Melissa Patterson, ND
Naturopathic Doctor and Medical Intuitive
354 1/2 S. Main St.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
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(707) 829-8137

Drmpatterson@gmail.com

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Healing Methods Employed





Dr. Patterson has been studying holistic medicine for 20 years and in practice for the last 11 years.  She incorporates many different healing techniques into her practice.  Here is a list of the techniques that she offers her patients.

Clinical Nutrition


Clinical nutrition is an important foundation of healing in Dr. Patterson's practice. Nutritional deficiencies are addressed by considering "food as medicine", as well as employing pharmaceutical grade supplements to provide balance and optimal health. Dr. Patterson believes that each person’s constitution is unique; therefore, she assists patients in discovering their own, extraordinary nutrition plan. Last by not least, she specializes in helping patients find their comfortable body weight: patients rediscover and implement a healthy relationship to food, without the need for dieting.  Dr. Patterson has been was an instructor of nutrition for over 5 years and loves sharing this modality with patients.

 




Botanical Medicine


Dr. Patterson works in close relationship to the plant world, helping to support and nurture the body of each patient. Medicinal plants are safe and effective; they support the body's healing process in a multitude of powerful ways. Dr. Patterson will often create custom-formulated herbal tinctures for patients, as needed.  Dr. Patterson has also taught herbal medicine and has a deep love and respect for the healing power of plants.




 

 

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a safe treatment option for acute and chronic illness. Homeopathy helps the body initiate the healing process by utilizing a "like cures like" approach; naturopathic doctors work to find characteristics symptoms specific to each patient in order to find a correct remedy.  Dr. Patterson uses both acute and constitutional homeopathic prescribing to help each patient find balance in their body and their life force.

 



Flower Essences

Flower essences are used to help treat emotional disturbances that affect the patient. These essences soothe and calm the emotional body, while transforming and healing whatever emotional issue(s) the patient is working with.

 

Bio-Identical Hormones

There are times when one’s illness needs extra support beyond what herbs and supplements can give. At these times bio-identical hormones might be recommended. These are hormones that are identical to the bodies own hormones, and primarily come from plant sources but have been made more readily available through laboratory means. Depending on one’s condition Dr. Patterson will always try to keep the time a patient is on the hormones to a minimum according to the needs of the body.



Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy promotes deep healing by transforming subconscious memories that are inhibiting the patient from achieving wellness. Often, these issues affect not only the patient's emotional state, but also influence the person’s physical health. Dr. Patterson incorporates three different styles of hypnotherapy in her practice. The hypnotherapeutic modalities that she practices are as follows:


Classical Ericksonian Hypnotherapy: in this form of hypnotherapy the patient is put into a trance-like state and are given specific affirmation-like phrases to help induce change at the subconscious level. 


Holographic Memory Resolution: In this form of hypnotherapy the patient is taken back to a traumatic memory and shifts the energy of the memory in order to hold it in a less constricted way in their subconscious.


Body Mapping: This hypnotherapeutic style taps into the “body-memory” of the physical body to help give understanding of where and how it is holding emotional memories in a somatic way.



Lifestyle, Mind-Body, and Spiritual Counseling

 



Lifestyle Counseling:

An important part of the therapeutic relationship are discussions about how the patient can change their behaviors in order to bring more vitality and health into their lives. With compassion, Dr. Patterson addresses what is holding patients back from achieving wellness and helps them to overcome the challenges that arise as they incorporate healthy behaviors into their lives.

 

Mind-Body Counseling:

Dr. Patterson believes that listening to her patients is an essential part of being a good doctor.  Thus, she takes the time to listen and reflect back to her patients the crucial information they discover on their healing journey.  As she does this patients have a broader awareness of the deeper shifts that are happening in their life and how they want to move forward in their next steps of healing.


Voice Dialogue:

Voice dialogue is a counseling modality by which one identifies an inner part of themselves that is limiting (i.e. an inner belief or voice) and dis-identifies from it so that they may have more internal freedom inside of themselves. In this process the limiting voice is first identified and then a dialogue with that “voice” occurs so that the patient has a clearer experience of the nuance, tone, emotion and energy of that specific “voice”. With the help of guided facilitation the patient will then move into adult consciousness. From the perspective of adult consciousness one can get a clearer differentiation of the limiting voice and understand how to dis-identify with it the next time it comes to the surface. In essence it helps establish a practice of dis-identifying limiting beliefs and patterns so that one can choose their true self over the limiting thought forms.


Spiritual Counseling:

Dr. Patterson maintains that healing is a transformative journey, with the capability of changing a person’s life to the very core. For those patients who perceive their healing journey in this deep and profound way, Dr. Patterson is ready and willing to hold them in the journey of deep spiritual transformation of realizing that "we are not physical beings having a spiritual experience, but truly spiritual beings having a physical experience."

 



Energy Medicine

Essentially, energy medicine seeks to clear and heal the more subtle aspects of a person's being. This is done by aligning the person's energy with their physical body, promoting integrated healing. Several different styles of energy medicine (Such as reiki, polarity, chakra healing, past-life healing, etc.) are incorporated which all work to bring balance and healing to the patient.

 

Medical Intuition

As stated in the FAQ, medical intuition is fundamental to Dr. Patterson's practice, as it often reveals: the causes of a patient’s illness, guidance and clarification about how to support the patient appropriately, as well as the modality and specific treatment that should be recommended to the patient.


Therapeutic Medical and Intuitive Massage

Dr. Patterson will occasionally incorporate therapeutic massage for patients that have a specific physical or energetic issue that would be more effectively addressed by this method. Dr. Patterson was a certified massage therapist and massage instructor before she became a naturopathic doctor and this modality can easily be incorporated as needed.


Yoga Therapy

Dr. Patterson has also been a certified yoga instructor, and thus she can recommend certain yoga poses, or “asanas”, as needed. These asanas can help stretch, strengthen, and align the physical body, while concurrently increasing one's life force, or “prana”, to restore health.



 



 Meditation and Mindfulness

Dr. Patterson teaches specific types of meditations and visualization to patients to help increase vitality, decrease stress and anxiety, and to quiet the mind. There are many different types of meditations/visualizations that Dr. Patterson incorporates such as grounding, chakra awareness, mindfulness, somatic meditation, etc. Each is suited specifically for the needs of the patient.

 

 

How do you incorporate so many different modalities?

As you can see, Dr. Patterson has a wide array of modalities to choose from in her medicine bag. Of course, each modality is not used on every patient, every time; rather, each technique is used when appropriate for the individual patient. The following describes how Dr. Patterson determines individualized treatment plans for patients.


In her practice, Dr. Patterson is constantly searching for the cause of each patient's illness. What she normally finds are “percentages” of why an illness is present.


