As an integral coach I felt the need to complement my work with practices, methods and tools that stem from the therapeutic areas. I have thus completed certifications in the following therapies and will be using parts or combinations to bring about the best versions of my clients.
- Emotionally focused individual & Couples therapy: safe attachment, transitions – moving together, newborn, etc
- Cognitive behavioral therapy: processing of emotions, limiting beliefs, practicing new habits including holistic approach (emotional, nutritional, somatic – pain control, relational)
- Parental coaching for children (sleep talk therapy, sensory therapy) & adolescents (parts therapy, inner child healing, schema therapy –basic models, strategies, imagery re-scripting): bullying, bereavement, teenage anxiety & depression, etc
- Individual & Family trauma interventions (rewind technique – PTSD, VAKOG – fobias, anxiety, etc) and other crisis management situations: suicidal attempts, panic attacks, depression – in counterparty with appropriate medical supervision
Somatic practices and sensory therapy involves specific practices and activities to help individuals self-regulate and adjust /re-educate trigger responses in their body; it uses stimulation and responses to visuals, sound, touch, smell, and other vestibular or proprioceptive input such as: balance, (muscle) relaxation techniques, breath work, meditation, changes in habits (nutrition, sleep, exercise, reflection time).
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions (e.g. thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes) and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.
CBT is a “problem-focused” and “action-oriented” form of therapy, meaning the therapist’s role is to assist the client in finding and practicing effective strategies to address the identified goals and decrease symptoms of the triggers. CBT is based on the belief that thought distortions and maladaptive behaviors play a role in the development and maintenance of psychological disorders, and that symptoms and associated distress can be reduced by teaching new information-processing skills and coping mechanisms.
Clinical trauma Specialist certification allows working knowledge of how to engage in the process of sensorial trauma treatment. Focusing not only on interventions, but how to sequence the interventions to maximize outcomes.
There is focus on common symptoms and factors for healing traumatic stress such as the importance of therapeutic relationship and positive expectancy for the outcomes, relaxation, self-regulation, exposure and narrative in the treatment of traumatic stress.