Healing That Helps You Get Unstuck
Every person grows and learns in different ways. To that point, every counselor or guide has their own techniques and exercises to help clients. Not every method is effective for everyone, but with the right guidance, you can defeat your inner demons and recapture your life. That's where Christy Maxey thrives.
Christy is a trauma EMDR coach dedicated to empowering people with the knowledge of true self-love. She aims to help men and women overcome negative self-talk and patterns and finally live the fulfilling life they deserve. Christy has a special focus on supporting women who experience anxiety, depression, lack of self-trust, people-pleasing, and feelings of inadequacy. Additionally, she's an expert in helping men who are navigating anger, stress, and relationship challenges.
If you have received help from therapists and life coaches in the past but find yourself falling back into the same patterns as before, know that you're not alone. The simple truth could be that whatever problem you were trying to face was left unresolved.
Essentially, you cut the top of the weed, but you didn't pull out the entire root. In a sense, you put a band-aid on a serious wound when you needed more comprehensive, specialized treatment. Unlike many life coaches, Christy Maxey aims to solve the root cause of your mental and physical symptoms. By addressing the cause of your issues, you can reclaim your life and move forward without the baggage you've carried for so long. Take it from us - it's an incredible feeling!
Some of the most common problems that Christy helps solve for patients include:
- Difficulty Dealing with the Emotional Content at the Center of Their Problems
- A Lack of Resistance to and Awareness of "What Is"
- Fear and Uncertainty About Making Changes
- Fear of Getting Compassionate Help and Guidance
- Believing False Narratives Associated with Past Traumas and Experiences
Created by psychologist Dr. Francine Shapiro in 1987 as a treatment method for post-traumatic stress disorder, EMDR is an evidence-based treatment approach that provides both trauma-informed treatment and treatment protocol. Unlike traditional talk therapy, EMDR employs bilateral stimulation to replicate the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) phase of sleep. In fact, EMDR treatments have shown that the mind can heal from psychological trauma faster than traditional talk therapy.
Traumatic events often lead to negative beliefs and emotions, such as shame, anger, and sadness. EMDR enables your brain to reprocess such events, promoting healing, well-being, and positivity in patients.
If you're wondering whether or not EMDR treatment from Christy Maxey might be a good choice for you and your family, ask yourself these questions:
- Do You Feel Stuck in Your Life?
- Do You Find Yourself Stuck Feeling the Same Types of Fear, Sadness, or Anxiety?
- Have You Grown Accustomed to a Negative Inner Critic?
- Do You Feel Stuck with Feelings of Shame from Past Mistakes or Traumas?
- Are You Always Repeating the Same Patterns in Relationships? Too Nice, Too Accepting, Avoidant, Easy to Get Triggered, Etc.?
- Is Your Brain Full of Self-Doubt and Harmful Self-Talk?
How Does EMDR Therapy Work?
Once it's agreed that EMDR therapy is suitable for you, your initial sessions involve discussing your goals and enhancing your ability to cope with stress. In the following phases of EMDR therapy, you concentrate on a specific event or focus on a negative image, belief, emotion, or bodily sensation related to the event. You then focus on a positive belief indicating that the issue has been resolved.
While you're focused on the upsetting event, Christy begins sets of side-to-side eye movements, sounds, or taps. After each set, you are guided to observe what comes to mind. Shifts in insight or changes in images, feelings, or beliefs about the event may occur. It should be noted that you can stop therapy at any moment if necessary. The sets of eye movements, sounds, or taps will be repeated until distress caused by the event decreases. EMDR therapy can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other forms of therapy offered through the Maxx Method.
To help paint you a picture of how EMDR therapy works, think of it like a cast for a broken bone. Unlike other forms of therapy, however, EMDR can be more uncomfortable than traditional treatments. It's important to be ready for possible emotional exhaustion afterward. To cope, you can create a relaxing playlist and plan some activities to unwind. Once the sessions are finished, take some time to recharge and decompress.
Who Should Use EMDR Therapy in Paradise Valley, AZ?
