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Do you choose treatments on the basis of an assessment procedure?
A typical assessment includes a history, QEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalograph), hearing assessment, visual field assessment,
assessment of attention using a computerized test, and assessment using aspects of applied
Kinesiology. We have recently included assessment with the MEAD (Meridan Energy Analysis Device)
electro acupuncture system and the Strannik program.
In some cases an assessment might point towards a general underlying condition like
deficits in attentional abilities. In this instance a number of interventions may be
experimentally (HEG. Neurotherapy) either separately or in combination to
find the most effective means of addressing the problem.
What kind of improvement can be expected in terms of school performance with children?
Each client is individual and it is difficult to make general statements. Several children have made remarkable
gains following treatment going from the edge of academic failure to receiving A's and B's
within several months.
What kind of gains are seen with severely impaired children with autism and developmental disabilities?
Generally we see improvements in language, social skills and a decrease in defensiveness
associated with sensory over stimulation. Some children have done extremely well and
go on to succeed in normal classrooms. It is extremely rare to see no improvement of
any kind following treatment.
What is a typical course of therapy like?
Each client presents with unique challenges and the flow of therapy needs to respond accordingly.
Generally speaking we begin with an evaluation to help us identify key issues that may be affecting
a client's adjustment. At times this points to very specific treatments like Auditory Integration
Training or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. At other times we will begin working in one or two
modalities and assess a client's response on a weekly basis.
Our center is somewhat unique in our emphasis on "centering" techniques to stabilize and
support the course of therapy. In the past we have used body work and biofeedback devices like the
Ondamed and Neurotherapy to help reduce the stresses associated with intensive psychological work.
We are now developing a whole new series of techniques drawn from our experience with crystal
technologies in Brazil and special vestibular innovations like the Symmatron Motion System and
Light Shield. These treatments appear to dramatically reduce stress and increase a sense
of harmony and energetic grounding in the body and mind.
Do the techniques you use take the place of psychotherapy?
It is important to realize that some of the innovative
techniques we use are a form of psychotherapy that works on a deeper level
then "talking therapy" alone. Modalities like Hypnosis, Cranio Sacral
Therapy and Strannik are powerful tools that move deeply into the psyche
and awaken the individual's own intuitive intelligence. These
approaches can bring important personal material to the surface as they
reconnect energies within the mind/body continuum.
The result is a deeply transformative process that is in many
ways an expression of the client's own inner map. This process of personal discovery
can be powerful not only for the identified client but for the whole family network
around them that must now relate to a person who is much more awakened and direct
in their approach to life.
There are techniques we use that are quite helpful in the treatment of anxiety and depression
that do not involve this degree of self exploration. When approached in this way modalities
like AIT, Neurotherapy, Vestibular Stimulation and Ondamed can dramatically shift
awareness into a more relaxed and open state that serves to facilitate a more traditional
talking psychotherapeutic approach. Each therapeutic journey finds it's own rhythm
according to the unique needs of each client.
Do these techniques assist in recovery from sexual
abuse and traumatic stress conditions?
Therapeutic approaches that address physical and energetic
restrictions are extremely powerful in stimulating healing in cases
following trauma of any kind. Our goal is to develop a therapeutic
approach that is deep, compassionate and as respectful of the client's
need to put the pieces together for themselves.
What kind of improvements are seen when
treating immune system dysfunctions like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
There is often an improvement in energy and clarity of thinking.
Sleep tends to normalize and soft tissue pain often decreases.
Can the techniques you use be helpful even when
there is a clear viral component to immune system dysfunctions?
Yes, a number of the modalities currently in use in my practice have
been effective in restoring improved functioning even when a definite viral condition is present.
Are their any negative side effects from the
technologically based treatments you are offering?
Side effects can occur but are temporary in nature. In general side
effects are related to either detoxification reactions or neurological reorganization following treatment.
In some cases emotional material that was held out of conscious awareness can come to the
surface quite suddenly, and working with this therapeutically is very helpful. No lasting
negative affect has been observed with any of the modalities used in my practice.
Will my insurance carrier pay for these procedures?
Some insurance carriers will pay for a number of the procedures outlined above. Every
effort is made to obtain insurance reimbursement for clients receiving service.