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Attachment-based therapy can help you find new ways of responding to either the fear of being abandoned or the fear of being engulfed.
Repairing attachment wounds can begin to happen as you form new secure attachments with safe, validating, and accepting people. A therapeutic relationship with your HHC therapist can help build healthy attachment patterns that heal the disruptions caused by attachment injury.
In this new safe relationship space, you will discover your attachment style and how this style developed and how it impacts you and the relationships you have today. It will also help make sense of some of the relationship issues you struggle with.
If you are looking to know your attachment style, address the worry and fear you live with, and feel more secure overall, attachment-based therapy may be for you. At HHC, our therapists are trained in attachment-based approaches and have a deep understanding of how we heal in relationships.
Most clients reports positive results with EMDR after only a few sessions.
EMDR stimulates the brain’s information processing system through eye movements or other forms of rhythmic stimulation. EMDR aims to assist individuals in re-processing traumatic memories and in reducing emotional distress.
The idea behind EMDR is that the brain does not process information normally when a person is feeling upset, panicked or threatened by a negative event. This moment becomes “frozen," and the memories may feel as painful as the original event. The impact of these memories can negatively shape how someone sees the world, affect their interactions with others, and change how they perceive themselves.
EMDR helps to "unfreeze" these moments and allow the brain to process the information normally. The individual no longer relives images, sounds, and feelings when the event is brought to mind. They still remember what happened, yet it is less upsetting.
Another benefit is that the negative core beliefs about oneself begin to shift. An abuse survivor who used to think I’m worthless may come to understand that what happened to them was not their fault and begin to replace the old core belief with I do matter.
EFT consists of talking through stressful memories and negative emotions while tapping with your fingertips on specific meridian points or acupressure points.
Everything in the universe is made of energy — including the body. Negative emotions manifest as a disruption of the body's energy. When you balance that energy, you release the negative emotions and the resulting physical symptoms.
Tapping on specific points around the body regulates your body's "fight or flight" response to fear. The tapping communicates with the part of your brain that controls this response. Tapping restores the body’s energy balance.
While directing your attention to the issue that is troubling you, use your fingertips to tap on the body’s different meridian points. While you tap, concentrate on the negative emotions. This is a powerful process.
Best of all, you can use this technique on your own anytime, anywhere. The power to heal yourself is (literally) in your hands.
This type of therapy helps identify the many facets of a person’s personality — like the frightened child, perfectionist or the inner bully. Everyone has many parts, and it does not mean that you have multiple personalities, rather that you are complex and human.
Ego State Therapy was originally developed by psychotherapists John Watkins and Helen Watkins who specialized in hypnosis and dissociation. Internal Family Systems is a continuation of this work and has been synthesized by Richard Schwartz.
You have an “internal system” that consists of parts that try to control and protect you in many different ways. This system has parts from the different developmental stages when you've been hurt, and different parts of you hold on to uncomfortable emotions like shame, anger, or fear and even hold terrifying memories that the entire system is not ready to review and reprocess.
The goal of Ego State Therapy is to help the hurt parts heal, quiet the inner chaos, and restore balance. Working with your inner parts allows you to uncover the most beautiful and creative elements of yourself that often have been buried and burdened. When unburdened, you access a newfound ability to feel compassion, connect to yourself, and connect to others.
Somatic Experiencing is a type of therapy developed by Dr. Peter Levine and focuses on the physical sensations in the body connected with uncomfortable and painful emotions.
Somatic Experiencing Therapy is based on the belief that the mind, body, spirit, and emotions are all related and connected to each other. As a result, the stress of past traumatic memories can get trapped in the body and cause discomfort long after the danger of that event has passed. With Somatic Experiencing, those traumatic memories can be reprocessed and released, giving you relief.
The goal of Somatic Experiencing Therapy is to help you rediscover and connect to your essential self and use the interventions to release the painful emotions that have been stuck inside your body as a result of all that has happened to you.
When working with couples, our therapists use many aspects of Imago Relationship Therapy, developed by Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt in 1980. This is a relationship and couples therapy that focuses on transforming conflict into healing and growth.
Frustrations in adult relationships usually trace back to frustrations from childhood experiences. Childhood feelings of abandonment, suppression, or neglect will arise in a marriage or committed relationship.
When “core issues” repeatedly come up with a partner, they can overshadow all that is good in a relationship and leave one to wonder whether he or she has chosen the right mate.
Through Imago Relationship Therapy, couples can understand each other’s feelings and “childhood wounds” more empathically, allowing each other to heal individually and repair and revitalize their relationships.