“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.”
- Carl G. Jung
Therapists at EchoRock Neurotherapy combine Brain Change Therapy (BCT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques to improve brain function and correct dysfunctional brain patterns. We also offer Depth Jungian Psychotherapy, which promotes healing and growth by analyzing the dynamics of the unconscious.
BCT, CBT, and DBT
Brain Change Therapy (BCT), an approach drawing on the latest neuroscientific research, utilizes the brain’s innate ability to retrain and recondition itself for happiness. By learning how to identify and change brain states, clients experience positive emotional patterns and behaviors that can resolve the underlying issues that bring them in for treatment (1).
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) addresses clients’ dysfunctional thought patterns in order to promote positive emotional states and behavioral change. With the help of a trained therapist, clients learn to identify and monitor their thought patterns, override these patterns with new routines and thought-improving techniques, and maintain healthy ways of functioning (2).
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) teaches clients mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills to address a variety of difficult emotional and behavioral conditions (3).
Depth Jungian Psychotherapy
Depth Jungian Psychotherapy is the study of what lies beneath our awareness. Why do we do the things we do? Different answers feel right at different times–the important action is asking the question. Sometimes the question leads to the release of emotional habits from our childhood. And sometimes our questions lead into the deepest and oldest places in our beings, where we encounter archetypal patterns that make our lives soulful.
Depth Psychology emphasizes creating a safe container to host the appearance of something mysterious, yet familiar and true. The classical Greeks personified this energy as the goddess Psyche, and psychotherapy means “Psyche’s theater” or “The Soul’s place to be heard and find love”.
Carl Jung built a framework to organize our relationship to these energy patterns, these habits of thinking–a framework of symbols that repeat themselves in the accumulated folk wisdom of all world cultures. Myths and fairytales are to cultures as dreams are to individuals. Both inform the conversation between our self-reflective minds and the world of inner knowing. By necessity, this dialogue takes place in the depth language of symbols. So depth psychology, therefore, is the tending of all kinds of symbolic conversations—the myths and stories of cultural anthropology, the somatic psychology of listening to our bodily sensations, the ecopsychology that tends the soul of the earth.
In practice, we sit and listen to the repeated dilemmas of daily life, to our dreams, humor, and childhood story, and to our longing for meaning. We strive to hear through each of them the common metaphor for who we are and what we need to do in the world. These motivating universal patterns permeate our work, our social life, our politics, and our problems. Our choice is whether to pay attention to them and move with their flow, or to be tossed and jostled by their waves. Working with these deep underlying sources of our actions can be a creative discovery of richness and meaning. Some call it soul work.