INTEGRATING MIND, BRAIN AND RELATIONSHIPS

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NOT JUST SUPERFICIAL CHANGE, BUT DEEP AND LASTING CHANGE.

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OUR WORK TOGETHER

Some thoughts I have about therapy

This means that I am interested in hearing about the concerns you have, how they are impacting your life, and what your hopes are for change.

Also, this means that key relational processes need to be present in our therapy relationship and that I, as your therapist, hold special responsibility to recognize and attend to cultivating interpersonal safety.

This focus is backed by science which confirms that human development and well-being are inextricably linked to qualities in the relationships we have with each other and the world around us.

In fact, the very structure and function of our brains and bodies are connected to our capacity to be consciously aware of our own internal experiences as well as what transpires between us, and those with whom we relate to.

In support of this through my work as a therapist, I seek to facilitate people’s development of greater capacities to be mentally, emotionally, and physically as well as they possibly can be.

Finally, I am hopeful, that change is possible. Not just superficial change, but deep and lasting change.

This belief is not only grounded in the resiliency and creativity of many of the people I have been privileged to work with, but also findings from neuroscience, which prove something called neuroplasticity exists.

What this term means is that throughout our lives, we can change the very structure and function of our brains and nervous systems through new learning along with focused practices that promote well-being.

KEY THEORIES THAT
INFLUENCE ME

INTERPERSONAL NEUROBIOLOGY

A fascinating field called Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) influences how I see the problems that people face and what kind of change needs to take place. IPNB is a vast and growing interdisciplinary field that integrates scientific findings from quantum physics, neurobiology, and neuroscience with research in human development.

One of IPNB’s core principles is that the quality of our relationships directly shapes the function and structure of our brain and nervous system throughout our lives.

MINDFULNESS AND FOCUSED PRACTICES

IPNB shows how we are able to participate in our own health through focused practices such as reflection, mindfulness, and other awareness activities.

I often support people in fine-tuning these practices to their unique needs and preferences.

COMPASSION PRACTICE

Developing greater compassion is a mindfulness-based practice that is very powerful in transforming our relationship with others and ourselves.

I frequently draw upon ways to tap into this powerful, heart-centered resource, which serves to enrich and strengthen, transform and heal.

BODY-CENTERED PRACTICE

One of IPNB’s tenants is that awareness of our whole body is imperative for our integrated functioning and well-being.

Therefore, I often encourage people to develop ways of increasing awareness of their bodies, including learning how to bring awareness to sensations and emotions.

Including the body is particularly relevant for people who are dealing with trauma.

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an effective technique in assisting people dealing with anxiety and trauma.

RELATIONAL CULTURAL THEORY

The Stone Center’s Relational Cultural Model brings attention to the multiply-intersecting experiences that impact human development such as gender, societal and cultural influences.

Change is possible.

NOT JUST SUPERFICIAL CHANGE, BUT DEEP AND LASTING CHANGE.

Download my FREE EBOOK on the Foundations Of Well-Being:

9 SCIENTIFICLY-BASED PRACTICES TO
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