For example, let's take a theoretical patient with diabetes. The cause of their illness is due to the following reasons: 50% diet, 30% past emotional trauma, 10% stress/anxiety, 10% genetics. Therefore, the treatment would begin by looking at and working with the diet and related supplementation first. The focus would then move into healing the emotional trauma by using hypnotherapy, voice dialogue, flower essences, and possibly energy work. Lastly the therapy would decrease stress and anxiety through: lifestyle counseling, incorporating meditation, and nutritional and herbal supplementation to help calm anxiety. In other words, the patient's treatment plan goes in order of the largest causative factors of their illness to the smallest percentage.


Thus healing is like peeling one layer of an onion at a time, slowly but surely coming to healing on the deepest layer...physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


Homeopathy


Homeopathy is a safe treatment option for acute and chronic illness. Homeopathy helps the body initiate the healing process by utilizing a "like cures like" approach; naturopathic doctors work to find characteristics symptoms specific to each patient in order to find a correct remedy.  Dr. Patterson uses both acute and constitutional homeopathic prescribing to help each patient find balance in their body and their life force.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a safe treatment option for acute and chronic illness. Homeopathy helps the body initiate the healing process by utilizing a "like cures like" approach; naturopathic doctors work to find characteristics symptoms specific to each patient in order to find a correct remedy.  Dr. Patterson uses both acute and constitutional homeopathic prescribing to help each patient find balance in their body and their life force.

 



Flower Essences

Flower essences are used to help treat emotional disturbances that affect the patient. These essences soothe and calm the emotional body, while transforming and healing whatever emotional issue(s) the patient is working with.

 

Bio-Identical Hormones

There are times when one’s illness needs extra support beyond what herbs and supplements can give. At these times bio-identical hormones might be recommended. These are hormones that are identical to the bodies own hormones, and primarily come from plant sources but have been made more readily available through laboratory means. Depending on one’s condition Dr. Patterson will always try to keep the time a patient is on the hormones to a minimum according to the needs of the body.



Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy promotes deep healing by transforming subconscious memories that are inhibiting the patient from achieving wellness. Often, these issues affect not only the patient's emotional state, but also influence the person’s physical health. Dr. Patterson incorporates three different styles of hypnotherapy in her practice. The hypnotherapeutic modalities that she practices are as follows:


Classical Ericksonian Hypnotherapy: in this form of hypnotherapy the patient is put into a trance-like state and are given specific affirmation-like phrases to help induce change at the subconscious level. 


Holographic Memory Resolution: In this form of hypnotherapy the patient is taken back to a traumatic memory and shifts the energy of the memory in order to hold it in a less constricted way in their subconscious.


Body Mapping: This hypnotherapeutic style taps into the “body-memory” of the physical body to help give understanding of where and how it is holding emotional memories in a somatic way.



Lifestyle, Mind-Body, and Spiritual Counseling

 



Lifestyle Counseling:

An important part of the therapeutic relationship are discussions about how the patient can change their behaviors in order to bring more vitality and health into their lives. With compassion, Dr. Patterson addresses what is holding patients back from achieving wellness and helps them to overcome the challenges that arise as they incorporate healthy behaviors into their lives.

 

Mind-Body Counseling:

Dr. Patterson believes that listening to her patients is an essential part of being a good doctor.  Thus, she takes the time to listen and reflect back to her patients the crucial information they discover on their healing journey.  As she does this patients have a broader awareness of the deeper shifts that are happening in their life and how they want to move forward in their next steps of healing.


Voice Dialogue:

Voice dialogue is a counseling modality by which one identifies an inner part of themselves that is limiting (i.e. an inner belief or voice) and dis-identifies from it so that they may have more internal freedom inside of themselves. In this process the limiting voice is first identified and then a dialogue with that “voice” occurs so that the patient has a clearer experience of the nuance, tone, emotion and energy of that specific “voice”. With the help of guided facilitation the patient will then move into adult consciousness. From the perspective of adult consciousness one can get a clearer differentiation of the limiting voice and understand how to dis-identify with it the next time it comes to the surface. In essence it helps establish a practice of dis-identifying limiting beliefs and patterns so that one can choose their true self over the limiting thought forms.


Spiritual Counseling:

Dr. Patterson maintains that healing is a transformative journey, with the capability of changing a person’s life to the very core. For those patients who perceive their healing journey in this deep and profound way, Dr. Patterson is ready and willing to hold them in the journey of deep spiritual transformation of realizing that "we are not physical beings having a spiritual experience, but truly spiritual beings having a physical experience."

 



Energy Medicine

Essentially, energy medicine seeks to clear and heal the more subtle aspects of a person's being. This is done by aligning the person's energy with their physical body, promoting integrated healing. Several different styles of energy medicine (Such as reiki, polarity, chakra healing, past-life healing, etc.) are incorporated which all work to bring balance and healing to the patient.

 

Medical Intuition

As stated in the FAQ, medical intuition is fundamental to Dr. Patterson's practice, as it often reveals: the causes of a patient’s illness, guidance and clarification about how to support the patient appropriately, as well as the modality and specific treatment that should be recommended to the patient.


Therapeutic Medical and Intuitive Massage

Dr. Patterson will occasionally incorporate therapeutic massage for patients that have a specific physical or energetic issue that would be more effectively addressed by this method. Dr. Patterson was a certified massage therapist and massage instructor before she became a naturopathic doctor and this modality can easily be incorporated as needed.


Yoga Therapy

Dr. Patterson has also been a certified yoga instructor, and thus she can recommend certain yoga poses, or “asanas”, as needed. These asanas can help stretch, strengthen, and align the physical body, while concurrently increasing one's life force, or “prana”, to restore health.



 



 Meditation and Mindfulness

Dr. Patterson teaches specific types of meditations and visualization to patients to help increase vitality, decrease stress and anxiety, and to quiet the mind. There are many different types of meditations/visualizations that Dr. Patterson incorporates such as grounding, chakra awareness, mindfulness, somatic meditation, etc. Each is suited specifically for the needs of the patient.

 

 

How do you incorporate so many different modalities?

As you can see, Dr. Patterson has a wide array of modalities to choose from in her medicine bag. Of course, each modality is not used on every patient, every time; rather, each technique is used when appropriate for the individual patient. The following describes how Dr. Patterson determines individualized treatment plans for patients.


In her practice, Dr. Patterson is constantly searching for the cause of each patient's illness. What she normally finds are “percentages” of why an illness is present.


For example, let's take a theoretical patient with diabetes. The cause of their illness is due to the following reasons: 50% diet, 30% past emotional trauma, 10% stress/anxiety, 10% genetics. Therefore, the treatment would begin by looking at and working with the diet and related supplementation first. The focus would then move into healing the emotional trauma by using hypnotherapy, voice dialogue, flower essences, and possibly energy work. Lastly the therapy would decrease stress and anxiety through: lifestyle counseling, incorporating meditation, and nutritional and herbal supplementation to help calm anxiety. In other words, the patient's treatment plan goes in order of the largest causative factors of their illness to the smallest percentage.