EMDR therapy is something anyone can benefit from. It's not only reserved for people with extreme experiences or traumas. Even mild cases of anxiety and depression can be treated by a trained EMDR coach like Christy Maxey. When you remember something that reminds you of a bad experience, your body might react like it's in danger, even if it's not. This is a normal reaction, but if it keeps happening, it can make you feel really stressed out. With EMDR, you can heal and learn new ways to cope without having to talk about exactly what happened. This can help you feel better and live your life without over-worrying and ruminating on negativity.
If you're one of the many people who have experienced lackluster results from one or more EMDR sessions, it's crucial that you do not give up hope. In fact, many men and women come to Christy Maxey having had poor EMDR experiences. Thankfully, they soon realize how impactful and fulfilling the therapy can be for trauma. That's especially true when combined with other therapies like Inner Child Healing and Guided Visualization. Of course, EMDR therapy in Paradise Valley, AZ, isn't the best choice for every patient - after all, every person is different and responds to therapies in different ways.
To truly discover if EMDR therapy is the right choice for your mind and body, contact Christy ASAP to schedule your initial consultation. That way, you and Christy can get to know each other better and discover the best ways to promote long-term healing and well-being. With that said, patients choose EMDR treatments for many reasons. Some of the most common reasons for using EMDR therapy include the following:
- Panic Attacks and Anxiety
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome)
- Eating Disorders like Bulimia, Anorexia, and More
- Trauma from Abuse and Violence
- Abusive or Violent Relationships
- Rest and Sleep Problems
- Social Anxiety
- Childhood Trauma and Abuse
- Anger and Sadness
- Fear of Speaking in Public
- Betrayal and Grief
The Life-Changing Benefits of EMDR Therapy
Though EMDR therapy is more popular than ever, many people are still unaware of its benefits and how life-changing the therapy can be for people who are stuck. If that sounds like you, keep these benefits in mind as you continue to research this amazing therapy choice.
Triumph Over Trauma
Recovering from a traumatic experience can be extremely challenging, but EMDR therapy can provide a solution. Trauma can create triggers that make you feel like you're experiencing the event all over again. EMDR can help reorganize the thoughts, feelings, and experiences associated with the trauma so that you no longer feel controlled by it. While the effects of trauma may never completely disappear, EMDR can significantly reduce its impact on your life and enable you to live in the present without constantly reliving the past.
Enhance Your Mental Fortitude
Achieving personal growth involves accepting one's identity, building self-esteem, and understanding the internal narratives that shape our daily experiences. EMDR and guided therapeutic processing can help create a peaceful, efficient, and confident setting for individuals to accept their past and move forward. This therapeutic process empowers individuals, providing them with the strength and courage to confront any obstacle that impedes their well-being.
Reshape Your Life
During EMDR therapy sessions, traumatic events are broken down, enabling patients to gain a different perspective on negative events. This altered view can be as life-changing as the traumatic event itself, giving individuals greater control over how they adapt to the effects of trauma.
Overcome Circular Thinking
If you struggle with circular thinking patterns related to anxiety disorders, phobias, or generalized anxiety, EMDR therapy may be helpful. EMDR can assist you in overcoming these thought spirals by teaching you how to deal with your fears and worries without becoming overwhelmed by anxiety.
Understanding the Phases of EMDR Therapy in Paradise Valley, AZ
According to the EMDR Institute, there are eight phases in traditional EMDR treatment:
The EMDR Institute has identified eight phases of EMDR therapy. These are:
- History and Treatment Planning
- Body scan
History and Treatment Planning
During the initial stage of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Christy will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your medical and emotional history and create a treatment plan. This stage involves discussing the particular issue that led you to seek therapy. You'll also identify behaviors and symptoms associated with the issues you're facing. Based on this information, Christy will develop a personalized treatment plan that outlines the goals to be addressed using EMDR therapy in Paradise Valley, AZ:
- The Traumas or Events Causing Issues
- Present-Day Problems and Traumas Causing Distress
- Healthy Behaviors and Skills Needed for Long-Term Well-Being
During this phase, Christy will explain the theory of EMDR, how it is applied, and what you can expect during and after treatment. Christy will then teach you several techniques for relaxation so that you have the tools to calm down in the event of emotional disturbance.
