ANXIETY AND KNOTS: Performance anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, blocked creativity, test anxiety, fear of flying, “being all tied up in knots” – stuck patterns like these usually resolve easily with a combination of holistic techniques. I plan to have a webpage on these issues, but in the meantime, contact me to set a time for a free consultation, TherapyWithEdie@gmail.com or 303-415-3755.
DYSFUNCTIONAL PATTERNS: Deeper dysfunctional patterns, such as recurrent relationship issues, chronic anxiety, low self-esteem, depressive moods, or addictive behaviors, will take some deeper work, but you can definitely experience relief and even resolution.
We may need to look at family-of-origin issues and other experiences as a child, teen, or adult. But my approach to therapy is not about hashing out the past over and over, but rather about discovering the roots of patterns and then working in the present to change the future with EMDR, Gestalt, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and other holistic tools.
TRAUMA: Trauma symptoms occur on a spectrum from mild to severe, and from simple to complex. Sources of trauma include single incidents such as accidents, floods, and fire, or prolonged and complex situations, such as abusive relationships, combat, or childhood abuse.
I hold a space of hope and healing for you if you have experienced trauma of any kind.
I work with trauma in stages, at a pace that is appropriate for each client. First, we want to tend to your current safety and stability in the outer world, if needed. Then I help you develop inner resources, including relaxation and self-stabilizing skills, and learning to experience an inner “safe space” and a team of “inner helpers.”
Then we can work with memories, body symptoms, emotions, relationship patterns, or other symptoms. My main tool is EMDR, which uses a simple left-right rhythm to help the brain, mind, and body release stuck memories and patterns.
Many clients benefit from Inner Child therapy during or after trauma work.
Some clients also integrate shamanic tools, such as Soul-Retrieval or Power Recovery journeys, and energy tools, such as limpias, along with EMDR and trauma therapy.
Please don’t hesitate to call me to set up a time to talk together, if you or a loved one want to learn more about trauma, or to explore treatment options that will help you feel better. Call 303-415-3755 for a free consultation.