You CAN Find Your Inner Frequency
Psychotherapy is a “process focused on helping you heal and learn more constructive ways to deal with the problems or issues within your life. It can also be a supportive process when going through a difficult period or under increased stress.”
How Does Psychotherapy Help?
The APA (American Psychological Association) states that patients often come to psychotherapy with explanations for their difficulties that leave them feeling that the distress will continue indefinitely. Every treatment provides an explanation for the distress that is adaptive — that is, the patient understands that he or she can do something to improve his or her situation. This leads the patient into healthy actions in that psychotherapy improves some aspect of their lives, whether it is thinking more positive thoughts, reducing stress, creating better relationships, more appropriately expressing emotions, or enacting other positive changes. The critical aspect is not which treatment a person receives but rather that the patient believes this particular treatment is effective and works collaboratively with the therapist.
Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy (MBS)
The approach to Stress Management
What is Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy? It is utilizing mindfulness meditation techniques as part of the counseling process; or one who teaches such techniques to clients as part of a stress-reduction program.
Mindfulness Meditation includes many different techniques and approaches. In therapy, Sahra uses a clinical form of meditation – one that focuses on meditative techniques such as AVS, following the breath, scanning the body to become aware of physical sensations or naming thoughts and feelings as they arise. The goal in clinical mindfulness meditation is to help the client become aware of, and accepting of, his or her full experience as it occurs moment by moment. Awareness and acceptance leads to release of stress, sadness, anger and anxiety. At the same time, attention to the present moment helps reduce and eventually eliminate harmful thought processes such as destructive rumination, worry, self-blame, judgment, negativity and more. A client who learns the skill of mindfulness meditation tends to become calmer and happier over time.
People who experience Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy may gain much more than solving the original problem that brought them into therapy. They may learn a skill that they can implement independently for the rest of their lives – a skill that can offer a constant source of comfort, stress-reduction, insight and illumination.
Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy is utilized in the treatment of stress, anger management, emotional reactivity, depression, anxiety, traumatic stress or PTSD, and other conditions.
Talking to a therapist actually changes your brainwave patterns and activity!
Sahra Robinson, a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker Registered (LCSW-R),
Behavioral Professional Specialist (BPS) and SMC-C (stress management
consultant, Certified) with over 20 years of clinical expertise.
Sahra is a positive person who helps her clients discover their strengths and
use them to overcome their areas of challenge. Sahra has worked with a range of
psycho therapeutic methods, with a focus on Mindfulness based psychotherapy
with individuals, groups and families.
Sahra is “naturally therapeutic.” This naturally therapeutic kind of
person is recognized, perhaps even from childhood, as a good person with whom
to speak about problems with. Sahra is a great listener, non judgmental,
empathic, and seems naturally able to soothe and encourage her clients.