Lifespan Integration: A gentle body-based therapy to help resolve many different problems, including anxiety, fears, unwanted behaviours, PTSD, and so on at 1066 Therapy
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Lifespan Integration (or LI) is a relatively new, cutting-edge, therapy technique, based on the neuroscientific findings of recent decades, which uses the body-mind connection to resolve past difficulties – which are causing the current problems of anxiety, fears, unwanted behaviours, PTSD, and so on – in a gentle yet rapid way. It has been known for quite some time now that challenging or difficult or traumatic events, especially when experienced early on in life, can cause long-term after-effects. In order to resolve these after-effects, which manifest as the current day problems already mentioned, we need to work with the original causes. The original causes can be adverse childhood events or adult trauma.
The following description of the therapy is taken from the Lifespan Integration website:
“This new method relies on the innate ability of the body-mind to heal itself. Lifespan Integration uses a psychological technique called an “affect bridge” to find a memory which is connected to the current problem. The therapist guides the client to imaginally re-visit this past memory, bringing into the past whatever is needed to resolve the memory. After the memory is resolved, the therapist leads the client through time to the present using a Time Line of visual images of scenes from the client’s life. This Time Line of memories and images proves to the client’s body-mind system that time has passed and that life is different now. This “proof” occurs at a deeper level than is possible with commonly used cognitive behavioral [talk therapy] methods”.
Lifespan Integration is a very gentle method which works on a deep neural level to change unhelpful patterned responses and (now) unnecessary defensive strategies. LI therapy helps people to connect their unpleasant feelings and unhelpful behaviour patterns with their memories of past events, from which these feelings, strategies, and behaviours originated. Making these connections at a deep level of the body-mind “re-sets” the neural system in the brain so that it is more in line with their current life situation. This “re-setting” happens very rapidly for most people. After LI therapy, people find themselves spontaneously reacting to current stressors in more age appropriate ways……clients have reported that they feel better about life, are more self-accepting, and are better able to enjoy their relationships.
Lifespan Integration can be used as a stand-alone therapy or as part of an integrated therapy approach. The best course of action is usually decided during the Initial Consultation appointment. I have trained in Level Two LI and am currently working towards Accreditation. Please click here to view my entry on the LI website.
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