We value a team approach at CTS and often highlight complimentary practitioners. Enjoy this informative article by Dr. Lori A Futterman featuring psychotherapeutic treatments to heal your mind, body and soul.
Psychotherapeutic Treatments are commonly utilized to assist in bringing balance into one's life. Whatever is affecting the physical aspects of the self also affect the psychological aspects of self and vice versa.
Treatments may occur individually, with Couples and Families. Some commonly utilized approaches are psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), clinical hypnosis and eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness training and many others. Two techniques that are often used in short-term psychotherapy and are empirically-based are clinical hypnosis and EMDR. These approaches can be integrated with mindfulness as well as cognitive-behavioral strategies in working with difficult situations.
Clinical Hypnosis works with the assumption that the unconscious mind drives our motivation, beliefs and behaviors (Lynn, Rhue, Kirsch, 2010). It is mostly used in addition to other forms of psychotherapy (Kirsch, Montgomery, & Sapirstein, 1995).
The way clinical hypnosis works is that it uses specific mental skills and techniques such as visualization, imagery and mental rehearsal.
It releases unproductive and unhealthy emotions and transforms negative beliefs, habits and behaviors through use of positive suggestions.
Changes result in sensation, perception, thought, and behavior (Kirsch et al., 1995).
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) allows healing from psychological and physiological and symptoms which have resulted from trauma (Shapiro, 2002). EMDR is considered an effective psychotherapeutic method for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma-based symptoms (Van Etten & Taylor, 1998; Schubert & Lee, 2009; Lee & Cuijers, 2013). It is also effective in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. and stress-related symptoms (Maxfield, 2007).
The way EMDR works is that it facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories in order to release emotional distress.
It enhances information processing related to the maladaptive memory of an event and it can create new adaptive associations so that positive emotional connections and cognitive insights can develop.
It releases unproductive and unhealthy emotions and transforms negative beliefs, habit and behaviors through use of positive suggestions. Changes result in sensation, perception, thought, and behavior (Kirsch et al., 1995).
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Lori A. Futterman R.N., Ph.D. PSY8636
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