A coordinated symphony.
Through a coordinated symphony of body-awareness, meditation, movement and music, Jesse Hanson practices an integrated system, grounded in neuroscience, that includes somatic psychotherapy, mindfulness, and collective intuition helping his clients transform their relationships with their emotions and their lives.
A unique approach to psychology that builds a bridge connecting the mind and body. Derived from the Greek word “soma” (meaning body), somatic psychology understands the body as the foundation of human experience. Focusing on the embodied experience of emotions it integrates the exploration of breath, gestures, and body awareness into psychotherapy. It is the application of neuroscience into clinical psychology. This type of therapy is especially helpful in healing trauma as the body holds the painful memories more deeply than the mind can speak of them.
EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
EMDR is a specialized protocol that is 90% effective in decreasing, and often eliminating, negative symptoms that occur from a traumatic event in the past. By helping the client to learn how to desensitize their reactions to disturbing memories EMDR enables them to reprocess how they can grow from past trauma. It is an effective and non-invasive way of moving through our old baggage, rather than carrying it around indefinitely.
This perspective proposes that trauma can fragment our personality. A division is created to protect the brain from being overwhelmed by fear. The fragmentation is meant to be a short-term protection but can turn into a long-term coping mechanism. Clients with dissociation often find that traditional therapy doesn’t help or makes them feel worse. They may find symptoms of the trauma overwhelm them and they shut down or use addiction to cope. This approach is effective for people with unprocessed past trauma, loss of purpose, and/or feelings of aloofness - as if they not at home in their own bodies.
The relationship between the client and therapist is an integral part of the healing process. Many, if not all, of our traumas (emotional and physical) happen through relationships and, therefore, must be healed through relationships. Relational therapy focuses on themes of mutuality, connectedness, and empowerment. It is a co-created process that permits the client to feel safe and supported as they explore challenging memories of the past and fears about the future.
Akin to transpersonal psychology, psycho-spiritual integration helps people move beyond the normal sense of self (ego) in order to tap into new internal resources that are buried in self-doubt. This approach does not advocate for any specific religious tradition; rather it defines spirituality as the connection to the source of ones faith that yields increased self-awareness, self-understanding and, most importantly, compassion and self-love. Learning how to cultivate these qualities is integral to creating and living a high-quality life.
Guided Imagery involves searching within for answers as an effective and helpful way to navigate life’s challenges. Integrating meditation and guided imagery into psychotherapy allows for exploration of inner realms in a calm and efficient manner. Additionally, meditation dramatically improves centeredness, focus, and inner wisdom.
Neuroscience is a powerful tool for understanding the mind-body connection from an empirical perspective. It serves as a method for scientifically explaining how consciousness influences the brain which, in turn, influences the body and behaviours. Integrating neurological awareness can positively influence affect regulation and help a person feel more connected and “at home” in their own body.
Family Constellation work is a unique way of framing the family system as an interconnected matrix in order to clarify relational patterns and develop solutions for imbalances in the system. It is especially effective in processing multigenerational dysfunctions that are otherwise passed down ceaselessly.
Using these methods with individuals, couples, and families has proved effective in addressing several issues
Addiction (substances, sex, relationships, etc.)
Creativity, Mindfulness, Conscious Evolution
Loss of Purpose
Whether you are working through deeply held trauma, suffering from depression and/or anxiety, dealing with relationship issues, or just want to co-create the best version of yourself, Dr. Jesse Hanson can help.