Transforming Touch and Transforming Intentional Touch
Transforming Touch is a treatment modality that follows a specific protocol which has supported healing of thousands of clients. Transforming Touch creates a milieu of safety where a client can begin to feel a difference in their life through subtle, yet profound changes. In this place of safety, the client experiences attachment focused protocols which and consistent and measured for repairing early ruptures and the consequences.
Transforming Touch Therapist understand the importance of presence. They assume the role of Secure Base during the treatment which opens the door for repair of early trauma ruptures.
Transforming Touch Therapist rely on the work of John Bowlby who is often times referred to as the father of attachment. Bowlby believed that there are four distinguishing characteristics of attachment: Proximity maintenance: The desire to be near the people we are attached to. Safe haven: Returning to the attachment figure for comfort and safety in the face of a fear or threat. Secure base: The attachment figure acts as a base of security from which the child can explore the surrounding environment and Separation distress: Anxiety that occurs in the absence of the attachment figure.
Transforming Touch Therapist support and understand the importance of the client's story or narrative. We are all born with survival parts that we use to navigate being born to growing up to death. We listen to each of these parts and honor their individual stories and make note as the story begins to change. Change is a clear indication of healing.
For more information on Transforming Touch and Transforming Intentional Touch, see Austin Attachment and Counseling Center.