The 2 basic concepts underlying LifeCore are:
-When “core emotional issues” at the root of someone’s problems are truly resolved vs. just focusing on “surface issues”, healing occurs more readily. It’s a more thorough and effective approach.
-The mind and body are inherently connected. When the mind is affected, so is the body, and vice versa, hence the term MindBody. LifeCore realizes the idea that one cannot effectively bring about lasting healing without giving attention to both the mind and the body.
LifeCore’s approach helps people find and clear out the specific emotional root causes to both their physical and mental “dis-ease”. Using a combination of psychotherapy and EFT, the Emotional Freedom Techniques, a set of acupressure “tapping” techniques that allows for emotional healing to take place, clients achieve their physical and mental health and wellness goals much more rapidly than through conventional healing means alone.
Traditionally, people went to their doctor when they felt sick, and they went to their therapist when they felt unhappy, but, with the advent of energy psychology, the story has changed. You now have the option of improving mind and body wellness at the same time. The healthcare you will receive at LifeCore can be viewed as:
The following services are provided by LifeCore in an integrative fashion based on each client’s particular needs and goals:
EFT - The Emotional Freedom Techniques – This approach is also known as “tapping” or, more technically referred to as “acupressure desensitization”, and it falls under the umbrella of energy psychology. I use EFT in almost every session. How much I use it and what particular techniques I use vary based on the client’s needs in that session. EFT is a set of acupressure “tapping” techniques that allows for emotional healing to take place, thereby helping clients achieve their physical and mental health and wellness goals much more rapidly than through conventional healing means alone. The science behind EFT shows that the acupressure “tapping” increases your body’s natural opioids, increases serotonin, and decreases cortisol, a stress hormone. Those chemical changes in your body are occurring as they are paired with the particular issue that is being “tapped on”. So, during the basic technique, tapping is occurring simultaneously while phrases that are pertinent to the issue at hand are being spoken aloud. It is a very simple technique to learn, and I teach clients how to do this at home as well. As I guide clients through each round of EFT, I tap on my own body and say each of the phrases aloud to serve as a mirror for clients so that it is very easy for clients to follow along. By the end of a client’s first session, very often the client has memorized the whole basic technique and tapping sequence. I also use Matrix Reimprinting, a phenomenal advanced energy healing approach that utilizes EFT as part of the technique.
Psychotherapy – I use an eclectic blend of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Transactional Analysis in the “talk therapy” aspect of my work. Psychotherapy is a very useful tool in helping people gain awareness about their thinking, to see the relationship between thoughts and feelings, to change how they think, and also then to create related behavioral changes. However, I have found over the years that psychotherapy, alone, oftentimes has its limitations. Here’s what I mean: Everything that happens to you in life impacts your mind, your body and your energy. Psychotherapy is effective at addressing the mind. However, permanent change happens when the emotional, physical, spiritual and energetic levels connected to any traumatic events of the past are truly and deeply healed, as well. This applies equally to small “t” traumas (e.g., falling and scraping your knee on the playground when no adult was there to help you, having a fight with your boss, being stranded with a flat tire) or big “T” traumas (e.g., abuse, war trauma, major accidents). Therefore, therapies that address mind, body, spirit, AND energy, are more thorough. That is why I use a combination of psychotherapy with EFT.
MindBody Wellness –The first step toward mindbody wellness is clearing out the emotional and energetic roadblocks. If you are physically ill or suffering from a “dis-ease”, there is almost always an emotional component that is creating the “dis-ease”. When we aren’t listening to the mindbody’s needs, the mindbody will express itself in a way that is much harder to ignore, i.e., through pain or illness. Now that your body has your attention, it is important to uncover what the message is. Using EFT, uncovering that message is surprisingly easy. People are often surprised to find that there is an emotional connection to their pain, illness or disease. However, once the issue comes to the level of conscious awareness, there is often an “aha!” moment when a person makes the connection between the illness and an emotional challenge in their life. I also resource the profound theories of German New Medicine (GNM) which identifies very specific emotional conflicts that are involved in creating a physical ailment within the body. Using EFT & Matrix Reimprinting, those emotional conflicts are cleared out. As the energies in the mind and body are returning to a balanced state, that is the time to include a focus on Natural Health & Wellness approaches such as dietary, supplemental (herbs, vitamins, & minerals), and exercise.
Personal Development – I use EFT, Matrix Reimprinting, and psychotherapy together to help you identify and remove the blockages that are getting in the way of your personal growth. Oftentimes people are surprised to find out that the reason they are not able to do, for example, public speaking, links back to a specific event from childhood. Or, when it comes to overcoming obstacles to creating financial abundance, people often need to address the beliefs about money and wealth that they learned from their parents at a young age. When it comes to weight loss, diet and exercise are very important, but, there is an often overlooked emotional component that needs to be addressed so that a person can lose weight and lose it for good.