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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
CBT is a therapeutic modality that focuses on helping people learn to identify and change unhelpful or destructive thought patterns, which in turn lead to unpleasant emotional states behaviors. Don’t believe everything you think!
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is a values-based form of psychotherapy that aims to help you accept the difficulties that abound in life while still fully engaging in the activities and relationships that give life meaning. ACT works with thoughts and feelings through mindfulness to assist clients in overcoming negative or unhelpful thoughts and feelings. ACT aims to reduce "avoidant" coping styles.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is an extensively researched and effective method for working with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other disorders. Unlike traditional talk therapy, EMDR engages the brain's natural healing process by resolving unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT) Skills
DBT is a form of behavior therapy that is heavily skills based and aims to help people regulate difficult or overwhelming emotions. It was developed by Marsha Linehan specifically for those struggling to cope with Borderline Personality Disorder, suicide, and self-harm. However, it has since been shown to be effective for a wide variety of other difficulties.
Hypnosis is not what you’ve seen in the movies! It is a state of highly focused attention in which individuals are more open to suggestions that can facilitate deep and lasting changes. Hypnosis has been demonstrated to be very useful in coping with chronic pain and even trauma.
Mindfulness is defined as intentional moment-to-moment awareness of one’s experience, without judgement. This awareness is a state that can be brought about through practice and has been shown to have several benefits for the brain and various emotional difficulties.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can be thought of as a “bottom-up” approach to psychotherapy. Most modalities primarily utilize talk therapy to work with thoughts and indirectly induce behavior change. SP works with wounds that talk therapy is unable to fully engage, such as attachment wounds from early relationships and deep traumatic wounds.