FINDING WHAT FITS
Aside from the three therapy methods that Kim used (NVC, EFT, neurofeedback), there are many other approaches to healing! We’ve selected a few more to introduce to you. We hope to share more in our blog soon. Sign up to our mailing list to get updates on our articles and offerings.
Pick just one or two, and take baby steps onto the path to healing. Our healing results will show up in many places in our lives, with our relationships to our partners and children, in our work lives, in achieving our dreams — or even having dreams for ourselves! Slow and steady wins the race.
It’s hard to seek help, often we don’t think we deserve it (children who have experienced trauma often blame themselves). We've internalized messages from our caregivers that we’re not worth it, that we stink, are stupid, and just not good enough. So how do we start to believe we deserve help? By practicing the saying, “fake it ‘til you make it.”
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR uses our eye movements, combined with a therapist’s hand movements, to retrain our brain around traumatic events. This helps us shift our thoughts from negative to positive, and helps us heal. It has been related to healing on a physical level, by unblocking the brain’s information processing system.
Group Therapy. For therapy with a group dynamic, and more support from a larger amount of people, group therapy can be helpful. Members can provide advice, lend social support, and put things into perspective by sharing their experiences. Group therapy can also be a more affordable option.
Body or Energy-Centered Therapies (our term). Many therapies that focus on the body and our vital energies can support our healing by reducing pain and inflammation, soothing our nervous systems, and building our connection and trust. These therapies can include: acupuncture, massage therapy, craniosacral therapy, hypnotherapy, pet or equine therapy.
Healing is possible for every one of us. We all deserve to heal, and so do our children. The methods we’ve outlined offer definite improvements. The proof of scientific data back them up. You are not in this alone; you can seek help, healing, and a beautiful life!