Resilience Training is a broad term that I use to describe the teaching of techniques that you can employ at home to enhance your health and wellbeing. Though I incorporate this training into my individual therapy approach, I also provide shorter term training for those who are not yet ready or able to invest in deeper therapeutic work. Below, I describe several types of Resilience Training that offer.
Relaxation / Mindfulness Training
Have you ever told yourself or been told to “just relax” or “calm down?” For most of us it is not that simple. While a chronically high level of stress is the norm for many, few of us have been taught how to manage stress effectively. The good news is that, through relaxation training, I can help you learn powerful stress management skills, which can help to reduce your overall stress level and help you to become more stress resistant.
I have advanced training in a variety of relaxation and stress management techniques that can be customized to fit your individual needs and lifestyle. Relaxation training can have powerful effects by itself, or it can be used to enhance other forms of anxiety treatment. Here are a few of the many potential benefits of relaxation training:
- Improved Sleep
- Increased Energy Levels
- Enhanced Concentration
- Improvements in Mood
- Improved Libido
- Strengthened Immune System
- Decreased Muscle Tension
emWave Coherence Training
One of the tools that I use during Resilience Training is the emWave Biofeedback system. Biofeedback is a technique of using physiological monitors to provide you with real-time feedback about your body’s state of physiological arousal. This real-time heart rate monitoring helps you to get in tune with your body, and it allows you to witness the effect of stress management techniques that you use.
As a Certified HeartMath practitioner, I can help you to better understand how differences in your level of physiological arousal and stress reactivity are affecting you. By learning and practicing heart-based coherence techniques, I can help you to have the tools to adapt to stressful situations, while also working to help you to shift your baseline parasympathetic arousal levels. Through practice with the emWave, you will learn to achieve a state of psychophysiological coherence, which is a state of psychological and physiological harmony.
Self-Hypnosis is a form of hypnosis that you can use, on your own, to promote improved relaxation and to support other changes that you wish to make in your life.
Self-hypnosis training begins with a brief screening to ensure that you are a good candidate for hypnotic therapeutic work, as well as some education about self-hypnosis, the potential benefits of self-hypnosis, and the limits of what self-hypnosis can do.
Clients will then be introduced to trance experiences and basic self-hypnotic techniques, within the context of a traditional therapist-guided (aka hetero-hypnotic) trance.
As you develop a growing capacity to achieve deeper trance states, the emphasis will shift to self-directed hypnotic induction and other self-hypnosis techniques.
Some of my clients who have learned to use self-hypnosis describe it as one of the most empowering skills that they have learned.
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