Ron Kerner, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist using a variety of methods to heal one's mind, body, and spirit. Using resources in his office, and outside sources, you are provided holistic care for healing of your problems and issues.
Cognitive Therapy: enhances one's understanding of the connections between thinking and emotions. The way we interpret what is happening is based on our accumulated experiences and beliefs beginning at birth. These interpretations of events are the driving force behind our emotions.Cognitive Therapy helps us change distorted and illogical beliefs and thoughts to more rational and comfortable thinking and beliefs. With our thinking being the basis of our emotional reactions, negative emotions can be changed to positive emotions. Cognitive Therapy is a formal, easily learned system practiced both inside and outside of the office. It is the most researched therapy with the universal conclusion that it is as good or better than medication, and you take a tool with you when you leave therapy that you can use for solving emotional problems.
Neurofeedback: uses an electronic training method to help change dysfunctional and dysregulated mental states to functional and positive mental states. A device measures and provides feedback of brainwave (EEG) activity patterns. This information is tailored to your specific situation to provide biofeedback for change. Neurofeedback allows for changes from dysfunctional to functional mental states. Dr. Kerner now uses both Neurofeedback, and an advance in the field know as the pRoshi, which creates whole brain healing, a return to the brain's natural state.
Dr. Kerner has used Neurofeedback successfully with patients who were depressed, anxious, had various psychophysiological problems (chronic cough), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, addictions, mild traumatic brain injury recovery, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Development of additional protocols for other conditions is ongoing.
Breathing training- leads to being calm, peaceful, and relaxed. Derived from practices developed over the past 5000 years in India, this training can open one to spiritual growth. Most people reside in a constant state of mild anxiety, and breath into thier chest, which takes a great deal of energy, and does not get enough oxygen to the brain. Using the diaphragm to breath is the way we were meant to breathe when not under stress. It is easy to do, and comes from the part of the nervous system which is calming. This form of breathing is the easiest acces to mental control over a physiological process, and can solve many psychological problems.
Meditation: quiets the mind allowing access to other forms of consciousness. This may lead to a change in the experience of the everyday world, wisdom and peace.
8 Phase relaxation: a prime method used here to access and learn to go into deep states of physical and mental relaxation, provide answers, find a place of safety and security, enhancing physical, mental, and immunological well-being.