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Narrative therapy.  Simply a particular form of talk therapy on the face of it, NarrativeTherapy involves a  new way of looking at one's "problems," a way that often enables a person to find new zeal with which to rally against them.   NarrativeTherapy if profoundly non-pathologizing, and is seen as an antidote to "problem saturation."   Narrative Therapy also helps reduce a sense of shame that a person may have about the problems also.

Hypnosis.  Hypnosis is like walking into your own unconcious, as if you could walk into a dream.  The wisdom and guidance that one finds there come from inside, so one feels as if s/he has healed him/herself.  Relaxation may occur in ways that people have infrequently experienced before.   Pain reduction is a definite possibility for numerous physical conditions.  Hypnosis is great also for tapping into strengths and more positive attitudes that a person may have had in the past.  My training in hypnosis was very heartful, and I only "suggest" what people have requested me to.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.  This method, nearly thirty years old already, is becoming more and more familiar to the general population.  The idea that moving one's eyes back and forth in order to reduce posttraumatic stress may still be greeted with skepticism by some.  But if you take into account that the amygdala, the part of the brain that assesses threat and therefore regulates our level of anxiety, is smack dab next to the visual cortex, where we actually see,  it may become plausible.  I am also trained in Robert Miller's model, in which a slight variation of  EMDR is used to treat addictions.

Natural Processing.  EMDR meets  Gestalt therapy.  In this model, the bilateral brain stimulation  used in EMDR is accomplished through the tactile sense, and the client is invited to show up honestly from one moment to the next, as in Gestalt therapy.  In my opinion, there is something special about this new tool and I am excited to begin using it, and pleased with the results.

 Primal therapy.  The best way I know of to resolve early trauma especially.

"Just talking."   I have heard people express in very specific and personal ways how they have benefited from talking about their issues and I am no longer dismissive of talk therapy if that is what a person wants or needs.

Norton model of play therapy. Byron Norton had an amazing ability to discern metaphorical meanings in a child's play and developed a model of therapy that is far more than "just playing."