All of life is an adjustment. Adaptation is a central component of intelligence and functioning in life. Change is one of the preeminent forces of nature. While depression is emanating from the mind's orientation to the past; anxiety is the mind's orientation to the future. If everyone were utilizing the potential of neuroplasticity, a lot fewer mental health professionals would be needed. Multiple simultaneous demands for adjustment and significant life events are usually key explorations.
All of life is an adjustment. Adaptation is a central component of intelligence and functioning in life. Change is one of the preeminent forces of nature. All depression is emanating from the mind's orientation to the past; all anxiety is the mind's orientation to the future. If everyone were utilizing the potential of neuroplasticity, a lot fewer mental health professionals would be needed. Grief, and the way we respond to significant life events that involve multipl simultaneou demands
Anxiety is yet another complex and widely reported experience that affects millions of members of our society and one which I work with on a daily basis at my current facility. Anxiety also has numerous causal factors and manifestations ranging from adrenal fatigue, cortisol toxicity, epinephrine, cognitive orientation around the future, amygdala functioning, trauma, social phobias, sensory triggers, and numerous other causalities rooted in biochemistry, the nervous system, and cognition.
Depression is one of the most common issues that I have treated in my career thus far and with volume comes greater competency in working with a specific issue. The reality is; depression is not simple and takes many forms and has numerous causal factors. Each person experiences and is impacted by depressive states differently and therefore combining a Rogerian (emotionally supportive) foundation and exploring the biopsychosocial context and manifestation of depression is essential.
I chose the eclectic track in my graduate program specifically to allow the diversification of coursework and experiences to ensure that I could use multiple and combined approach methods with clients successfully. Eclectic Therapy is multimodal by nature and uses an integrative approach to matching the most effective approach to the client's needs and goals.
I have done extensive study throughout my life on Eastern Philosophy, and specifically on Buddhism, Zen, and Taoism. After my graduate degree, I became interested in the clinical potential for specific types of meditation, stillness practices, and insight practices. In conjunction with experiences gained in attending workshops and retreats, I now use Jon Kabat Zinn's evidence-based model for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction techniques with clients regularly.
Although I studied the standard CBT model in my graduate program, I later learned significantly more about the differences between actual behavior change and specific approaches to addressing cognitive concerns during the first few years of working with clients. I now look for ways to help clients understand the specific synergy between changes in thought and behavior that will help them achieve their goals. In addition, I have taken other postgraduate CBT-Focused Continuing Education Courses.