SINGLE SESSION THERAPY

SINGLE SESSION THERAPY Single Session Thinking is a brief intervention model of therapy.  It has a unique structure and is highly focused on what you need and want from the session — ensuring that you get the most from the available time.  Research shows that about...

ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY

ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is essentially therapy with an animal present. That animal may play a significant role in therapy or just be there as a calming and enjoyable presence. At Mindful Living, Lachlan (our therapy dog) and Madeleine (a...

UNDERSTANDING EMDR THERAPY

UNDERSTANDING EMDR THERAPY What happens during trauma… Our brain has an innate capacity to heal, just like the body does. However, when we experience a traumatic or highly stressful event, the memory of this event may not be processed in the same way that an ordinary...

GROUNDING TECHNIQUES

GROUNDING TECHNIQUES What is Grounding? Grounding is a set of strategies to help you get anchored in the present moment. As a trauma survivor, it is common to experience memories, flashbacks and nightmares that can make you feel like the trauma is happening all over...

ONLINE EMDR THERAPY

ONLINE EMDR THERAPY The Age of Online Service Delivery Some people feel apprehensive about doing therapy online, which is completely understandable. The idea of talking to a therapist through a screen may feel strange or disconnected, given there isn’t the same...

4 STEPS TO HELP YOU BE CALM

4 STEPS TO HELP YOU BE CALM Step 1: Close your eyes and breathe Breathe in slowly and deeply, filling your stomach first and then your chest. Breathe slowly in through your nose and out through your mouth. Breathe in for 4 counts, hold your breath for 2 counts, and...