Tel: 073 458 4079
or 071 895 9843
(Category: Registered Counsellor)
Besides my narrative approach in journeying with clients, I am trained in the following techniques and brief protocols:
(Trauma and Tension Releasing Exercises)
TRETM is a revolutionary new method for stress and trauma recovery, developed by dr David Berceli. It is based upon a viewpoint that tremoring is the organic way in which a human being (and animals) recovers from the aftermaths of tension and trauma.
In most cultures tremors are seen as a sign of shock, weakness and vulbernability and is often calmed down or terminated by medication or other means, resulting in depriving ourselves to recover from tension and trauma in an organic way. TRETM is designed to
activate the tremor mechanism of the human body which leads to a safe and organic recovery from the aftermaths of tension and trauma.
TRETM is often the first safe step in the journey with my clients. Once you have mastered the technique you have a tool to manage your stress levels and to maintain your nervous system fo rthe rest of your life.
For more information about TRETM, please see www.traumaprevention.com
(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
EMDR is a brief psychology protocol that helps people to heal from disturbing life experiences. Unlike the popular belief that severe emotional distress takes a long time to heal, studies have shown that with EMDR, people can experience benefits much quicker than traditional approaches.
EMDR can be used in tandem with the narrative approach to help improve emotional well-being. EMDR can also be helpful in overcoming addictions and handling chronic pain.
Millions of people have been treated successfully with EMDR over the past 20 years.
For more information on EMDR and to verify my certification, please go to http://www.emdr.com and www.emdria.org
Emotion Focused Couple Therapy (EFT)
Emotionally focused couple therapy is based upon scientific study of the adult love and bonding processes in couples and is helpful to address distress in adult intimate relationships. It can also be used to help family members to connect and improve attachments.
Couples and families find this method a beneficial approach, as it can help people better understandp both their own emotional needs and responses, as well as those of the significant others in their lives.
I am one of a few advanced EFT couple therapists in South Africa.
For more information about Emotion Focused Couple Therapy and my status as a practitioner, please go to www.iceeft.com.
Brainspotting is a physiological therapeutic tool which can be integrated into a wide range of healing modalities, including psychological as well as somatic approaches to treatment.
Brainspotting can be useful as a complement to various body-based therapies including advanced bodywork, chiropractic, acupuncture, somatic therapies, physical therapy, nursing, medicine, and other specialized approaches to physical healing. It is a valuable resource in the treatment of a wide range of medical, physical, and psycho-emotional issues and symptoms encountered by health professionals.
Brainspotting provides a tool for accessing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of somatic and emotionally-based conditions.
The developer of Brainspotting, David Grand, visited South Africa during July 2016 to start the training of Brainspotting practitioners for the first time on the African continent. This was followed by a second training event during November 2016. I am part of the training.
For more information on Brainspotting, please go to www.brainspotting.pro.
Biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately “feedback” information to the user. The presentation of this information, often in conjunction with changes in thinking, emotions, and behaviour supports desired physiological changes. Over time, these changes can endure without continued use of an instrument.” For more information about Biofeedback and my status as practitioner, please go to http://www.biofeedbacksa.co.za.