In the last few decades new and effective mental health treatments have been developed. Now self-defeating habit patterns of thinking, feeling, and reacting are more fully understood and more susceptible to change.
What follows are brief references to the treatment practices I use in helping people to become free of suffering and to experience more contentment.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy: Mindfulness has been used for about 4,000 years. The blend of Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been widely used for relief from suffering and the promotion of happiness and well-being.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT: ACT is a branch of cognitive therapy that integrates mindfulness and acceptance strategies with values-based committed action as a means to increase psychological flexibility
Positive Psychology: The study and promotion of positive emotion has capitalized on ancient philosophies and wisdom traditions as well as modern neuro-biological discoveries. Positive Psychology provides ways to identify and capitalize on strengths.
Hypnotherapy: Most people are hypnotizable. Hypnosis has been effectively used to treat a wide range of difficulties. Examples include anxiety, stress, trauma, overeating, and bad habits.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: This form of treatment has been found to be very helpful with posttraumatic stress and phobias.