My Approach to Helping
Dialogue and reflection, breathing techniques, guided imagery, gentle movement, dance, play therapy, creative writing, and collage making are uniquely customized to the needs of each client in order to resolve the root causes of her/his current challenges. The interactive and multi-module interventions help the gaining of insights into specific life or communication struggles. Through a non-judgmental creative process, the client is supported to identify and express hidden emotions and to foster mindful physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
The various activities during different therapy sessions address pressing issues from a creative-expressive angle rather than from only an intellectual thinking talking perspective. This integrative approach using mindfulness, movement, imagery, art-making, visualization, and verbalization can develop from simple to more complex - "being in the experience" and embodied present moments. These processes is either guided and structured by the therapist or completely self-directed as the therapy progresses. Movement, writing, and art involve the totality of body, mind, and soul. You ARE when you move, create and express.
Creativity and expression are essential requirements for children’s development and adolescents’ growth, so this therapy approach is perfectly suitable and beneficial for children as well.
My approach is based on a firm belief in each client’s potential and ability to move from, through, and beyond personal traumas and emotional pain in a clear direction of the present, fulfilled, and meaningful life.