Why take an Integrated Interventions class?
Part of the answer lies within the name. Interventions are only useful if they can be easily incorporated, that is, integrated, into our daily lives.
Many people who sincerely want to feel better, and have a happier life, attend workshop after workshop, read book after book, watch steady streams of YouTube videos, participate in therapy of various kinds, and still don’t experience the quality of life they would like to have, even though they may have left the workshop, or finished the books or other learning experiences full of hope and resolve.
The simple truth is that if it isn’t easy to incorporate something new into already busy and frequently over-stressed lives, new learning is unlikely to take hold. To that end, the techniques and practices taught in the Integrated Interventions classes are very easy to learn, very simple to practice nearly anywhere, require no special skills or equipment, take very little time to perform, and have a decade or more of both research and experiential evidence to demonstrate their effectiveness.
Integrated Intervention techniques are derived from the most ancient and effective of Eastern breath and body practices, in combination with the most effective aspects of Western Energy Psychologies.
For example, the benefits of meditation are now well documented throughout both Western and Eastern scientific medical journals. However, not everyone has the time or willingness to fit an hour of meditation into their daily lives and a complaint frequently heard from beginning meditators is that it is nearly impossible to quiet their busy minds. The Simple Breath Meditation® technique, unique to Integrated Interventions, makes it possible for even the individual accustomed to a very busy active mind to focus his or her attention and achieve a quiet harmony within.
Techniques unique to Integrated Interventions include:
Simple Breath Meditation®
Ujjayi Stress Release
Ujjayi Memory Release
Fountain of Breath Release
Three-Stage Eye Release
In addition, several non-propriety ancient yogic breathing practices collectively known, in Sanskrit, as pranayamas are taught in our classes.
Finally, a simple set of practical decision-making and communication skills rounds out a set of tools and techniques that can help you simplify and harmonize even the busiest most complex life.
Free-of-charge follow-ups are held several times weekly at multiple locations.
Founder, Deborah Gabriel, PhD, has dedicated her life to relieving the physical and emotional pain that often seems to be a pervasive and inescapable part of living.
Uncomfortable with the fact that certain healing modalities themselves, can cause injury and pain to an already troubled individual, Dr. Gabriel began a decades-long search to find methods of treating mind, body, and emotions that are fast, gentle, pain-free and, most of all, effective.
After completing a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Gabriel earned certification in several Energy Psychologies, including Eye Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR®), Thought Field Therapy® (TFT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming™ (NLP™) and Healing From the Body Level Up (HBLU™).
Dr. Gabriel then turned her attention to the healing technologies of the East, travelling twice to India and spending more than 10 years studying under the guidance of a world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual teacher.
As a result, Dr. Gabriel synthesized healing technologies from both the East and West into easy-to-learn and easy-to-use daily practices. These techniques so visibly and dramatically improved the quality of her own life that, in 2010, in upstate New York, people began to ask her to teach the techniques she used to remain peaceful and functional in challenging circumstances.
During Dr. Gabriel’s tenure in New York, workshops, demonstrations, and retreats were held in private homes, yoga studios, churches, schools, business offices, hospitals, and many other facilities. During much of that time, Dr. Gabriel was also the Volunteer Coordinator for Compassionate Care, an organization providing care and assistance for terminally ill individuals.
In 2013, Dr. Gabriel was very pleased to be able to return to her beloved Pacific Northwest, where she refined the Integrated Interventions techniques and classes. She looks forward to sharing them with you.