Each intervention can be used in different forms and a person can have a different experience using one over another. We will use a variety of interventions throughout your therapeutic journey. Some of the more popular methods are listed below.
"Eye- Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing" is a highly effective approach to help process our past distressing trauma memories and the associations connected. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation (eye-movement) in order to redirect our brain to begin replacing our negative memory networks with relief from the memories and more positive beliefs.
"Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" helps to understand our relationships between our negative beliefs, thoughts and feelings and the behaviors that follow. CBT is used to help problem solve and understand how we respond in certain situations based upon our past experiences or triggers. We will cognitively restructure our instinctual thought patterns to become positive beliefs.
Mindfulness techniques can be practiced in various forms. It is most common known as the state in which a person becomes more aware of their physical, mental and emotional well-being within the present moment. Clients will be taught how to pay attention to things such as bodily sensations, thought cognitions, and feelings they experience.
Grounding techniques often use the five senses—sound, touch, smell, taste, and sight—to immediately connect you with the here and now.
It can also be a method of distraction to get you out of your head and away from upsetting thoughts, memories, or feelings. This can also be practiced in various forms and made specific to each individual.
Using images and symbols from our subconscious, whether that is through dreams, pictures, or other signs, can help to better understand our conscious life. Interpreting these symbols can be empowering to see what our mind and body know but what realistically they are understanding.
Hypnotherapy can help a person to find a deeper state of mind in which they are more calm, relaxed and open to taking on positive suggestions. Using verbal repetition and mental image a person will form a heightened focus and concentration. It can help to gain control over undesired behaviors and help to cope with symptoms.