Troublesome emotions, like worry, anxiety, grief, or disappointment, keep us from being calm, peaceful, and emotionally light. With the Peak States Method, one can purposefully dissolve them, so they permanently go away. This affects the memory of the situation in the past. It also influences the effects the trauma would have in the future.
The Peak States Method is used to resolve trauma and achieve better states of consciousness. By trauma, we mean any state that does not feel calm, peaceful, and emotionally light. Trauma does not have to be severe events such as accidents, wars or abuse, (Big T Trauma), but smaller trauma (little t trauma) and its consequences can happen in normal everyday life.
This is being done without medication, without drugs, and without invasive measures. Instead, The Peak States Method uses well-known psychological techniques such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and various proprietary processes developed by the Institute. It is a body-oriented process, which means your body sensations are essential to the session. Currently, ISPS research is evolving toward psychoimmunology. Psychoimmunology is a field of study that recognizes that the psyche and the immune system influence each other.
Institute for the Study of Peak States
In the mid-1990s, Dr. Grant McFetridge, the founder of the Institute for the Study of Peak States, discovered that traumatic moments could be quickly resolved. He also found that trauma healing can sometimes uncover enhanced states of consciousness and higher mental capacities. These improved states of consciousness allow one to function much better in everyday life. Peak States are also associated with overall higher life quality.
In December 1999, the Institute for the Study of Peak States was founded in Canada. In the following years, the scientific model of the Peak States and the associated techniques and processes were rapidly developed.
Since the mid-2010s, the Institute has been engaged in research in the new fields of psychoimmunology and epigenetics. In brain health, treatment approaches for traumatic brain injury, ADHD, ADD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and many other conditions have already been developed.
Peak States Therapy
Peak States Therapy evolved from observation-based research that found that trauma is biologically stored in the body. The model suggests that trauma stems from a physical injury that may have occurred before or after birth. Biologically, the body can only react incompletely to a particular situation due to the injury. This is usually accompanied by defensive reactions and sometimes intense emotions, such as grief, fear, panic, pain, anger, or exhaustion.
We are all very familiar with our emotional reactions because they repeat again and again throughout our lives. This may lead us to avoid these situations, and in extreme cases, some people may want to altogether avoid everything. At this extreme position where someone no longer sees a solution, the stresses to the person may lead to physical or mental illness.
Have you ever noticed that unpleasant memories, often seem as if you are watching as a third person as if the situation were a photo or a film? This state of dissociation is an easily identifiable characteristic of trauma.
With Peak States Therapy, it is possible to resolve these traumas and experience a new, freer, healthier, and more functional life.
Prospective therapists can train with one of our many global trainers using a standardized curriculum. Training to become a certified Peak States therapist takes approximately one year. Official studies have not yet validated the Peak States method. Therefore it is an empirically validated method.