We all experiences darker, shadier times and they can be remarkably healthy and productive even when they feel just awful because they make us explore, think, question and search-when these times get out of hand, as social creatures, we need the help of something or someone else.
We as people and as an organization are different because we accept that you know best about you. We do not have a hierachal perspective believing that you are a client and us the so called expert-we recognize that the interaction between people has a healing and changing influence on both parties. There is no power play or dominance of opinion it’s simply that we have had time to learn this stuff whilst you have been learning other things.
There exists a series of respected, understood and valued theoretical psychological practices. These have been well researched, tested and evaluated over the years. They have divided and subdivided but the primary ones are; PsychoAnalysis, Behaviourism, Cogntive Psychology, Spiritual Healing and, also the variations and varities of those; the eclectic and integrated models.
There are numerous and varied body or physiological therapies that include such exercises as cardiovascular exercise and yoga. They attempt to help the whole person using the body as a tool to help the person. The concepts include helping to reduce stress levels on the Central Nervous System calming the ‘flight and flight’ reaction of the amygdala and increasing the use of ‘rest and digest’ responses to aid well-being.
Many people use spiritual practices to help them on their journeys. These can be recognised religious practices such as prayer or the growing use and recogntion of meditation and mindfullness.
They all have their uses and abilities and we have the same listening skills, non-judgementalism, unconditional positive regard and high levels of qualifications, experience, understanding and knowledge. Topped up with loving and caring.
We at Chryseis do not ‘buy into’ one way of practising and fully recognize not only the psychi/soma interplay (with knowledge of the new science of epigentics; http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/epigenetic-influences-and-disease-895) but also the numerous collective factors that influence our feelings, thoughts and experiences internally and externally over time. Thus what is needed is changeable and we are Flexible.
We at Chryseis accept that any one person at any one time needs a variety and sometimes complex combination of helping modes and we have those skills to work with you. To repeat Not all models suit all people all the time.
When assessed by research positive outcomes are evidenced at the same rate dependent on the school of thought behind the practice and thus that the ‘treatment’, the ‘cure’, the ‘help’ is actually from the relationship which is hopefully; trusting, empathic, non-judgemental and safe.
We accept that we need to hear you but also do buy in to the teachings of the ‘Human Givens’ who recognise the harm that can be done repeating and reviewing and focusing on past difficulties and who like us believe that often replacing harmful negative practices with Positive Activities is the most useful and productive way forward. Once your stories have been told we can leave them as real and understood but we don’t need to reflect and review and explore and search and dig as so many therpaies do. We can leave them unpacked and repacked and move on. (http://www.hgi.org.uk/archive/human–givens.htm) .
Some practices have defined homework, defined times and time lines that can of course be useful bounderies but they can also create restrictions. SO often the most eloquently poignant piece of sharing comes out from deep inside just as the person looking for help is leaving! We at Chryseis will try our utmost to continue with you and try to help there and then-not book you in for a week ahead!
We all have differing neuro/bio/physio/chemistry and thus need differing things at different times.
Thus we offer a positive health and well being experience dependent on the ‘others’ wishes and needs.
It can simply be someone is lonely so we find you places to meet people-we don’t need to explore the family history of the ‘whys’ always. If demonstrated behaviours have caused isolation we will reflect, explore and perhaps re-jig to improve acceptance from others. If parental/familial damage is being ‘played out’ then we may have to go deeper-the unconscious mind (the body) may be scared of interpersonal interactions thus unpicking this may be needed.
Chryseis can hold your hand both literally and metaphorically along the journey, supporting you in movement forwardwith the ‘new internalized learnt support systems’ and we will endeavour to not let you go until you are ready.
Chryseis will try it’s best to help improve your esteem, your general well being and thus your Happiness levels.