Reneé Phoenix van Wyk (BA(SW) Hons NLP NET NBI)) is registered as a Practitioner in private practice, with the SACCSP (South African Council for Social Service Professions) and the BHF (Board of Healthcare Funders). She practiced as an Industrial Social Worker, majoring in Therapeutic Psychology, before she embraced her true passion of working with adolescents and young adults individually and in the family context. Social Workers are renowned in academic circles for the depth of the exposure that they have had in systemic Psychology. Reneé specialises in family dynamics and is passionate about seeing families thrive.
Reneé Phoenix van Wyk is a trained trauma incident reduction facilitator with extensive experience in assisting clients to resolve trauma.
DEALING WITH PAST TRAUMA
When something happens that is physically or emotionally painful, one has the option of:
(1) either confronting it fully and feeling the pain, or
(2) trying in some way to block one’s awareness of it.
TIR is a rapid (compared to traditional therapy) method of effectively reducing traumatic stress from emotionally and/or physically painful events in the past. It involves re-experiencing past traumas in a completely safe environment, free of distractions, judgments, or interpretations. Dealing with unresolved traumatic events force us to pause, reflect on what we have been through and own who we now are, or who we want to be, now that our masks are off.
Vague feelings of pain and grief, resentment and fear still haunt people who are attached to the past. These unresolved feelings can appear anytime, in response to an outside situation or to your own thoughts. You’re probably very familiar with these feelings, as they have been with you for a long, long time.
“Unresolved trauma keeps you caged. Taking the steps to healing takes courage, but it is so worth it in the end” Reneé Phoenix van Wyk
SACCSP Registration No. 10-19294
Private Practice No. 0575283