Helping my clients become symptom free as quickly as possible has been my mission statement since starting my practice seventeen years ago. Most of my clients realize a successful outcome. Their pain and body dysfunctions are usually resolved within 1-5 sessions, and they also learn how to maintain their wellness.
I know that I can’t help everyone with their problems, but I do know that a therapist’s attitude and a client’s attitude can contribute significantly to the outcome of a session. It’s true, clients who believe they can get better, usually do.
Bernie Siegel, surgeon and author of Love, Medicine & Miracles, confirms my positive experiences working with my motivated clients when he says, When people are willing to make an effort to cure what’s incurable, I’ll work with them. What goes on in your head affects your body.
My clients benefit the most when I am present during a session and have an attitude of gratitude—without thought, in a state of inner connectedness where I’m more alert than in the mind-identified state. My approach is a simple structural solution, with possible adjunctive energetic therapies where needed–a treatment plan easy to explain, that makes sense to my clients, and one that is, in most cases, effective and the best choice for a positive outcome.
Being present means to inhabit your body fully, to always have some of your attention in the inner energy field of your body—to feel the body from within, so to speak. Body awareness keeps you present. It anchors you in the Now. The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
Clients who have the most difficult time getting better are those conditioned to their pain and body dysfunctions, have identified with their emotional pain for a long time and, on an unconscious level, don’t believe they can become symptom free. Their sense of self is heavily invested in it, and as long as they are so invested, they will resist or sabotage every attempt that is made to heal.
Because it’s an unconscious process, the only way to overcome it is to make the pain conscious by observing and accepting it as part of what is at that moment. To stay present, it helps to be deeply rooted within yourself, otherwise, the mind, which has incredible momentum, will drag you along like a wild river.
A client’s belief and motivation is more important than any type of treatment received. Scientific research by Candice Pert, PhD, Molecules of Emotion, has proved that our thoughts can actually change pain.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others, Cicero (106-43 BCE)