NEUROFEEDBACK, otherwise known as EEG Biofeedback, is a gentle and painless therapeutic method that is helpful for increased awareness, emotional and mental regulation, body calming, stability and flexibility. It is often used for stress and anxiety, attention deficits, insomnia or interrupted sleep patterns, depression, PTSD/trauma, headaches/migraine, and chronic pain. Neurofeedback involves giving the brain a mirror of current brain activity on a screen, allowing for improved self-regulation and brain function over time. It is useful alongside other forms of therapy and is a nice alternative traditional talk therapy methods.
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION REPROCESSING (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of distressing and overwhelming experiences. After sufficient development and strengthening of internal resources, reprocessing of distressing memories may be appropriate. Bilateral stimulation allows for integration of the memory in the left brain alongside the emotional right brain, and creates calming within the brain stem and limbic system. EMDR can allow for relief of distress, nervous system calming, and revision of distorted beliefs. Alison is a certified EMDR therapist.
ADAPTIVE INTERNAL RELATIONAL (AIR) NETWORK MODEL is a model developed by Dawn McClelland, PhD, LP, Patti Miller, MA, LP and Phyllis Solon, PsyD, LP, for use with clients who experience complex neuro-dissociative states. Through development of adaptive internal relational networks, interactive adult awareness and advanced resourcing strategies, an internal stance of neutral noticing and awareness develops. Once this is established, memory reprocessing may or may not be necessary.
SENSORIMOTOR PSYCHOTHERAPY is a method developed by Dr. Pat Ogden. This approach utilizes relational mindfulness to explore and shift old beliefs, coping strategies and patterns and to work through the effects of trauma. It draws on body-oriented psychotherapy methods and is a gentle way to contact and shift both emotional and physical pain.
Nothing is more precious than being in the present moment,
fully alive, fully aware.
-Thich Nhat Hanh