Through Dr. Steven Farmer’s unique approach to healing, he will be able to tap into your mind, body, and spirit’s potential to heal and restore themselves.
What makes Dr. Farmer unique? His approach is a synthesis of over 40 years of experience as a psychotherapist specializing in trauma recovery, augmented with the best tools from shamanic wisdom and practice. This spirit-meets-science approach provides clients with the most well-rounded solutions to their problems, providing them with the knowledge to continue their Life’s journey with new approaches and greater confidence in their capabilities.
Whether for individual or couples, through a private consultation, Dr. Farmer will conduct an intensive 60 or 90-minute session and customize a therapeutic counseling plan that is tailored to your needs. The sessions can be conducted by phone, video, or in-person–whatever best suits your needs.
At the initial session, the primary goal will be to have an in-depth conversation that’s all about you. What brought you here? Why did you seek out this particular approach? What do you hope to achieve from this experience? Dr. Farmer’s comprehensive analysis allows him to fully understand what your goals are and how to best achieve them.
Dr. Farmer may incorporate one or more of the following therapeutic approaches into your personal plan, depending on your needs:
This is a descriptive term that encompasses a number of tools and approaches that are employed with the client. The primary purpose is to help clients relieve their suffering, whether in the form of stress, anxiety, depression, grief, or addiction, often symptoms that mask the underlying unhealed wounds.
This body-centered approach gently guides the client to consciously discover the connections between various adaptive behaviors that were once required in order to survive various childhood and adult traumas yet have become dysfunctional now. The process is one of slowly untangling the body’s habitual adaptive patterns such that the client gains a greater resilience and choice in managing their lives.
This technique involves working with the client in a trance state that untaps the powers of the subconscious mind, allowing them to focus on utilizing their natural resources to instill change within themselves.
This ancient practice of spiritual healing that dates back up to 100,000 years ago or more involves accessing other realms of Spirit for guidance, wisdom, and healing. The premise is that all conditions—emotional, mental, and physical—have an underlying spiritual cause. Shamanic practices include the shamanic journey to non-ordinary reality, spirit guides, power animals, and plant medicines. Shamanic healing may include a power animal retrieval, soul retrieval, and/or shamanic extraction as well as other healing ceremonies.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing involves a series of alternating eye movements, hand taps, or auditory clicks as the client recalls a particularly stressful or traumatic memory. Pleasant memories are woven into the process as well as the practitioner gently guides the client through the process.
Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as “Tapping,” involves gently tapping a sequence of acupressure points while thinking of or talking about a disturbing memory of an impactful event. Similar to the intent of EMDR, with the professional guidance of the practitioner the client can experience relief from the effects of these disturbing or traumatic memories.
Referrals to Other Health Professionals
This can include medical doctors, acupuncturists, psychiatrists, psychic mediums, massage therapists, or any other health professional that will augment the work with Dr. Farmer.
Dr. Farmer will explain why he recommends a particular strategy and customized approach that would be suitable to address your concerns and benefit your healing process.
Depending on your schedule and needs, multiple sessions may be recommended. These can be scheduled anywhere from one to four weeks apart, and can be adjusted based on your preferences and your progress.
You may come to realize that a more concentrated therapeutic/spiritual counseling program would be most beneficial, or Dr. Farmer may recommend such a program. In a Personal Intensive with Dr. Farmer, similar to the consultations, your goals and program will be customized, however, the Personal Intensives will be just that: more personal and more intensive. There will be three or four therapy sessions lasting two hours each over the span of four to eight weeks. They can be conducted in-person or over video (depending on your preferences and/or schedule).
Like the consultations, the sessions will comprise of a customized program that blends one or more of the aforementioned healing techniques but will also include the opportunity to learn some basic shamanic healing processes that you can practice and incorporate into your daily routine. There will also be exercises and tasks for you to complete in between sessions to promote the progression of your healing. One month after the conclusion of the intensive program, Dr. Farmer will provide a ½ hour follow up call to discuss your progress and help provide additional guidance. Throughout this program, Dr. Steven Farmer will make himself available via email for any additional questions or concerns you may have.
This therapeutic session will also benefit those seeking relationship counseling, which involves getting a macro and micro look inside your relationship, as well as your individual behaviors and perspectives and how they affect your partner.
To get started on your healing journey, schedule your 60 or 90-minute therapeutic counseling session here, or inquire about a personal intensive here.