Our Therapeutic Framework
Our approach focuses on the whole self. Many of our clients are familiar with concept of the ‘Inner Child’ which has left ‘childlike’ qualities in our personality, attitudes, ideas, self understanding, emotions, general behavior, and outlook. However, in our sessions we go beyond this concept in that we not only work with the inner child but also very effectively addresses our whole self as it is today.
The inner child often contains the blueprint of one’s self concept which has been predominantly influenced by early conditioning from parents and significant others. More importantly it is often how we interpret early experiences rather than solely the ‘conditioning’. As we are all unique beings and see the world through different filters, accessing, understanding, and relating to our own inner child’s functioning & specific needs, is essential to the healing process.
In learning how to access the inner child through the support of therapeutic guidance, we will learn powerful tools that will facilitate profound emotional healing. Emotional healing can simply be defined as healing emotional wounds that remain present despite the passing of time which have impacted on an individuals’ total self-concept and the way that they relate to others and the world. Emotional healing allows the individual to undertake a process (which has been likened to grieving towards acceptance), which ensures that inhibiting emotions are healed and placed in the past context of a triggering event and therefore no longer have a significant influence on how the individual behaves. Further more the individual is now equipped with new insight and understanding and is therefore better able to cope in day-to-day life.
Benefits of our Therapy
In contacting or connecting with the inner self we are given the opportunity to have greater insight and understanding of our personality, perception, fears, and imposed limitations. We are better able to assess our inner drives, reflexes, and motivations. In addition to this, we can better understand the expectations that we place on ourselves, others, and the outside world. (Note that these expectations are not always based on what is ‘realistic’ or actually is happening. In saying this you are probably familiar with the old adage of “what you focus on or put your attention on expands”).
The individual is given the opportunity to finally accept events, people, and situations that have created an anchoring of dysfunctional core beliefs which have in turn significantly impacted on and thwarted self development. By accessing the tools provided within the interactive modality of our Therapy, the therapist facilitates the process of acceptance of past experiences such as childhood events or trauma. This assists the individual to ‘release’ or ‘understand’ past conditioning and the unhelpful cognition of an experience, thereby allowing emotional and developmental healing. The commonly reported outcome is a new sense of well being and self esteem coupled with tangible healthier responses to relationships, communications, and everyday life.