Effective therapy – Treatment for Depersonalisation, Derealization and dissocation
The treatment I offer has proven to be effective. Time and again, and this is no coincidence, I've specialized.
Seeing as I had these issues myself, I have gone through every phase, from the trying ineffective therapies, to trying to cure and master every phase of healing DP/DR.
As a therapist, I spent many years trying to be as pragmatic as possible: you don't want to understand your issue, you want to feel a measurable reduction of symptoms, as complete as possible, and you want your improvement to be as stable and permanent as possible. This means I learned all sorts of therapies and intervention techniques discarded most, and kept a few. In my approach, I use an ACT framework, not the standard CBT framework. This is imperative, because CBT lacks essential information. I'm a registered trauma therapist, and processing trauma is an essential part of an effective approach. I resolve hyperventilation, panic attacks and fears. Over the years I have gathered all the useful therapies and components, and I offer them to you.
General approach Depersonalization, derealization and dissociation
Three Phases of recovery
Phase 1. Preparation.
Removing panic attacks
Phase 2. Merging.
Merging mind and body, integration and grounding.
Dealing with HSP.
Phase 3. From Control to surrendering to life.
Regaining Trusting in yourself
We will use different therapies and intervention techniques and homework exercises per phase.
De you want a cure for your depersonalization?
Call Ben now for an appointment.
The nature of the therapy
Therapy is happens in an ACT-therapy framework. I'm not primarily focused on analyzing but instead on accepting, processing and removing. That means we don't spend a lot of time talking. We will use parts of trauma-therapy, supplemented with techniques that will make you self-reliant and independent, like EFT. The therapy focuses on working systematically with a roadmap, and making sure you feel the changes. We will use different homework exercises per phase.
Myths about depersonalization
1. Depersonalization cannot be cured. This is false, it happens every week in my practice.
2. Every psychologist/therapist can help you to cure DP/DR. False. Most have barely heard of DP/DR, have no clue how it works, don't know why just treating a trauma does not cure DP/DR. General psychologists just talk, and that does not remove your issues.
3. You need to learn to live with it. False. It can be cured, and any therapist of doctor who utters this should be ashamed of themselves.
4. I've tried everything and nothing works. This too is false. You may have had lots of negative experiences with therapists, I've had those experiences too. It just means you need to be more critical of who you employ to do this work with you.
5. You need to take medication. Medication is superfluous, can even make the issue worse.
There are lots of places on the internet where you find horror stories. People who have successfully cured their issues will not place their stories there.
Myths about therapy
1. Every psychologist/therapist can help you to cure DP/DR. False. Most have barely heard of DP/DR, have no clue how it works, don't know why just treating a trauma does not cure DP/DR. General psychologists just talk, and that does not remove your issues.
2. Therapy is difficult and very heavy. False. The intensity can be regulated by an experienced therapist.
3. Therapy takes forever. False, and shows you there is no plan/roadmap.
4. Therapy means talking. False, therapy is accepting, living through an issue, and letting it go.
5. It is unclear how long therapy takes. False, this indicates the absence of knowledge about the roadmap and phases of healing.
What do I need from you for effective therapy?
Taking responsibility for yourself, your issues, your past.
Being really honest with yourself.
Willingness to self-reflect.
Willing to dive into painful past.
Willingness to change.
Willingness to do homework
Do you want to cure your Depersonalization?
Call Ben for a appointment now.