The following are some of the concepts used in the practice of Enlightened Therapy. The list is not exhaustive, nor is it intended to convey a complete understanding of any element of the process.
Ego: Bounded self-awareness; the experiencer of an individual's own life. In some sense, the subjective size or definition of an ego is inversely proportional to the degree of its spatial or conceptual confinement. EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. A procedure for helping to allow the nervous system to dissipate the effects of past trauma or stress. It can also be used to explore, or expand, one's awareness. Energy: A term often used to denote qualities/quantities of aliveness. It may, in fact, be better understood as various forms of “consciousness” and how we observe or sense them. Engaged Detachment: A state of deliberate and keen attentiveness, without significant emotional involvement or loss of objective awareness. Holistic: The view that any one thing exists only in relationship to everything else. In human terms, the functioning of any aspect of an individual will always be related to other parts of their total being. Furthermore, an individual will always remain connected to others, as well as their own physical environment. Observer Effect: The now well-known fact that conscious observation, or attention placed upon physical phenomena can and does influence the outcome of interactions - especially at the level of atomic particles and, almost certainly, on a much larger scale. Somatic Resonance: A recently developed concept that explains much of human emotional interaction, especially at the subconscious level. It names the natural tendency of one human nervous system to, in some way, synchronize and communicate with another. Somatic Therapy: A very effective form of therapy which acknowledges the fact that emotions always have a physiological component. And, that this connection may be used to work with and release the effects of pent-up or past emotional experiences. Trauma: A usually painful physical and/or emotional experience, often with long-lasting emotional and physiological effects. It is most frequently associated with feelings of helplessness. It can almost always be lessened or resolved using Somatic and related therapeutic techniques.
Paul Solari, MA, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor
Somatic, EMDR, Trauma Holistic Approach Individuals and Couples