What is Psychoneurology About? An Explanation of the Psychoneurology Approach: Psychoneurology’s approach to creating wellness and thriving does not require a diagnosis or labeling of the patient. Since its underlying premise is that each individual human being is already perfect and whole as opposed to broken or diseased. Rather than trying to focus on fixing a broken person, psychoneurology helps the patient develop new resources or learnings that will help enhance their lives in the service of reaching the highest level of thriving. Psychoneurology is based on a four-step model:

Step 1: determining what you want to create or experience (the objective) and is known as the pre-frame.

Step 2:  determining where you are now. This step is called calibration.

Step 3: determining the resource to get you there– also called identifying the resource.

Step 4: is finally using that resource so it can become a part of you– this is called integration.

The Fundamental Distinctions Between Psychoneurology and Other Mental Health Approaches

The pathology driven approach will strive to identify and label or diagnose the “problem” at hand. The therapist’s focus is upon the particular disease or disorder and trying to eliminate it or at least its symptoms. This approach to change was based on the premise that the reason why the patient or client is not where they want to be (the desired state or outcome) is because of the challenges or “blocks”.  Most therapists (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, MFT’s, and even most life coaches) concentrate on eradicating these blocks (disease, disorder or problem) to the desired result, with the implication being that if the blocks are removed, the desired results or state will be achieved. The take is that the only reason you’re not where you want to be is because of the blocks that are holding you back.

By contrast, the psychoneurologist helps their client or patient gain access to the resource or learning that will make the entire label of disease irrelevant. Instead of categorizing a person with a disease or disorder, psychoneurology determines just what the needs of the individual are in order to help succeed or thrive.  Psychoneurology is an introduction of a new set of processes where we actually educate the patient either consciously or unconsciously to be able to use their brain and nervous system much more effectively so that they can create completely new results. This is a radical new innovation, applying leading edge technology to ancient wisdom.

What is Integrative Healing? Integrative healing is about seeing the person/client as already “whole” and helping them to come back into balance from a place of “imbalance.” In my practice, I may prescribe exercise regimens, healthy eating suggestions or refer clients to other health practitioners (e.g. cranial sacral, chiropractors etc.)  when appropriate. Integrative healing is a holistic approach that supports the body, mind and spirit so that the client has the best outcomes possible.

Qualifications: I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology/Health Sciences with a specialty in health promotion from the University of Michigan and my PhD in Pschoneurology and Integrative Healing from the Beurin University. I am Board Certified by the American Board of Pschoneurology (#U5596304CPN). I also hold numerous certifications including in: NLP, Hypnotherapy, Kunalini Yoga and am a Certified Passion Test and Strategic Synchronicity Facilitator.