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Integrative counseling has the flexibility and depth to treat a wide variety of psychological, situational, and emotional issues. We are composites of many different levels of experience woven together to create a single unity. Disturbances can happen on any of these levels and spread imbalance throughout. Instead of focusing exclusively on one level, an integrative approach seeks to find which level (or levels) require the most support and attention.
Psychology, in general, as it is practiced in the West, is steeped within an intellectual and academic history. There is a tendency within psychology to approach our problems rationally, as if we can ‘think’ our way out of our problems. An Integrative Approach acknowledges that the core of human identity and experience is beyond the powers of reason. Therefore, techniques and practices from older and traditional systems of healing and spirituality, are used to work within those psychological levels that are not bound by logic and reason.
All experiences that are psychologically accessible first happen within the body. Emotions, thoughts, imagination, self-identity, and even spiritual sensitivity, are mediated through finely tuned neuro-chemical structures. Emotional responses to threats, such as anxiety, worry, fear, disassociation, and shame, are likewise generated and supported through the body.
These negative experiences have the purpose of protecting us from danger. The problem is, especially in cases of early trauma, the self-defense mechanisms become part of our habitual reactions to outer events. Meditation and breathing practices counteract these habitual patterns by cultivating insight, stillness, and concentration. We are able to bypass the rational, critical mind to enter and work with the energies of the body. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner, we can develop a program focused on deepening your relationship with your body and neutralize negative habits..
Psychotherapy in ancient Greek literally means ‘care for the soul’. Psychotherapy is not a hard science with steadfast rules and methods that will have predictable results. It is an art … a perspective that gets you in deeper touch with the concerns of your soul. Soul, in this case, is the most intimate, authentic part of you. Because every person has a unique character and soul, therapeutic outcomes are highly individualistic and unpredictable. The method remains the same – I will ask open ended, relevant questions for you to begin telling stories about your life. Gradually themes will develop which will provide instructions on what you need to be tending.
There are basic requirements the soul needs to express itself. The soul needs dignity, respect, and compassionate interest. We need to feel curious about what the soul is searching for and give it the time and space to arrive at its own truth.
Dream analysis falls within psychotherapy. There are long standing psychotherapeutic and spiritual traditons that see dreams as carrying information from the soul. Dreams speak in a symbolic language of emotionally toned imagery. On the surface, dreams do not make sense but when we begin paying attention, breaking down the imagery and actions, we begin to see how the dreams weave personal associations from waking life with impersonal, mythological material to make a profound statement regarding the needs of the soul.