Bellevue, WA, June 09, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Marlon Familton and Collaborative Couples & Family Counseling, LLC are excited to announce the addition of Lifespan Integration therapy to the list of therapeutic services.
It is common for adults who suffered through abuse or neglect during childhood to spend years in therapy working through past issues. Yet many still fail to move past those traumatic events. People get stuck because they were traumatized when little, a time when their neural systems were developing. The result is that they become "hard-wired" to perceive certain events in a negative way in order to protect themselves from further pain.
Adults abused in childhood often have poor self-image and an ongoing internal dialogue filled with negative talk, and chronic anxiety and/or depression. This often fails to change regardless of how successful these people are in their present lives, and no matter how much "talking" therapy they have done.
“Lifespan Integration is a new therapy that facilitates rapid healing in adults who suffered abuse and/or neglect while growing up. LI connects a current problem to a past memory and uses imagery to re-visit that past memory and resolve what happened.” Familton says. “One of the best aspects about LI is that clients do not have to talk about or sit in the difficult memories or emotions of past trauma.”
After LI therapy, clients report that they address and react to current life situations in more age appropriate way. After several sessions of LI, clients have reported that they feel calmer, are more self-accepting, and are better able to enjoy their intimate relationships.
“I lead the client through a time line of their life using visual images of scenes from their life. As they do this, memories and images prove to the mind and body that what happened was a long time ago.” Familton says. “This "proof" facilitates a deeper change than is possible with typical talk therapy.”
Lifespan Integration was developed in 2002 by Peggy Pace, a licensed mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist in Washington State. For more information on Lifespan Integration or to schedule a session, contact Marlon at Collaborative Couples & Family Counseling or visit the website at www.securelove.net.