My approach to therapy is rooted in neurobiology and integrates various leading-edge, evidence-based modalities. I incorporate Somatic Experiencing® (SE), Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), EMDR, Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT), hypnosis, meditation, and energy arts (EFT) into “talking therapy” for individuals and families.
There is conceptual knowing and then there is experiential knowing. There is acquiring information and there is synthesizing and digesting it and applying it to make it your own.
There are many rivers that flow into a human experience and we can't solve a human problem with just one approach. Below are brief explanations of some of the techniques I am certified in and apply. Please click the links for further information.
Somatic Experiencing (SE®)
is a gentle, accepting and deep process into the self. It explores or tracks imprints of trauma and resilience in the body experience. SE® is the non-cognitive entry into trauma work to balance and regulate the nervous system.
Together, we explore the natural ups and downs within you, without overwhelm or panic, and allow you to flow through whatever implicit memories are holding you back.
In bringing together the highest cerebral functions of the refined awareness with the primitive animal instincts, we are able to develop our own natural ability to rebound after extreme events.
Applied Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
The body is our hard drive. It records and stores every experience as input- what our senses experience - see, hear, touch, taste, smell - as well as what we think, feel and who comes towards us with what words or deeds.
Sometimes, our system gets overwhelmed (think of the "pin wheel of death" on the computer), our data gets lost, and we can’t access it. We could say that our conscious mind can only look at the open windows, while our unconscious mind keeps our data stored and hidden.
Using IPNB to learn your unique wiring is an enormous help in accessing your whole "computer," the
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from disturbing life experiences by accessing your implicit memories. Implicit memories are what allow you to ride a bicycle after a 10-year hiatus; however, they are also the type of memories that retain suffering from past traumas.
I use EMDR as a tool to safely disassociate harmful implicit memories from your present life.
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Elizabeth Rona. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #M13521