While the dust has been settling on a year of construction and renovation, the real substance of The Viva Center gets more attention and focus. As a multidisciplinary team of practitioners who are all focused on fostering optimal living in our clients, we are learning a lot from each other. One of the most important truths emerging time and time again is that when we pull together our collective knowledge we all grow and become more holistic in our approaches and areas of practice. This translates into more specialized and effective services at Viva and a WHOLE that is worth more than the sum of its parts…
Truth #1: the physical human system maps to the emotional human system
The groundbreaking conjoint treatment being conducted at The Viva Center, with a client receiving 5 months of physical therapy and psychotherapy simultaneously, illustrated this truth in treatment. Consistently in every session, the emotional issues that were being addressed would map specifically to the physical restriction being treated. The conjoint therapy was significantly more effective than the two therapies being received independently. Emotional roadblocks were more easily removed and physical ailments would more expediently and effectively be minimized.
Truth #2: Both Neurofeedback and cranio-sacral treatment seem to correlate in the positive ways that they can impact subliminal areas of functioning
Through shared experiences by cranio-sacral work and neurofeedback interventions it appears that the ways these both target subconscious material correlates for greater fluidity and less reactivity. This means better overall focus and wellbeing.
While NFB targets specific brainwaves through use of computer and electrical inputs, cranio sacral work uses human touch to target overall energetic functioning through corrective human attachment. Together, it is speculated the client would experience more thorough shifts in being. More to come as this is explored further…
Truth #3: Acupuncture is a nice compliment to psychotherapy
Through a number of trauma clients receiving sequential acupuncture/psychotherapy treatments it was agreed that those clients received greater benefit than any of the clients who received only one type of intervention alone. These clients tended to come into therapy more open and aware of deeply held injuries if they had received acupuncture prior. This more open posture made the delicate work of healing those injuries more expedient and possible. Likewise, when trauma clients received psychotherapy just prior to acupuncture sessions, as insights and understanding were attained, these clients reported having greater sense of balance and ability to integrate psychotherapy as a result of the acupuncture immediately following.
As we keep learning and growing in our knowledge, I will definitely keep you posted.
- Big Men, Little Needles: Acupuncture in the NFL (mensjournal.com)