INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS
Have you watched the movie Inside Out? This is a great kids movie but it also helps to explain what goes on inside our heads too. Internal Family Systems Therapy was developed by Family Therapist Dr Richard Schwartz, and is recognised as an evidenced base therapy. It is one of the fastest growing psychotherapy modalities in the field. This is grounded in a systems based approach to the multiplicity of the mind. These "parts" have the very best intention for you, even though it doesn't feel like it at times. They are the protectors of the wounds that you carry within. The beautiful thing is, we also have an innate "self" who has the ability to heal those wounds and when you learn how to access this, the healing begins.......
IFS can be used for just about any mental health concern and is used strongly in trauma work too.
Developed by Pat Ogden, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is working and understanding the effects of trauma that is not only in the mind but held in the body as well. Working with both mind and body in trauma work, provides a more wholistic experience towards resolving these memories and feelings that keep you trapped in the cycles of trauma.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® draws from somatic therapies, neuroscience, attachment theory, and cognitive approaches, as well as from the Hakomi Method.
COMPASSION FOCUS THERAPY
Compassion Focus Therapy is about creating a safe place within you. It acknowledges that as humans, we all experience suffering at some point but rather than trying to fight it, we can turn to ourselves for comfort. When we cultivate a sense of compassion rather than condemnation towards ourselves, it becomes a strength that offers resilience when faced with difficulties. Self compassion provides the safety needed to admit mistakes and reduces the need to blame others which in turn, enhances confidence and a desire for well-being.
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITISATION
EMDR - Developed by Francine Shapiro in the 1990's EMDR is a psychotherapy used to help process trauma memories. The use of bilateral sensory stimulation through side to side eye movements, helps the brain to re-process the traumatic memories. This is widely used now as a treatment for PTSD.
Circle of Security - Parenting Facilitator
The Circle of Security is a relationship-based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. It has confirmed through decades of university-based research, secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure. COS underlies my work with mothers and their babies.