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Therapeutic Approach

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing® (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing® (EMDR) is a psychotherapy, founded and developed by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Read More

Somatic Experiencing® (SE)

Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is a therapeutic approach developed by Dr. Peter A. Levine, aimed at addressing and resolving trauma-related symptoms and stress disorders. SE recognizes the importance of the body’s role in processing and overcoming trauma. The method involves exploring how the body holds and releases tension associated with traumatic experiences, allowing individuals to gradually discharge the stored energy and restore a sense of equilibrium. Through gentle guidance and heightened awareness of bodily sensations, SE seeks to help individuals complete the natural stress response cycle, fostering healing from trauma and promoting overall well-being.

Integrative Somatic Therapy Practice™  (ISTP)

Integrative Somatic Therapy Practice (ISTP)™ formally known as Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy® (MBST), founded and developed by psychotherapist Ratha Check, is an integrative mind-body-emotional approach for healing trauma and other life stressors. Aimed to enhance the body’s own capacity to self-regulate, experience self-efficacy, and build resilience. ISTP™ incorporates restorative yoga postures, mindfulness, breath work, and supportive touch through hands-on healing.

Trauma Informed

Trauma-Informed Practice is a strength-based framework grounded in the belief that individuals hold the resources and abilities to overcome the impact of trauma in their lives in order to reclaim a felt sense of physical, psychological, and emotional safety in relation to the self, others, and world.

Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction is a person-centred approach that seeks to reduce the harm associated with specific coping strategies affecting a persons bio-psycho-social well-being through supporting individual choices in a non-judgemental and non-coercive manor in order to enhance skills and knowledge towards living a safer and healthier life.

Therapeutic Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga or Yoga Therapy incorporates elements from both physical therapy and psychotherapy to create a holistic approach that deepens the mind, body, and spirit connection. Therapeutic Yoga involves the use of asanas (postures), pranayama (breathwork), meditation/mindfulness, and guided imagery aimed to improve the physical and psychological well-being of an individual. A yoga practice, designed for your individual needs with a focus on gentle movement and breath, can be applied to anyone regardless of age and ability.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation is the practice of moving our attention towards our internal state. Through a variety of techniques, one gradually becomes aware of the present moment and how they are experiencing it in order to respond intentionally rather than react unintentionally.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a form of talk therapy that is an evidence-based treatment for addressing a wide range of mental health concerns most often related to anxiety and depression. CBT involves focusing on the interactions between our thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and behaviours to better understand our human experience and create change where needed. 

Emotion Focused Therapy

Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) in an approach to therapy that emphasizes the importance of a persons ability to identify, experience, understand, and manage their emotional self in order to authentically express who they are and share their uniqueness with others.  

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is an empirically supported therapy aimed at resolving interpersonal relationship challenges through the use of non-violent communication. IPT is based on the principal that relationships and life events impact the emotional well-being of an individual and that their internal state can also impact the quality of their relationships and life events.  

Attachment Based

Attachment-Based Therapy is a form of counselling that uses therapeutic interventions that are routed in Attachment Theory which focuses on the emotional bond and felt sense of security within interpersonal relationships. Attachment Theory explains how the relationship between primary caregivers and their children influences later bio-psycho-social development. These relationships can serve as a blue prints for our adult interaction as well as our relationship to ourselves. 

Expressive Play Therapy®

Expressive Play Therapy® is a therapeutic approach developed by  Marie José, that combines play and creative activities to help individuals, especially children, express and explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. It utilizes various forms of play, such as art, games, storytelling, and role-playing, to provide a non-directive and supportive space for individuals to communicate and process emotions. Through this approach, individuals can use the expressive and symbolic nature of play to externalize and understand their inner world, allowing for therapeutic insights and emotional healing.

Synergetic Play Therapy®

Synergetic Play Therapy®, founded and developed by psychotherapist Lisa Dion, is a research-informed model of play therapy combining the therapeutic powers of play with nervous system regulation, interpersonal neurobiology, physics, attachment, mindfulness, and therapist authenticity. Through therapist attunement and co-regulation within the play, the child is able to re-pattern and heal their nervous system ultimately contributing towards the emergence of new behavioural and emotional responses. Synergetic Play Therapy® is an all-encompassing paradigm that can be applied to any facet of life and, subsequently, any model of therapy can be applied to it or vice versa.

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