Ondina assists traditional, alternative and queer couples and partners with an approach that combines the latest discoveries in neuroscience with powerful and effective developments in couples research. She uses an approach called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help her couples get past blame and shame to a place of more understanding, trust and intimacy. As former Director of the Eating Disorders program at the Community Institute of Psychotherapy Ondina advocates a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach that empowers women to befriend their bodies. Ondina works with trauma/ abuse survivors using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing,) hypnosis and somatic (body mindfulness) psychotherapy techniques with a high effectiveness rating.
The A.R.E scale has 3 parameters to measure emotional responsiveness for couples. A for Accessibility, R for Responsiveness, E for Engagement. The quiz is taken from the book ‘Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love’ by Dr.Johnson and has been shortened. You can check your score on the A.R.E scale by answering 3 simple questions.
Emotional responsiveness makes a relationship thrive and provides long-lasting love. A.R.E outlines what and how emotional responsiveness works. A means Accessibility which is being open, paying attention to each other. R means Responsiveness is being able to emotionally rely on your partner. E means Engagement which is knowing your partner values you.
Hypnosis can work to heal emotional trauma or certain 'stuck' places in our lives. It can be a great healing tool because it bypasses the rational, logical brain to access the emotional body directly where the trauma is held. It also allows the patient's own creative unconscious to facilitate their healing and create relationships and achieve goals they've always wanted.