Neuropsychotherapy – therapy that is informed by neuroscience.
What happens in therapy depends on you – and what’s right for you – as well as what it is you want to change in your life. Therapy is a process to treat an issue or a condition: it’s not making it easier to live with or helping you to manage better but it is about to bring about long-term, positive change.
What allows us to elicit meaningful, beneficial change in life is an understanding of the importance of mind and body. And we have an awareness of just how our biology and our thinking self interact in ways that respond positively to enriched environments and to experience.
Those of us working in Consilient Therapy are all experienced health professionals holding recognised certification in neuropsychotherapy. Neuropsychotherapy is an approach to psychotherapy that is underpinned by an understanding of the brain: brain-based therapy.
You can read What is neuropsychotherapy? here.
A neuropsychotherapist has an essential combination of training, knowledge and experience necessary to support each individual client to heal and to thrive. Therapy is provided in a safe, supportive environment, ethically and confidentialy. We are sometimes described as eclectic therapists because we choose from a range of terapeutic approaches, combining them into appropriate interventions.
What does a Neuropsychotherapist Do?
Your therapist will use an appropriate therapy underpinned by an understanding of neuroscience to work with a range of conditions. These may include
- Performance issues
- Stress and anxiety
- Test and examination nerves
- Pain management
- Fears and phobias
Sequent Repatterning is a therapy framework developed to provide effective positive change for those with misophonia. This approach to the treatment of misophonia can be provided by a Consilient Therapy practitioner. It is a brain-based therapy framework recognising misophonia’s five-component basis. You can find out more about Sequent Repatterning and how it might help you or someone you know, here. Chris Pearson is a specialist in misophonia and has published papers and delivered presentations on misophonia and on using Sequent Repatterning to help those having misophonia. He has studied neuropsychotherapy at a post-graduate level. He is a board member of Misophonia Institute and a Certified Member of IAAN.
You can find out much more about misophonia on the Misophonia Institute web site.
What is consilience?
What do we mean by consilience?
Consilience is a term originally meaning jumping together but more recently has been used to indicate unity of knowledge. Neuroscience underpins our understanding of the brain, the neural systems throughout the body and how we feel and behave when we enjoy well-being and when we may be compromised. Dr Dan Siegel talks about the embodied brain – recognising that the brain isn’t just that thing in our skull. His concept of Mindsight highlights how the structure and function of the embodied brain and our bodily systems shape our mental lives. And how that affects our well-being.
Consilience brings together firm, scientific knowledge of biology, mind and thinking when we’re thriving in wellness and when we’re compromised, maybe struggling to survive.
There’s a short item about consilience here.