Session Overview and Therapy Approaches
What will therapy feel like? What can I expect?
Psychotherapy is the process of discovering your inner-world, awakening to your truth, uncovering your greatest self, and learning the art of living.
During our sessions we will work through any personal difficulties you may be facing in collaboration. Our psychotherapy sessions will be held in an environment of non-judgment, compassionate listening, safety and confidentiality. Each session runs between 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 min.
Our Sessions Have Three Phases:
Understanding the Situation
In the first session we begin to give voice to your concerns and feelings. We understand the truth and depth of the problem situation. Questions will be explored such as, what factors are involved in this problem and how did it begin? Why does it cause emotional pain? How does it affect me mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually? Examination of these questions will lead to greater self-awareness, insights and clarity of the situation. We will then explore your deeper life aspirations and desires, and begin to create achievable goals.
Treatment & Techniques
So how do we create the changes we desire? In this phase we begin to examine techniques and strategies for healing and transformation. Mind-body psychotherapy interventions will be introduced and we will choose an approach that fits right for you. We apply these therapeutic interventions to cope with difficult life challenges, break negative thoughts and emotional patterns, and create new and empowering mental and emotional states. You will also learn powerful tools and skills that can be integrated into your daily life to sustain positive life changes.
By now you have understood the situation and began to use therapeutic tools for change and transformations. This phase is about experiencing the results from your continual practice. The problem situation is now experienced differently then it was in the beginning of therapy as your responses have changed. In this phase you begin to experience the achievement of your goals, and also learn how to overcome any challenges that may arise during the application of your new learning, such as facing resistances and fears. Maintenance is the goal of this phase.
How Many Sessions Do I Need?
The number of sessions recommended is dependant upon the client’s specific issues, goals and needs. Some clients may feel relief after the first few sessions as they have had an opportunity to discuss feelings and challenges in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental and confidential environment. Others may continue receiving psychotherapy to work through deeper emotional healing and to address a variety of other life goals and aspirations.