Integrative Journaling Process

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Don uses his Integrative Journaling process to teach and develop self-soothing and emotional regulation skills in therapy with clients, as well as online courses such as thawing childhood abandonment issues.

With integrative journaling or any other similar parts-oriented process, when we connect our here-and-now adult self with an inner child, a neural network in our left brain is actually communicating with a memory Network in our right brain. I call these memory networks sentient memories because they are not just static recordings of the past... they are much more sophisticated than that... we can communicate with them as if they are living subpersonalities that can communicate in real-time.

This is important because when we connect one network with another, we must open up a channel to do that... the channel is actually a new neural pathway connecting one network to the other... the more we use the pathway the stronger those connections become...this is the primary goal therapy and Recovery... it's called integration. that's the process of integrating fragmented parts of self that were previously trapped in the past, with our self-actualizing adult self and that's called healing.


Dramatically Improved Self-Awareness
Develop Emotional Regulation Skills
Learn How to Reparent Your Inner Family of Self
Increased Ability to Self-Soothe
Enhance Self-Care Habits
Reduce Emotional Triggers


Don Carter MSW, LCSW
Don Carter, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a psychotherapist, and the author of the Thawing the Iceberg Series. Don has been a therapist for more than three decades during which time he has been employed at several mental health agencies around Mid-Missouri. He has held positions from entry-level up to manager of a chemical dependency program at a large hospital. He is in private practice with his wife, Angie Carter CRADC, SAP. His primary specialty areas include addictions, codependency, mood disorders, PTSD, and Adult/Child Syndrome. Don takes an integrative psychotherapy approach to help which includes the use of clinical hypnosis, EMDR, Gestalt Therapy, Ego-State Therapy, Transactional Analysis, and Precision CBT to name a few.


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