Mind-Body Therapies, Brain-Based Coaching, PTSD/Trauma & Grief
Neuropsychology and somatic therapies can help you become attuned to your feelings, expand the way you think, and gain control over your reactions as it effects your body. Balance five areas of wellness and become high functioning. Experience a positive change by getting to the root of unwanted thoughts and behaviors. Become your "authentic self" by managing and/or eliminating overthinking, negative self-talk and toxic stress. Remove the emotional charge of traumatic memories, family patterns, and self-defeating language. Calm your nerves, reduce your heart rate, and daily stressors through mind-body work. You can feel more rested, experience better clarity, and know yourself more fully. Reduce muscle tension, stress, headaches and chronic pain with HeartMath Technologies, BrainTap, EMDR, BrainSpotting, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Neuro Linguistic Programming, and Guided Imagery.
Need help adjusting and moving through a traumatic life experience, or a death of a loved one? I guide clients through these challenges with the companioning model. Experience new ways to honor your loved ones, share their story and/or build a legacy in their memory. I can help process anger, reactivity, emotional and psychological pain that's keeping you stuck. Develop debriefing skills by desensitizing unwanted body sensations, flashbacks and unrelenting hypervigilance. Whether you are re-acclimating to civilian life or have had a life altering event I can assist you. I have helped clients calm their anxiety, create healthy boundaries, and connect with others more effectively. We can collaboratively expand your approach to healing by diffusing fear, breaking away from the cycle of suffering, and establish lifelong resiliency.
Develop advanced communication, optimize problem solving strategies to break cycles of dysfunction such as the pursuer versus the distancer. Process unfinished business while overcoming perpetual issues. Explore family of origin differences and understand one another’s worldview. Eliminate criticism, nagging, and personal attacks creating fair fighting rules, mutual respect, admiration, and win-win outcomes. Expand goal setting and shared meaning for a lasting connection. Build Love Maps and maintain Intimacy using your partners love language. I help couples re-connect using The Gottman Method which includes a thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship and integrates research-based interventions
Many veterans, officers, medics and firefighters have unique symptoms, challenges, and somatic issues that are complex compared to the general civilian population. As a result, I specialize in many treatment modalities to address complex traumas: Helping my clients reduce flashbacks, rumination, increased arousal, hypervigilance, reactivity, avoidance, negative thoughts, mood and the fluctuation between feeling flooded and feeling numb, exhaustion, erratic sleep, ADHD, OCD tendencies, perfectionism, refusal to ask for help feeling it’s weak to seek support. These are the primary symptoms I see, hear and treat on a daily basis. Developing new approaches, strategies and habits from many disciplines/evidenced-based practices can reduce these symptoms and help clients gain a better outlook and quality of life again.
Gain advanced intervention strategies based on practical neuroscience. Develop core competencies in trauma informed care. Build resiliency through whole brain integration. Feeling stuck with clients? Let me help you customize creative interventions you can use to move forward. Learn to network and build a thriving private practice. Connect and collaborate with other therapists in our workshop & training series. Apply Neuroscience to clinical practice for faster and lasting results. Psychoeducation/Skill Building and Consultation on your specific cases.
Telephone Counseling or Telehealth Online refers to type of psychological service performed over the telephone/internet counseling which ranges from individual, couple or group psychotherapy with a professional therapist to psychological first aid, and crisis therapy. Virtual reality Immersion Therapy (VRIT) Exposure allows patients to receive therapy by a licensed professional therapist which navigates through digitally created environments with specially designed tasks often tailored to treat a specific issue such as anxiety/phobias, Crisis, ADHD, Relaxation/Mindfulness. It is widely used as an alternative form of exposure therapy, in which patients interact with harmless virtual representations of traumatic stimuli in order to reduce fear responses. It has proven to be especially effective at treating PTSD. The therapist uses biofeedback sensory assessment tools to monitor your heartrate, sweat glands, and amygdala activation by increasing and decreasing scenarios for optimal results.
Why Neuroscience is Essential in Counseling Understanding Neurobiology/Polyvagal Theory, Epigenetics/ Adverse Childhood Experiences Neuro-Development/ Attachment Foundations Memory/Modeling/Conditioning Function of Feelings, Thoughts, Behaviors Mind-Body Connection/Trauma Heart Rate Variability/Mirror Neurons Demonstration with Equipment in “Real Time”Read More
Traumatic Grief, PTSD & Building Resilience for Both Counselor and Client ○ Pete Sandoval, LPC, NCC, CCTP and Nichole Oliver, LPC, NCC, CCTP ○ In this presentation, participants will get an opportunity to explore the various aspects of grief, trauma and the overlap between the two. Participants will delve into the neuroscience behind trauma, types of trauma, and its impact on the brain and body. The material will also cover some of the latest neuroscience based methodologies for trauma, how they work, and their clinical implications for both client and therapist. Next, participants will discuss the elements of trauma-informed care and the implications for their clinical application for higher clinical outcomes. Additionally, dimensions of grief and methodology for processing it with clients will be explored. Lastly, the concepts of burn out, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma will be examined including the warning signs and symptoms. Participants will then review methods for creating a self-care plan. Please contact the CSAC at 314-516-6099 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.Read More
Gain advanced intervention strategies based on practical neuroscience. Develop core competencies in trauma care. Deal with issues of burnout and compassion fatigue. Feeling stuck with clients? Let me help you customize creative interventions you can use to move forward. Brain-Based Strategies, Skill Building and Consultation on your specific cases, mind-body techniques to use with clients, building a private practice, marketing, navigating insurance panels, consulting on cases, etc. E-mail to save your spot today.Read More
Gain core competencies in working with children, adolescents and adults with trauma. Delve deeper into neurobiology, epigenetics, polyvagal theory, and Adverse Childhood Experiences causing the fight, flight and freeze states. Develop techniques to access, diffuse, and intervene with the latest neuroscience. Help individuals/families build resiliency utilizing six principles of trauma informed care. This information and techniques would be helpful for counselors/social workers, school counselors, case managers, first responders, and juvenile detention officers.Read More
Gain a deeper understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and how it effects the mind and body. We will explore the various origins and symptoms from a neurobiological, epigenetic, and an environmental perspective through the psychological response’s clients present with. This seminar will help you advance your clinical skills by developing core competencies in recognizing, accessing, and treating clients with trauma. Learn the latest brain-based strategies to build resiliency while utilizing Trauma Informed CareRead More
Origins & Causes DSM-V Criteria & Cultural Considerations Signs & Symptoms Neurobiological Components Dynamics of Psychological Responses & Subconscious Mechanisms Six Principles of Trauma Informed Care Techniques to Access, Recognize, and Diffuse Grounding Techniques & Mindful Practices Reducing/Shifting Fight, Flight & Freeze Coping Skills that Build ResiliencyRead More
Overview of burn out, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Warning signs, symptoms, neurobiological and psychological mechanisms Measure your own stress response Develop a self care plan to build resiliency Gain an understanding of the Essentials of Grief Explore the three Dimensions and types of Grief Components of Traumatic Grief & PTSD Overlap Best Practices- Trauma Informed Care & Death NotificationsRead More
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