We approach healing with curiosity and kindness. Integraltherapy combines discussion, action and reflection - the components of mindful living. We like the acronym “MARC”: Meditation and Mindfulness, Active investigation, Reflection, Compassion and Connection as a template for investigation. We draw upon various meditation traditions including several Tibetan practices. In our work, we slow ourselves down purposefully, focusing not only on emotions but also on physical sensations, for when we are in our bodies we are more present and able to experience our pain and joy. When “present” we have a higher capacity to receive information from the external world and the world within us. We enrich our understanding of ourselves and others. Learning to observe and distance encourages shifts in our perception of the events, patterns. Our range of responses expands and our choice of responses becomes more skillful and deliberate.
Mindfulness is the moment-to-moment awareness. It is to be present to situations as they unfold.
Sociometry is the study of choice. We all make choices within interpersonal relationships. Choices are fundamental to life as human beings.
Active Investigation is based on the theory that creative expression has a healing effect on psychological problems. Action helps us expand and deepen our understanding.
Psychodramatic Processes We have drawn from the Psychodramatic theories of how we grow and develop. Role reversal, empathy spontaneity are cornerstones.
Relational mindfulness is moment to moment awareness of what is happening between us without judgement. Awareness and empathy increase with our capacity to reveres roles.
Study of Interpersonal Relationships helps us to gain knowledge about ourselves and our reactions in relationship.
By studying our interpersonal relationships we develop strategies that help us become more skillful in our communication.
Meditation is a practice that teaches us to slow down, pause and quiet the mind's chatter. Meditation practices help us see things as they are.
Conscious Action is the integration of presence and action.