Issues We Address
A comprehensive, individualized treatment plan can be developed with our primary therapists, or a retreat or an intensive weekend or week-long program can be arranged to address a specific issue or to supplement the work that you're already doing.Our professionals have a broad range of expertise in areas of concern including:
Family Systems and Attachment Disorders
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
Compulsive Sexual Behaviors
Mood Disorders: Anxiety, Depression
Grief and Trauma
A NUMBER OF THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES ARE USED INCLUDING:
(including Mindfulness BasedStress Reduction)
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Art, Dance and Musical Expression
Yoga and Reiki
TO ASSIST IN THE HEALING PROCESS.
What is SomEXsm?
A Somatic Experiential intervention to treat trauma and addiction.
We believe that each of us has a divinely created, innocent and pure, authentic self. Playful and passionate, hopeful, eager to live and learn and grow, this part of us somehow gets lost. Dysfunctional families, neglect or abuse, trauma, addictions or life events somehow sever our connection to our inner self. Without this connection we feel lonely, in pain, tired, scared and confused. We don't know what to do or who to be.
SomExSM is an inter-relational process between client and therapist that brings body and brain memories in to the current sensory experience. While staying emotionally regulated, vivid attunement and attention to the moment combined with somatic, empathetic, relational processes transforms the unresolved to create harmony in the nervous system. This allows individuals the opportunity to reconnect with our inner selves, to reawaken and rediscover our innate abilities to sort through and express our true feelings, face and accept the truth about ourselves and others, heal our shame, take responsibility for ourselves, heal, grow, live, strive and thrive.
Training and Certification
The Experiential Healing Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6608. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Experiential Healing Center is solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
The Experiential Healing Center offers a training program in SomEx(sm): A Somatic Experiential intervention to treat trauma and addiction. Certification is offered to counseling professionals, but the training is open to anyone wanting to enhance their practice with a deeper understanding of the neurophysiology of trauma, emotion, and self-regulation. Some of the professions we have worked with are massage therapists, speech therapists, alcohol and drug counselors, physicians and, of course, psychotherapists. A professional can participate in one module, or attend all four modules for certification.
by Kent Fisher with Michelle Rappaport
Emotional Harmony is about learning how to choose one's attitude, not simply as a conscious behavioral choice but as a hardwired neurological response to any given set of circumstances. Life is messy, and many people, particularly those with addiction and codependency problems, were never given the tools to negotiate that messiness. Since Kent Fisher and Michelle Rappaport opened their therapeutic practice almost twenty years ago, they have seen thousands of people who have spent their whole lives emotionally deregulated, responding to life with either aggression or passivity. Their job is to teach these people how to live within the emotional regulated space of choice and repair.
Drawing on their private practice; reconstruction experiences and the research of Patrick Carnes, Dan Siegel, Sharon Stanley and others, Kent and Michelle have developed a process of repair and renegotiation of the past, and a harmonious way to respond to the present. With the SomEx model change happens through 5 simple actions that evolve through the therapeutic relationship.
For therapist and client alike, Emotional Harmony is the first book to merge the science of somatic therapies with the real-world applications of experiential healing. By integrating the left brain's meaning-making and rationalization of our life experience with the right hemisphere's somatic processing of trauma and its consequences, we move from that messy life story into the deep repair that is emotional harmony.