Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a gold standard treatment for trauma. Through processing traumatic memories while engaging in eye-movement or sensation-focused techniques, we experience lowered physical and emotional reactions to past traumatic events. This technique can also be helpful for anxiety, phobias, and fear of future events.
Transactional Analysis helps identify conflicting pieces of ourselves, their origins, and their functions in current day life. Often, anxiety and mood issues stem from such conflicts, including our wants, expectations, and messages we have received throughout our lives. With greater insight, we can access a wider range of thoughts, behaviors, emotional states, and decisions.
Psychodynamic theory is a classical model of therapy in which we seek to understand how our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with others are rooted in early life experiences. Through exploring our historical expectations of ourselves and others, we can understand and change our current relationship patterns.
Gestalt Therapy is an existential therapy focusing on attention to the immediate moment. By slowing down, we access a broader range of information beyond our thoughts to include physical sensations, bodily movements, emotions and memories. From this place we can practice new ways of being that help us change patterns in our lives that no longer functionally serve us.
Natural Processing, created by Craig Penner, is a somatic-focused approach that combines EMDR and Gestalt Therapy to provide awareness of our whole selves and insight from the “body up,” rather than purely understanding from the “head down.”