Conscious Completion, Inc.
Counseling for the purpose of conscious healing
Laurel Anderson-Rostami, MA, LMHC
Background and Summary
Laurel holds a Master of Arts, in Applied Behavioral Science from Bastyr University. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, she has received additional training in Thought Field Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Prenatal and Birth Trauma, Holographic Memory Release, and Self Regulation Therapy. She has also developed a method to enable healing of generational trauma and disease. Laurel specializes in resolving stress and illness resulting from trauma or shock. She facilitates conscious regulation of the nervous system by gently processing how fight, flight and freeze responses have become embodied. Sessions can be done by phone or in person. Symptoms are used as guides to greater ease, health and awareness. Laurel works with couples, families, and individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
Self Regulation Therapy (SRT)
Our nervous systems are stimulated to varying degrees during the course of our ordinary daily activities. Our responses to these stimuli, whether they are positive or negative in nature, can sometimes be overwhelming to us. Self Regulation Therapy (SRT) is a technique that focuses on body sensations instead of detailed discussions to dissipate these feelings of being overwhelmed.
SRT allows an individual to experience low levels of activation of the nervous system for short periods of time, followed by a return to a state of ease. This permits the nervous system to digest the heightened level of activity and learn how to handle it effectively, thus creating a new way of being. Clients develop the ability to maintain a more regulated state of being when dealing with situations of stress (positive or negative).
Laurel guides this SRT work in a safe environment where clients can work through fight or flight responses that have been suppressed to maintain healthy functioning. As the new state of being is developed, clients become able to manage daily challenges and stresses with increased ease and feelings of well-being. This leads to greater joy in life, enhanced relationships, and improved health and vitality.
Understanding Why SRT is so important to experience.
Were it not for our neo-cortex or “rational brain,” our natural responses to threat would be identical to that of animals. If we feel someone has violated our boundaries, we have a visceral response similar to an animal whose territory is violated. Our social norms about how we should behave help the rational brain override our visceral responses to these violations and we respond with tact rather than aggression. This is important to do but the innate responses do not subside from the nervous system. You may remember feeling cold or trembling after a close call while driving or while sitting in a dentist chair or feeling anger and tension that lasted long after you talked through that threatening issue with your partner. Most of us minimize it and go on to the next task not realizing the energy mounting in the nervous system. This energy stays in the body leading to disturbances in sleep, mood and overall health. When this energy gets too high it manifests as symptoms known as dysregulation. The process of unwinding dysregulation from the nervous system and aiding it to process is SRT. The value of experiencing SRT lies in it enabling these thwarted responses to be completed in a safe environment, using a practiced system of gently guiding you through the sensations that have been suppressed in your body, and ending in a position of ease.
What life events can be resolved with the assistance of SRT?
What do clients experience with SRT?
We hold in our bodymind genetic information from our parents and their lineage. This information can be both pleasant and unpleasant. This information can manifest in symptoms such as disease and help create the very reality we wish to change or improve. Laurel assists with resolving this embodied information with SRT and visualization exercises to produce closure and resolution. Clients are able to learn from family dis-ease while transforming it into awareness. As resolution unfolds, increased feelings of ease and deeper connections of love for everyone can be realized.
South of Renton s-curves:
South of Renton s-curves go north on 405 to exit #6, at the top of the ramp turn left, drive to Park Ave (after 7-Eleven) and take a right, drive to North 38th Street and take a right, I am the forth home on the left. Please park on the street in front of the house and walk around the left side of the home to the basement entrance.
1320 North 38th Street * Renton, WA 98056 * (206) 228-8712