I provide a solution-focused approach using a variety of tools such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Hypnosis, Gestalt Psychotherapy, and Emotional Freedom Technique — tools that have proven effective whether addressing anxiety, stress, or weight loss. This approach is sometimes referred to as "Brief Therapy," and limits our work to a specific need.
Hypnosis simply invokes a state of deep relaxation and focused attention, commonly referred to as a trance. Trance states are frequently misunderstood and not recognized -- experienced when falling asleep or daydreaming, or even when driving a car. Hypnosis uses that trance state of deep relaxation and highly focused attention –- and I draw on it with most of my clients. That allows us to work with the underlying experience or misunderstanding that resulted in imbalances such as stress or anxiety, and provides the means to make progress quickly – even if a deep trance has not been achieved.
There has been an explosion of information recently about Energy Psychology and the related meridian based therapies – tools which use the body’s energy meridians to restore emotional balance. Many of my clients have demonstrated excellent results with Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), a popular meridian therapy, achieving rapid change when processing everyday emotions such as fear, anger, sadness, or lack of confidence.
Those who are seeking personal growth, and who desire an expanded view of the world, will find psycho-spiritual counseling appealing. Combining classic counseling and a spiritual perspective, this takes into consideration a person’s belief system, energy, and states of awareness.
Betty McKay Bracht, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor