Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
A psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. Dr. White-Baughan is a Level II EMDR Practitioner.
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on the relationship among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and notes how changes in any one domain can improve functioning in the other domains. For example, altering a person’s unhelpful thinking can lead to healthier behaviors and improved emotion regulation. CBT targets current problems and symptoms and is typically delivered over 12-16 sessions in either individual or group format.This treatment is strongly recommended for the treatment of PTSD. Practice Guidelines
Emotion Focused Tapping (EFT)
Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as EFT Tapping or simply Tapping, is a combination of ancient Chinese acupressure combined with modern psychology through the statements made while Tapping. EFT Tapping is relatively easy to learn, and once you know how to do it the results can be incredible. Physical pain and disease are highly connected to negative emotions, and Tapping can create long lasting results for a multitude of issues, including pain relief, weight loss, stress, depression, resentment, and autoimmune disease.
Healing Therapeutic Relationship and Laughter
The art of psychotherapy is in the relationship and, in all research related to treatment outcome in psychology, This factor is consistently the most important to recovery. Laughter helps us change from the fight or flight response – from the Sympathetic Nervous System to the Parasympathetic Nervous System—the source of peace in our neurology.
Somatic Soothing Resources and Re-experiencing
Mindfulness Practices, Weighted Blankets, Swaddling, Embodiment and Awareness of the Body Connection to the neurology of trauma recovery. Bessel Van Der Kolk’s book: “The Body Keeps The Score” is a great overview of this.
Related to Ecologic/ Entheogenic treatments ie Ketamine et al and other new treatments for trauma.
Gratitude and Spiritual Deepening
Finding meaning in your healing journey is often a final stage of treatment.