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5 Essential Examples of My Approach

My approach is holistic as each person’s need in therapy differs based on various factors. However in order to help you get a sense of my therapy, here are 5 essential examples of my principals.

 

Corrective emotional experience

My approach is relational. All therapeutic processes will move forward in the secure and warm relationship between the therapist and the client. My job here is to be your “secure base” which is described as a key factor for the healthy emotional development in attachment theory. American-Canadian psychologist, Mary Ainsworth and , British psychologist, John Bowlby explained that the presence of a secure attachment figure allows an infant to explore the internal/external world with a sense of security. . . . . . 


Empowerment of Authentic-Self

English psychologist Donald Winnicott explained the definition of “True self” and “False self.” The true self refers to our capability of authentic self-expression which lead us to secure connection to our reality. On the other hand, the false self refers to our incapability of recognition/ expression of our authenticity. When the false self is developed, we tend to obliviously choose our emotions/behaviors based on others’ preference/needs of us, which contributes to the detachment of our genuine experience of the world. . . . . . 

Balancing organismic self-regulation system

The orgasmic self-regulation system, defined in Gestalt therapy, is our natural capability of creative adjustment based on our moment to moment needs. For example when our body needs water, we feel thirsty; hence we take in water in our body. We are naturally equipped with the same regulation system in our mental system and the relationship between the physical and mental spheres. In another words, we know the best choice for us when our organismic self-regulation system is healthily working.

However we also have various conscious/unconscious “should/shouldn’t” rules within ourselves, which were ......

Holistic self-acceptance

Each one of us has various unique elements within the self; such as “a shy part of me, a brave part of me, an angry part of me, an anxious part of me, a serious part of me, an impulsive part of me,” and so on.  We tend to repress or deny non-preferred elements of us. These oblivious repressions/denials cause tremendous mental conflicts and disturb the natural flow of our healthy mental energy. . . . . .


Here and now- genuine emotional and physical experience.

My approach is largely informed by a healing-oriented, attachment-based psychotherapy model, AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) and Gestalt Therapy.  Both of which emphasize the importance of actual emotional and physical experience in the here and now manner. Although logical understanding is important, without the genuine experience, the true transformation does not occur. In my approach, I support your genuine emotional and physical experience in a safe and warm atmosphere in the therapy sessions. . . . . .