One of the biggest goals of this first phase is to establish trust between you and your EMDR coach. While you don't have to go into great detail about disturbing memories, if you don't trust your therapist, you may not accurately report what is felt and what changes you are or aren't experiencing. If your goal is to please the therapist and say you feel better when you really aren't, no therapy in the world will resolve your trauma.
In this phase, you will be prompted to access each target in a controlled manner so it can be effectively processed. Processing does not mean talking about it. From there, Christy identifies different parts of the target to be processed. The first step is for you to select a specific image or mental picture from the target event (identified during Phase One) that best represents the memory.
You then choose a positive statement that you would like to believe. The statement should have an internal sense of control, such as "I am valuable/lovable/a good person/in control" or "I can achieve success." In some cases, when the primary emotion is fear, such as after a natural disaster, the negative thought could be "I am in danger," and the positive thought could be "I am safe now." "I am in danger" is considered a negative thought because fear is no longer necessary, but it is still present in the nervous system. The positive thought should reflect what is appropriate in the present moment.
During this phase, you will also identify negative emotions like anger or fear and physical sensations that you associate with trauma.
This phase of EMDR therapy in Paradise Valley, AZ, hones in on the disturbing sensations and emotions associated with your trauma and the ways that you respond to it. In doing so, patients often resolve similar events as well. The goal of this phase is to use sounds, taps, or eye movements with shifting focus until your subjective disturbance levels are lowered.
The goal here is to concentrate on the positive belief that you have identified to replace your negative belief(s). For example, you may have suffered child abuse in your younger years and hold the negative belief that you are powerless. Christy will help strengthen and install positive cognitions that reinforce the fact that you are in control, not the negative thoughts and emotions keeping you stuck.
Research into EMDR sessions indicates that physical responses to unresolved thoughts are common. After your positive cognition is fortified and installed, Christy will ask that you bring the original target event to the forefront of your mind. If she notices any additional body tension, those physical sensations are reprocessed. If you do not have any body tension or symptoms present when your original target event is brought up, your EMDR session is considered successful.
Typical EMDR sessions end with closure and a debriefing on what you can expect between your current and subsequent EMDR sessions. If necessary, Christy will provide calming techniques that you can use outside of therapy. This part of the EMDR process ensures that you leave Christy's office feeling better than you did at the beginning of the session.
This phase gives Christy insight into any other treatment plans that may be necessary for your healing and well-being. Like any type of sound therapy, reevaluation is critical in determining the success of your EMDR treatment over a period of time.
Reshape Your Life with EMDR Therapy from Christy Maxey
Regardless of the events and trauma keeping you stuck, EMDR might be a viable solution for reclaiming your life. Christy Maxey provides patients with the safe space needed to do so. If you're ready to let go of past or present traumas and reclaim your love of life, EMDR therapy could be the first step on your healing journey. Contact our office today to learn more about the Maxx Method, EMDR therapy in Paradise Valley, AZ, EMDR online, and how Christy Maxey can help you defeat the inner demons holding you back.
Latest News in Paradise Valley, AZ
Vacant land parcel in Paradise Valley sold for record $7 million cash
Phoenix Business Journalhttps://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2023/06/02/vacant-lot-in-paradise-valley-sells-for-a-record.html
An Idaho couple just sold a 1.25-acre vacant lot in Paradise Valley for a record $7 million in cash, after paying $5.5 million in their own cash deal for the parcel in April 2022.The $7 million price tag equates to $129 a foot when a typical 1-acre lot is selling for $66 a foot, said Frank DiMaggio, managing partner of Launch Real Estate who represented the sellers.Public records show Frank P. Willey and Karen L. Willey, co-trustees of The Willey Living Trust in Ketchum, Idaho, had acquired the land in 2022 from Phoenix-based A...
