The capacity for self-reflection is essential to the process of psychotherapy. Even when we
desire change, there is much that holds our ideas and behaviors in place. We need to
experience and recognize our constraints in order to exercise choice and engage in
EMDR is a structured therapy that promotes healing from trauma and other distressing life
experiences. EMDR therapy generates new neural pathways increasing the availability of
more adaptive responses. Benefits include relief from feelings of distress, diminishing
negative beliefs, development of fresh perspectives, and increased access to internal and
The therapist helps the dreamer find what is important in the dream and how it relates to
their current situation. Our dreams can show us things that only become clear after our
understanding has changed and events have progressed. The images in the dream represent
sources of healing for the dreamer.
Stress drains energy we have available for addressing life’s problems. Stress is harmful to our
body and mind. It often clouds our thinking and robs us of our naturally restorative healing
processes. Mindful focus in the present moment can align our mind and body, allowing us to
move forward with our lives.
Two introductory sessions are conducted to get to know the individual and identify images
that can bring healing and transformation to. Information from these sessions is used to create
a CD that guides the individual through a process of relaxation and visualization of a healing
Topics are presented that can help individuals in their journey toward wholeness and
transformation. Exercises are tailored to integrate and deepen the learning experience. Topics
include: Methods of Working with Dream Images, Structure and Function of the Psyche,
Mask Making, and Mind-Body Integration.
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