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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy developed to resolve the development of trauma-related disorders caused by exposure to distressing, traumatising, or negative life events. When a traumatic or distressing experience occurs, it may overwhelm usual cognitive and neurological coping mechanisms. The memory and associated stimuli of the event are inadequately processed, and are dysfunctionally stored in an isolated memory network.
The goal of EMDR therapy is to process these distressing memories, reducing their lingering influence and allowing clients to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms.
Neurofeedback NeurOptimal has emerged out of significant advances in technology and is based on the notion that our brain already possesses everything we need for an outstanding performance; therefore what we need is to draw out these inner resources and transform them into reality. This is the role of the Neurofeedback, a complete game changer for those who are looking to reach their full potential by optimizing and renormalizing brain functioning.
This system has been used basically to re-train our own brainwaves to release old stuck patterns and transform them into more stable patterns with flexibility and resilience.
NeurOptimal has been generating dramatic results, mainly in memory, performance, social relationships, personal development and emotional stability.
Neurofeedback has been utilized to deal with a panoply of difficult issues arising from Hyperactivity, Emotional Traumas, Seizures, Alzheimer, Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, Autism, Sleep disorders, Chemo-therapy, and other incredible challenges.
Neurofeedback has been used to re-train our own brainwaves to release old stuck patterns and transform them into more stable patterns with flexibility and resilience.
Neurofeedback has been utilized to deal with panoply of difficult issues arising from Hyperactivity, Emotional Traumas, Seizures, Alzheimer, Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, Autism, Sleep disorders, Chemo-therapy, and other incredible challenges.
To summarize the benefits of Neurofeedback, we can say that:
- If you are having troubles in your relationship;
- If you feel depressed, and without motivation to pursue your goal;
- If you are struggling to sleep;
- If you see yourself performing worse than you would like;
- If your anxiety is getting in the way;
- If you feel you no longer have control over your life due to a compulsive behaviour;
In all this cases and so much more, we can help you through Neurofeedback, precisely because this system offers infinite possibilities depending only on the wisdom of your brain to select a new pattern that suit you in every aspect of your life.
SMART Recovery is based on scientific knowledge, and is intended to evolve as scientific knowledge evolves. The program uses principles of motivational interviewing found in Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), and techniques taken from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), particularly in the version called Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), as well as scientifically validated research on treatment.
The Stages of Change as a SMART Recovery Tool
In the SMART Recovery program, there are seven stages of change:
- Precontemplation – At this stage, the participant may not realize that they have a problem.
- Contemplation – The participant evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of the addiction by performing a cost/benefit analysis.
- Determination/Preparation – The participant completes a Change Plan Worksheet.
- Action – The participant seeks out new ways of handling their addiction behaviour. This can include self-help, the support of addiction help group or professional guidance.
- Maintenance – After a few months, the participant’s behaviour has been changed and now seeks to maintain their gains.
- Relapse – Although not inevitable, relapses are a normal part of the change cycle and if handled well, can serve a learning experience in overcoming an addiction.
- Termination – Once a participant has sustained a long period of change, they may choose to move on with their lives and “graduate” from SMART Recovery.
Hypnosis is a mental state, or imaginative role-enactment. It is usually induced by a procedure known as a hypnotic induction, which is commonly composed of a long series of preliminary instructions and suggestions.
The terms “mesmerise” and “hypnotise” have become quite synonymous, and most people think of Mesmer as the father of hypnosis, or at least as its discoverer and first conscious exponent. Oddly enough, the truth appears to be that while hypnotic phenomena had been known for many thousands of years, Mesmer did not, in fact, hypnotise his subjects at all. It is something of a mystery why popular belief should have firmly credited him with a discovery which in fact was made by others.(Eysenck, Sense & Nonsense in Psychology, 1957: 30-31)
The form of traditional hypnotherapy mainly employs direct suggestion of symptom removal, with some use of therapeutic relaxation, including aversion to alcohol, drugs, etc.