An Idaho couple just sold a 1.25-acre vacant lot in Paradise Valley for a record $7 million in cash, after paying $5.5 million in their own cash deal for the parcel in April 2022.
The $7 million price tag equates to $129 a foot when a typical 1-acre lot is selling for $66 a foot, said Frank DiMaggio, managing partner of Launch Real Estate who represented the sellers.
Public records show Frank P. Willey and Karen L. Willey, co-trustees of The Willey Living Trust in Ketchum, Idaho, had acquired the land in 2022 from Phoenix-based A&C Properties Inc.
While the brokers did not identify the latest buyers, public records show the new owner as Eric & Lori Risser Trust. Public records show Eric Risser is CEO of Roofing Wholesale Co. Inc. and Lori Risser is vice president and director.
The Rissers could not immediately be reached for comment.
Situated in the saddle of Mummy Mountain and Camelback Mountain, this parcel at 5729 E. Indian Bend Rd. has unobstructed "tip to tail" views of Camelback Mountain, DiMaggio said.
"They were going to build a personal home but decided they didn't want to build," he said. "It gave me the ability to put it in my pocket."
The stars aligned when he was talking to Michelle Mojica, designated broker and owner of Mojica & Associates Real Estate, who was looking for a parcel exactly like that, DiMaggio said.
They worked out a deal off market, he said.
"Our client was interested in that particular area," Mojica said. "That's how we ended up getting connected with Frank. It wasn't one of those lots that was readily available. It did take some time to make sure the seller was willing. The buyer had desires in owning a lot in Paradise Valley with one of the best views. We were able to get connected."
Location and views were essential to a purchase, Mojica said.
This lot was ideal because the buyer envisioned being in the backyard and looking at Camelback Mountain and turning around and looking at Mummy Mountain, she said.
It appears this is a record sale, said Andrew Turley, president of Phoenix Valuations, who specializes in appraising property in Paradise Valley.
"Not being involved in the transaction, as a bona fide land sale, this is likely the highest dollar per acre sale in all of Paradise Valley," he said. "Truly unbelievable price metric. The broker/agent did a great job for their client."
Looking at the most recent land transactions in Paradise Valley, most similar sized lots in the area are listed between $2.75 million and $4.5 million, he said.
This record breaking transaction comes on the heels of a $12 million home sale DiMaggio negotiated on behalf of Bill Cleverly, co-founder of Scottsdale-based Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH).
Cleverly, who founded Inca Capital Real Estate Financing from the Meritage board in 2002, said he and DiMaggio have worked together for many years.
Cleverly financed 35 luxury homes that DiMaggio's MDF Development built in Paradise Valley and Scottsdale.
Rediscover Arizona: The creation of Cosanti's signature bronze bells
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — Cosanti is a cultural treasure tucked away in Paradise Valley. Once an art gallery, a studio and a home all in one, the little gem has grown into something much bigger.Maybe you've heard of Arcosanti -- or at least seen the exit for when traveling up I-17 from Phoenix to Flagstaff. That architecturally-amazing and ecologically-friendly community first began at Cosanti!Architect and artist Paolo Soleri created both, beginning with C...
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — Cosanti is a cultural treasure tucked away in Paradise Valley. Once an art gallery, a studio and a home all in one, the little gem has grown into something much bigger.
Maybe you've heard of Arcosanti -- or at least seen the exit for when traveling up I-17 from Phoenix to Flagstaff. That architecturally-amazing and ecologically-friendly community first began at Cosanti!
Architect and artist Paolo Soleri created both, beginning with Cosanti in the 1950s. He used "earth-casting" to create the one-of-a-kind structures you can tour on the 5-acre property.
As tour Cosanti, you can watch artists at work as they carry on the studio's legacy! Cosanti is known for its signature bronze bells but other unique pieces of art like tiles and jewelry are created here too.
Cosanti doesn't give tours during the hot summer months but tours will be starting up again soon on September 11th.
