Lifespan Integration is relaxing! The client is more likely to leave the session in a more relaxed state than when entering it. The work continues by rebuilding neural pathways over the next day. I have seen it have a massive impact on attachment disordered clients and on phobias. It is a great way to have therapy! I have added more information from the LI website:
“Lifespan Integration is a gentle, body-based therapeutic method which heals without re-traumatizing. In 2003, Peggy Pace published the first edition of her book, Lifespan Integration: Connecting Ego States through Time. .. She soon found that LI therapy facilitates rapid healing in people of all ages, and is effective with a wide range of therapeutic issues.”
“Lifespan Integration relies on the innate ability of the body-mind to heal itself. LI is body-based, and combines active imagination, the juxtaposition of ego states in time, and a visual time line of memories to facilitate neural integration and rapid healing. During the integrating phase of the protocol, the client ‘views’ a memory image for each year of his or her life. The Lifespan Integration technique causes memories to surface spontaneously, and because of how memories are held neurologically, each memory which surfaces is related to the emotional theme or issue being targeted. The resulting panoramic view of the client’s life gives the client new insights about lifelong patterns resultant from the past trauma.
Lifespan Integration is also very effective in the healing of various attachment disorders. This is accomplished through imaginally ‘re-writing’ and ‘re-living’ the early conditions, and integrating the new (positive) feeling states which are generated in the client-therapist dyad.
After LI therapy, people find themselves spontaneously reacting to current stressors in more age appropriate ways. Clients who begin LI therapy with memory gaps are eventually able to connect the pieces of their lives into a coherent whole. Clients who have completed Lifespan Integration therapy report that they feel better about life, are more self-accepting, and are better able to enjoy their intimate relationships.” ( https://lifespanintegration.com).