Lifespan Integration therapy

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Lifespan Integration therapy

For several years now, I have been wanting to add something into my practice that would offer my clients an opportunity to gently process and heal trauma and long standing wounds.  While I have gone toward various techniques and modalities in my time as a practicing psychologist, there were always pros and cons, and one of the biggest for me was the concern about clients experiencing “abreaction”, or a retriggering of their traumas, through doing the reprocessing work.  This possibility always made it less appealing for me to move toward that kind of work, despite the value of it.  It wasn’t until recently that I decided to dive in and fully pursue the training of a new kind of work that is profoundly impacting all kinds of clients around the world, and is typically free of abreaction.

Just last weekend, I attended the beginning level of Lifespan Integration therapy, and was astonished by its power. I came away from it, not only feeling more centered in my own foundation (as part of the training is to do your own LI work), but also thrilled to know that I can now offer this to my clients.

Talk therapy is wonderful. This needs to be said.  It is of great value and gives clients the much needed opportunity to share their processes with someone who is able to hold  a container for them to do so– a container that includes strong empathy, deep compassion and clear non-judgment.  And yet, there are ways that traditional talk therapy alone can keep our old, worn out patterns recycling, allowing our brains to hang out in a space of reliving difficult experiences. But neuroscience, and specifically the research on neuroplasticity, tells us that this need not be the case.  No matter how old we are, we have the ability to change our brains, and thus, our lives. By being able to offer a form of therapy (in addition to good talk therapy)  that helps clients to engage their brains in new and more powerful thinking patterns; to form new and improved neural superhighways, rather than traveling the same old potholed neural paths, I feel that I can be more effective with my clients, and they can more quickly and easily feel more grounded and happier in their lives.

If you are curious about this new work, which I am so very excited to be able to start offering, check out the Lifespan Integration therapy website:

www.LifespanIntegration.com

Though gratitude is a daily practice for me, on this week specifically reserved for giving thanks, I would like to thank the facilitators of the amazing training that I just attended in Albuquerque.  I would also like to thank all my wonderful clients for being my teachers and for allowing me to practice this work, and all of the work I do, with them.  I have such gratitude for their trust in me, and for allowing me the honor and privilege of being their partner (and cheerleader) in this work.

Thank you.

 

Be well,

 

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