"Each one of us has within, all the solutions and tools necessary for a more effective life. We sometimes just need help in knowing where to look." - Steven Heller, PhD
The above quote encompasses the direction of Another Way Therapy. Marina utilizes the latest empirically tested theories in addition to out of the box methods. She is trained in the Rewind Technique for Phobias and Trauma. She works with each individual client to come up with a solution that is just right. That's right. Another Way is something you haven't tried yet because what you have been trying hasn't been working, and this is why you want to try Another Way.
Marina works with
Marina Spriggs, M.A., LPC-Intern; Supervision under Nathaniel Smith, LPC-S
She counsels adolescents and individuals.
Marina holds a Masters in Professional Counseling from Amberton University and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from The Ohio State University. She is a member of the North Texas Society of Clinical Hypnosis, The American Counseling Association and a Certified Instructor of Infant Massage.
She is the author of Nasty Divorce: A Kid's Eye View and Stop Looking for a Husband: Find the Love of Your Life. She also writes positive divorce advice for The Huffington Post
"Each of us is more than the worst thing we have ever done." - Bryan Stevenson
Marina believes that each person is capable of change, sometimes a little help is needed to go Another Way.
She uses a combination of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis and Positive Psychology. The Rewind Technique for phobias and PTSD/Trauma.
If what you are doing isn't working; there is ANOTHER WAY.
"Allow yourself to see what you don't allow yourself to see." - Milton Erickson
Each individual is different and therapy should be tailored to each individual's needs. Hypnosis only sessions are 90 minutes in length and counseling sessions are 45 minutes in length. Adding Clinical Hypnosis into the therapeutic process is often times the key to change. This is ANOTHER WAY.
For many years, severe anxiety-based conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder or phobias were considered treatable only through long, painful exposure therapy, and in some cases, not at all. Now, thankfully, we have access to a comfortable, effective treatment that can greatly reduce, and even remove, traumatic or phobic symptoms quickly.
Although research into the Rewind Technique is still in its infancy, one study carried out by the Human Givens Institute in the UK showed the following results: Study size: 30 people
No one rated the Rewind Technique poor or as a failure.
This represents an improvement of 167.4 per cent on their original ratings. A four-year study carried out within NOVA (part of the Barnardo’s charity) showed similarly impressive results: Study size: 47 people, 57% of whom treated with Rewind alone.
(Human Given journal Volume 14, No 4- 2007)
Many people with trauma or phobias have been treated using approaches which drag them back through the experience again; a highly unpleasant thing to have to do. This does not happen with the Rewind, and I do not in fact even need to know the details of what happened to you. So if you suffer from PTSD or phobias I think I can help, so please give me a call and I can tell you anything else you need to know.
Hypnosis can't make you do anything you wouldn't approve of.
It isn't magic either.
It's something that you are actually in and out of many times during the day. On the scale from awake to sleep, this is called trance. A state of hyper focus. As if you are driving on a highway and you suddenly realize that you are almost at your destination, but you don't know how it happened so fast. Your mind was in a state of trance. That's right.
Hypnosis allows the conscious mind to take a back seat and let the unconscious mind take control and be an agent for change. Just like the time you stopped getting in your own way and made positive changes in your life.
Marina completed training at the Milton Erickson Foundation and was taught by Dr. Brent Geary, Dr. Jeff Zeig and Dr. Lilian Borges.
Marina uses the indirect Ericksonian approach to clinical hypnosis. It works as the conscious control of the mind is inhibited, and the subconscious mind is awoken.
Hypnosis is very relaxing and can help with a variety of things like, stress, anxiety, quitting smoking, sports visualization, motivation, weight loss, and anything else you'd like to work on. Call me and we can talk about the possibilities.
After our session, you will be given the recording to take home and listen to daily. We will measure your progress and tweak as needed.
The solution-focused brief therapy approach grew from the work of American social workers Steve de Shazar and Insoo Kim Berg after spending thousands of hours carefully observing live and recorded therapy sessions.
It is a goal-directed, collaborative approach that focuses on solutions and not problems.
Marina utilizes the main principles from this theory in her practice. If you are looking for solutions and you know that solutions come from doing things Another Way, you know that you are on the right track.
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein
Martin Seligman is the founder of Positive Psychology. It is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.
You will be pleasantly surprised at the ease in which you will be able to adapt positive psychology into your life when you come to Another Way Therapy.
Marina counsels parents in positive parenting strategies. Often times, it's changing up little things that can make the big differences. We can't know what we don't know until we know it. When you know better, you can do better.
"As for the future, it remains unwritten. Anything can happen, and often we are wrong. The best we can do with the future is prepare and savor the possibilities of what can be done in the present." - Todd Kashdan
Marina employs several techniques - The Rewind Technique (discussed above), she is in the process of being certified in Revisioning which was developed by Dr. Mark Rider. Additionally, Bessel van der Kolk, MD is one the leading pioneers in trauma work. His MRI research is a game changer for addressing trauma.
