Approaches to Therapy
Journey Within is dedicated to working with clients in a holistic way.
Holistic means the whole of a person, thus working at the physical/body,
mental/cognitive, emotional and spiritual aspects
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Here “energy approaches” are used in healing. Energy approaches go far
beyond the simple cognitive psychotherapy methods (CBT, narrative, insight
therapy) and work toward deep inner change taking place within the unconscious
A specialty at Journey Within
is hypnotherapy which can be of the Ericksonian style
More Info on Ericksonian which can be highly effective in
solving such problems as anxiety, fears, weight loss, smoking or other bad
habit cessation, increase in self-confidence, self-esteem ( actually a full
gamut of problems) or of the more intensive Heart Centered style which
works to help a person change deeply rooted negative core beliefs by working
through past age (and sometimes past life-time) regressions. This is a powerful
method of changing one’s deepest beliefs about one’s self which are keeping one
“stuck in negative patterns,” unhappy and unfulfilled.
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These “energy therapies” also
include a cutting edge approach called HMR (Holographic Memory Resolution) which
is offered at Journey Within. HMR is a body-mind technique created by
Brent Baum in order to clear past traumas that have made impressions both
neurologically and at the cellular level of the body. It is important to
understand that each person experiences his or her own set of life traumas.
Triggers, then, constantly reawaken these “trauma trances” and stop persons from
living in the present moment in a state of clear awareness and calm-centeredness.
More Info on HMR Often complimenting HMR is an
approach called IFS (Internal Family Systems) where “parts,” along with their
patterned ways of thinking, feeling and doing, are recognized, acknowledged, and
worked with. These parts, which may have begun as survival mechanisms at an
earlier developmental stage, may be now keeping a person “stuck” or causing any
number of problems at this later life stage.
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Jungian dreamwork is another
powerful approach to healing at the unconscious level.
More Info on Jungian Dreamwork Since everything within the
dream (persons, places, animate and inanimate things, directions, colors, etc.)
is considered to be a “part” of the person dreaming, Dreamwork and Parts work
(IFS) are often used in conjunction with each other. It is not at all unusual
for persons to reach an “aha” moment when this type of work affords them a vast
new understanding of themselves in a problematic situation.
EMDR (Eye Movement
Desensitization and Reprocessing) is also a method of creating a bridge from the
concrete left brain event, situation, emotion (often related to a small “t” or
large “T” trauma) to a much larger, synthesizing right brain understanding.
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