Ancient Chinese medicine is based on energy meridians within our bodies, and has been used for thousands of years to create physical balance. Now we know that we can manipulate these same energy meridians for greater emotional balance as well. When we move into energy psychotherapy, we are including “techniques that involve stimulating the body at discrete locations by holding or tapping, assuming specified body postures and movements, visualization, use of affirmations, expressed intentions and assertions, and more. Many approaches to energy psychotherapy also focus on the relationship among bioenergy, consciousness, thought, intentionality, and spirituality.”( www.energypsych.com 11.1.2010) Energy psychotherapy has helped many achieve rapid change when processing everyday emotions such as fear, anger, sadness,or lack of confidence.
I provide a solution-focused approach to counseling, using a variety of tools such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Hypnosis, Gestalt Psychotherapy, and EFT (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.
EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a powerful tool for relieving the distress of anxiety, trauma, or loss. This amazing technique allows us to rewire responses that are no longer beneficial – those responses that leave us anxious, sad, or scared. If you or a loved one has difficulty driving over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, speaking before groups, or taking a test in school, this may be the answer you’ve been looking for!
Hypnosis simply invokes a state of deep relaxation and focused attention, commonly referred to as a trance – a state you experience frequently but don’t recognize most of the time! When we are doing something repetitive, boring, or even when we are driving, we are commonly falling into trance states. With guidance that state can be used for your benefit. We can work with an underlying experience or misunderstanding that created stress or anxiety, or more problematic imbalances. And we can do that even if a deep trance has not been achieved.
This simply means that we combine classic counseling with a spiritual perspective, that takes into account your beliefs, energy states, and states of awareness. You may wind up with an expanded view of the world, and can expect to achieve personal growth and a broader understanding.