TELLURIDE — Homes are being lost to foreclosure, workers are losing their jobs and health insurance by the thousands, pandemic flu threatens to kill millions, the Taliban is marching into Pakistan, Iran may be developing nuclear weapons, and we still can’t find Osama bin Laden.
But even as we worry that our jobs could be next on the chopping block, the cost-and-time commitment typically associated with the type of professional help aimed at helping us better cope with the downside of the lifecycle can be prohibitive.
That it doesn’t need to be the case, according to wellness counselor Lynton Moore, who this month began offering a type of therapy she described “fast” and “transforming” at Rocky Mountain Integrative Medicine in Ridgway on Thursdays.
“I really like the idea of working in a clinic in an integrative way with other practitioners,” she said. “It’s a really good paradigm for health.”
Unlike traditional psychotherapy that she characterized as being largely focused on the mind and remembering past events, Moore believes her methods offer a more holistic approach to healing.
“In traditional psychotherapy you’re reinforcing the story and the past conditioning by just talking about the story,” she explained. “To me, there’s not a whole lot of healing in that.”
Instead, Moore looks to help bring each client’s emotional, physical, mental and spiritual aspects into balance by “taking one’s focus off the mind’s story while safely allowing all thoughts and emotions to arise and be welcomed by the heart, exposing one’s true nature,” she explained.
The result: “A solution focused, brief therapy that works on what’s actually underneath,” in a matter or weeks and months, not years or decades, she said.
In addition to Jungian theory, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Satsang, Moore uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and ionCleanse therapy in her practice.
“Through a series of eye movements and questioning [EMDR] brings the client into a [Rapid Eye Movement] state,” she explained.
This is significant because unconscious processing can occur (as can happen in REM sleep).
“EMDR can take the emotional charge off the story so it no longer holds you,” she said, describing a client who, as a result of trauma associated with being abused as a child, had become insomniac.
“From three or four sessions, she was able to sleep again,” Moore claimed. “It helps to free you from past conditioning.”
IonCleanse therapy is a footbath used in conjunction with traditional therapy and is said to help detoxify “stored cellular memory held in the emotional and physical body,” as Moore wrote on her website: HYPERLINK "http://www.sourcecounseling.net" www.sourcecounseling.net.
After a 30-minute soak, the water will have turned a color such as orange, green, brown, or black, to indicate from where the toxins were removed.
“As a person talks about presenting problems, the ‘issues stored in the tissues’ are released into the water and typically there appears to be a correlation between debris in the water and emotions stored in various organs,” she explained.
Moore said that all the techniques she employs create more awareness so a person can make better choices in their lives.
“The practice is meant to create a sense of presence with higher consciousness, and with that the heart opens and there’s a way of being more aligned with a natural way of being,” she continued.
“It’s very transforming so if you don’t want the authentic self revealed then it’s not going to work for you – you’ll resist it,” she said.
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