Balance Is Perfection​

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You and Your Family Deserve Effective Trauma Therapy 

Empirically-supported, science based treatments for emotional, mental, sexual trauma (including suppressed childhood trauma) and relationship distress exist, but few therapists are trained to provide them outside of large institutions. 

 

Balance Lab aims to make these therapies available to all, who are experiencing:

- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

- complex long term trauma symptoms (emotional, mental, physical) 

- related disorders and/or difficulties in their relationships.

Holistic Therapy for Growth, Healing and Lasting Change

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma (childhood trauma, sexual, physical, emotional abuse)

  • PTSD

  • Dissociation / Loss of memory/ Inability to recall substantial blocks of information and personal experiences 

  • Low self-esteem / Self-sabotage 

  • Establishing healthy boundaries / healthy self expression and communication skills

  • Personal Empowerment

  • Stress management / Techniques and supplements 

  • Shame and guilt

Areas of Specialty

  • Overcome anxiety.

  • Heal PTSD

  • Process unresolved trauma (including suppressed, covert trauma)

  • Develop a strong foundation of self-love.

  • Learn how to respond instead of reacting to triggering circumstances or people.

  • Start setting healthy boundaries.

  • Develop a habit of focusing on improved thoughts instead of the old once, create new neuro-pathways. 

  • Overcome feeling stuck and overwhelmed, take control over your emotional states 

  • Use the body as a tool for self-regulation; learn self-soothing and emotional auto-regulation.

  • Use neuro-somatic techniques to enhance and accelerate your healing.

  • Rewire and re-stabilize your nervous system. Become neurologically dynamic and resilient  

  • Break habits of people pleasing; increase your self-esteem and persuasive power.

  • Connect to your inner child by using inner child healing techniques.

  • Discern between your own energy and the energy of others.

  • Develop your self-awareness and build habits for overall wellbeing and resilience.

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"The breath and depth of service Aga provides is AMAZING.  I have worked with a number of therapist, coaches and healers for several years and never had the breakthroughs that i have been blessed with from Aga." Daniel H. - San Diego

"My therapeutic approach is one of wholeness,
Rather than finding a temporary relief of symptoms, I assist clients find lasting healing and transformation."

I support clients through processing unresolved trauma, enhancing self-love, conquering anxiety, and clearing inner-child wounds by integrating mind, body, emotions and spirit. This is a safe and dedicated container for deep, intensive work that sets the foundation for transformation.

 

I believe everyone can grow beyond past experiences and present challenges. You don't have to continue feeling stuck and overwhelmed, and you don't have to do it alone.

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Aga Furtak, certified hypnotist, NLP practtioner 

Hi, my name is Aga. Clients come to my practice to resolve burdensome, disruptive, perpetuating symptoms of trauma. 

 

Did you know that substance abuse and other coping mechanisms, dissociative behavior or dysfunctional relationship patterns are all result of past trauma? Perhaps you have been blaming yourself all this time for not being brave enough, strong enough, smart enough for being such “failure” at life, yet there is so much more to your story then what has been said to you by your family, and people who participated in your upbringing, then you realize. Confusion is most likely a big factor in your interpersonal experiences. Most likely it has been used as your own self-defense system. So you can protect yourself from what you think might be even more difficult then the position you are in right now…your own raw and emotional self. The unloved, unprotected, abused inner child that needs your care and you are unfit to be the self-parent, your own nurturing source of love and appreciation. The unimaginable humility of feeling abandoned, unsupported, excluded, used and discarded is the last thing you want to “serve yourself” on daily basis. More then likely, you don’t even know who you are at the core of your being. Would you like to unearth and experience the REAL you, the true being that you are? Are you tired of living like an automaton? Have you suffered enough to sermon a bit of courage to invest in your mental wellness? 

 

I specialize in helping you overcome feelings of anxiety, process difficult emotions and build confidence, so that you can live your best life. My style is empathetic, dynamic and interactive, focusing on mind-body-emotions connection. 

 

I often use tools like somatic therapy, neuroscience, hypnotherapy, neuro – linguistic - programming and energy psychology. The aim of these techniques is to dislodge old patterns and bring the mind, emotions and body together so you can experience life with authentic ease. 

