Introducing Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST), a model that empowers trauma survivors to overcome self-destructive and addictive behaviors. This approach focuses on treating the effects of traumatic events, as opposed to treating the event itself, and on managing unsafe and addictive impulses as trauma-driven.
In TIST, we focus on helping clients feel more connected, accepting, and self-compassionate. We guide our clients to use their own capacity for mindful observation to develop a relationship with their feelings, their impulses, and their young traumatized parts.
You will learn exactly how trauma drives survival responses that re-create the felt sense that these are still desperate times requiring desperate measures, leading to impulsive attempts to fight or flee.
- Janine Fisher PhD
Please note: I do not offer services for a primary diagnoses of eating disorders.
EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EMDR is a form of psychotherapy developed by a psychologist, Dr. Francine Shapiero. Dr Shapiero, first observed this process in 1987, and in 1989 published reported success using EMDR to treat victims of trauma. Today EMDR has developed into a set of researched based standardized protocals . EMDR has elements from multiple treatment approaches, and seems to have a therapeutic effect on the way the brain process information. Often treatment with EMDR can lead to appropriate information processing and a reduction in traumatic symptom presentations.
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