Awareness Integration: A New Therapeutic Model
Foojan Zeine, Psy.D., LMFT*
Founder & CEO - Personal Growth Institute
- *Corresponding Author:
- Foojan Zeine
E-mail: [email protected]
Awareness Integration (AI) is a new model in the field of psychotherapy which synthesizes numerous concepts from cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and body-mind theories. AI aims to enhance self-awareness, increase self-esteem, release past traumas and psychological blocks, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and promote a clear, realistic, and positive attitude in order to learn and implement new skills for an effective, productive, and functional life. This model allows for release and then integration through flexibly structured questions and expansive interventions that connect core beliefs, emotions, locations in the body where emotions are stored and relevant/original memories. A pilot study indicated a 76% decrease in depression, a 60% decrease in anxiety, a 43% increase in self-esteem, and a 20% increase in self-efficacy after taking part in AI therapy.