Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Has been highly effective for clients who have experienced a significant amount of trauma using varying techniques like bilateral stimulation, such as side-to-side eye rapid movement or hand tapping. During this process the client will identify a specific moment or situation that has caused distress and through the process learn to reformulate these areas of the memory with new associations.
Psychoeducation is utilized to provide information, and enlighten the client with evidence-based and tangible information regarding any mental health diagnoses, techniques, etiology, developmental psychopathology, treatment processes, medication knowledge and adverse effects, as well as learning about the biological, emotional, and behavioral symptoms connected to Ani struggles, patterns, or diagnoses.
Mindfulness is utilized both as a therapeutic approach, and state of being. Clients are able to increase awareness, decrease impulsivity and reactive behaviors. Through mindfulness clients are able to increase their connection to the mind body and spirit in order to increase prosocial behaviors, and decrease antisocial behavior such as isolating, and failing to reach out for help. Some mindfulness activities, and approaches include meditation, self-care practices, self soothing behaviors, connecting to a higher power, learning to be in the moment, increasing responsive behaviors such as increasing empathy, respect for others and themselves, and gratitude. Through this process clients are also able to begin implementing an increased awareness of consciousness that may help to bring them to a more present state of mind.
The conscious parenting program includes an integration of the above mentioned therapeutic modalities, coping skills and techniques in order to increase consciousness of the self. This program is useful for all whether they have children or not because it is a process of understanding the individual at a higher level of awareness. Through this process the client will be able to understand things like attachment styles, familial patterns, defense mechanisms, labeling, behavioral traits, and even epigenetics that may impact the individual and their ability to develop healthy relationship styles. For the parent going through this higher level of consciousness, they will be able to understand how their own development has led to a disconnect with their true self. This awareness will help The adult achieve a greater sense of self in order to be that much more for their own child. For those without children, this program is helpful in the same way, And that you will help to reach your true self, establish healthy boundaries, and achieve the desired relationship style tools and techniques that were not provided to you by those who came before you.
Behavioral assessments are utilized daily With techniques such as the clinical interview, A behavioral health assessment, asking a series of questions, and daily observation. The purpose is to develop the groundwork necessary to ensure that the therapeutic team is addressing the client’s needs and meeting treatment goals.
Other Assessments include either tools or questionnaires to help identify clients motivation for change, The severity of dependence for substance abuse and addiction, Stages of change, as well as the Beck Scales and Inventory That assist the clinician in identifying the most urgent areas in need of support. All assessments utilized or for the purpose of identifying which areas of life, or struggles the client may need support in, and will be used to develop a collaborative treatment plan.