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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a mental health treatment technique. This method involves moving your eyes a specific way while you process traumatic memories. EMDR's goal is to help you heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences.
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT therapy) is a type of mindful psychotherapy that helps you stay focused on the present moment and accept thoughts and feelings without judgment. It aims to help you move forward through difficult emotions so you can put your energy into healing instead of dwelling on the negative.
Dialectical behavior therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy that began with efforts to treat personality disorders and interpersonal conflicts. Evidence suggests that DBT can be useful in treating mood disorders and suicidal ideation, as well as for changing behavioral patterns such as self-harm and substance use
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Eye movement Accelerated Resolution Therapy, often referred to as ART, is a form of psychotherapy with roots in existing evidence-based therapies but shown to achieve benefits much more rapidly (usually within 1-5 sessions).
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy. We believe the mind is naturally multiple and that is a good thing. Our inner parts contain valuable qualities and our core Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. In IFS all parts are welcome.
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What Is Trauma Therapy?
Trauma focused therapy can help you learn to manage challenging emotional responses caused by a traumatic event(s), chronic stress over time, or adverse childhood experiences. Trauma therapy is more than changing the way you think as it involves specific therapies.
You may be experiencing the psychological effects of trauma if you experienced a one-time event, repetitive, or multiple events, or been witness to events or even vicariously traumatized by hearing about others' experiences. Some symptoms can be feelings of anxiety, depression, disordered eating, substance/behaviour dependancies, difficulty regulating emotions, to name a few. You do not need a PTSD diagnosis to engage in trauma focused therapy.
For many clients there is an intense desire to feel well quickly and individuals can feel that the process is taking too long or they are not doing it “right”. Recovery is not defined by complete absence of thoughts or feelings about the traumatic experience(s) but being able to live with it in a way that it isn't in control of your life. In short, trauma therapy is a commitment of time, money, and requires your full engagement. Please feel free to book a 15 minute free phone consultation to discuss if trauma therapy at Flow Psychology Inc is a good fit for you and if we are a good fit for each other.