Mental activity can change brain structure.
Rick Hanson, PhD
Neuroscience continues to affirm that the brain is ever-changing and we can actually rewire or restructure our brains to increase optimal functioning, thus resulting in improved health and happiness.
This means that even with a history of challenging life experiences or pattern of negative thoughts or unhealthy behaviors, you can actually rewire your brain to respond in a healthier way….You can literally teach your mind to operate more peacefully!
Research also continues to validate comprehensive long-lasting healing through therapeutic approaches which access the subconscious at a deeper level beyond traditional talk therapy by connecting mind, body, and spirit, and integrating the entire neurological system.
Neuro-friendly Integrative Services
With this awareness, we have purposely added neuro-friendly services to our counseling center due to the benefits on the mind, body, and spirit. A key element to changing brain structure involves focused attention. This is why Mindfulness practice & meditation is an important skill to develop if you want your life to change.
Some of our modalities which incorporate the whole brain and neurological system include:
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing is a therapeutic process that accesses multiple areas of the brain for more comprehensive healing)
- Sand Tray Therapy (the right creative brain is engaged during the building phase, and the left brain is integrated through story telling as the builder translates the tray into verbal language to make sense of it)
- Play Therapy (“play is the language, toys are the words;” integrates both the creative (right) and thinking (left) parts of the brain)
- Mindfulness, Meditation, Yoga & Laughter Yoga (mindfulness practice grounds us in the present moment and helps create safe space between the past and future)
We honor and encourage the healing power of many approaches…from a therapeutic walk on the beach to time with friends to sound healing to sand tray therapy. We encourage you to tune into what is therapeutic and healing to YOU!