Thus healing is like peeling one layer of an onion at a time, slowly but surely coming to healing on the deepest layer...physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a safe treatment option for acute and chronic illness. Homeopathy helps the body initiate the healing process by utilizing a "like cures like" approach; naturopathic doctors work to find characteristics symptoms specific to each patient in order to find a correct remedy.  Dr. Patterson uses both acute and constitutional homeopathic prescribing to help each patient find balance in their body and their life force.

 



Flower Essences

Flower essences are used to help treat emotional disturbances that affect the patient. These essences soothe and calm the emotional body, while transforming and healing whatever emotional issue(s) the patient is working with.

 

Bio-Identical Hormones

There are times when one’s illness needs extra support beyond what herbs and supplements can give. At these times bio-identical hormones might be recommended. These are hormones that are identical to the bodies own hormones, and primarily come from plant sources but have been made more readily available through laboratory means. Depending on one’s condition Dr. Patterson will always try to keep the time a patient is on the hormones to a minimum according to the needs of the body.



Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy promotes deep healing by transforming subconscious memories that are inhibiting the patient from achieving wellness. Often, these issues affect not only the patient's emotional state, but also influence the person’s physical health. Dr. Patterson incorporates three different styles of hypnotherapy in her practice. The hypnotherapeutic modalities that she practices are as follows:


Classical Ericksonian Hypnotherapy: in this form of hypnotherapy the patient is put into a trance-like state and are given specific affirmation-like phrases to help induce change at the subconscious level. 


Holographic Memory Resolution: In this form of hypnotherapy the patient is taken back to a traumatic memory and shifts the energy of the memory in order to hold it in a less constricted way in their subconscious.


Body Mapping: This hypnotherapeutic style taps into the “body-memory” of the physical body to help give understanding of where and how it is holding emotional memories in a somatic way.



Lifestyle, Mind-Body, and Spiritual Counseling

 



Lifestyle Counseling:

An important part of the therapeutic relationship are discussions about how the patient can change their behaviors in order to bring more vitality and health into their lives. With compassion, Dr. Patterson addresses what is holding patients back from achieving wellness and helps them to overcome the challenges that arise as they incorporate healthy behaviors into their lives.

 

Mind-Body Counseling:

Dr. Patterson believes that listening to her patients is an essential part of being a good doctor.  Thus, she takes the time to listen and reflect back to her patients the crucial information they discover on their healing journey.  As she does this patients have a broader awareness of the deeper shifts that are happening in their life and how they want to move forward in their next steps of healing.


Voice Dialogue:

Voice dialogue is a counseling modality by which one identifies an inner part of themselves that is limiting (i.e. an inner belief or voice) and dis-identifies from it so that they may have more internal freedom inside of themselves. In this process the limiting voice is first identified and then a dialogue with that “voice” occurs so that the patient has a clearer experience of the nuance, tone, emotion and energy of that specific “voice”. With the help of guided facilitation the patient will then move into adult consciousness. From the perspective of adult consciousness one can get a clearer differentiation of the limiting voice and understand how to dis-identify with it the next time it comes to the surface. In essence it helps establish a practice of dis-identifying limiting beliefs and patterns so that one can choose their true self over the limiting thought forms.


Spiritual Counseling:

Dr. Patterson maintains that healing is a transformative journey, with the capability of changing a person’s life to the very core. For those patients who perceive their healing journey in this deep and profound way, Dr. Patterson is ready and willing to hold them in the journey of deep spiritual transformation of realizing that "we are not physical beings having a spiritual experience, but truly spiritual beings having a physical experience."

 



Energy Medicine

Essentially, energy medicine seeks to clear and heal the more subtle aspects of a person's being. This is done by aligning the person's energy with their physical body, promoting integrated healing. Several different styles of energy medicine (Such as reiki, polarity, chakra healing, past-life healing, etc.) are incorporated which all work to bring balance and healing to the patient.

 

Medical Intuition

As stated in the FAQ, medical intuition is fundamental to Dr. Patterson's practice, as it often reveals: the causes of a patient’s illness, guidance and clarification about how to support the patient appropriately, as well as the modality and specific treatment that should be recommended to the patient.


Therapeutic Medical and Intuitive Massage

Dr. Patterson will occasionally incorporate therapeutic massage for patients that have a specific physical or energetic issue that would be more effectively addressed by this method. Dr. Patterson was a certified massage therapist and massage instructor before she became a naturopathic doctor and this modality can easily be incorporated as needed.


Yoga Therapy

Dr. Patterson has also been a certified yoga instructor, and thus she can recommend certain yoga poses, or “asanas”, as needed. These asanas can help stretch, strengthen, and align the physical body, while concurrently increasing one's life force, or “prana”, to restore health.



 



 Meditation and Mindfulness

Dr. Patterson teaches specific types of meditations and visualization to patients to help increase vitality, decrease stress and anxiety, and to quiet the mind. There are many different types of meditations/visualizations that Dr. Patterson incorporates such as grounding, chakra awareness, mindfulness, somatic meditation, etc. Each is suited specifically for the needs of the patient.

 

 

How do you incorporate so many different modalities?

As you can see, Dr. Patterson has a wide array of modalities to choose from in her medicine bag. Of course, each modality is not used on every patient, every time; rather, each technique is used when appropriate for the individual patient. The following describes how Dr. Patterson determines individualized treatment plans for patients.


In her practice, Dr. Patterson is constantly searching for the cause of each patient's illness. What she normally finds are “percentages” of why an illness is present.


For example, let's take a theoretical patient with diabetes. The cause of their illness is due to the following reasons: 50% diet, 30% past emotional trauma, 10% stress/anxiety, 10% genetics. Therefore, the treatment would begin by looking at and working with the diet and related supplementation first. The focus would then move into healing the emotional trauma by using hypnotherapy, voice dialogue, flower essences, and possibly energy work. Lastly the therapy would decrease stress and anxiety through: lifestyle counseling, incorporating meditation, and nutritional and herbal supplementation to help calm anxiety. In other words, the patient's treatment plan goes in order of the largest causative factors of their illness to the smallest percentage.


Thus healing is like peeling one layer of an onion at a time, slowly but surely coming to healing on the deepest layer...physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.



Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a safe treatment option for acute and chronic illness. Homeopathy helps the body initiate the healing process by utilizing a "like cures like" approach; naturopathic doctors work to find characteristics symptoms specific to each patient in order to find a correct remedy.  Dr. Patterson uses both acute and constitutional homeopathic prescribing to help each patient find balance in their body and their life force.

 



Flower Essences

Flower essences are used to help treat emotional disturbances that affect the patient. These essences soothe and calm the emotional body, while transforming and healing whatever emotional issue(s) the patient is working with.