 

I am certified hypnotist by National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), a Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique Practitioner (QHHT), and a Master Healer trained in a Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition. Since 2012, having worked with thousands of clients, I have developed my  own holistic, integrative trauma healing modalities, including regression techniques; in order to effectively take trauma healing beyond merely reprocessing memories and desensitizing, to a more meaningful soul experience.

My path toward self-realization began with meditation. Learning Vipassana technique and practicing daily, allowed for the old subconscious patterns of the mind to be brought to the surface and transformed into new, harmonious arrangements. Along with emotional healing and activating the subtle body, came a passion for trauma therapy and studying the nuanced aspects of the psyche.

My therapeutic work is a synthesis of Eastern Healing Traditions and modalities, as well as hypnotherapy, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), neuromodulation, Jungian Archetypal Psychology Principles, dream work and elements of shamanism. Trauma healing techniques are based on principles that there is a somatic address of every difficult/traumatic/incomplete event and by pointing to where you feel it (in the body), you can learn how to safely "re-file" your adverse childhood or/and life experiences.

 

Having a dedicated and caring therapist who can walk you through improving your mental health can often lead you to the growth and life satisfaction, you are looking for.

I'm able to gently guide and challenge my clients on their journey to healing and to create a life that allows for experiencing more love, abundance, aliveness and lasting change, as you develop the skill of self-awareness.

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"I will celebrate your milestones with you, and I will support you, when it’s your time to process the difficult stuff."
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"Aga is fantastic! She is knowledgeable, kind hearted, and extremely talented! Right away she makes you feel comfortable and she is incredibly gifted at what she does." Georgia C Skokie, IL

Complex long term trauma symptoms (emotional, mental, physical)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Related disorders and/or difficulties in their relationships.

You get to decide where to go from here

I show up as my authentic self to each session, because I know how important it is to be able to trust and comfortably open up to your therapist.

 

Sometimes all you need is an experienced guide. A professional who understands that all healing is truly self-healing and knows which questions from a self inquiry book to ask, in order to assist you with going deeper and broader within. Only in that subtle internal space, depth and vastness, you will find a match to your longings. You will find a feeling of coming home. I have no doubt you will recognize this feeling, when you experience it and reunite with it.

 

I am someone who has expertise not only through years of obtaining professional knowledge and holding space for others to heal, but also through personal experience. I've personally experienced prolonged anxiety, many years of depression and insomnia, as a result of several unhealthy patterns present during my childhood. As a result of my own healing, I have developed a unique set of skills and tools, which I have used in my own healing journey.

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Transformation

Neuroscience and somatic based techniques, hypnotherapy, honor the autonomy of the unconscious mind and allow it to solve problems. Every human being can develop and utilize this internal capacity. Techniques you will learn can help you separate from unwanted feelings, emotions and limiting core beliefs that may have attached to your subconscious part during a traumatic event, inner child wounding or period of chronic exposure to a destructive, stressful pattern.

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You’ve been living this way for too long. Consider what it could feel like to start making yourself a priority.

 

Start by answering a few questions in writing. Please share the answers with me!

  1. Why might you want to change?

  2. How ready are you to change on a scale from 1 to 10?

  3. Why didn’t you pick a lower number?

  4. Imagine you have changed. What would the positive outcomes be?

  5. Why are these outcomes important to you?

  6. What are the next steps, if any?

How I Work:

  • Neuro linguistic programming (NLP)

  • Neuromodulation

  • Hypnotherapy

  • Somatic Approach

  • Trauma-Informed 

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Inner-Child Healing and Integration

  • Energy Psychology

  • Compassion Focused 

  • Mindfulness-Based

  • Guided Imagery and Meditation

  • Psychodynamic Approach

  • Integrative Approach

  • Supplementation 

  • Holistic Practice

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Integrative Therapy

I combine empirically supported and proven techniques and personalize them into a unique approach, to best assist you on your healing journey. You will learn how to uncover root causes of mind-body-emotions fluctuations and transform old patterns that may be keeping you from reaching your goals and living your best life.

