IT TAKES GREAT COURAGE TO BREAK
WITH ONE'S PAST HISTORY AND STAND ALONE
- Marion Woodman
The PATH Program (Practical Applications in Trauma Healing) is a culturally-informed trauma program that utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques to alleviate the symptoms of soul fracture that result from childhood sexual abuse and rape.
I specialise in treating:
Women who have been raped
Women who were sexually abused as children
This program is also appropriate for women who have had abortion(s) and those who have suffered early pregnancy loss (miscarriage), and stillbirth.
Symptoms, which include panic attacks, anxiety, mood swings, depression, eating disorders, flashbacks, phobias, hypervigilance, isolation, nightmares, insomnia, dissociative disorders and more, are all common physiological, emotional and behavioral results of trauma. The dissociation that occurs in most of these trauma cases are also addressed with an aim to process and integrate the Self.
Techniques employed in this program, make it possible to process a trauma without re-living it. Clients are encouraged to actively question the assumption that one is permanently damaged and is a “victim”. This is not my personal belief and not the belief held by appropriate trauma therapists. Symptoms CAN be alleviated to bring great comfort.
You can benefit from the PATH Program in vital ways:
Learn to improve trust and intimacy with yourself & others
Correct a distorted sense of self
Learn to love your body
Alleviate feelings of guilt and shame
Bring in new ways of thinking & being in the world
Live your authentic life.
The PATH Program is facilitated in all aspects by me in my role as a Certified Trauma Therapist and an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist and is only available as a one-on-one undertaking (there are no groups). Privacy is assured.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, I generally will not undertake major trauma processing with you until the baby has been delivered and weaned. I can do other work with you until that time that is extremely supportive and preparatory for the work ahead. However, if it is determined that trauma therapy is of greater benefit than harm to you, I will need to speak with your healthcare providers before continuing, especially if you have a high-risk pregnancy.