We are exceptionally skilled in the processing and healing of trauma. We practice state-of-the-art techniques for healing trauma and are thus able to help clients get to the source of their original injuries, to identify the effects these experiences have on their lives, to develop self-awareness, to discharge drives to re-enact childhood injuries, to release pent up anxiety and depression and to correct their learned misinterpretations of themselves. Clients will be guided by an intern or therapist that have been through the same process. All our staff have learned to live the new and healthy lifestyle themselves.
To begin your journey into healing your trauma, you will need to get started by taking the theory class. Your options are to take it as soon as possible on tape or to enroll in our next Parenting & Theory Class (Theory Class prerequisite).
Therapists at the Parenting and Relationship Counseling Foundation employ a simple, yet profound process that we call Couchwork. This technique enables patients to revisit traumatic experiences and then to heal from the resulting injury. As clients resolve their reactivity they also learn to stay in their feelings and express themselves. Clients who learned to dissociate* to survive childhood injuries or adults who suffer from PTSD can learn how to face traumatic experiences without "splitting off". Treating children with traumatic injury has enabled us to treat adults too. As a matter of fact, researchers tell us that most of the soldiers who suffer PTSD also likely suffered trauma as children, becoming their life-long Achilles Heel. Thus, treating PTSD in soldiers often includes resolving childhood issues underlying the PTSD. We specialize in treating all forms of trauma, including emotional, physical, sexual and religious abuse. Finally, this skill enables us to help adults and parents resolve any injuries, chronic or acute.
*Dissosiation is the unconscious process whereby the individual disconnects from the present traumatic event because the experience is too painful or overwhelming. The trauma is no longer part of the person's conscious memory but is now buried in the subconscious.
** Post Traumatic Stress Disorder