My therapeutic method is one of wholeness. Rather than finding temporary relief of symptoms, I assist clients in creating lasting healing and growth. The unconscious mind is made up of all your learnings over a lifetime, many of which you have forgotten, but which serve you in your automatic functioning. In my approach, I actively utilize the notion that in everyday life, consciousness is in a continual state of flux between the general reality orientation and the momentary micro-dynamics of trance. Learning how to maximize and prolong these natural states is a key to effective and often rapid positive changes. Hypnosis for example, provides a tool with which to communicate with the unconscious mind and access the reservoir of resources held within.

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"I saw Aga for a few visits including a hypnosis session for some grief and emotional healing which manifested into some physical pains.  Over time and with the knowledge she's given me I have healed and have thrived since.  I had an open mind and released all skepticism before I saw her and I put myself in a receiving mode.  Her calming and genuine personality is perfect for what she does.  She practices what she preaches.  

I highly recommend Aga and am forever grateful for having met her.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart." - Angelo D.

Build Resilience by Tapping to Your Hidden Strengths

My goal is to assist clients reach a happier and more balanced emotional & mental state, equipped with tools that they can use for the rest of their lives.

I work with clients who are feeling stuck and overwhelmed but have a strong desire to improve. Clients who are highly motivated to start working on themselves. Are you one of them?

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Start by answering few questions in writing, to determine your level of commitment and accountability to create conditions conducive to positive internal shifts.

  1. Why might you want to change?

  2. How ready are you to change on a scale from 1 to 10

  3. Why didn’t you pick a lower number?

  4. Imagine you have changed. What would the positive outcomes be?

  5. Why are these outcomes important to you?

  6. What are the next steps, if any?

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I work with clients to deepen their self-awareness and assist them in gaining insight into their lives, work, and relationships, aligning their desires with their values, all awhile bringing attention and healing at an energetic, mental, emotional and physical level.

FAQ

Will My Sessions Be in Person?

Virtual therapy from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a stable WiFi connection, a phone, laptop, or tablet with a camera, and a pair of headphones.

 

Telehealth is an amazing platform to utilize, even when we aren’t in a global pandemic.

  • Don’t waste your time commuting

  • Wear comfortable clothing / no need to change out of your pajamas Schedule individual therapy during your lunch break or join my 6 weeks program and meet others on their healing path.

  • Community of likeminded people provide an incredible support and motivates you to keep committing to your wellness, even if you previously struggled to show up for yourself. You don’t have to feel alienated, isolated or ashamed anymore. It is absolutely healthy and normal to ask for assistance.

  • Currently I do not accept insurance.

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How Long Until I Reach My Goals?

Building a strong therapeutic relationship involves your therapist getting to know you, your goals, values, and challenges. Safe and ethical professional connection will also build confidence and trust as you get to know me. A strong therapeutic relationship takes time, and everyone is different. The beauty of investing in this kind of partnership is that you will practice on a micro scale all the skills needed outside of the therapeutic context.

 

There may be several milestones throughout your healing journey, where you can start to witness progress and see your goals beginning to take shape.

 

Healing and integrative therapy work has tremendous benefits, although the path can have some difficult moments. My methods are not focused on discussing unpleasant aspects of your life on regular basis and creating abreactions, however occasionally as the suppressed energy of past experiences surfaces (to be freed from your neurology), you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. Emotions are an integral part of the journey of the hero; they “oil” the path and allow you to access and anchor within the feelings of freedom, love, strength and security. Other benefits include better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. Not only you will learn to identify your emotions and talk about them without blaming/projecting them on others, but also be able to relate better to people in your life and connect authentically. But there are no guarantees of what you will experience.

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Are Sessions Available Globally?

Yes, I have worked with thousands of clients from all continents and walks of life.

How Many Therapy Sessions Do I Need?

The number of sessions is based on your needs, your time, and resources. We can discuss a personalized plan, if you prefer individual sessions. I am currently offering a 6 weeks online healing course (group sessions). Please check details below:

Am I Expected to Do Work in Between Therapy Sessions?

You will be provided with knowledge and relevant tools throughout your healing journey (each session is recorded and is yours to keep). It is up to you to use your tools and newly acquired knowledge in between sessions to receive the full benefits of therapy. You will be given playful assignments in between appointments, to gently activate dormant aspect of your being and inspire you.

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