About My Practice and Approach
Although most of us think of trauma as resulting from war, natural disasters, terrorism, or violence, trauma is not limited to those experiences. Traumas are also the scars that a person may bear as a result of an event or an enduring condition which overwhelms a person’s nervous system and affects them cognitively, emotionally, and physiologically.
Traumatic events can include:
• Losses and deaths of loved ones
• Experiences of abuse or neglect
• Addiction or medical or psychological conditions
• Having had attachment figures who are unattuned, harsh, or punitive
• Being bullied or socially isolated
• Political or racial attacks or discrimination
• Financial losses, unemployment, or loss of status
• Immigrating or relocation
These experiences can trigger thoughts of being out of control and in danger, of feeling unloved, alone, abandoned, flawed, or helpless.
“The amazing thing about human beings is that it takes only about a 5% change in perspective to achieve a 50% change in experience. Experiential change, once understood, often leads to steady incremental progress.”
— Dr. John Caffaro
Our minds have an innate tendency towards integration and healing. Even though some of our attachment or environmental traumas block this process, the goal of therapy is to build on this innate ability. I help my clients find new and more effective ways to cope with stresses, improve family dynamics, unshackle themselves from traumatic experiences, and feel empowered to live the lives they want with deeper connections and ease.
“All persons are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
I integrate neurobiology and the modern science of brain research, attachment theory, systems approach, trauma expertise, mindfulness, and the application of advance strategies such as sensorimotor psychotherapy, EFT, EMDR, and somatic experiencing, in a blend of cognitive, emotional, and physical interventions.
To contact me or for appointments, please email me at DrAconnect@gmail.com