Experiential therapy refers to modalities that enable a person to re-experience and view past and present relationships from a different perspective. It also helps people experience new feelings…to move out of one’s head into a fuller experience with new clarity.
Spirit Walk Meditation
Medicine Wheel Meditation
Hypnosis is simply a relaxed but focused state of mind (trance) in which a person is better able to integrate positive suggestion. Trance is a natural state that we go in and out of several times a day.
Hypnotherapy combines hypnosis with therapy approaches involving memory work and active expression of emotions. The ability to re-experience events with a new perspective is key to the deep healing that can happen with hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy is very different from stage hypnosis that is used for entertainment. In hypnotherapy, the client remembers everything and is always in control. In fact, the process helps clients gain more control over subconscious motivations for unhealthy patterns.
Practices involving various forms of controlled breathing have been used in healing for thousands of years. Breathwork is a technique which helps a person access non-ordinary states of consciousness and release negative energy attached to past issues.
People come in for breathwork to release bottled up emotions and memories and to help move through blocks or fears. Breathwork is a good
way to take healing and growth to the deeper levels that talk therapy cannot reach. It is a good technique for clearing and refocusing the mind.
The healing of emotional pain and trauma is most complete when the body is involved because much of our trauma memory is stored in the body rather than the brain. Psychodrama employs the use of role play and non-ordinary states of consciousness in a group setting where the emotional dynamics of relationships and past pain can be re-experienced and transformed. This is a powerful therapy modality and is the cornerstone of our Weekend Intensive Programs.
Emotional Freedom Technique
Emotional Freedom Technique is one of many energy psychologies and has been called “psychological acupuncture without the needles”. It is both a clinical technique and a self-help approach that provides simple methods for shifting brain patterns that lead to unwanted thoughts, actions, and emotions. It draws from ancient healing traditions such as acupuncture and yoga, and uses them in modern ways. It has been found to be effective with thought patterns that evoke strong emotions, compulsive behaviors, phobias, chronic pain and many other situations.
Holographic Memory Resolution®
HMR®, developed by Brent Michael Baum (www.healingdimensions.com), is a mind-body technique that allows expedient access to past memories and complete resolution of the painful emotions associated with these events without having to re-live such experiences and without affecting historical memory. This body-centered, client-centered process facilitates the resolution of somatic (body) memory, thereby disarming the triggers that foster physical pain, flashbacks, disease, and relapse. This technique is profoundly empowering to the survivor who becomes his/her own “healer.”