Welcome to Armstrongs’ Counselling Services webpage on Advanced Integrative Therapy(AIT). We are very pleased to have discovered this unique and very effective therapy approach. AIT has helped us look at trauma very differently and also heal the suffering from trauma quickly. Because AIT is so different than most therapies, clients are often skeptical initially. However once they are no longer have pain and suffering, they are happy they stayed with the process.
What is Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT)?
AIT is part of a new area of Psychology called “Energy Psychology.” AIT combines western psychology with eastern healing techniques that utilize the major energy centers of the body to heal. The energy of a trauma is stored on a cellular level in the body as a result of experiencing a negative event which embeds itself into the body’s survival or belief systems.
What is Trauma?
We often think that trauma comes from some catastrophic event like being in a car accident. Catastrophic events are Situational Traumas such as being a: soldier, police officer, burn victim, victim in a tornado, rape survivor or victim of assault, etc. However, there are also Developmental Traumas which are more common; for example, living in an alcoholic family, being told you are stupid, physical or emotional abuse from an angry parent, etc.
What is Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT)’s Goal or Purpose?
In AIT, the focus is healing the traumas and their aspects so that the traumas do not negatively trigger the client. What is AIT’s Theory about People and Their Problems? Stated briefly, AIT and Armstrongs’ Counselling Services (ACS) believe that negative energy of traumas are the basis of most physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual problems. Healing the traumas at the energetic level heals the person.
What Types of Problems can be Treated with Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT)?
Because of the interconnectedness of the mind-body-heart-spirit and the impact that trauma has on these four areas of our lives, AIT has developed unique treatment protocols which are able to heal many problems; for example:
- Stress Management
- Relationship Issues/Conflict
- Single Incident Trauma; e.g.,
- A Car Accident
- Witnessing a Traumatic Event
- Sexual Abuse/Assault
- Substance Abuse
- Childhood Abuse
- Religious/Cult Abuse
- Marital Conflict/Issues
- Sexual Issues
- Spiritual/Religious Issues
- Many types of Physical Problems such as: Diabetes, Allergies, Hypertension (All medical/physical issues are treated in consultation with the medical profession).
What Can I Expect from AIT Treatment?
AIT’s protocols and treatment plan have the ability to eliminate the pain, suffering and symptoms caused from trauma by clearing the trauma from the major energy centers in the body (also called chakras) where the energy from the trauma have been stored.
How Long does it take to experience the benefits of AIT?
Typically the first session or two are needed to identify the issues and related traumas. Then the appropriate AIT protocols to be used in the treatment plan are selected and explained in detail. Treatment then starts immediately. Most people experience the benefits of AIT in the first treatment session. Occasionally, some people may need two to three treatment sessions to experience the distinctive benefits of AIT.
How Many Sessions Will It Take For Me to Deal with My Issues?
The total number of sessions will depend on the severity of the trauma and any other related issues or aspects that may arise during the treatment session.
Where can I get more detailed information about AIT?
- Go to AITherapy.org where you will find articles on AIT by the founder, Dr. Asha Clinton.