 

Bio-Identical Hormones

There are times when one’s illness needs extra support beyond what herbs and supplements can give. At these times bio-identical hormones might be recommended. These are hormones that are identical to the bodies own hormones, and primarily come from plant sources but have been made more readily available through laboratory means. Depending on one’s condition Dr. Patterson will always try to keep the time a patient is on the hormones to a minimum according to the needs of the body.



Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy promotes deep healing by transforming subconscious memories that are inhibiting the patient from achieving wellness. Often, these issues affect not only the patient's emotional state, but also influence the person’s physical health. Dr. Patterson incorporates three different styles of hypnotherapy in her practice. The hypnotherapeutic modalities that she practices are as follows:


Classical Ericksonian Hypnotherapy: in this form of hypnotherapy the patient is put into a trance-like state and are given specific affirmation-like phrases to help induce change at the subconscious level. 


Holographic Memory Resolution: In this form of hypnotherapy the patient is taken back to a traumatic memory and shifts the energy of the memory in order to hold it in a less constricted way in their subconscious.


Body Mapping: This hypnotherapeutic style taps into the “body-memory” of the physical body to help give understanding of where and how it is holding emotional memories in a somatic way.



Lifestyle, Mind-Body, and Spiritual Counseling

 



Lifestyle Counseling:

An important part of the therapeutic relationship are discussions about how the patient can change their behaviors in order to bring more vitality and health into their lives. With compassion, Dr. Patterson addresses what is holding patients back from achieving wellness and helps them to overcome the challenges that arise as they incorporate healthy behaviors into their lives.

 

Mind-Body Counseling:

Dr. Patterson believes that listening to her patients is an essential part of being a good doctor.  Thus, she takes the time to listen and reflect back to her patients the crucial information they discover on their healing journey.  As she does this patients have a broader awareness of the deeper shifts that are happening in their life and how they want to move forward in their next steps of healing.


Voice Dialogue:

Voice dialogue is a counseling modality by which one identifies an inner part of themselves that is limiting (i.e. an inner belief or voice) and dis-identifies from it so that they may have more internal freedom inside of themselves. In this process the limiting voice is first identified and then a dialogue with that “voice” occurs so that the patient has a clearer experience of the nuance, tone, emotion and energy of that specific “voice”. With the help of guided facilitation the patient will then move into adult consciousness. From the perspective of adult consciousness one can get a clearer differentiation of the limiting voice and understand how to dis-identify with it the next time it comes to the surface. In essence it helps establish a practice of dis-identifying limiting beliefs and patterns so that one can choose their true self over the limiting thought forms.


Spiritual Counseling:

Dr. Patterson maintains that healing is a transformative journey, with the capability of changing a person’s life to the very core. For those patients who perceive their healing journey in this deep and profound way, Dr. Patterson is ready and willing to hold them in the journey of deep spiritual transformation of realizing that "we are not physical beings having a spiritual experience, but truly spiritual beings having a physical experience."

 



Energy Medicine

Essentially, energy medicine seeks to clear and heal the more subtle aspects of a person's being. This is done by aligning the person's energy with their physical body, promoting integrated healing. Several different styles of energy medicine (Such as reiki, polarity, chakra healing, past-life healing, etc.) are incorporated which all work to bring balance and healing to the patient.

 

Medical Intuition

As stated in the FAQ, medical intuition is fundamental to Dr. Patterson's practice, as it often reveals: the causes of a patient’s illness, guidance and clarification about how to support the patient appropriately, as well as the modality and specific treatment that should be recommended to the patient.


Therapeutic Medical and Intuitive Massage

Dr. Patterson will occasionally incorporate therapeutic massage for patients that have a specific physical or energetic issue that would be more effectively addressed by this method. Dr. Patterson was a certified massage therapist and massage instructor before she became a naturopathic doctor and this modality can easily be incorporated as needed.


Yoga Therapy

Dr. Patterson has also been a certified yoga instructor, and thus she can recommend certain yoga poses, or “asanas”, as needed. These asanas can help stretch, strengthen, and align the physical body, while concurrently increasing one's life force, or “prana”, to restore health.



 



 Meditation and Mindfulness

Dr. Patterson teaches specific types of meditations and visualization to patients to help increase vitality, decrease stress and anxiety, and to quiet the mind. There are many different types of meditations/visualizations that Dr. Patterson incorporates such as grounding, chakra awareness, mindfulness, somatic meditation, etc. Each is suited specifically for the needs of the patient.

 

 

How do you incorporate so many different modalities?

As you can see, Dr. Patterson has a wide array of modalities to choose from in her medicine bag. Of course, each modality is not used on every patient, every time; rather, each technique is used when appropriate for the individual patient. The following describes how Dr. Patterson determines individualized treatment plans for patients.


In her practice, Dr. Patterson is constantly searching for the cause of each patient's illness. What she normally finds are “percentages” of why an illness is present.


For example, let's take a theoretical patient with diabetes. The cause of their illness is due to the following reasons: 50% diet, 30% past emotional trauma, 10% stress/anxiety, 10% genetics. Therefore, the treatment would begin by looking at and working with the diet and related supplementation first. The focus would then move into healing the emotional trauma by using hypnotherapy, voice dialogue, flower essences, and possibly energy work. Lastly the therapy would decrease stress and anxiety through: lifestyle counseling, incorporating meditation, and nutritional and herbal supplementation to help calm anxiety. In other words, the patient's treatment plan goes in order of the largest causative factors of their illness to the smallest percentage.


Thus healing is like peeling one layer of an onion at a time, slowly but surely coming to healing on the deepest layer...physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a safe treatment option for acute and chronic illness. Homeopathy helps the body initiate the healing process by utilizing a "like cures like" approach; naturopathic doctors work to find characteristics symptoms specific to each patient in order to find a correct remedy.  Dr. Patterson uses both acute and constitutional homeopathic prescribing to help each patient find balance in their body and their life force.

 



Flower Essences

Flower essences are used to help treat emotional disturbances that affect the patient. These essences soothe and calm the emotional body, while transforming and healing whatever emotional issue(s) the patient is working with.

 

Bio-Identical Hormones

There are times when one’s illness needs extra support beyond what herbs and supplements can give. At these times bio-identical hormones might be recommended. These are hormones that are identical to the bodies own hormones, and primarily come from plant sources but have been made more readily available through laboratory means. Depending on one’s condition Dr. Patterson will always try to keep the time a patient is on the hormones to a minimum according to the needs of the body.



Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy promotes deep healing by transforming subconscious memories that are inhibiting the patient from achieving wellness. Often, these issues affect not only the patient's emotional state, but also influence the person’s physical health. Dr. Patterson incorporates three different styles of hypnotherapy in her practice. The hypnotherapeutic modalities that she practices are as follows:


Classical Ericksonian Hypnotherapy: in this form of hypnotherapy the patient is put into a trance-like state and are given specific affirmation-like phrases to help induce change at the subconscious level. 


Holographic Memory Resolution: In this form of hypnotherapy the patient is taken back to a traumatic memory and shifts the energy of the memory in order to hold it in a less constricted way in their subconscious.


