerless
  • Able and Unable
  • Peace and Conflict
  • Love and Hate
  • I can and I can’t

In PEAT theory, strong polar (or dualistic) experiences create trapped or blocked energy. Using slight pressure on the body’s acupuncture points, PEAT therapy can help release that trapped energy or charge, and help you get “un-stuck” from those polar experiences. By neutralizing those polarities, you are able to experience and live in Oneness. PEAT processes are based on metaphysical principles that increase your consciousness, allowing space for change to happen.