A range of acceptable mental care management strategies.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, actions are interconnected and the negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.
CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. In turn, our actions can affect how we think and feel. CBT is not a quick fix. It involves hard work during and between sessions. The therapist will not tell you what to do. Instead will help and guide you to decide what difficulties you want to work on, in order to help you improve your situation.
You are taught ways to change thoughts and expectations with accompanying relaxation techniques. You may also be offered CBT if you are experiencing a mental health problem alongside a physical health problem. The tools and techniques you learn during CBT can often be applied to other problems in the future.
– Cognitive interventions
– Cognitive therapy
– Activity scheduling
– Behavioural interventions
– Behaviour modification
– Exposure techniques
– Skills training
– Social skills training
– Communication training
– Problem solving skills
– Relaxation strtegies
– Stress Management
– Anger Management
CBT will help on : Depression, anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disprders (OCD), Post Traumatic Disorders (PTSD), Stress, Phobias, Eating Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Pannick attacks, Anger, Personality Disorders, Substances related Disorders.
Some people find it hard to express themselves in words. Certain feelings may be difficult to access or perhaps some memories or emotions are too painful to explore. This can leave the individual with a general sense of dis-ease without quite knowing the reason.
Through the different arts therapies, the individual can draw on their own creative resources. Something innate in each of us to discover and express their feelings instead of speaking about them in the manner of traditional talking therapies. This way, the individual can get in touch with his or her inner, previously hidden, self, exploring deep issues, which will consequently facilitate change.
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidenced based use of music interventions to accomplish individualised goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
Music therapy is used for many different issues from stress relief to mental, emotional and behavioural problems. It has been shown to help and treat depression and anxiety. It is often used to help elderly to deal with memory loss associated with diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.
Hypnotherapy is a relaxed, altered or trance-like state where the conscious mind and physical body are at rest. It is similar to the comfortable feeling experienced just before sleep or before becoming fully awake and is comparable to a daydream. One of the pioneers of modern hypnosis, James Braid (1840), called it ‘sleep of the nervous system.
The task of hypnotherapy is to alleviate or transform unhealthy and dysfunctional thoughts, beliefs and behaviours, distressing feelings such as depression, stress, anxiety or phobia, pain and psychopathological symptoms.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR therapy is an integrative approach that focuses on the way memory is stored in the brain. EMDR has been extensively researched and has proven effective for the treatment of trauma and helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.