Writing a Diary
Writing a Diary

Expressive Art Therapy

Expressive Therapists integrate therapeutic writing, narrative writing, poetry, drama, movement, visual art, and music into appropriate sessions to assist clients who are having difficulty recognizing and expressing emotion as well as meeting their needs. Individuals do not have to be "artistic" in order to benefit from expressive art therapy. This is beneficial for those are would prefer to use creative expression in their process and to have deeper insight and make meaning of their truths in life.

Brainspotting 

Brainspotting is a gentle flow rapid change, brain-body healing therapy that thrives on the intuitive, uncertain, and attuned relationship between client and therapist. Brainspotting is a relational, neurobiological, and mindfulness-based approach so that clients can receive and process information readily. Brainspotting allows you to reach certain areas of your brain and aids in the integration of content or manifestations of earlier occurrences. Some clients will notice a difference in 3 sessions, while others may require 15-30 sessions, depending on the presenting issue. Brainspotting can be conducted with individuals, young children, couples and groups. You do not need to wait following trauma or stressful event to initiate a Brainspotting session. In fact, it's essential to pursue your intervention for significant integration of those experiences. The Brainspotting approach is fostered the client leads the therapist in every session​ with the use of dual attunement.

Who is Brainspotting for?

Brainspotting has been found to benefit those who have experienced a stressful and distressing experience. This form of therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment option for those experiencing:

  • All forms of trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Attention issues (ADHD)

  • Anger issues

  • Phobias

  • Substance abuse

  • Chronic fatigue and chronic pain

  • Impulse control issues

  • Sports performance issues

  • non-diagnosis

  • individuals, couples, and children

 

If you are currently seeing a therapist and would like to incorporate Brainspotting into your healing, please contact Viergelyn for Brainspotting consultations as adjunct sessions.

For more information read this article.

For more information watch this video of Dr. David Grand.

For more information watch me explain how BSP works.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a systematic therapy that uses repetitive eye movements, bilateral sound, and tapping techniques to interrupt and re-pattern trauma-related symptoms or manifestations. EMDR allows clients to reprocess and desensitize traumatic material by accessing areas of the brain and employing embodied experiences. EMDR helps clients integrate traumatic, painful, and unpleasant life experiences in a more adaptive way.

During sessions there are a various techniques and methods to sp

Couple Showing Affection
Couple Showing Affection

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Often regarded as a short-term method (8-25 sessions), is a structured approach that was originally developed for couple therapy and is based on attachment science, which was first proposed in the 1980s. It has since grown in scope, and its methodology is easily compatible with multiple humanistic approaches for individuals, couples, and families. The goal is to reorganize emotional experiences utilizing particular strategies immediately in the session using experiential and humanistic techniques. EFT has a 70% success rate when used primarily or integrative with other approaches.

Couple Showing Affection
Happy Couple

Gottman Method for Relationships

Gottman Method was designed to go deeper and examine individuals' needs, emotions, and communication styles to strengthen the relationship. Examining the relationship narrative, strengths, conflicts, values, and shared meanings to expand the couples to revisit trust, commitment, and connection.

Somatic & Embodied

A body-based approach that emphasizes the externalization of internalized sensations through direct and flowing body-based movements and positions. This could involve primal sound and movement that your practitioner is witnessing or participating in. There is an emphasis on comprehending the bodily events and processes that influence the individual's mind and soul.

Meditating Together

Clinical Hypnosis

Hypnosis is powerful, deep mindfulness and experimental approach that can effectively treat the symptoms as well as the underlying root causes of current patterns. Hypnosis is a hypnotic phenomenon that provides controlled access to memories that may otherwise be kept unconsciously. A hypnotic state or "trance-like" state allows people to explore painful thoughts, feelings, and memories they might have hidden from their conscious mind allowing for a deeper understanding of underlying conditions for a positive restructuring of those manifesting patterns and body memories. Hypnosis sessions will be solution-focused towards the client's desire to release certain mental and emotional patterns. 

In hypnosis sessions, we can:

  • Break old patterns and reduce or eliminate negative habits, replacing them with more positive behaviors

  • Improve performance and productivity at work, school, or personal goals.

  • Enjoy better health and immunity

  • Improve memory and concentration

  • Relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma.

  • Overcome phobias and fears.

  • Build confidence and self-esteem

  • Feel more empowered, creative, accepting, and energized