At Simply Being, our therapists are trained in researched-based modalities that have been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety and chronic stress. So many of us struggle with mood issues, and this can sometimes feel like our minds and bodies are being “hijacked” by our past trauma or life stressors. We believe in the power of the mind-body connection, along with the importance of healing past wounds in order to better navigate and enjoy the present. Our approach to therapy is both somatic and attachment-based. See below for information on some of these modalities.
“The body remembers, the bones remember, the joints remember, even the little finger remembers. Memory is lodged . . . in the cells themselves” (Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes—Women Who Run with the Wolves).
Somatic Experiencing resolves trauma symptoms and relieves chronic stress through a potent psychobiological method. By using this approach, we can work to restore inner balance and enhance resilience to stress, resetting the nervous system and increasing your vitality, equanimity, and capacity to actively engage in life.
It is believed that trauma does not rest in the past, but in your nervous system. By paying attention to your body, we can support you in your experience of a more coherent and resilient system.
What Does SE Look Like?
The goal of an SE session is to offer you the opportunity to engage, complete, and resolve your body’s instinctual fight, flight, and freeze responses. This helps restore inner balance and build your capacity to actively engage in and enjoy life.
SE can be very effective for individuals who are suffering from toxic stress, chronic pain, shock trauma, medical trauma, and assault. That said, it is effective for most of us.
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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a psychotherapeutic modality specifically designed to help with adverse experiences and trauma. EMDR posits that we can all heal from psychological trauma and toxic memories. This modality is effective for those struggling with life’s challenges, whether simple or complex. We are all wired toward healing, and EMDR therapy can help facilitate the process. At Simply Being, we offer a hybrid of EMDR and Somatic Experiencing.
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Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy
The use of psychedelic substances, such Ketamine, psilocybin, ayahuasca, and MDMA, have been at the heart of the trauma-healing and mental health debate for decades. More recently, the growing number of clinical studies from well respected universities have begun to shed light onto the field of psychedelic psychotherapy and their benefit for the treatment of PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction and more.
At Simply Being, we offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy and believe in the importance of specialized treatment for clients struggling with trauma and mood related concerns. Our therapists are highly trained in a variety of holistic modalities that highlight the mind & body connection and increase the effectiveness of the Ketamine experience and integration process. These include:
Mindfulness and Breath Practice
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Therapeutic Sound Healing
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Jungian Sandplay Therapy
Jungian Sandplay Therapy, a therapy informed by Jungian psychology, is described as a non-verbal, experiential, therapeutic modality that makes use of the sand, miniatures, and water to explore a person’s inner thoughts and subconscious. We use Sandplay as an adjunct intervention to trauma work.
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Internal Family Systems
To learn more about IFS view this video.
IFS is an integrative approach to psychotherapy. It uses the idea of systems thinking and posits that the mind is made up of different “parts” that hold different feelings and wounds. One distinction between parts work and IFS is that IFS believes that these parts are inherent to us and have been with us since birth. That said, when we experience trauma, our mind can become further fragmented and our parts can become very distinct “think inner child or inner critic.”
Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis in a psychotherapeutic setting and practiced by licensed mental health professionals. Hypnosis itself is a trance-like mental state, where individuals experience a heightened sense of awareness and suggestibility. It is done with the help of a clinical therapist using verbal repetition and mental images. In fact, many liken hypnosis to mindfulness, meditation, and visualization practice. Contrary to popular misconceptions around this modality, hypnotized individuals are not asleep during hypnosis, instead, they are focused and in a state of deep relaxation — Individuals generally remember everything that occurs while in this state and they have agency throughout the entire process.
Hypnosis is accepted by the American Psychological Association and the National Institutes of Health and has shown medical and therapeutic benefits. Harvard University Medical Center, Stanford University Medical Center, University of Washington and UCLA are some of the many universities that have all conducted extensive research validating the efficacy of hypnosis in the treatment of PTSD, anxiety, stress, depression, chronic pain, eating disorders and addiction.
At Simply Being we are Certified Hypnotherapists and members of the National Guild of Hypnotists. We use our extensive knowledge of trauma and our clinical training to inform our practice of hypnotherapy.
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Sound Therapy provides the opportunity to tap into the inner wisdom that the body holds and allows internal healing. As we partner with sound, our brain is able to go into a deeper meditative state as the vibrational nature of sound actually shifts the brain waves as well as the nervous system. This process eases the participant into expanded states of consciousness and relaxation.
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In addition to these approaches/modalities, Simply Being therapists are trained in a number of other interventions including:
Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Attachment Regulation Competency (ARC)
Energetic and Holistic Practices
Art Therapy/Other Experiential and Movement Therapies
We develop personalized therapeutic plans to meet your needs.