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Body Psychotherapy - Hypnotherapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR - Denver/Boulder Colorado

  • Heal trauma and abuse
  • Stop pain and addictions – smoking, drinking, eating disorders
  • Create healthy, loving relationships and not repeat abusive patterns
  • Release conflict by understanding your core beliefs and increasing resources to support yourself
  • Become aware and loving instead of manic or depressed
  • Learn how to use your body as a resource to respond authentically – not repress or hide

In contrast to Cognitive or “talk” therapy, Body Psychotherapy actually helps you connect with and use your body’s natural resources to integrate body, mind and spirit. You become a witness/participant in what wants to happen naturally, move into your most authentic response, and release old habitual reactions to learn how to live in a vibrant, full-bodied, celebration of life. With so many of us tied to our computers in western societies, we desperately need to remember to be in our bodies and use them as resources in ways that simpler societies do on a daily basis.

Hakomi Somatics/Sensorimotor Psychotherapy sessions can be live or via phone,
while Hypnotherapy and EMDR are more effective as live sessions.

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Contact Chris to book your session.

 

 


Alchemical Hypnotherapy

What is Hypnosis? Hypnosis helps you enter a relaxed state of awareness to see yourself clearly. We can see the conscious mind as the tip of the iceberg, but the vast subconscious layers that we don’t see actually navigate us in our daily lives. Like a computer operating system, your subconscious stores all your memories and contains all the “programs” of your beliefs, habits, responses, and character strategies. As you grow you adopt certain behavior patterns that help you survive, but since the subconscious does not judge or discriminate, you can continue to use an old “program” that may need to be upgraded! Through hypnosis you can bring the outdated programs to the surface, transform them, or dive into your own creative reservoir to discover and develop resources you never knew such as improved sports or artistic performance.

  • Hypnosis is natural – If you can watch a movie or television and become absorbed, if you can drive past your exit because you felt “entranced” by the road, if you can relax and fall asleep, then you can become hypnotized.
  • Hypnosis is approved – By the American Medical Association
  • Hypnosis is fun – All hypnosis is self-hypnosis: you remain aware and in control at all times. You cannot do something that you don’t want to do. In fact, being in a hypnotic state for 1/2 hour is similar to the rest you receive from a few hours of sleep.

Alchemical Hypnotherapy combines techniques from Gestalt, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Transpersonal Psychology, Ericksonian hypnotherapy, Psychodrama and Regression Therapy. Through Alchemical Hypnotherapy you can successfully release old programs, solve problems, complete responses, increase your awareness, and develop resources.

Hakomi Somatics/Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Hakomi Somatics/Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a Body Psychotherapy used for healing trauma and relational wounds. Trauma such as abuse, accidents, war, surgery, and natural disasters can jar us out of our natural resource state. With the “fight or flight” survival mechanism, we can become hypersensitive and hyperactive or lethargic and deadened to any stimulus, or even alternate between the two states. As a matter of survival we become desensitized and unaware of our state, but in reality we need to re-experience the original response to come back to our natural state of being. Animals naturally do this - such as the possum when it shakes after pretending to be dead. Humans are not “in the moment” and forget to let go of the original trauma.

Relational or developmental wounding occurs when our expectations are not met and we form a core beliefs and character strategies around the experience such as “I’m not good enough”, “I can’t have what I want”, or “I can’t trust anyone”. By accurately seeing all the various “parts” of yourself that want to express, you realize core beliefs and the strategies you created as a temporary defense. Reactions and strategies will fade away in favor of a complete, authentic response to what is happening now. By re-establishing connection with your core organizers – thought, emotion, the 5 body senses, inner body sensation, and movement - you can heal yourself. Use of movement (voluntary and involuntary), sound, postures and boundary exercises are essential to re-establishing your wholeness.


EMDR

Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing uses eye-movement or tapping to complete the processing of trauma in a quick, effective manner. When you experience a traumatic event it can become “locked” in memory and your response becomes frozen around this experience. EMDR allows you to complete your original response and shift your thoughts, feelings and beliefs to a more positive perspective once again.

How does EMDR work? During REM sleep you process the days experiences to integrate them. If an event is too overwhelming your REM can be interrupted and your sequencing truncated. EMDR stimulates the sequencing of the event similar to REM sleep. Trauma can get frozen in the Reptilian brain as part of the “fight or flight” mechanism. With EMDR the bilateral stimulation of the brain acts as a type of brain hemisphere synchronization that enables the subconscious to inform the conscious and release the traumatic thoughts and feelings. This work is ideal for single incident traumas such as abuse, accidents, relationship loss or divorce, and abortions/miscarriages. If you suffer from recurring nightmares, disturbed sleep, anxiety attacks, phobias, or chronic negative beliefs, you could benefit from this work.

  • EMDR is successful – Over 1 million people worldwide have been successfully treated for such problems as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), nightmares, phobias, and depression.
  • EMDR is fast – The sequencing of events, thoughts, and feelings may seem 5 times more rapid than in real life.

Hakomi Somatics/Sensorimotor Psychotherapy sessions can be live or via phone,
while Hypnotherapy and EMDR are more effective as live sessions.

Cash, check or credit card through Paypal.

Contact Chris to book your session.