The Hallway offers a therapeutic space for expanding and deepening awareness.
With the support of a psychotherapist you can identify the source of:
issues related to eating
relational difficulties and many others
These can arise from adverse life experiences or trauma. It is by working at depth and carefully tracking what is going on in the body - along with the emerging emotions and thoughts - that we can address the 'stuckness' of their presence.
Dr Hannah Young
Research suggests that therapeutic outcomes are related to the quality of the client-therapist relationship. Central to the Person-centred approach is an emphasis on 'being' versus 'doing'; offering acceptance, empathy and genuineness.
Within client-led therapy, an invitation from the therapist to focus and stay with body sensations can really deepen the therapeutic work. Studies have demonstrated the benefit of somatic-based approaches.
Deep Brain Reorienting
Turning towards traumatic memories, emotions, body sensations and thoughts can lead to a range of responses, even when there is nothing in the immediate environment that is triggering. Before these responses, there may be an orienting tension (typically felt in the face and neck), which can go unnoticed. Deep Brain Reorienting invites clients to track the activation of emotion, felt movement impulses, memories and thoughts from this anchor point, in order to avoid overwhelm and facilitate processing. Steeped in a neuroscientific perspective, DBR beautifully parallels what we know about how trauma impacts on the brain at it's most fundamental levels.
Comprehensive Resource Model
Resourcing is important for trauma treatment. In collaboration with clients, The Comprehensive Resource Model establishes layers of internal resourcing through eye positioning, breath work, somatic awareness, connection with nature and more. With these resources in place, the client may be increasingly able to access and feel the previously unbearable activation that arises from trauma. With a new experience of "this is now bearable", the traumatic memory may be laid down once again without the distress that it was once coupled with.