is a researcher, published author, and clinical psychotherapist specializing in spiritual emergence.
Shakinah works with couples using EFT and experiential approaches.
She works with children (2-18) using play and art therapy.
Shakinah works with clients utilizing transpersonal, somatic, and spiritually based approaches. She is a psychotherapist for clinicians,' clergy, and educators.'
Shakinah's educational background includes degrees in sociology, human development, social service, counseling, and marriage family therapy. She is the founder of Helm Counseling, a mental health clinic serving families of California.
Shakinah is the founding director of the 'Source Blue' program, a mental health program serving the needs of first responders. She has facilitated inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy groups for 30 years.
"I specialize in developing positive relationships with clients using mutual respect, trust, and transparency to assist clients in getting to the place that they desire to be.
As an experiential therapist, it is my job to help you get in touch with the deeper parts of yourself by helping you identify the root cause of the issue, explore negative cycles, access feelings (both superficial and underlying), redefining the problem to help you to connect with disowned aspects of yourself. In this way, we can develop a plan that alleviates the root cause of the issue.
In therapy sessions, we look at feelings, body sensations, thoughts, and behavior. The experiential therapy process helps clients feel, explore, and expand upon experiences through various techniques that include dream analysis, personal history, interpersonal relationships, motivations, self-esteem, hopes, and dreams. " Dr. Shakinah S. Judah
The decision to start therapy with a licensed professional is like setting out on an expedition to both rediscover old territories and to discover new territories. One set of questions therapy asks:
Often in midlife, when one’s goals have been fulfilled, one may feel painfully empty. At this time, we may turn to the ultimate question of our existence, our soul’s purpose. We become aware that our life is moving toward an endpoint. There may be a call for union with all levels of reality. This existential crisis is the call to consciously enter into the ensouling process (Wilber, 1980).
Carl Jung (transpersonal psychologist) is a famous doctor who worked with Sigmund Freud (psychoanalysis founder). Carl Jung believed in a collective unconscious containing blueprints for archetypal patterns that are universal. Each of us shares archetypal patterns. However, even though we share archetypal patterns, there is a ‘self’ with a soul purpose that is unique to each individual. The soul’s purpose may be ‘discovered’ when energy is freed up from daily personal concerns. In this way, our soul’s purpose becomes more accessible.
With the right help and direction, amazing discoveries may be found.
The next time you find yourself in a conflict with your partner, try to avoid Gottman’s four horsemen of the apocalypse. These styles of fighting predict that a couple will break up, rather than stay together. Lute (2015) found that using mindfulness during an escalation by focusing one’s attention on the present moment, in a nonjudgmental way enables individuals to bypass feelings of overwhelmed due to their partner’s attachment activation. Gottman (1999) offers alternatives to the four fighting styles listed below. Instead, a gentle startup, expressing a culture of appreciation, and taking responsibility for one’s behavior are suggested to enhance a couple’s experience and establish a secure attachment style. Psychological self-soothing is a way for partners to reduce the impact of potentially damaging interactions. When partners are able to self soothe and soothe each other, a successful repair following a relationship rupture stabilizes the relationship.
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