International High Achievers' specializes in performing psychological surgery and integration with patients at deep, sustainable levels. This is done by artfully blending evidenced based clinical treatment, Jungian analysis, and psycho-spiritual processes that focus on healing the mind, body, and soul to achieve maximum results in fewer sessions. This is done by circumventing the minds defense mechanisms (e.g. denial or projection) and going directly, or as close, to the source of the block or issue. This process essentially allows the patient to GO DEEPER SOONER.
Psychological surgeries are considered specialty sessions and not covered by insurance; however the psychotherapy sessions that help the patient integrate their healing is covered by insurance. Sessions can range from being a single two-hour session to a three day session with three-hour sessions each day. Patients who tend to benefit from these sessions are often looking to address deep-seated challenges such as: abuse, anger, depression/anxiety, Dissociative Identity Disorder, fear, unworthiness, self-esteem, or shame.
They often report their experiences to be powerful, practical, efficient, and cost-effective compared to traditional psychotherapy, which can take years. In fact, if you have been in traditional therapy for a significant amount of time, yet continue to experience chronic symptoms or feel that you've gone as far as you can go in traditional therapy, then a simple procedure may benefit you.
If you would like to experience a session without committing to a full treatment, you are encouraged and welcomed to sign up for one of our groups. Here, you can get a sense of what happens during a treatment. You can also sign up for traditional psychotherapy services, too! If you would like to talk with Dr. Cristerna about your questions or concerns so you can make an informed decision, please review the website and then call 312-382-8710 x150.
With every good wish, love, and light .. pleasant journeys
Dr. Jinnie Cristerna, LCSW, CHt., Rh.D.
Everyone is born pure with endless potential. Over time and through various experiences, that pureness becomes muddied, our personalities are shaped, and the probable possibilities are narrowed.
Our most formative years are filled with many experiences; some of which are so profound they are inaccessible to our undeveloped minds, we struggle to recall them. Only the feeling or primitive thought is left behind serving as the backdrop for our future experiences. If there is a consistent experience of one sort or another (e.g. love, abuse, fear, rejection, support) the effect of that experience becomes cumulative and gives rise to a template filled with unconscious meanings, rules, expectations, and beliefs that shape who we become as adults.
In entering the realm of nature vs. nurture we believe that both shape and inform the other. An experience impacts the biological wiring and one's biological predisposition impacts the meaning one gives to any experience. This, in part, is why some people experience receiving support and encouragement as healthy and loving while others may experience it as weak and humiliating.
When our experiences (whether it's one or a million) are too overwhelming for us to process or hold onto, we can fragment. When we fragment, we can feel like a part of us has split off or is missing because, in essence, a part of us did go away. The good news is that it is not lost; it's just hanging around out in the ethers ready to be retrieved anytime we are ready.
When someone comes is with a diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder, for example, they basically have a lot of fragmented pieces that need to be retrieved. The more fragments that are retrieved, the more symptoms decrease and quality of life improves. It is a matter of filling in the pieces of one's soul so they can live again.
Each patient is different and treatment is tailored to meet their individual needs. Some patient need more work on the front end while others only mental health maintenance - either is normal. Our focus in on helping the patients retrieve and heal fragmented parts at every level and effectively integrating those pieces back into their mind and body so their healing is smooth and organic.
Known as "talk therapy", psychotherapy is considered mind to mind therapy and focused on enhancing and expanding conscious awareness.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover your motivation, clarity, and joy.
Psychotherapy is a wonderful tool to help you prepare for deeper, integrative work. Whenever you find yourself discussing the same issues or reaching an impasse, you may be ready for advanced work.
This is an effective treatment that can alleviate psychosomatic symptoms in one to three sessions.
Heart centered hypnotherapy is considered minor psychological surgery and is used in hospitals throughout the country. This is a powerful process because it allows a patient to incorporate their spiritual or religious values into their session.
Including a patient's spirituality, religion or connection to something bigger than themselves results in a deeper healing and faster remission of symptoms. If the patient has no spiritual or religious belief, they can use their higher self or nothing at all with the similar reported effects.
Psycho-Spiritual processes includes the patients spiritual or religious values into their clinical work. This is the most rapid and sustainable form of therapy offered.
The most effective psycho-spiritual processes offered are RoHun, Yhandi's Inner Light, Soul Retrievals, and Shadow work. These are minor and major psychological surgeries and preparation is encouraged before undergoing each treatment.
This form of therapy heals at deeper levels because it takes you closer to the source of your distress, dis-ease, and suffering result in rapid quantum healing.
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