Body Mapping: This hypnotherapeutic style taps into the “body-memory” of the physical body to help give understanding of where and how it is holding emotional memories in a somatic way.



Lifestyle, Mind-Body, and Spiritual Counseling

 



Lifestyle Counseling:

An important part of the therapeutic relationship are discussions about how the patient can change their behaviors in order to bring more vitality and health into their lives. With compassion, Dr. Patterson addresses what is holding patients back from achieving wellness and helps them to overcome the challenges that arise as they incorporate healthy behaviors into their lives.

 

Mind-Body Counseling:

Dr. Patterson believes that listening to her patients is an essential part of being a good doctor.  Thus, she takes the time to listen and reflect back to her patients the crucial information they discover on their healing journey.  As she does this patients have a broader awareness of the deeper shifts that are happening in their life and how they want to move forward in their next steps of healing.


Voice Dialogue:

Voice dialogue is a counseling modality by which one identifies an inner part of themselves that is limiting (i.e. an inner belief or voice) and dis-identifies from it so that they may have more internal freedom inside of themselves. In this process the limiting voice is first identified and then a dialogue with that “voice” occurs so that the patient has a clearer experience of the nuance, tone, emotion and energy of that specific “voice”. With the help of guided facilitation the patient will then move into adult consciousness. From the perspective of adult consciousness one can get a clearer differentiation of the limiting voice and understand how to dis-identify with it the next time it comes to the surface. In essence it helps establish a practice of dis-identifying limiting beliefs and patterns so that one can choose their true self over the limiting thought forms.


Spiritual Counseling:

Dr. Patterson maintains that healing is a transformative journey, with the capability of changing a person’s life to the very core. For those patients who perceive their healing journey in this deep and profound way, Dr. Patterson is ready and willing to hold them in the journey of deep spiritual transformation of realizing that "we are not physical beings having a spiritual experience, but truly spiritual beings having a physical experience."

 



Energy Medicine

Essentially, energy medicine seeks to clear and heal the more subtle aspects of a person's being. This is done by aligning the person's energy with their physical body, promoting integrated healing. Several different styles of energy medicine (Such as reiki, polarity, chakra healing, past-life healing, etc.) are incorporated which all work to bring balance and healing to the patient.

 

Medical Intuition

As stated in the FAQ, medical intuition is fundamental to Dr. Patterson's practice, as it often reveals: the causes of a patient’s illness, guidance and clarification about how to support the patient appropriately, as well as the modality and specific treatment that should be recommended to the patient.


Therapeutic Medical and Intuitive Massage

Dr. Patterson will occasionally incorporate therapeutic massage for patients that have a specific physical or energetic issue that would be more effectively addressed by this method. Dr. Patterson was a certified massage therapist and massage instructor before she became a naturopathic doctor and this modality can easily be incorporated as needed.


Yoga Therapy

Dr. Patterson has also been a certified yoga instructor, and thus she can recommend certain yoga poses, or “asanas”, as needed. These asanas can help stretch, strengthen, and align the physical body, while concurrently increasing one's life force, or “prana”, to restore health.



 



 Meditation and Mindfulness

Dr. Patterson teaches specific types of meditations and visualization to patients to help increase vitality, decrease stress and anxiety, and to quiet the mind. There are many different types of meditations/visualizations that Dr. Patterson incorporates such as grounding, chakra awareness, mindfulness, somatic meditation, etc. Each is suited specifically for the needs of the patient.

 

 

How do you incorporate so many different modalities?

As you can see, Dr. Patterson has a wide array of modalities to choose from in her medicine bag. Of course, each modality is not used on every patient, every time; rather, each technique is used when appropriate for the individual patient. The following describes how Dr. Patterson determines individualized treatment plans for patients.


In her practice, Dr. Patterson is constantly searching for the cause of each patient's illness. What she normally finds are “percentages” of why an illness is present.


For example, let's take a theoretical patient with diabetes. The cause of their illness is due to the following reasons: 50% diet, 30% past emotional trauma, 10% stress/anxiety, 10% genetics. Therefore, the treatment would begin by looking at and working with the diet and related supplementation first. The focus would then move into healing the emotional trauma by using hypnotherapy, voice dialogue, flower essences, and possibly energy work. Lastly the therapy would decrease stress and anxiety through: lifestyle counseling, incorporating meditation, and nutritional and herbal supplementation to help calm anxiety. In other words, the patient's treatment plan goes in order of the largest causative factors of their illness to the smallest percentage.


Thus healing is like peeling one layer of an onion at a time, slowly but surely coming to healing on the deepest layer...physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a safe treatment option for acute and chronic illness. Homeopathy helps the body initiate the healing process by utilizing a "like cures like" approach; naturopathic doctors work to find characteristics symptoms specific to each patient in order to find a correct remedy.  Dr. Patterson uses both acute and constitutional homeopathic prescribing to help each patient find balance in their body and their life force.

 



Flower Essences

Flower essences are used to help treat emotional disturbances that affect the patient. These essences soothe and calm the emotional body, while transforming and healing whatever emotional issue(s) the patient is working with.

 

Bio-Identical Hormones

There are times when one’s illness needs extra support beyond what herbs and supplements can give. At these times bio-identical hormones might be recommended. These are hormones that are identical to the bodies own hormones, and primarily come from plant sources but have been made more readily available through laboratory means. Depending on one’s condition Dr. Patterson will always try to keep the time a patient is on the hormones to a minimum according to the needs of the body.



Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy promotes deep healing by transforming subconscious memories that are inhibiting the patient from achieving wellness. Often, these issues affect not only the patient's emotional state, but also influence the person’s physical health. Dr. Patterson incorporates three different styles of hypnotherapy in her practice. The hypnotherapeutic modalities that she practices are as follows:


Classical Ericksonian Hypnotherapy: in this form of hypnotherapy the patient is put into a trance-like state and are given specific affirmation-like phrases to help induce change at the subconscious level. 


Holographic Memory Resolution: In this form of hypnotherapy the patient is taken back to a traumatic memory and shifts the energy of the memory in order to hold it in a less constricted way in their subconscious.


Body Mapping: This hypnotherapeutic style taps into the “body-memory” of the physical body to help give understanding of where and how it is holding emotional memories in a somatic way.



Lifestyle, Mind-Body, and Spiritual Counseling

 



Lifestyle Counseling:

An important part of the therapeutic relationship are discussions about how the patient can change their behaviors in order to bring more vitality and health into their lives. With compassion, Dr. Patterson addresses what is holding patients back from achieving wellness and helps them to overcome the challenges that arise as they incorporate healthy behaviors into their lives.

 

Mind-Body Counseling:

Dr. Patterson believes that listening to her patients is an essential part of being a good doctor.  Thus, she takes the time to listen and reflect back to her patients the crucial information they discover on their healing journey.  As she does this patients have a broader awareness of the deeper shifts that are happening in their life and how they want to move forward in their next steps of healing.


