I once worked with a client who was diagnosed with panic disorder after experiencing a horrific car accident. Utilizing traditional talk therapy over the course of nine months, it became clear that her symptoms were not improving; in fact, they were getting worse.
She was no longer working, avoided driving or riding in cars, had gained weight, developed chronic pain and suffered from insomnia - all while in treatment where she was supposed to be getting better! I was at a loss as to where to go with therapy.
Then (at last!) there was a breakthrough! It didn’t happen by accident - I had discovered a new approach for assessment based on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study and implemented it with this client. Together we uncovered a long history of traumatic experiences that were the foundation of her symptoms - not only the car accident.
Based on this, we charted a very specific course of treatment and, within just 8 sessions, her symptoms had dramatically improved. She was back to work, driving with minimal distress, was panic-free, sleeping adequately and had begun exercising! Success!
Watch this highly experiential training to learn this strengths-based approach that is grounded in multiple empirically-based disciplines, including EMDR, CBT, MBSR and positive psychology.
Integrate this approach to more effectively treat:
- Substance abuse
- Eating disorders
- Somatization disorders
- Chronic pain
- General illness
- & many other clinical issues
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~Daniel Mitchell, Ph.D.