Therapeutic Techniques

Nowadays, the most widely used technique is cognitive-behavioral therapy or CBT . This is a combination of two kinds of therapy: cognitive and behavioral. In behavioral therapy, people learn how to change behavior. The most common behavioral techniques used for anxiety, phobias and obsessive type disorders are: desensitization, relaxation and breathing exercises.

Cognitive therapy focuses on thoughts, assumptions and beliefs. With cognitive therapy, people may learn to recognize and change faulty or maladaptive thinking patterns. Cognitive therapy is a way to gain control over racing, repetitive thoughts which often feed or trigger anxiety. The two therapies often are used together because they are beneficial to each other.

In combination with these techniques, we use Insight Therapy. It is a therapeutic approach based on the assumption that a person’s behaviors, thoughts, and emotions become disordered because the individual does not understand what motivates him, especially when a conflict develops between his needs and his drives. A greater awareness of motivation will result in an increase in control and an improvement in thought, emotion, and behavior. The goal is to help an individual discover the reasons and motivation for his behavior, feelings, and thinking.

Deprogramming and Reprogramming  the mind are key elements of our practice.  We use a set of tools and modalities to accomplish this goal.  Our objective is to help people empower themselves and take charge of their happiness by uncovering the subconscious beliefs that lead to self defeating habits and thinking patters.

To enhance the effectiveness of our work and the potential for successful outcome, we include a variety of innovative tools in conjunction to the traditional therapy-client connection.  The following is an explanation of the specific tools we use and their therapeutic benefits.

Brain Entrainment Tools:  We have combined a set of tools which involve; software, and audio-visual techniques designed to teach your brain to control bodily functions.  With these techniques you are exposed to observe how your thoughts affect your emotions and consequently, your physical and mental health.   For the last two decades, a great deal of research has been focused on the study of Neuroplasticity.  Simply explained, it refers to the ability of the human brain to change as a result of one’s experience.  Here’s the secret that’s not really a secret.  Positive thinking really does change your brain. Not in some magical kind of way, but in a real physical way.

Neuroplasticity means that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains. Repetitive positive thought and positive activity can rewire your brain and strengthen brain areas that stimulate positive feelings.  These findings have revolutionized the field of psychology and a great variety of tools are now being used by neurophysicians, psychologists and other practitioners to treat a variety of physical and mental disorders.  These techniques are being used by highly reputable organizations such as NASA.  They have done extensive research on brain development techniques and developed programs to promote attention span and games to treat children and adults who suffer from ADD and ADHD, insomnia, depression, anxiety, etc.

Biofeedback Therapy or Biofeedback Training
This is a complementary and alternative medicine technique in which you learn to use your mind to control bodily functions, such as your heart rate, high blood pressure, headaches, stress, anxiety, etc. . With biofeedback, you’re connected to electrical sensors that help you measure and receive information (feedback) about your body (bio). The biofeedback sensors teach you how to make subtle changes in your body, such as relaxing certain muscles, to achieve the results you want, such as reducing pain.  The basic idea of biofeedback training is to provide individuals with increased information about what is going on inside their bodies and their brains. By watching an instrument give continuous measurements of a bodily function, a person can experiment with different thoughts, feelings, and sensations and get immediate feedback on the physical effects. In essence, biofeedback gives you the power to use your thoughts to control your body, often to help with a health condition or physical performance.

Biofeedback training, is used to help treat many physical and mental health issues, including:

  • Anxiety or stress
  • Insomnia
  • Asthma
  • Panic attacks
  • Constipation
  • Heart problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Incontinence
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Physical performance
  • Migraine headaches

Biofeedback appeals to people for a variety of reasons:

  • It’s noninvasive.
  • It may reduce or eliminate need for medications.
  • It may be a treatment alternative for those who can’t tolerate medications for their conditions.
  • It may be an option when medications haven’t worked well.
  • It may be an alternative to medications for some conditions during pregnancy.
  • It helps people take charge of their health.

Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback which deals with brainwave activity.  It uses a variety of exercises in the format  of computer games to directly train brain functioning. We observe the brain in action from moment to moment and show that information back to the person.  The brain is rewarded for changing its own activity to more appropriate patterns. This is a gradual learning process. It applies to any aspect of brain function that we can measure.

Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain deregulation which lead to physical and psychological conditions.  These include anxiety, depression, attention deficit, migraines, ADD-ADHD, autism, insomnia, addictions, and others.

AUDIO-VISUAL ENTRAINMENT AND CRANIAL-ELECTRICAL STIMULATION
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Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) uses flashes of lights and pulses of tones to gently and safely guide the brain into various brain wave patterns to boost your mood, help with sleep, sharpen your mind and increase your level of relaxation. It is an effective, inexpensive alternative therapy for many disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), fibromyalgia and chronic pain. AVE devices are also used successfully to boost physical performance for athletes, academic performance for students and cognitive performance for seniors. AVE is also commonly referred to as brainwave entrainment (BWE).

Cranial-Electro Stimulation (CES)

CES devices send tiny electrical impulses to the brain through a stimulation cable attached to the earlobe. CES has been shown to increase serotonin and endorphins.
CES is an effective non-drug approach to relieve discomfort, assist with sleeping and calming of the mind.

Although individual levels of improvement may vary, medical research reveals dramatic improvements in mental functioning including:

  • Deep Relaxation
  • Improved Memory
  • Mental Clarity
  • Mood Elevation
  • Improved Learning
  • Sound Sleep
  • Increased Concentration
  • Increased Vitality
  • Reduction of Psychosomatic Conditions
  • Assisting Substance Abuse Recovery

TDCS (Trans-cranial Direct Current Stimulation )
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TDCS is a form of neurostimulation which uses constant, low current delivered directly to the bran area of interest via small electrodes.  When these electrodes are placed in the region of interest, the current induces intracerebral current flow.  This current flow then either increases or decreases the neuronal excitability in the specific area being stimulated based on which type of stimulation is being used. TDCS has been utilized to enhance language and mathematical ability, attention span, problem solving memory, coordination, and psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and even addictions.

Self Hypnosis and Subliminal Perception Tools
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Did you know that your mind creates your reality? It’s true. The functioning of the mind can be readily understood when considered in terms of the widely accepted view that the mind has both conscious and subconscious portions. The conscious portion of your mind is rational, logical and analytical. It questions and modifies incoming information from your sense before the information is stored in your subconscious mind.

The subconscious mind is non-analytical and houses the motivating forces that direct your conscious actions, thoughts, and habits. It affects your attitudes, how you feel, and what you do. The beliefs and thoughts you hold in your subconscious mind build and shape every aspect of your life.

In other words, your subconscious is what actually creates your life. This is why it is important to discover how to access the subconscious to remove negative, self-limiting beliefs and replace them with positive, life-enhancing beliefs.

Perception is the natural, normal way you receive impressions from your environment. Subliminal refers to information that is perceived below the level of conscious awareness. Normally, you pay conscious attention to a very small percentage of information that you experience through our sense and your mind.

In the last 50 years, many hundreds of carefully controlled scientific studies have been conducted on subliminal perception. An abundance of scientific data resulting from decades of research indicates that subliminal perception does occur and information perceived subliminally does affect the unconscious or subconscious mind. And most importantly, subliminal programming has been shown to be an effective tool for influencing and changing behavior.

Research indicates that subliminal perception takes place when the subconscious portion of the mind is exposed to messages below the level of conscious awareness. Subliminal audio and video recordings are proving to be a safe and effective, easy and convenient, and enjoyable way people can bring about profound personal change in their lives. They can be quite effective in eliminating fears, faulty belief system, negative attitudes, and  self destructive behaviors.

A combination of all these tools is what composes our 8-week Resistance Breaker Protocol.  For more information about this treatment, click on the ad at the home page.