Voice Dialogue:

Voice dialogue is a counseling modality by which one identifies an inner part of themselves that is limiting (i.e. an inner belief or voice) and dis-identifies from it so that they may have more internal freedom inside of themselves. In this process the limiting voice is first identified and then a dialogue with that “voice” occurs so that the patient has a clearer experience of the nuance, tone, emotion and energy of that specific “voice”. With the help of guided facilitation the patient will then move into adult consciousness. From the perspective of adult consciousness one can get a clearer differentiation of the limiting voice and understand how to dis-identify with it the next time it comes to the surface. In essence it helps establish a practice of dis-identifying limiting beliefs and patterns so that one can choose their true self over the limiting thought forms.


Spiritual Counseling:

Dr. Patterson maintains that healing is a transformative journey, with the capability of changing a person’s life to the very core. For those patients who perceive their healing journey in this deep and profound way, Dr. Patterson is ready and willing to hold them in the journey of deep spiritual transformation of realizing that "we are not physical beings having a spiritual experience, but truly spiritual beings having a physical experience."

 



Energy Medicine

Essentially, energy medicine seeks to clear and heal the more subtle aspects of a person's being. This is done by aligning the person's energy with their physical body, promoting integrated healing. Several different styles of energy medicine (Such as reiki, polarity, chakra healing, past-life healing, etc.) are incorporated which all work to bring balance and healing to the patient.

 

Medical Intuition

As stated in the FAQ, medical intuition is fundamental to Dr. Patterson's practice, as it often reveals: the causes of a patient’s illness, guidance and clarification about how to support the patient appropriately, as well as the modality and specific treatment that should be recommended to the patient.


Therapeutic Medical and Intuitive Massage

Dr. Patterson will occasionally incorporate therapeutic massage for patients that have a specific physical or energetic issue that would be more effectively addressed by this method. Dr. Patterson was a certified massage therapist and massage instructor before she became a naturopathic doctor and this modality can easily be incorporated as needed.


Yoga Therapy

Dr. Patterson has also been a certified yoga instructor, and thus she can recommend certain yoga poses, or “asanas”, as needed. These asanas can help stretch, strengthen, and align the physical body, while concurrently increasing one's life force, or “prana”, to restore health.



 



 Meditation and Mindfulness

Dr. Patterson teaches specific types of meditations and visualization to patients to help increase vitality, decrease stress and anxiety, and to quiet the mind. There are many different types of meditations/visualizations that Dr. Patterson incorporates such as grounding, chakra awareness, mindfulness, somatic meditation, etc. Each is suited specifically for the needs of the patient.

 

 

How do you incorporate so many different modalities?

As you can see, Dr. Patterson has a wide array of modalities to choose from in her medicine bag. Of course, each modality is not used on every patient, every time; rather, each technique is used when appropriate for the individual patient. The following describes how Dr. Patterson determines individualized treatment plans for patients.


In her practice, Dr. Patterson is constantly searching for the cause of each patient's illness. What she normally finds are “percentages” of why an illness is present.


For example, let's take a theoretical patient with diabetes. The cause of their illness is due to the following reasons: 50% diet, 30% past emotional trauma, 10% stress/anxiety, 10% genetics. Therefore, the treatment would begin by looking at and working with the diet and related supplementation first. The focus would then move into healing the emotional trauma by using hypnotherapy, voice dialogue, flower essences, and possibly energy work. Lastly the therapy would decrease stress and anxiety through: lifestyle counseling, incorporating meditation, and nutritional and herbal supplementation to help calm anxiety. In other words, the patient's treatment plan goes in order of the largest causative factors of their illness to the smallest percentage.


Thus healing is like peeling one layer of an onion at a time, slowly but surely coming to healing on the deepest layer...physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Flower Essences


Flower essences are used to help treat emotional disturbances that affect the patient. These essences soothe and calm the emotional body, while transforming and healing whatever emotional issue(s) the patient is working with.


Flower Essences

Flower essences are used to help treat emotional disturbances that affect the patient. These essences soothe and calm the emotional body, while transforming and healing whatever emotional issue(s) the patient is working with.

 

Bio-Identical Hormones

There are times when one’s illness needs extra support beyond what herbs and supplements can give. At these times bio-identical hormones might be recommended. These are hormones that are identical to the bodies own hormones, and primarily come from plant sources but have been made more readily available through laboratory means. Depending on one’s condition Dr. Patterson will always try to keep the time a patient is on the hormones to a minimum according to the needs of the body.



Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy promotes deep healing by transforming subconscious memories that are inhibiting the patient from achieving wellness. Often, these issues affect not only the patient's emotional state, but also influence the person’s physical health. Dr. Patterson incorporates three different styles of hypnotherapy in her practice. The hypnotherapeutic modalities that she practices are as follows:


Classical Ericksonian Hypnotherapy: in this form of hypnotherapy the patient is put into a trance-like state and are given specific affirmation-like phrases to help induce change at the subconscious level. 


Holographic Memory Resolution: In this form of hypnotherapy the patient is taken back to a traumatic memory and shifts the energy of the memory in order to hold it in a less constricted way in their subconscious.


Body Mapping: This hypnotherapeutic style taps into the “body-memory” of the physical body to help give understanding of where and how it is holding emotional memories in a somatic way.



Lifestyle, Mind-Body, and Spiritual Counseling

 


?Lifestyle Counseling:

An important part of the therapeutic relationship are discussions about how the patient can change their behaviors in order to bring more vitality and health into their lives. With compassion, Dr. Patterson addresses what is holding patients back from achieving wellness and helps them to overcome the challenges that arise as they incorporate healthy behaviors into their lives.

 

Mind-Body Counseling:

Dr. Patterson believes that listening to her patients is an essential part of being a good doctor.  Thus, she takes the time to listen and reflect back to her patients the crucial information they discover on their healing journey.  As she does this patients have a broader awareness of the deeper shifts that are happening in their life and how they want to move forward in their next steps of healing.


Voice Dialogue:

Voice dialogue is a counseling modality by which one identifies an inner part of themselves that is limiting (i.e. an inner belief or voice) and dis-identifies from it so that they may have more internal freedom inside of themselves. In this process the limiting voice is first identified and then a dialogue with that “voice” occurs so that the patient has a clearer experience of the nuance, tone, emotion and energy of that specific “voice”. With the help of guided facilitation the patient will then move into adult consciousness. From the perspective of adult consciousness one can get a clearer differentiation of the limiting voice and understand how to dis-identify with it the next time it comes to the surface. In essence it helps establish a practice of dis-identifying limiting beliefs and patterns so that one can choose their true self over the limiting thought forms.


