We all possess a natural tendency to strive for higher and higher levels of integration and organization. If blocked, the tendency is still there but the integration breaks down. What may follow are adverse effects to healthy functioning on multiple levels: personal, professional, relational.
This natural striving tendency animates and organizes experience through complex nuanced interactions between the five senses, reason (thoughts/cognitions/beliefs), perceptions, emotions, sensations, movement, language, and memory. These multi-level components represent the building blocks of experience: past, present, and future. Working with this rich and detailed autobiographical and interpersonal material imagines the self as always under reconstruction and forms the basis of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
One way to treat depression, anxiety, chronic stress, trauma, addictions, life-span growth and development is to provide you with the tools and techniques, guidance and collaboration that allows for creative accessing of the information stored within each of the layered, deeply interconnected building blocks. This opens up possibilities in present time for identifying, shifting, and integrating patterns of moods, beliefs, and behaviours.
Trauma expert Peter Levine makes this keen observation: "We require dynamic equilibrium and relaxed alertness between stability and change." Too much Stability: rigidity, fossilization. Too much Change: dis-integration, chaos.
Primary therapeutic techniques include: CBT, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Brief Dynamic Therapy, Client Centered Psychotherapy, Crisis Intervention, Phase-Oriented Trauma Treatment