Many people come into therapy because they are feeling stuck. Being
stuck can look like so many different things but often it comes down
to being unable to change one’s own perspective. This is why going to
a therapist can be such a game changer! Not only do you have someone
helping you but you also break out of the perspective that you
have been stuck in. Then, you can begin to see through a new lens with the
guidance of a professional.
At Healing Crossroads Therapy, not only will you find therapists who
are going to help you get out of a stuck mindset. You will also
find therapists that care about you at a human level, who will help
guide you through the worthwhile process of change.
That’s why I will be doing this weekly blog to give a little more help
each week as we all continue our personal journeys to self
improvement and healing. Here you will find helpful perspectives, insights,
as well as some empirically proven tools.
Hope to see you here!
Josh McBride, LAMFT
Josh is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapy who specializes in working with couples. He is trained in Gottman Couples Therapy and Accelerated Resolution Therapy for trauma.
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I just returned from the Level One training of Lifespan Integration in Albuquerque, NM and I am so excited to share what I learned with you! I want to begin with a metaphor my trainer, Wesley Linam, used to describe our experience as humans. She showed us a Russian nesting doll and then open the largest doll and allowed all the smaller pieces to scatter across the table. As we live life, we all experience trauma events at times. When a traumatic event happens, a part of ourselves becomes fragmented, separate from our whole selves. As this happens repeatedly, we begin to feel the effects of fragmentation: depression, anxiety, checking out mentally, anger, acting out, among others. What Lifespan Integration offers is a gentle approach that helps us put our "pieces," or fragmented parts back together. As we heal and put the pieces back together, our relationships improve, PTSD symptoms clear, triggers are less intense or non-existent and quality of life improves.
I will post again soon and expand on how and what Lifespan Integration can do. Stay tuned!