The START UP!™ Art Therapy System utilizes our evidence-based & Neuroplasticity-based, culturally competent, Neurodevelopmental Art Therapy (NDAT) Trauma Treatment model to rewire the brain’s neural networks and relieve the maladapted stress response cycle, moving from a survival state to a state of repair and resilience, while having FUN!
START UP!™ heals depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other conditions while PREVENTING chronic health conditions such as Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Chronic Pain, and other conditions, which may develop as a result of prolonged limbic system stress response within the brain. Healing your brain now may actually prevent chronic and debilitating conditions in the future.
UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS: NATIVE AMERICAN, BLACK, ASIAN, AND ALL ETHNICITIES CHILDREN ADOLESCENT ADULTS ELDERS EDUCATORS PARENTS MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS COUPLESFAMILIES
Culturally competent training programs implemented into the classroom curriculum that accesses ALL children of underserved populations, as a prevention and early intervention to stop the cycle of inter-generational and historical trauma. Culturally Competent healing for Racial Trauma, AND ALL TRAUMA for Children/Adolescents/ Adults/ Elders. Culturally Competent Relaxation, Meditation, Personal & Spiritual Growth ACKOWLEDGEMENT: START UP!™ understands there is a great need to heal historical trauma, which is stored within the genetics of many underserved populations. We also understand the need to heal racial trauma, which is unfortunately a daily occurrence for many. START UP!™ stands in solidarity with underserved minorities in hopes that our programs will provide hope that their people have a path forward toward healing.
for ALL issues, including: Divorce Bullying Anxiety Depression Gender Identity/LGBTQ ADD/ADHD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Post Traumatic Growth Heal Historical & Intergenerational Trauma Learn Effective Coping Strategies Learn Positive Communication Skills Increase Self-Esteem Healthy Relationships & Boundaries Substance Abuse Prevention Suicide Prevention
Self-Awareness Personal/Spiritual Growth Divorce Anxiety Depression Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Post Traumatic Growth Heal Historical & Intergenerational Trauma Learn Effective Coping Strategies Learn Positive Communication Skills Increase Self-Esteem Healthy Relationships & Boundaries Radical Acceptance Gender Identity/LGBTQ
Issues Related to Aging: Anxiety Depression Loss of Independence Health Issues Social Isolation Elder Abuse Acceptance & Grace Death and Dying
Families do not always have the time, money, or flexibility to bring the whole family to a therapy office, or they may desire anonymity and privacy. START UP!™ offers affordable and effective on-line sessions that empowers parents to facilitate the family’s healing from the comfort of their own home. START UP!™ For: Parent/Child Attachment Divorce Anxiety/Depression Positive Parenting Compassionate Communication Death & Dying Compassionate Communication Conflict Resolution Healthy Relationships Healthy Boundaries Supporting Each other Separation or divorce Parenting Issues Pressure at work or school Unemployment and financial problems Illness or disability of a family member Death of a family member Drug, alcohol, or gambling addiction
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Together We Can Heal: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) All Trauma: Chronic, Acute, Racial Trauma, Medical Trauma, Vicarious or Secondary Trauma Depression Anxiety ADD/ADHD Anger & Aggression Substance Abuse Suicidal Ideation “Mystery Illnesses” And Other Conditions
START UP!™ heals depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other conditions while PREVENTING chronic health conditions such as Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Chronic Pain, and other conditions, which may develop as a result of prolonged limbic system stress response within the brain. Healing your brain now may actually prevent chronic and debilitating conditions in the future. START UP!™ assists in the development of:
Cultural Identity & Self-Expression
Self-Esteem & Self-Identity
Emotional Regulation/Development & Emotional Distancing
Adaptive Coping Strategies
Eye/Hand Coordination & Visual/Spatial Organization
Decision Making & Problem Solving Capabilities
Understanding the Past & Installation of Hope
Cognitive Restructuring & Positive Future Orientation
I met F in the Pineridge hospital emergency room for a suicide assessment, as he had threatened suicide while at school. He began to see me weekly for Art Therapy, and was very aggressive, and oppositional defiant, with not much attention span. After a few sessions using the START UP! program, F made an “anger box” in which he would put any angry thoughts. F’s aggression and oppositional defiance lifted and he became the kindest, and sweetest little boy. His mother called to say thank you, and said what a huge shift he had made at home and at school!
F.W. male, age 10
D had been severely sexually abused by a step father in early life, resulting in Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly Multiple Personality Disorder). D came to me weekly for 8 months complaining of hearing voices and having 6 different personalities, or alters. D was able to draw and name all of these alters. As she reclaimed power and control of her own identity, D noticed a reduction in hearing the voices, and after 6 months of work together, D had said the voices had completely gone away and stayed away for 2 months, and that her alters were officially gone. D made an art piece to commemorate this and celebrated her recovery from Dissociative Identity Disorder!
D.D. female, age 27
P had been seen by me weekly within his school on a Native American reservation for aggressive behaviors, and trauma. P had multiple traumas to heal from though one we focused on which was causing the most problems was a car accident in which he and his cousins were ejected from the car that his uncle was driving while intoxicated. P was suffering from intrusive images (flashbacks), and nightmares. P was distracted and had poor concentration at school. P did a few sessions of the Neurodevelopmental Art Therapy CATTI protocol for acute trauma and found complete symptom abatement after 3 sessions. P gave me a very tight and long hug, and said, “Thank you for helping me.”
P.B., male, age 9
B was a retired colonel in the US army and had broken his neck at home. He was in severe and persistent pain. B started coming to my Art Therapy group daily at the physical rehabilitation hospital. B realized after painting that he had not noticed any pain for 2 hours. He exclaimed, “There’s really something to this art stuff!” B continued to come to my group and became an amazing painter at 85 yo, calling himself “Grandpa Moses!”
B.G. male, age 85
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