Research has shown that Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism and Attention Deficit Disorder and other cognitive disorders show current treatments are limited in their effectiveness. People that suffer from neurological disorders have a chaotic nervous system (NS) which prevents absorption of information and stamping into working memory. Chaotic nervous systems can cause barriers to the internal "how to"instructions. It can cause a person to get immobilized, perplexed and lethargic. It may look like defiance, laziness or resistance but it is really that a person "can't" take action. If we can't understand what is happening inside, we cannot articulate it. I often hear from clients:
"I don't know"
"I can't remember"
"I don't know how to"
"I don't want to"
Embarrassment and shamecan cause a person to lie and cover up incongruences in their life because it is easier than trying to explain and or risk not being believed. If people look normal, invisible disabilities are held at a higher standard that is impossible to reach. We are a population that has tried many other therapies with limited or disappointing results. You will learn how to listen, identify and work with how your internal body queues work. I will teach you a new vocabulary that will make you the expert and learn to advocate for what you need. The outer world causes overwhelm and stress because we are approaching treatments from "outside in" versus "inside out."
The strategies I teach work from "inside out" and encodes the working memory, slows down your stress response and gives you access to the missing files of instruction inside. Once it makes sense to you inside, the instructions get stamped to your working memory. Clients get more stamina and start to gain inner regulation at a new level.
The good news, the nervous system can be re-trained to endure more stress with a phased and client-centered pace.
Balanced Focus Counseling
Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, General Cognitive impairment
(Adults, Children 10+, Students, Seniors, Adolescents, Professionals)
Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) Marriage and Family Therapist (MFTC) Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), Certified Attention Coach, Certified Sand Play Therapist