Emerge

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The Adams-Tynan Clinical Foundation

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The Emerge Team

Chad Tynan & Luke Adams offer the creative and supportive guidance to help you meet your needs

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We welcome a chance to discuss your needs and how we can help.

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Reach Out

Are you concerned about a friend using alcohol, cocaine, crystal, or some other recreational drug? Or who might have an eating disorder? Or who might be severely depressed? Find out what you can do to help and what action you can take, 

  here.: http://us.reachout.com/get-help/help-a-friend?no_redirect=true

  

Middle aged gay men have something to say too

An long time friend and colleague has a new  v-log out about life as a middle aged gay man. Take a min to check it out and subscribe.

From his Youtube page: MAG-V is a bi-weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) channel about the life, loves, successes, challenges, hobbies, concerns, of a middle-aged gay vlogger. Here you’ll find videos on LGBT (history, news, current events) issues, mid-life issues (fitness, sexuality,community) , politics affecting LGBT folks and mid-life folks and just daily stuff that happens in this gay middle-ager’s life.

Kaiser Study shows 100% effectiveness on PrEP

just in via Washington Post; For Full Story Here

In new study, 100 percent of participants taking HIV prevention pill Truvada remained infection-free

Head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse discusses upcoming neuroscience research on addiction.

Published on 13 Mar 2012; NIDA scientists and grantees bring brain science to life in these video interviews conducted at NIDA’s 2012 Frontiers in Science mini convention at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, D.C. Learn about their research in their own words.

Becoming Me; The Question Of Spirituality

Exploring spirituality and secular humanism in todays world.

We found this short clip and thought it was worth sharing. We welcome your links that bring you comfort, challenge ourselves to think and feel! Send your link suggestions to Luke@AdamsTynan.org

Welcome!

“Our attitude is one of acceptance, embracing, and valuing of consensual human longings, believing that by including and integrating all parts of ourselves, we can live more fulfilling lives.”

— A short film about the reasons why it’s normal and healthy to go to therapy, written by Alain de Botton for the School of Life.

Psychotherapy from Isaac Holland on Vimeo.

 

08/24/15: This site is under construction as we begin the process of bringing you a web based version of EMERGE, the Adams-Tynan Clinical Foundation  (ATCF) a nonprofit therapeutic organization founded by Luke Adams and Chad Tynan and led by trained, intuitive, Somatic, Environmental, and Transpersonal healers.

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The environmental, transpersonal, and somatic (holistic psychotherapy) worldview: Humans are multidimensional sentient beings comprised of spirit, mind, and body, and the human being exists within an interactive contingent reality composed of systems and environments. Humans have awareness (consciousness) about their inner lives and their outer interactions, as well as sub-awareness (a subconscious which is not operating at the level of mindfulness), and a hidden awareness (unconscious buried material that impacts cognitions/feelings and behaviors, and which has an individual locus but is also connected to a collective locus). Humans, for good or ill (depending on their superconscious formations), act to meet their five great instincts, and they generally use agency to do so in either a pro-social ("productive orientation") or anti-social ("entropic orientation") manner.

The five great instincts:

1. To be part-of
2. To have power to achieve
3. To exercise liberty of individual agency
4. To play and relax.
5. To sustain one's survival

When a person or a relationship system recognizes dysfunction and seeks to -- or is made to seek to -- fix it, the environmental, transpersonal, and somatic worldview utilizes an approach based on fourth-order cybernetics.

The following are some of the better treatment techniques for mental and emotional health function concerns (apart from specific medication and touch interventions), and they all build on each other:

1) Experiential/Symbolic Therapy (authenticity and humane rapport; relatedness even in mentorship; collaboration, playfulness)
2) Object Relations Therapy and Control-Mastery Therapy (how did we developmentally get here and how do we master the tough parts?) plus Integrative Meaning Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (existential and values approaches)
3) Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Strategic Therapy (direct instruction, reality-testing, comparing internal and external logic to achieve reason, rolling with resistance, confronting irrationality)
4) Emotionally Focused Therapy (genuine and open feeling, relying on trusted team members, having healthy boundaries and attachments, more fulfilling experience of being part-of)
5) Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Bowen Family Therapy, (seeing the schemes, empowering "right-sized" self-esteem, challenging the scripts, writing new ones, mindfulness, distress tolerance, self-regulating of emotional reactions, strategic and deep/honest communicating, restructuring thought and feeling and action by using countervailing behaviors)
6) Gestalt Therapy (feel it rather than simply intellectualize it, look at somatic and work on them, consciously integrate the environment, the systems, and the internal compartments).
7) Solution-Focused (envision your ideal, reduce risk and harm to personally acceptable levels, build on strengths) Therapy

A good therapist who has a theoretical orientation that is environmental, transpersonal, and somatic, will integrate tools from all of these therapeutic techniques. The therapist will not be bound to the theory behind the techniques, but will conduct an integrative therapy based from within the environmental, somatic, and transpersonal (holistic psychotherapy) theoretical worldview. The therapist will act to help patients gain not only further expertise about themselves, but also to gain effective tools to live more fulfilling lives with more fulfilling relationships.
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