“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.  Then you will call on ME and come and pray to ME, and I will listen to you.  You will seek ME and find ME when you seek ME with all your heart…”  Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV
  • Establishing a relationship with CHRIST and/or strengthening that relationship is the central focus

  • Spending time in relationship with CHRIST is emphasized through

    • Scripture reading and reflection​

    • Prayer

    • Experiential exercises and visualizations

    • Christian meditation

  • A model or framework for providing therapy that involves specific and intentional steps or phases to reduce instability and expedite healing

    • Gather information:  history, concerns, strengths, resources​

    • Identify goals

    • Practice skills to support stable mood and to build healthy habits

    • Trauma resolution (EMDR, PC, and/or Flash)

    • Prepare for future challenges

  • Research-based

  • Therapy provided in an intensive format

    • Full-day sessions 

    • Multiple days in a row 

  • Intended to enhance the healing process​​

    • Meaningful results in days to weeks instead of months to years​

    • Less opportunity for barriers to arise

  • You are asked to concentrate on aspects of the worst moment of the memory while also engaging in BLS (bilateral stimulation), such as:​

    • A sound or object moving in a rhythmic pattern from right to left​ OR

    • Rhythmic tapping of the knees or squeezing of the fists

  • This is repeated until there are no more distressing feelings, thoughts, or sensations related to the memory

    • Breaks are taken to check in about what you are noticing​

  • You are asked to imagine "movies" of the memory

    • Anchored in non-upsetting beginnings and endings​

  • While you visualize, I count out loud for progressively longer sets - 10, then 20, then 30...

  • We repeat this until there are no more distressing feelings, thoughts, or sensations related to the memory

    • Breaks are taken to check in about what you are noticing​

  • You are asked to concentrate on a positive image that is unrelated to the memory

  • This can be done with either BLS or counting

  • At set increments, I'll say "flash" and you'll blink in response and then continue to focus on the positive image

  • We repeat this until there are no more distressing feelings, thoughts, or sensations related to the memory

    • Breaks are taken to check in about what you are noticing​