Somatic Experiencing (SE) is the work of Dr. Peter Levine. When we encounter situations that we perceive as a threat, our bodies go into threat response (fight, flight, or freeze) to help us survive. If we are unable to respond successfully, our bodies get stuck in and retain the experience.
Somatic Experiencing facilitates the completion of serf-protective motor responses and the release of thwarted survival energy bound in the body, thus addressing the root cause of trauma symptoms. This is approached by gently guiding clients to develop increasing tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions.
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) focuses on client’s inner resources for healing and help them to confront and deal with emotional traumas instead of resorting to defensive tactics.
It allows individuals to see their own internal coping skills that were previously hidden and to awaken those inner strengths as a natural response to life’s circumstances.
Emotionally focused therapy (EFT)
Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) has helped couples and family members to treat distressed relationships, depression and a range of other emotional difficulties. The main goal of Emotionally focused therapy is to create a secure bond between romantic partners or family members and to reorganize and expand critical emotional responses. It helps to improve communication, which is beneficial to the relationship. EFT is a practical therapy that has been used successfully in relationships for many years, due to the fact that it creates a spirit of respect and harmony.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is EMDR is a well researched therapeutic model that help client transform traumatic memories into regular memories that no longer create the distress. EMDR has eight phases that can also be facilitated online. It differs from talk therapy, as the process focuses on the brain’s natural ability to heal itself, helping to recalibrate the stress response to become more adaptive and balanced.
Internal Family Systems
Internal Family Systems is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on a client’s internal “parts” and “Self.” In IFS, the mind is considered to be naturally made up of multiple sub-personalities within each individual’s mental system. These sub-personalities take on different roles, such as an inner critic or inner child, and consist of wounded parts and painful feelings like anger and shame.
The goal of IFS is to help clients access client’s true self through healing wounded parts. IFS is a deep way of understanding our inner lives and healing the “child within”. It is a conceptual framework and practice for developing love and acceptance for ourselves and each other.