THE HEALING JOURNEY
Mr. Huey's goal is to assist the client through any crisis and provide tools s/he can use in the future. Each client will be asked to become aware of emotions, thoughts and behaviors; take responsibility for affecting changes; learn to take control of those things within their sphere of influence; and change behaviors or accept aspects of their condition. Each client should leave therapy with a repertoire of tools to use in helping themselves accept, cope with, manage, reduce or eliminate emotional pain and take control of their behavior. However, your life situation probably won't change – you will still have to deal with your family of origin, other relationships, your physical illnesses, your job, loss, and your patterns - but you can expernience them differently.
During the Course of therapy Mr. Huey will draw on various Psychological approaches and methods to fit the needs of the client. These approaches will include, but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral; EMDR (level lI); Attitudinal Healing; Gestalt; Emotionaly Focused Couples Therapy; Solution Focus; Art Therapy; spiritual approaches; systems approaches; developmental; emotional release; vision and goal setting; problem solving; communication styles; psycho education; positive affirmations; reframing; inner child work (exploring memories and patterns from developmental stages); visualization; changing habits and patterns; and awareness of projections.
In the case of children or adolescents, parents will be asked to change their own behaviors and reactions to their child, and assist with the reduction of stress that may be contributing to the child's condition. Considering their developmental level, the child/adolescent will also be asked to take responsibility for their behaviors and to be aware of and influence or accept situations.
Our life journey is not always on rocks and snow in high elevations, but that is where the work is done (facing difficulties, testing self, moving over frozen feelings and past traumas toward the light). On this adventure we become lighter as we release our load and approach the sun.
Getting to the Peak is not the final goal, because, once there we must descend to share the light and learn more lessons.
In truth the goal is simply attained (as the Good Witch in the Wizard of Oz tells Dorothy "Click your heels together three times")
The Guide does not do the real work or have the answers (he is like the Wizard— a balding middle-aged man behind a screen pushing buttons for effect. He knows the answers are within all who seek their heart, brain and courage to return Home). The Guide knows the territory because he has been there before to face his own monsters. He has been helped by many others. The Guide keeps the Adventurer safe in the process, through the lifeline of unconditional love. He is willing to be with another through their anguish, fears, and personal hell, knowing that they are safe and secure on their healing journey.
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