IN DUNDEE, ST ANDREWS
Relational, emotional and health-related difficulties can arise from adverse life experiences or trauma.
With the support of a psychotherapist you can work towards identifying the source of:
issues related to eating
relational difficulties and many others
It is by working at depth and carefully tracking what is happening in the body - along with the emerging emotions and thoughts - that we can address the 'stuckness' of their presence.
Hannah has held a number of research positions in the field of mental health, working with charitable and academic institutions. This led to an interest in working therapeutically with trauma and dissociation.
Dr Hannah Young
Research suggests that therapeutic outcomes are related to the quality of the client-therapist relationship. Central to the Person-centred approach is an emphasis on 'being' versus 'doing'; offering acceptance, empathy and genuineness.
In addition, an invitation from the therapist to focus and stay with body sensations can help to deepen this therapeutic work. Studies have demonstrated the benefit of such body-based approaches.
Deep Brain Reorienting
Turning towards traumatic memories can lead to a range of emotional responses. Before these responses emerge, there may be upper body tension which can go unnoticed. Deep Brain Reorienting invites clients to closely track the activation of movement impulses and emotions from this tension spot in order to avoid overwhelm and to facilitate processing. Steeped in a neuroscientific perspective, DBR neatly parallels theoretical contributions to how trauma impacts on the brain at the deepest levels.
Comprehensive Resource Model
Additional resourcing may support trauma processing. In collaboration with clients,
The Comprehensive Resource Model establishes layers of internal resourcing through eye positioning, breath work, somatic awareness, connection with nature, bilateral music and more. With these resources in place, clients may be increasingly able to access and process trauma material.