What is Depth Enquiry?Depth Enquiry™ is a powerful therapeutic approach to resolving trauma and underlying shame.
Amanda has developed Depth Enquiry during the course of her work with clients suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and a wide range of trauma-related symptoms.
Depth Enquiry unblocks resistant traumas and negative beliefs using a gentle and supportive process.
Depth Enquiry builds on EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) principles and is further informed by the theories and approaches of Bessel van der Kolk, Pat Ogden and Peter Levine.
Since 2011 Amanda has worked to meld these perspectives into a deep and safe method of therapeutic inquiry; one that retains as its underpinning the holistic tenets of Gestalt psychotherapy.
Amanda delivers Depth Enquiry as a short program of 4 to 8 one to one-and-half hour sessions. (These can be undertaken in parallel with other therapeutic work, if necessary.)
Depth Enquiry unblocks resistant traumas and negative beliefs using a gentle and supportive process, involving binaural sounds. No eye movement is involved, and clients can either have their eyes open or closed.
Please call Amanda if you would like to consider undertaking a short Depth Enquiry program with her.
Isn’t EMDR Enough?
It can be. Yet Depth Enquiry feels more holistic, more fluid, more embodied, more relaxed. Depth Enquiry feels deeper because it is less interrupted. Depth Enquiry feels less clinical; it lends itself more to a humanistic therapeutic setting than does EMDR.
And the results are at least as good, often better.
How Does It Differ From EMDR?
Depth Enquiry feels more holistic, more fluid, more embodied, more relaxed.
There are several ways in which Depth Enquiry differs from EMDR.
- Encourages the client to stay in the developing process for the entire Depth Enquiry session.
- Encourages an experience of depth, by directing the client to notice thoughts, feelings, memories and physical sensations.
- Supports and encourages a sense of fluidity, movement and process.
- Uses reflective listening and channels the client further into the depth of the experience.
- Encourages the client to put experiences into language.
- Refocuses the client towards what they sense are missed experiences, and directs them to deepen into these missed experiences.
Frequently Asked Questions
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