TYPES OF THERAPY
The name ‘Mindful Living’ stems from our commitment to helping people live more mindful, fulfilling and purposeful lives.
To this end, we utilise a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including the following:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for resolving traumatic life events.
The goal of EMDR Therapy is to process distressing memories, thereby allowing us to move into the future with healthy adaptive coping skills, no longer defined by the legacy of the past. EMDR changes the way the brain processes information and experiences, leading to profound and lasting change.
Following EMDR treatment we can still recall past events, but they are no longer disturbing or upsetting. EMDR enables trauma to be remembered rather than re-lived.
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is an effective treatment that focuses on how ones’ thinking affects their mood and behaviour. CBT aims to help a person identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts and to learn practical self-help strategies.
CBT can be beneficial for anyone who needs support to challenge unhelpful thoughts that are preventing them from reaching their goals or living the life they want to live. It is based on the understanding that thinking negatively is a habit that, like any other habit, can be broken.
Steps are taken to engage in new, more helpful behaviours in order to increase quality of life.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is an evidence-based type of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy aimed at helping us to live mindfully in the present moment and take action that is guided by our personal values.
ACT teaches a range of mindfulness and acceptance skills to help us more effectively handle painful thoughts and feelings so they have much less impact and influence on our lives. ACT is based on the premise that pain is an inevitable part of the human condition, but that it need not stop us from having a fulfilling life.
ACT teaches us how to let go of struggling against or running away from pain, so that we can be freed up to connect with what really matters to us, and take action to increase our quality of life.
Mindfulness involves non-judgementally paying attention to what we are experiencing in the present moment. This might involve following our breath going in and out, listening to the sounds around us, or noticing our feet on the floor.
This sounds simple, but mindfulness is a powerful, evidence-based tool for enhancing psychological health. Neuroscientists have discovered that regular mindfulness practice literally changes the human brain! Mindfulness grounds us in the here-and-now and enables us to detach from unhelpful thoughts, regulate distressing emotions, gain clarity and make proactive rather than reactive choices.
Mindfulness is also great for increasing focus, concentration and self-compassion. We teach our clients a range of skills that they can use in everyday life.
The Havening (or Delta) Techniques® are powerful tools that can be used to alleviate the consequences of traumatic or stressful events by changing the brain in a way that detraumatises the memory and removes its negative effects from the mind and body.
The Havening Techniques belong to a larger group of methods called psychosensory therapies, which use sensory input to alter thought, mood and behaviour. This input includes methods which therapeutically use touch, which generates a delta wave in the brain. The approach rapidly reduces or removes the traumatically encoded memory or distressing emotional content.
Havening Techniques alter the biological structure of the brain, meaning that the traumatic memory, emotional disturbances and/or body sensations can be reduced or forever removed. This has the power to transform a person’s nervous system to become more resilient, adaptable and confident about the future.
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