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Integration of Psychotherapy and Energy work: Traditional narrative talk therapy is the basis of much of the psychotherapy that I offer. Many clients prefer conventional talk therapy by itself, and find that this is the most useful approach for them. I also provide an integration of psychotherapy, energy work, and body-based counseling. Appointments that are exclusively Reiki and subtle energy work are also available.
EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) uses simple eye movements as a way to both access and work through emotional difficulties. It has been shown to be effective for problems with post-traumatic stress. EMDR is a body-based technique that is integrated with more traditional narrative therapy. For those who find it to be useful, it can focus the psychotherapy on resolving some of the most distressing symptoms associated with one¹s personal history. My training in this approach includes Levels I and II with the EMDR Institute, completed in 1994 and 1995. For more information on EMDR and how it works, you may want to go to the EMDR Institute's web site at www.emdr.com. Energy Psychology is based on the idea that tapping certain points on the acupuncture meridians can create balance in the energy system of the body. If this balance is combined with focusing on a particular problem area then insight, working through emotions, and understanding often follow. Many psychotherapists use Energy Psychology together with counseling because they have found it to be extremely helpful for clients. It is often used for working with anxiety. Although clients often report positive experiences using this approach, more research is needed regarding its effectiveness. For more information on Energy Psychology, you may want to look at http://www.emofree.com/ Lifespan Integration is a guided imagery technique that was developed as another way to work with traumatic or disturbing life events. For more information, see http://www.lifespanintegration.com The Enneagram is a mindfulness approach. It includes nine themes regarding various ways of understanding and responding to experience. In the context of counseling or psychotherapy, the Enneagram offers a way to witness one's own coping strategies and how these may or may not be useful. The Enneagram has also been used for meditation and spiritual inquiry in many settings. For more information, please see http://www.enneagramworldwide.com/
Reiki and Energy work:
Reiki is a form of subtle energy work. People often report that they find the experience of receiving a Reiki treatment to be relaxing and nourishing. Reiki is not a psychotherapy approach in and of itself. I often integrate guided imagery with Reiki for people who are preparing for upcoming medical treatments or other stressful events. Together with counseling, Reiki may be useful for specific experiences with anxiety and other difficulties. For more information, go to http://www.iarpreiki.org/description_of_Reiki_and_a_Reiki_session I have also studied and practiced other forms of subtle energy work as well, including the "energy medicine" approach developed by Donna Eden. This approach uses the same principles as Energy Psychology when used in a counseling environment. Both Donna Eden's Energy Medicine and Reiki are considered to be alternative or experimental techniques and are not generally covered by insurance. For more information on Donna Eden¹s work, you may want to look at http://innersource.net/