Have you watched the movie Inside Out? This is a great kids movie but it also helps to explain what goes on inside our heads too. Internal Family Systems Therapy was developed by Family Therapist Dr Richard Schwartz, and is recognised as an evidenced base therapy. It is one of the fastest growing psychotherapy modalities in the field. This is grounded in a systems based approach to the multiplicity of the mind. These "parts" have the very best intention for you, even though it doesn't feel like it at times. They are the protectors of the wounds that you carry within. The beautiful thing is, we also have an innate "self" who has the ability to heal those wounds and when you learn how to access this, the healing begins.......
IFS can be used for just about any mental health concern and is used strongly in trauma work too.
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) - Developed by Francine Shapiro in the 1990's EMDR is a psychotherapy used to help process trauma memories. The use of bilateral sensory stimulation through side to side eye movements, helps the brain to re-process the traumatic memories. This is very popular and widely used now as an effective treatment for PTSD.
Compassion Focus Therapy is about creating a safe place within you. It acknowledges that as humans, we all experience suffering at some point but rather than trying to fight it, we can turn to ourselves for comfort. When we cultivate a sense of compassion rather than condemnation towards ourselves, it becomes a strength that offers resilience when faced with difficulties. Self compassion provides the safety needed to admit mistakes and reduces the need to blame others which in turn, enhances confidence and a desire for well-being.
The Circle of Security is a relationship-based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. It has confirmed through decades of university-based research, secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure. COS underlies my work with mothers and their babies.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy or DBT is a type of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy that aims to teach people how to live in the moment and improve relationship with others. The main focus of DBT, is to provide clients with a set of skills to help them manage painful and distressing emotions, in turn helping them to decrease conflict in their relationships and live a life they feel is worth living.
DBT is divided into 4 main categories:
Lisa is a DBT informed practitioner, meaning that she has completed some training in DBT and has understanding of the course content, however she does not run groups using DBT.
Over my career as a mental health clinician, I have come to find that there are many facets to assisting people in keeping well and feel that they are leading a fulfilling life.
Due to this and my desire to be a more holistic practitioner, I have started to branch out into other areas that I feel can support people spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically and incorporate a number of other skills into the therapy itself.
If you are interested in exploring other avenues to help maintain your health on all layers, then click on the link and follow through to my additional website which will have further details www.healththerapies.com.au