Meet the Modalities
Working with Mary in her Emergent Hippie Trauma Focused Learning Lab can take you to a variety of places with surprising ways to experience your embodied self!
On the ministage we can concretize all those swirling thoughts and feelings onto the stage using fun figures. This is a great way to get out of your head and gain perspective!
The furry auxiliaries are ready and waiting to play any role you need to get unstuck. They're not just for kids - they love to provide adults with a dopamine boost too while they're on the job!
Some days we may use interesting images as a starting point for our work. The Learning Lab's image library includes a variety of carefully curated postcard images, Tarot and Oracle decks.
Working With Images
Research shows the more we get in our bodies with trauma work, the faster we find relief. You may find yourself rocking, swinging, exploring your embodied feelings through body sculptures or any other way your body wants to move in the moment!.
The three most used psychodrama techniques in Mary's collaborator sessions are doubling, mirroring, and role reversals. When psychodrama techniques are applied 1:1 they put no pressure on the collaborator to perform, only to respond with agency and self-reflection.
Janina Fisher's TIST model helps people with dissociative disorders to create better communication with their internal parts. Using trauma response terms to get to know these parts better, helps to understand how and why they have developed. With this understanding, we can move forward with renegotiating their role in your inner world.
Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment
Occasionally it's necessary to get out of the body and back in the head, Mary believes in providing collaborators all the psychoeducation they need to understand the hows and whys of the work we do!
Tapping on meridian points on the head and torso activates the body's parasympathetic nervous system and helps regain regulation. Tapping can increase spontaneity and move the work through stuck places.
Clinical EFT (Tapping)
Mark Walsh's Embodiment Toolkit includes 36 body poses that help to initiate an inquiry into the body's felt sense. Holding the poses with curiosity can reveal deep inner truths that move the work forward.
Havening Techniques involves gently stroking the face, hands and sides of arms while working through specific scripting techniques. This method is proven to activate the body's natural regulation functions.
Havening Techniques (TM)
Following the flow of the breath through the body is the core of embodied mindfulness. Breathwork can mean anything from simply enjoying a deep sigh to intentional breathing techniques.
This ancient Chinese yoga form is rooted in the natural world and links the breath with slow, intentional movement.
As an energy psychology practitioner, Mary believes that anything that shows up in our space is usable. The energy field may provide us with your pet or your two year old, internet problems, or even one of Mary's crowing roosters! It's all fair game to be included in the content of collaborative work.
Working In The Field
Mary pulls two main tenets from this trauma-focused psychodrama model - the use of inner, outer, upper strengths for inner resourcing and the Internal Role Atom. This parts model helps to move the collaboration more smoothly through strengths, trauma, and post traumatic growth roles that we play in our lives.
Therapeutic Spiral Model of Psychodrama