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HonorHealth Complete Care opens second location near Paradise Valley
The Daily Independent at YourValley.nethttps://www.yourvalley.net/stories/honorhealth-complete-care-opens-second-location-near-paradise-valley,413460
HonorHealth, a Valley health care system serving more than 5 million people in the Scottsdale and greater Phoenix metropolitan, held a ribbon cutting ceremony July 21 for the opening of its latest health care facility on the border of Paradise Valley.The $20 million facility, located at 5316 E. Shea Blvd., suite 150, opens Tuesday, July 25.The dual care retail model will provide convenient access to a full-service emergency room and urgent care, offering a health care experience that will take the guesswork out of where to seek...
HonorHealth, a Valley health care system serving more than 5 million people in the Scottsdale and greater Phoenix metropolitan, held a ribbon cutting ceremony July 21 for the opening of its latest health care facility on the border of Paradise Valley.
The $20 million facility, located at 5316 E. Shea Blvd., suite 150, opens Tuesday, July 25.
The dual care retail model will provide convenient access to a full-service emergency room and urgent care, offering a health care experience that will take the guesswork out of where to seek care when feeling ill or for an injury, according to a press release.
HonorHealth partnered with Intuitive Health to build the 13,044-square-foot space that includes full X-ray, CT scan and laboratory testing capabilities.
“This innovative model, brought to Arizona by HonorHealth, provides a complete spectrum of care while only billing patients for the level of care they need, rather than the type of facility they visit,” HonorHealth CEO Todd LaPorte said in the release. “Additionally, by providing both urgent and emergency care at the same location, patients will benefit from reduced wait times to get the treatment they need and get back to their lives quicker than traditional emergency room models.”
“The new facility will eliminate the need for residents of Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Phoenix to decide between urgent care or higher-level emergency care in their time of need. Patients do not have to make appointments and will be seen by emergency-level trained staff while only getting billed for the level of service needed,” said Thom Herrmann, CEO of Intuitive Health.
Phoenix Councilmember for District 3 Debra Stark shared in the release, “I am excited to see this new HonorHealth Complete Care facility open to serve residents and improve access to care for the entire community. The convenient access to a full spectrum of emergency and urgent care services will support our growing community now and in the future.”
HonorHealth Complete Care – Paradise Valley will be open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and will be staffed with board-certified physicians and advanced practitioners, the release stated.
Urgent care services are available 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. with emergency room services available around the clock. Visit HonorHealth.com/completecare for more information.
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Developer says foreclosure notice won't slow down $75M Paradise Valley luxury project
Phoenix Business Journalhttps://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2023/05/24/paradise-valley-foreclosure-notice-on-75m.html
The developer of a $75 million luxury estate in Paradise Valley is in default on loans he used to purchase the property on which he plans to build a 40,000-square-foot mansion.Eureka, California-based Reprop Financial Mortgage Investors LLC issued two notices of foreclosure to David Hersh, founder of Scottsdale-based Wow Luxury Properties, according to public records.One $4 million loan was used by Wow Luxury Properties to buy property at 5837 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley, while the other $400,000 loan is for the proper...
The developer of a $75 million luxury estate in Paradise Valley is in default on loans he used to purchase the property on which he plans to build a 40,000-square-foot mansion.
Eureka, California-based Reprop Financial Mortgage Investors LLC issued two notices of foreclosure to David Hersh, founder of Scottsdale-based Wow Luxury Properties, according to public records.
One $4 million loan was used by Wow Luxury Properties to buy property at 5837 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley, while the other $400,000 loan is for the property next door at 5815 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley.
Hersch said he is confident he can work it out before the auction date, scheduled for July 25.
"I made a mistake calculating the way we refinance our loans," he told the Business Journal. "We've agreed to a new loan. It was me just being a little stubborn. I'm having to pay the price for my own mistake and it's gonna come out of our pockets. Nobody else's; just ours."
Either way, he said, the project will move forward.
