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With Art Therapy, creative expression is used to improve a person’s mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Different types of materials and techniques are used to help an individual express themselves. This may include painting, drawing, sculpting, or putting together collages. As an individual expresses themselves creatively, they are able to work through personal challenges, express their emotions, and gain self-awareness.
Art Therapy is commonly used with children, but may also be used with adolescents and adults. It is particularly helpful if someone has difficulty finding words to express their feelings. It allows the free-flow of unconscious thoughts, which are then expressed creatively. Thus, it’s an effective technique to help externalize feelings and thoughts that are difficult to communicate. Art Therapy can help with processing emotions, improving self-esteem, reducing stress, decreasing anxiety, and developing coping skills. It can also help with connection and communication with others.
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Attachment-Based Therapy focuses on understanding how the bonds formed early in life impacts emotional health and relationships in later life. It is commonly used for individuals who are experiencing challenges with their interpersonal relationships, have experienced trauma, or struggle with emotional disorders. It can also be used with parents or guardians wanting to strengthen or improve their relationship with their children.
By going back in time, you can gain a better understanding of your behavior patterns and subconscious attachment styles. You can then work towards redeveloping different patterns using techniques such as cognitive reframing, emotion-focused strategies, and mindfulness.
If you’re ready to form better or healthier interpersonal relationships, gain a better understanding of yourself, reduce anxiety, and increase your capacity to manage emotions, Attachment-Based Therapy may be for you. Click below to book an appointment or free consultation!
Dance Movement Therapy uses movement as a form of emotional expression and psychological exploration. It focuses on the integration of the mind and body to promote emotional, social, cognitive, and physical well-being. The idea is that movement can be a powerful tool for self-discovery and healing.It is commonly used for individuals who have depression, anxiety or trauma. Dance Movement Therapy can also be used in self discovery and personal growth.
If you’re ready to form a positive or healthier body image, gain a better understanding of yourself, reduce anxiety, and increase your mind body connection Dance MovementTherapy may be for you. Click below to book an appointment or free consultation!
Drama therapy recognizes the power of storytelling, creativity, and symbolic expression in the therapeutic process. It’s a dynamic and engaging approach that integrates the arts to enhance psychological well-being and personal development. It focuses on storytelling, role playing, improvisation, and emotional expression. It is commonly used for individuals who are experiencing stress, anxiety, trauma, self esteem. Drama Therapy si right for you if you prefer action over verbal expression, are interested in exploring roles and identities, and have difficulty expressing yourself verbally.
If you find traditional talk therapy a bit too rigid or if you’re someone who enjoys creative expression, exploration, and a more hands-on approach to self-discovery,Drama Therapy may be for you. Click below to book an appointment or free consultation!
With Humanistic Therapy, the focus is on what makes an individual unique, their creativity, and strengths. It is a powerful approach to gaining a deeper understanding of oneself and can lead to greater connection, meaning, improved self-esteem, and clarity in making life decisions. It is commonly used to address concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship issues.
In Humanistic Therapy, the therapist provides an empathetic and non-judgmental environment to express oneself and explore feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. This can lead to improved self-awareness and personal growth.
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Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy is based on the idea that the mind is made up of multiple sub-personalities or “parts”. Each of these parts has its own viewpoints, emotions, and characteristics.
In IFS Therapy, the therapist will help the client identify and understand each of the parts that make them whole. By deepening the relationship with each part, there is an opportunity to gain insight into the patterns and beliefs causing distress.
IFS is used for a variety of concerns, including trauma, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal relationships. It can also be used for personal growth, self-understanding, and self-development.
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Interpersonal Therapy is used to improve relationships and social functioning. It uncovers how our social interactions impact our mental health. Interpersonal Therapy is used for individuals going through life transitions or experiencing other concerns such as depression, grief, anxiety, or interpersonal difficulties.
With IPT, a therapist guides the client through their current relationships and social roles to uncover any subconscious problematic interpersonal patterns contributing to distress. The focus is on improving communication skills, learning to express emotions in a positive and effective way, and addressing issues within current relationships.
With Narrative Therapy, you will focus on the stories you create about yourself, your experiences, and others. To create change, you will work towards rewriting these stories to be more empowering and positive. This can ultimately impact your overall quality of life and the strength of the relationships you have with others. With a therapist, you will explore your life experiences to uncover how they have shaped both your beliefs and identity. Narrative Therapy is often used for anxiety, depression, and trauma, but it may also be used for a variety of other mental health concerns. As a result of Narrative Therapy, you may feel a greater sense of control over your life and have a new perspective on past experiences.
Psychodynamic Therapy focuses on how unconscious thoughts influence behaviours. During a session, individuals will explore past experiences, emotions, and dreams. The therapist will guide them towards gaining insight into the difficulties that brought them to therapy.
Psychodynamic Therapy can benefit individuals dealing with a broad range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, self-esteem issues, and personal growth challenges.
With increased awareness, the focus shifts to changing behaviours and improving the ability to manage emotions.
Somatic Therapy is a holistic therapeutic approach that focuses on the mind-body connection. It involves both psychotherapy and physical therapy. This may include breathing techniques, dancing, or other types of movement.
It is commonly used for trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, and when individuals feel disconnected from their bodies. Somatic Therapy can lead to a reduction in tension and physical discomfort, an increased connection to the body, an improved ability to handle stress, and an overall more balanced emotional state.