a welcome message from Dr Suzanne Lacombe
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Dr. Suzanne LaCombe
on Jan. 17, 2013.
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What if there were a way…
To feel more alive,
To feel as a child, full of wonder and joy,
To realize that the future is limited only by the strength of your desire,
To discover your life’s purpose, at last?
Yes there is a way...
Hi! I'm Dr. Suzanne LaCombe,
We feel pretty inspired at MyShrink. We see counseling (and psychotherapy) as a holistic, a non-drug approach for both mind and body.
Well, decades of neuroscience research make it clear--the brain and nervous system can be changed through counseling, the kind that addresses both the mind and body as a single entity. This approach--classed as a form of holistic therapy--gives as much attention to the physical aspect of the client as the mental and the emotional.
Holistic therapy goes beyond what regular talk therapies alone could possibly deliver. Holistic therapy takes advantage of new neuroscience insights and rejects the notion that the mind and body are separate.
Indeed, by integrating biology with psychology, these insights are driving a paradigm shift in the clinical practice of counseling.
This shift in emphasis highlights the importance of attunement between the client and therapist. And, how can attunement best be achieved? We believe holistic therapy with its focus on the integration of mind body spirit, requires these aspects be embodied by the therapist.
Furthermore, the inclusion of the "body" in holistic therapy is essential for attunement to be fully attained. Holistic therapy has the theoretical and practical applications that cannot be surpassed in this respect.
We also feel that the "body" is a necessary partner in one's spiritual development. Through one's "body" enlightenment can be approached.
Bottom line - to achieve your personal goals, whether they're physical, emotional or spiritual, you must include the "body" in your counseling.
That's the basic lesson of holistic therapy, and the basic message of this website.
So if you're looking for a long lasting solution to your therapeutic goals, holistic therapy may be the answer for you.
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Suzanne LaCombe, Ed. D., R. Psych.
Head Shrink & Editor.