It’s time to talk about EMDR, Brainspotting, Ego State Hypnosis, Age Regression Hypnosis, Feeling State Addiction Protocol, Gestalt, Forgiveness Hypnosis, DeTur-Eye Movement Desensitization, Informed Soul Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Of course, everyone knows all about this and frankly, I’m not even sure why we brought in an expert to explain all of these very common therapy methods and I’m pretty sure you were all discussing the benefits of each one of them yesterday at lunch. I can hear the conversation now. Hey Bob, how much do you like DeTur-Eye Movement Desensitization over Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or is Gestalt the way I should go with my therapist? Come on John… everyone knows that for the deep work you need do Age Regression Hypnosis with a splash of Brainspotting. DUH! This kind of buzz is filling lunch tables all over the world. Or is it? Of course, NOT! There are so many new and exciting therapy methods that are becoming mainstream today that it can be challenging for the average person to understand what they do, let alone pick the right one for them to tackle the trauma that has been pulling them into the same dark place over and over again. Instead of addressing the cause of the trauma head on, many people will white knuckle it for years with zero improvement. Sometimes this stubbornness is pride holding people back from getting help but many times it’s simply not understanding what to do. I don’t blame people for having a deer in the headlights reaction to hearing all these different therapy methods. I get that same feeling when my mechanic tells me what is wrong with my car. As far as I know, it’s pixie dust and unicorn smiles under my hood that make the car go….but I digress. That is why I found an expert to shine some light on this issue. After you finish this podcast, you’ll have a new appreciation for all these new therapy methods and hopefully, it will inspire you to find the strength within yourself to be the type of person that is brave enough to face your demons head on and defeat them. Haven’t you suffered enough?
Our guest today, Scott Allen Smith, LPC, is an expert in a variety of approaches. He has worked in the mental health field since 1993 and his work is based on the eclectic principles of cognitive behavioral treatment, EMDR (Certified), Hypnosis, Brainspotting, EFT (Tapping), client-centered therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, object relations therapy, ego state therapy, and motivational interviewing. He pretty much does it all! Scott helps people that are suffering from anxiety, depression, feeling "stuck", childhood/family issues, couple's issues, adolescent adjustment, grief/bereavement, low self-esteem and confidence, trauma (flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts), anger management, assertiveness, offending treatment, substance abuse, past victimization (sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse), past traumatic events (P.T.S.D.), and so much more. Scott is the perfect expert to explain all of these different therapy methods and do it in a way that you’ll find very entertaining. Sit back and enjoy this amazing interview with Scott Allen Smith.