Spiritual Counseling:

Dr. Patterson maintains that healing is a transformative journey, with the capability of changing a person’s life to the very core. For those patients who perceive their healing journey in this deep and profound way, Dr. Patterson is ready and willing to hold them in the journey of deep spiritual transformation of realizing that "we are not physical beings having a spiritual experience, but truly spiritual beings having a physical experience."

 


?Energy Medicine

Essentially, energy medicine seeks to clear and heal the more subtle aspects of a person's being. This is done by aligning the person's energy with their physical body, promoting integrated healing. Several different styles of energy medicine (Such as reiki, polarity, chakra healing, past-life healing, etc.) are incorporated which all work to bring balance and healing to the patient.

 

Medical Intuition

As stated in the FAQ, medical intuition is fundamental to Dr. Patterson's practice, as it often reveals: the causes of a patient’s illness, guidance and clarification about how to support the patient appropriately, as well as the modality and specific treatment that should be recommended to the patient.


Therapeutic Medical and Intuitive Massage

Dr. Patterson will occasionally incorporate therapeutic massage for patients that have a specific physical or energetic issue that would be more effectively addressed by this method. Dr. Patterson was a certified massage therapist and massage instructor before she became a naturopathic doctor and this modality can easily be incorporated as needed.


Yoga Therapy

Dr. Patterson has also been a certified yoga instructor, and thus she can recommend certain yoga poses, or “asanas”, as needed. These asanas can help stretch, strengthen, and align the physical body, while concurrently increasing one's life force, or “prana”, to restore health.



 


? Meditation and Mindfulness

Dr. Patterson teaches specific types of meditations and visualization to patients to help increase vitality, decrease stress and anxiety, and to quiet the mind. There are many different types of meditations/visualizations that Dr. Patterson incorporates such as grounding, chakra awareness, mindfulness, somatic meditation, etc. Each is suited specifically for the needs of the patient.

 

 

How do you incorporate so many different modalities?

As you can see, Dr. Patterson has a wide array of modalities to choose from in her medicine bag. Of course, each modality is not used on every patient, every time; rather, each technique is used when appropriate for the individual patient. The following describes how Dr. Patterson determines individualized treatment plans for patients.


In her practice, Dr. Patterson is constantly searching for the cause of each patient's illness. What she normally finds are “percentages” of why an illness is present.


For example, let's take a theoretical patient with diabetes. The cause of their illness is due to the following reasons: 50% diet, 30% past emotional trauma, 10% stress/anxiety, 10% genetics. Therefore, the treatment would begin by looking at and working with the diet and related supplementation first. The focus would then move into healing the emotional trauma by using hypnotherapy, voice dialogue, flower essences, and possibly energy work. Lastly the therapy would decrease stress and anxiety through: lifestyle counseling, incorporating meditation, and nutritional and herbal supplementation to help calm anxiety. In other words, the patient's treatment plan goes in order of the largest causative factors of their illness to the smallest percentage.


Thus healing is like peeling one layer of an onion at a time, slowly but surely coming to healing on the deepest layer...physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


Flower Essences

Flower essences are used to help treat emotional disturbances that affect the patient. These essences soothe and calm the emotional body, while transforming and healing whatever emotional issue(s) the patient is working with.

 

Bio-Identical Hormones

There are times when one’s illness needs extra support beyond what herbs and supplements can give. At these times bio-identical hormones might be recommended. These are hormones that are identical to the bodies own hormones, and primarily come from plant sources but have been made more readily available through laboratory means. Depending on one’s condition Dr. Patterson will always try to keep the time a patient is on the hormones to a minimum according to the needs of the body.



Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy promotes deep healing by transforming subconscious memories that are inhibiting the patient from achieving wellness. Often, these issues affect not only the patient's emotional state, but also influence the person’s physical health. Dr. Patterson incorporates three different styles of hypnotherapy in her practice. The hypnotherapeutic modalities that she practices are as follows:


Classical Ericksonian Hypnotherapy: in this form of hypnotherapy the patient is put into a trance-like state and are given specific affirmation-like phrases to help induce change at the subconscious level. 


Holographic Memory Resolution: In this form of hypnotherapy the patient is taken back to a traumatic memory and shifts the energy of the memory in order to hold it in a less constricted way in their subconscious.


Body Mapping: This hypnotherapeutic style taps into the “body-memory” of the physical body to help give understanding of where and how it is holding emotional memories in a somatic way.



Lifestyle, Mind-Body, and Spiritual Counseling

 


?Lifestyle Counseling:

An important part of the therapeutic relationship are discussions about how the patient can change their behaviors in order to bring more vitality and health into their lives. With compassion, Dr. Patterson addresses what is holding patients back from achieving wellness and helps them to overcome the challenges that arise as they incorporate healthy behaviors into their lives.

 

Mind-Body Counseling:

Dr. Patterson believes that listening to her patients is an essential part of being a good doctor.  Thus, she takes the time to listen and reflect back to her patients the crucial information they discover on their healing journey.  As she does this patients have a broader awareness of the deeper shifts that are happening in their life and how they want to move forward in their next steps of healing.


Voice Dialogue:

Voice dialogue is a counseling modality by which one identifies an inner part of themselves that is limiting (i.e. an inner belief or voice) and dis-identifies from it so that they may have more internal freedom inside of themselves. In this process the limiting voice is first identified and then a dialogue with that “voice” occurs so that the patient has a clearer experience of the nuance, tone, emotion and energy of that specific “voice”. With the help of guided facilitation the patient will then move into adult consciousness. From the perspective of adult consciousness one can get a clearer differentiation of the limiting voice and understand how to dis-identify with it the next time it comes to the surface. In essence it helps establish a practice of dis-identifying limiting beliefs and patterns so that one can choose their true self over the limiting thought forms.


Spiritual Counseling:

Dr. Patterson maintains that healing is a transformative journey, with the capability of changing a person’s life to the very core. For those patients who perceive their healing journey in this deep and profound way, Dr. Patterson is ready and willing to hold them in the journey of deep spiritual transformation of realizing that "we are not physical beings having a spiritual experience, but truly spiritual beings having a physical experience."

 


?Energy Medicine

Essentially, energy medicine seeks to clear and heal the more subtle aspects of a person's being. This is done by aligning the person's energy with their physical body, promoting integrated healing. Several different styles of energy medicine (Such as reiki, polarity, chakra healing, past-life healing, etc.) are incorporated which all work to bring balance and healing to the patient.

 

Medical Intuition

As stated in the FAQ, medical intuition is fundamental to Dr. Patterson's practice, as it often reveals: the causes of a patient’s illness, guidance and clarification about how to support the patient appropriately, as well as the modality and specific treatment that should be recommended to the patient.


Therapeutic Medical and Intuitive Massage

Dr. Patterson will occasionally incorporate therapeutic massage for patients that have a specific physical or energetic issue that would be more effectively addressed by this method. Dr. Patterson was a certified massage therapist and massage instructor before she became a naturopathic doctor and this modality can easily be incorporated as needed.