Have you seen the Aces Too High Study?
Childhood trauma is real and negative effects can been seen well into your 50's. Good news is the brain has the ability to change. You can experience the freedom to go another way.
Marina has completed the course "How to rewire the traumatized brain" by Bessel van der Kolk. She utilizes these principles along with positive psychology and clinical hypnosis in trauma work.
Marina is the author of Nasty Divorce: A Kid's Eye View and has been writing positive divorce advice under her maiden name, Marina Sbrochi, for The Huffington Post since 2012. She has over 4 years of research into high conflict divorce and the effects on children. She works with couples to help negotiate the custody process and help divorced couples move from bitterness and anger to respect and a mutual love of the children.
Marina can help manage the painful divorce process to help minimize damage to the children.
Is your anxiety controlling you?
Living with anxiety is stressful on the body and mind. Anxiety can be absolutely debilitating for some people. It can get in the way of participating in life. There is good news. It doesn't have to consume you.
Marina utilizes drug free solutions for anxiety that includes a combination of positive psychology, clinical hypnosis and meditation techniques.
Freedom is around the corner; just Another Way from where you have been.
Married female in her 30's wanted help with anxiety, especially on airplanes. Also social anxiety and better relations with certain family members. Here is what she had to say:
The greatest thing that the hypnosis has given me is less anxiety. In my social areas, work areas and fears! I haves issues on planes. When everyone is loading the plane...too many people in a small place...I get very anxious. Can't breath, shaking, etc. the last time I was on a plane that started to happen. I popped in my ear buds and started listening to the hypnosis. I was completely relaxed and did not have to take my meds to calm down!! Win!!! Also, I'm finding myself more confident in social areas which I've had huge issues with. Small steps but it's working! Overall I am loving listening to the sessions and really feel a huge difference!! Thank you Marina!!
Married female in her 30's who has panic attacks. Here is what she had to say:
Oh my goodness. I'm in awe. I was on my way to another one and I watched my heart rate on my Fitbit go from 95 to 76 during the time I was listening. Thank you, a million times over!
Married female in her late 30's with two children wanted help with having more patience and more motivation to work out and eat healthier.
I did it right when I woke up (was excited to get it ) and I felt like I needed to get up and get stuff done rather than laying there for another hour like I usually would have. Got some chores started and did my workout.
I have found myself slowing down in my response to things at home, instead of being so quick to get upset or lose patience.
I have found a way to workout everyday where as before I was only doing it when training with my trainer and I have found (although it wasn't necessarily in the conversation or tape) that I am making better food choices and sticking to schedule/routine more at home.
Single Male in his late 20's wanted help with anger issues and wanted to gain more patience.
I couldn't get out of angry mode. I hate it and yet, I couldn't control it. After listening to your audio...I cried. Don't tell anyone. I didn't know I could feel this good.
Single female in her mid 20's who has been struggling with her weight since her teens.
What I have noticed immediately is my decision making of food choices- they have been a whole lot better & everything is a conscious choice.
Yesterday I ate fast food & felt disgusting afterwards.
Married female in her 30's with one child. Anxiety issues and has trouble being around her mother.
I did listen again last night and felt so relaxed...I went to my mothers house and she is so high strung...She cussed from her house all the way to the place we were going to eat...Usually I am ready to choked her out (lol) but I didn't argue with her, not one time!
Single male in his 20's that has been struggling with alcoholism for 3 years.
I have never felt like this before. I have never just felt like I could take this time for me. I wanted a drink so badly coming in here. I don't now.
Single Male in his early 40's with a stressful job and back pain.
At first, it just let me relax enough to sleep for a bit pain free. However, the more I listened, the more I was able to use the thumb and finger technique to dull the pain.
I have been sleeping much better and found that my stress level is cut in half. I can't wait to see what the next audio does.
Married Male in his 30's with three children. Stressed out and has trouble going to sleep. Doesn't want to take sleep medication.
I haven't slept this good since I was a baby. The first night, I heard everything you were saying and fell asleep a little quicker than normal. By the fourth night, I don't think I got to minute 12 before I was out. Best drug free sleep aid. Thank you!
I would love to get to know you and show you ANOTHER WAY.
By appointment only.
Do not listen to this while driving a car or operating any kind of machinery.
Find a nice spot to lie down or sit comfortably.
All you have to do is listen.
Imagine the Possibilities is great to listen to when you want to see what is possible. New ideas for change.
Do Something Another Way is great to listen to when you feel stuck and want to do something differently. Perhaps start a new behavior or stop a certain behavior.
That's right. All you have to do is listen and let your mind do the rest.