Healthiness can be defined as a state of physical, social, mental and emotional well-being. True wellness requires attention to health at all levels; when one part of the system breaks down, it affects each of the others. Modern therapists have developed new ways to address this connection between physical and mental health.
The effect of the mental state on the physical body has been clearly established. Therapies have been developed to better help clients work through issues while addressing the historical and traumatic events that have invaded and eroded the personʼs sense of well-being.
Among the modern mental health therapies that have evolved over the past twenty years, two have shown themselves to be maximally effective in helping patients recover to deeper levels of wellbeing.Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of treatment for trauma that has been shown to successfully improve the mental states of both seriously and moderately traumatized individuals. Evolving more recently is the method of BrainSpotting (BSP), which attends to the "felt sense" of a presenting issue; it "penetrates into the cellular level to release trauma memory" by removing both the neuro-physiological and emotional sources of the discomfort from within, producing a deeper sense of wellbeing. Both of these therapies involve a relatively short - albeit very intense - treatment period, but yield exciting long-term results.
For more information on EMDR and BSP, read Dr. T's article DETOXIFICATION OF MIND AND SPIRIT - EMDR Combined With Highly Effective Brainspotting
Maximizing the positive effects of these and other methods of treatment requires an in-depth understanding of the significance and impact of various historical and cultural elements (including the legacy inherited from previous generations) that are fundamental to the current behavioral patterns and illnesses presented by the client. Exploring the history and trans-generational patterning that determine how and why the client exhibits certain reactions to certain traumas or stressors throughMulti-Tiered Trans-Generational Genogram (MTTG) can resolve the clientʼs emotional challenges more completely and more rapidly.
For more information on MTTG, read Dr. T's article MULTI-TIERED TRANS-GENERATIONAL GENOGRAM (MTTG) – An Exciting New Approach to Resolving Deep, Elusive, and Resistant Physio-Emotional Challenges