Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, also referred to as CBT, seeks to change negative thought patterns, which can negatively affect mood. In brief, this goal is accomplished by learning to recognize negative thoughts, dispute or challenge negative thoughts, and brainstorm more adaptive responses. The goal of changing negative thoughts is to improve mood and positively effect behavior changes.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. EMDR facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories to bring these to an adaptive resolution. After successful treatment with EMDR, affective distress is relieved, negative beliefs are reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP
NLP studies the internal processing of the mind and how that processing shapes external behavior. A fundamental thesis of neuro-linguistic programming is that behavior flows from internal state. If my inner state is joyful and expectant, I behave one way. If my inner state is anxious and uneasy, I behave differently. Drawing on this principle, NLP then examines the mental processes we use to create specific internal states. By learning how to create more resourceful states, we empower ourselves to behave more effectively and to generate greater options for responding to life.
Hypnosis if Indicated
Medication if Necessary
Biofeedback is a treatment technique in which people learn to improve their health by using signals from their own bodies. Clinicians rely on computerized biofeedback equipment that can detect a person’s internal body functions with far greater sensitivity and precision that a person can alone. With this information a person can learn to alter the stress response or maladaptive response to more relaxed and healthy responses