Authentic and caring relationships can be a vehicle for change.
AEDP (developed by Diana Fosha) is a relational therapy that focuses on creating a space where clients can feel valued, nurtured, and cared for. The therapist is affirming, attuned, engaged, and genuinely sees clients' strengths.
Through this healing relationship, the adaptive defenses that we all wear in daily life are no longer needed and we can safely explore emotions which have previously felt overwhelming or too scary to face.
Often, experiencing feelings in the company of a caring other is a new, positive experience. Through processing previously avoided feelings and material, transformation and growth can occur.
Core Self Reclamation Therapy (CSRT)
Core Self Reclamation Therapy (developed by SueAnne Piliero) is a relationally bold clinical model that heals the patient’s Wounded Self by championing the Core Self so that the Present-Day Self can flourish.
At the heart of suffering is self-rejection, caused by a reaction to traumatic experience/s in which the patient internalizes self-hatred in the form of Core Erroneous Beliefs and Pathogenic Affects (e.g., “I am unlovable, it’s all my fault, I am bad.”)
The CSRT therapist stands in on behalf of the patient’s Core Self, piercing the defenses and the toxic shame states, to guide the patient back home to themselves.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is a type of short-term therapy that is used to improve attachment and bonding in adult relationships.
This approach to couples therapy was developed by doctors Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in the 1980s and is rooted in research on love as an attachment bond. While often used for couples, it has also been adapted for use with families.
This treatment can help couples and family members form a more secure emotional bond, which can result in stronger relationships and improved communication.
Brainspotting (developed by David Grand, Ph.D) locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain.
BSP makes use of this natural phenomenon through its use of relevant eye positions.
This helps the BSP therapist locate, focus, process and release a wide range of emotionally and bodily-based conditions. BSP is also a brain-based tool to support the therapy relationship.
We believe that BSP taps into and harnesses the body’s natural self-scanning, self-healing ability.
When a Brainspot is stimulated, the deep brain appears to reflexively signal the therapist that the source of the problem has been found.
BSP can also be used to find and strengthen our natural resources and resilience.
BSP is designed as a therapeutic tool that can be integrated into many of the healing modalities.