Lifespan Integration

Counseling in Washington

Lifespan Integration (LI) is a cutting-edge technique which promotes rapid healing in adults who experienced abuse and/or neglect during childhood. This new method relies on the innate ability of the body-mind to heal itself. Lifespan Integration uses a psychological technique called an “affect bridge” to find a memory which is connected to the current problem. The therapist guides the client to re-visit this past memory, bringing into the past whatever is needed to resolve the memory. After the memory is resolved, the therapist leads the client through time to the present using a timeline of visual images of scenes from the client’s life. This timeline of memories and images proves to the client’s body-mind system that time has passed and that life is different now

Lifespan Integration Therapy is a therapy that can change all this without re-traumatizing. Lifespan Integration is a very gentle method which works on a deep neural level to change patterned responses and outmoded defensive strategies. LI therapy helps people connect unpleasant feelings and dysfunctional patterns with the memories of the past events from which these feelings and strategies originated. Making these connections at a deep level of the body-mind “re-sets” the neural system so that it is more in line with the current life situation. This “re-setting” happens very rapidly for most people. After LI therapy, people find themselves spontaneously reacting to current stressors in more age appropriate ways. After several sessions of LI, clients have reported that they feel better about life, are more self-accepting, and are better able to enjoy their intimate relationships.

If you are interested in Lifespan Integration, feel free to call us at (425) 242-6267.