"I'm gonna pay the price, but there's no way this project is in danger," Hersch said.
Scottsdale-based Cullum Homes — which is not an owner of the project — is set to begin construction within the next two or three weeks on 2.2 acres at 5815 N. Palo Cristi, Hersch said.
Rod Cullum, founder of Cullum Homes, said he spoke with Hersch and is confident the financial snafu is being handled.
The $75 million mansion boasts a basement that will include a bowling alley, indoor shooting range, golf simulator, casino room, recording studio and a movie theater with metaverse room.
Plans also call for a 2-story, 16,000-gallon aquarium that will draw light into the basement.
Also leading down to the basement is a car lift to a car collector's showroom. Above that showroom is a plexiglass ceiling where the homeowner can look down at the collection from the home office.
Outside will be a cinema pool with a waterfall and large movie screen, along with a lazy river, an island green for chipping and putting, a stage, fire pits with an outdoor fireplace, outdoor kitchens, and a slide.
"Based on current interest right now, somebody is going to buy it and build it," Hersch said. "We have two people in advanced discussions. I think it's quite likely that they buy the vision and slightly alter it to their needs."
Hersch said he's been marketing the custom home globally.
"For us, the buyer for this home doesn't live here," Hersch said. "This is somebody that's going to come to us from out of state or out of the country, which is where our marketing is. It's very important to us to be open to their creativity."
Hersch said he has a total of 4.6 acres that could be developed as a larger compound.
"Some of the compound buyers will see that work is underway and it gets exciting," he said.
HonorHealth Complete Care opens in Paradise Valley July 25
Arizona Digital Free Presshttps://arizonadigitalfreepress.com/honorhealth-opens-paradise-valley-site/
HonorHealth Complete Care offers full-service emergency roomStaff Reports | Digital Free PressHonorHealth, a Valley healthcare system serving more than 5 million people in the Scottsdale and greater Phoenix metropolitan area, held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, July 21, for the opening of the brand’s latest healthcare facility — HonorHealth Complete Care, in Paradise Valley.The $20 million facility, found at 5316 ...
HonorHealth Complete Care offers full-service emergency room
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
HonorHealth, a Valley healthcare system serving more than 5 million people in the Scottsdale and greater Phoenix metropolitan area, held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, July 21, for the opening of the brand’s latest healthcare facility — HonorHealth Complete Care, in Paradise Valley.
The $20 million facility, found at 5316 E. Shea Boulevard, Suite 150, will open on Tuesday, July 25, according to a press release.
The dual care retail model will provide convenient access to a full-service emergency room and urgent care under one roof, offering a healthcare experience that will take the guesswork out of where to seek care when feeling ill or for an injury.
HonorHealth partnered with Intuitive Health to build the 13,044 square-foot space that includes full X-ray, CT scan and laboratory testing capabilities.
“This innovative model, brought to Arizona by HonorHealth, provides a complete spectrum of care while only billing patients for the level of care they need, rather than the type of facility they visit,” said Todd LaPorte, CEO of HonorHealth.
“Additionally, by providing both urgent and emergency care at the same location, patients will benefit from reduced wait times to get the treatment they need and get back to their lives quicker than traditional emergency room models.”
HonorHealth Complete Care opens in Paradise Valley July 25
Debra Stark, Phoenix councilwoman who represents District 3, says she is encouraged to see HonorHealth expands its footprint further into the Valley of the Sun.
“I am excited to see this new HonorHealth Complete Care facility open to serve residents and improve access to care for the entire community,” she said. “The convenient access to a full spectrum of emergency and urgent care services will support our growing community now and in the future.”
HonorHealth Complete Care – Paradise Valley will be open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and will be staffed with board-certified physicians and advanced practitioners.
“The new facility will eliminate the need for residents of Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Phoenix to decide between urgent care or higher-level emergency care in their time of need. Patients do not have to make appointments and will be seen by emergency-level trained staff while only getting billed for the level of service needed.” said Thom Herrmann, CEO of Intuitive Health.