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Resolve Anxiety and Depression in Three Sessions?

A new transformative process coming out of Australia is redefining trauma therapy. It deactivates unresolved trauma and resets the nervous system in just three sessions. With this resetting of the nervous system symptoms such as depression and anxiety (including PTSD) drop away, since the cause, unresolved distress has been dealt with.

About Michael Schaefer

Michael is an Australian based psychotherapist with over two decades of experience. He has been an early adopter of various processes that hasten deep and permanent healing. Earlier in his career he specialized in combining “inner healing” with psychotherapy: the practical overlap between neuropsychology and spirituality. He then transitioned into community development; training and developing healing communities. At this time he meets clients both online and face to face in his private practice based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.  He sees a broad range of clients and is passionate about doing deep life changing work with them. As part of the big picture of supporting those who are seeking to make a difference in society he has a commitment to providing professional supervision to front line workers including chaplains and ministers.  Along the way he has picked up qualifications including a Masters Degree and Graduate Diploma in Christian Counselling plus a Degree and a Graduate Diploma in Theology. 

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Whenever we meet there is a third presence. Imagine a presence so loving, so kind and so wise, who is pleased to be with you, understands you and can help. If your faith is such that you believe in such a presence it would be my joy to support you to sense and interact with that presence as a normal part of counselling, or simply as we share journeys together. 

Michael coined the name Immanuel Focused Therapy to capture a central expertise foundational to his work.

Immanuel Focused Therapy

Having someone to be with you so you can share about life and the challenges you encounter is important. Aside from clarifying what you need and want and working out how to get there, connecting with an emotionally attuned person gives a sense of feeling seen, a sense of feeling heard, that someone is with you and a growing sense that something can be done to make things better. Experience shows that when we enter such an attuned state with another the movement from there to sensing and then being able to interact with God, who is with us, is often not a big step. Immanuel Focused Therapy moves beyond conventional counselling to embracing therapeutic interaction with Immanuel, God who is with us.