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Reclaim your nature psychotherapy

Therapy Modalities

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a highly researched form of psychotherapy that is focused on helping individuals identify and manage the thoughts that lead to emotional distress. It has been used with a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, eating disorders, and substance abuse. By examining the relationship between one’s thoughts, clients can change their feelings and behaviours. People feel empowered when they learn about ways of thinking and challenging those thoughts.

Polyvagal Theory and Meta Emotions

When we experience a highly stressful situation, we may experience fight, flight, freeze, or shutdown. These are ways that our mind, heart, and body makes decisions on how to protect ourselves from harm or connect us with others. We are hardwired to be social creatures but sometimes trauma or repeated difficult events can cause us to isolate; it is hard to seek connection with others when we were emotionally injured by someone. At Reclaim Your Nature, we understand how we learn our default reactions and we are able to help you unravel or learn a new adaptive way of responding. We learn about what is actually dangerous and increase feelings of safety so that you are not stuck in threat detection mode. Then it is easier to connect with the joy of living.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

DBT, or Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, has been scientifically proven to help individuals struggling with a variety of mental health issues. Clients learn about mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. DBT is most often used to treat borderline personality disorder, as well as anxiety disorders, depression, and eating disorders. With the help of a qualified therapist, clients can learn to become more skilled at managing their emotions and developing healthier relationships. Learning and utilising DBT skills can be incredibly helpful to help people to gain control over their mental health and live a more fulfilling life.

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) useful for people who have had traumatic experiences in their lifetime. It is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and is recommended for trauma treatment. Our brains have a natural way to recover from traumatic memories and events. Sometimes this natural recovery process cannot be resolved without help. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. For many clients, signs of trauma such as intensity of symptoms, improving emotional regulation and self-esteem will diminish or disappear once EMDR therapy is complete. (Source: EMDRIA.org)

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Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Mindfulness-based therapy is a therapeutic approach that integrates mindfulness and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). By cultivating awareness and acceptance of their thoughts, emotions, and experiences, people are able to reduce the distress caused by thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Clients may be encouraged to engage in meditation and/or mindfulness practices which may include breathing exercises, mindful movement, and body scans. One goal is that you will work towards identifying and challenging negative thought patterns so you can develop positive coping skills. This modality is used for a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, stress, depression, and chronic pain. By creating an increased sense of connection to the self and others, you can experience a greater sense of purpose in life.

Narrative Therapy

Do you think of yourself as not good enough and judge yourself severely? Sometimes we tell ourselves a story where we are the villain or the fool and continue this narrative that limits our lives. With narrative therapy, you can articulate the stories you create about yourself. Using information about human psychology, you can challenge that story and then rewrite it told through the lens of understanding and compassion. Become the heroine of your own story and claim what you have learned through your challenges and mistakes. Write a future where you are true to your values and goals to become the bright shining person you were before the past conflict.

Nature Therapy

Are you feeling disconnected from others due to lack of trust or feel so overwhelmed emotionally, mentally, or physically? It can be hard to trust people if you have been hurt by people and it can be hard to calm your system if you have been overwhelmed for a long period of time. Sometimes even going to therapy with a therapist can be too triggering and that’s where Nature therapy comes in as a bridge. Nature therapy can be just like regular therapy but done outside or as walk and talk therapy where you have your session while going for a calming stroll with your therapist in a local park. Therapy outdoors can take advantage of the healing benefits and nervous system regulation that we experience outside. Nature also provides endless metaphors about the human condition that can help you articulate what you are going through and can help clarify solutions.

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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Have you been struggling with frustration about your life? Sometimes we find ourselves in inescapable situations that will be chronic or will take time to change. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a therapeutic approach that blends acceptance and mindfulness techniques with commitment and behaviour-change strategies. By embracing your thoughts, feelings, and body sensations rather than avoiding or trying to control them, you can shift into focusing on what is actually in your control. This therapy is used for mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, OCD, and stressful situations. By choosing to focus on what is in your control in the present, it can be easier to feel empowered.

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy is based on the idea that our personality is made up of different parts. We are the CEO of the multiple parts and get to direct them. Each of the parts has a distinct role but when we experience trauma or difficult situations, the parts might take over when it is inappropriate. In IFS therapy, the therapist will help the client identify which part is dominant and which needs more attention. As you gain insight into each part, you can utilise all your parts to achieve your goals.

Somatic Therapy

Do you experience distress in your body or feel disconnected from your body? Some people seem to experience stress in their body as physical tension, pain, or dis-ease. Somatic therapy focuses on the mind-body connection with an integration of psychotherapy and physical therapy. Working with breathing techniques and movement can relieve trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, and help people connect with their body again. Relief can mean a reduction of physical symptoms, connection to the body, ability to handle stress, and feeling more balanced and calm.

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