Glossary of Therapy Terms

Alternative Therapy:

Therapy that is outside the field of traditional Western thought and is more aligned with Eastern philosophy. Focus is on the connection between mind, body and spirit.

Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity:

A persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that is more frequent and severe than is typically observed in individuals of the same age.


Awareness of a particular issue, feelings or belief; heightened sense of being present; conscious mind is the mind that perceives ones surroundings; one we use in daily life.


Someone’s realizable purpose of life; their future unfolded.


Utilizing a variety of hypnosis techniques to induce an altered state of consciousness similar to a light sleep state for the purpose of healing the mind, body and spirit.

Learning Disabilities:

Difficulty in acquiring school skills due to visual, auditory or processing problems.


A model that forms the basis of something; a relationship of ideas to one another.

Past Lives:

Reincarnation; lives lived before the current one.


A very strong, persistent fear or aversion to some thing or situation; i.e. claustrophobia (fear of confined places)


The period of time that a mother is pregnant. The baby’s experience in the womb.


Post-traumatic stress disorder occurs when a person has been exposed to a traumatic event/extreme traumatic stressor involving direct personal experience of an event that involves actual or threatened death, serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of self or others.

Unconscious mind:

Often called the subconscious mind, the deeper part of the mind that has recorded experiences.


Christine Alisa, M.S. is a traditionally based clinician and an Alternative Therapist. Her innovative work with adults, families, adolescents, and therapists moves people through an effective, transformational process uncovering and clearing issues of abuse and trauma.


Christine Alisa, M.S. MFT21144
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