Yoga Therapy

Dr. Patterson has also been a certified yoga instructor, and thus she can recommend certain yoga poses, or “asanas”, as needed. These asanas can help stretch, strengthen, and align the physical body, while concurrently increasing one's life force, or “prana”, to restore health.



 


? Meditation and Mindfulness

Dr. Patterson teaches specific types of meditations and visualization to patients to help increase vitality, decrease stress and anxiety, and to quiet the mind. There are many different types of meditations/visualizations that Dr. Patterson incorporates such as grounding, chakra awareness, mindfulness, somatic meditation, etc. Each is suited specifically for the needs of the patient.

 

 

How do you incorporate so many different modalities?

As you can see, Dr. Patterson has a wide array of modalities to choose from in her medicine bag. Of course, each modality is not used on every patient, every time; rather, each technique is used when appropriate for the individual patient. The following describes how Dr. Patterson determines individualized treatment plans for patients.


In her practice, Dr. Patterson is constantly searching for the cause of each patient's illness. What she normally finds are “percentages” of why an illness is present.


For example, let's take a theoretical patient with diabetes. The cause of their illness is due to the following reasons: 50% diet, 30% past emotional trauma, 10% stress/anxiety, 10% genetics. Therefore, the treatment would begin by looking at and working with the diet and related supplementation first. The focus would then move into healing the emotional trauma by using hypnotherapy, voice dialogue, flower essences, and possibly energy work. Lastly the therapy would decrease stress and anxiety through: lifestyle counseling, incorporating meditation, and nutritional and herbal supplementation to help calm anxiety. In other words, the patient's treatment plan goes in order of the largest causative factors of their illness to the smallest percentage.


Thus healing is like peeling one layer of an onion at a time, slowly but surely coming to healing on the deepest layer...physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy promotes deep healing by transforming subconscious memories that are inhibiting the patient from achieving wellness. Often, these issues affect not only the patient's emotional state, but also influence the person’s physical health. Dr. Patterson incorporates three different styles of hypnotherapy in her practice. The hypnotherapeutic modalities that she practices are as follows:


Classical Ericksonian Hypnotherapy: in this form of hypnotherapy the patient is put into a trance-like state and are given specific affirmation-like phrases to help induce change at the subconscious level. 


Holographic Memory Resolution: In this form of hypnotherapy the patient is taken back to a traumatic memory and shifts the energy of the memory in order to hold it in a less constricted way in their subconscious.


Body Mapping: This hypnotherapeutic style taps into the “body-memory” of the physical body to help give understanding of where and how it is holding emotional memories in a somatic way.

Lifestyle, Mind-Body, and Spiritual Counseling

 


Lifestyle Counseling:

An important part of the therapeutic relationship are discussions about how the patient can change their behaviors in order to bring more vitality and health into their lives. With compassion, Dr. Patterson addresses what is holding patients back from achieving wellness and helps them to overcome the challenges that arise as they incorporate healthy behaviors into their lives.

Mind-Body Counseling:


Dr. Patterson believes that listening to her patients is an essential part of being a good doctor.  Thus, she takes the time to listen and reflect back to her patients the crucial information they discover on their healing journey.  As she does this patients have a broader awareness of the deeper shifts that are happening in their life and how they want to move forward in their next steps of healing.


Voice Dialogue:


Voice dialogue is a counseling modality by which one identifies an inner part of themselves that is limiting (i.e. an inner belief or voice) and dis-identifies from it so that they may have more internal freedom inside of themselves. In this process the limiting voice is first identified and then a dialogue with that “voice” occurs so that the patient has a clearer experience of the nuance, tone, emotion and energy of that specific “voice”. 


With the help of guided facilitation the patient will then move into adult consciousness. From the perspective of adult consciousness one can get a clearer differentiation of the limiting voice and understand how to dis-identify with it the next time it comes to the surface. In essence it helps establish a practice of dis-identifying limiting beliefs and patterns so that one can choose their true self over the limiting thought forms.

Spiritual Counseling:


Dr. Patterson maintains that healing is a transformative journey, with the capability of changing a person’s life to the very core. For those patients who perceive their healing journey in this deep and profound way, Dr. Patterson is ready and willing to hold them in the journey of deep spiritual transformation of realizing that "we are not physical beings having a spiritual experience, but truly spiritual beings having a physical experience."

Energy Medicine


Essentially, energy medicine seeks to clear and heal the more subtle aspects of a person's being. This is done by aligning the person's energy with their physical body, promoting integrated healing. Several different styles of energy medicine (Such as reiki, polarity, chakra healing, past-life healing, etc.) are incorporated which all work to bring balance and healing to the patient.


Medical Intuition


As stated in the FAQ, medical intuition is fundamental to Dr. Patterson's practice, as it often reveals: the causes of a patient’s illness, guidance and clarification about how to support the patient appropriately, as well as the modality and specific treatment that should be recommended to the patient.

Therapeutic Medical and Intuitive Massage


Dr. Patterson will occasionally incorporate therapeutic massage for patients that have a specific physical or energetic issue that would be more effectively addressed by this method. Dr. Patterson was a certified massage therapist and massage instructor before she became a naturopathic doctor and this modality can easily be incorporated as needed.

Yoga Therapy


Dr. Patterson has also been a certified yoga instructor, and thus she can recommend certain yoga poses, or “asanas”, as needed. These asanas can help stretch, strengthen, and align the physical body, while concurrently increasing one's life force, or “prana”, to restore health.

Meditation and Mindfulness


Dr. Patterson teaches specific types of meditations and visualization to patients to help increase vitality, decrease stress and anxiety, and to quiet the mind. There are many different types of meditations/visualizations that Dr. Patterson incorporates such as grounding, chakra awareness, mindfulness, somatic meditation, etc. Each is suited specifically for the needs of the patient.

How do you incorporate so many different modalities?


As you can see, Dr. Patterson has a wide array of modalities to choose from in her medicine bag. Of course, each modality is not used on every patient, every time; rather, each technique is used when appropriate for the individual patient. The following describes how Dr. Patterson determines individualized treatment plans for patients.


In her practice, Dr. Patterson is constantly searching for the cause of each patient's illness. What she normally finds are “percentages” of why an illness is present.


For example, let's take a theoretical patient with diabetes. The cause of their illness is due to the following reasons: 50% diet, 30% past emotional trauma, 10% stress/anxiety, 10% genetics. Therefore, the treatment would begin by looking at and working with the diet and related supplementation first. The focus would then move into healing the emotional trauma by using hypnotherapy, voice dialogue, flower essences, and possibly energy work. Lastly the therapy would decrease stress and anxiety through: lifestyle counseling, incorporating meditation, and nutritional and herbal supplementation to help calm anxiety. In other words, the patient's treatment plan goes in order of the largest causative factors of their illness to the smallest percentage.


Thus healing is like peeling one layer of an onion at a time, slowly but surely coming to healing on the deepest layer...physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.