Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT assists individuals to change how they think (Cognitive) and change what they do (Behavioral) in order to minimize undesirable feelings. It is most commonly used in treating anxiety and depression but is effective in treating many other issues as well. CBT helps individuals’ breakdown overwhelming issues into smaller, more manageable portions thus slowly yet surely changing ones attitude and behavior towards the initial cause of anxiety. It works based on a systematic approach using various tools that are suited for each individual problem. Talk Therapy is a significant tool used in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Art therapy is a technique rooted in the idea that creative expression can heal the mind. Creating or viewing art is used to help people explore emotions, develop self-awareness, cope with stress, boost self-esteem and work on social skills. Techniques used in art therapy can include drawing, painting, coloring, sculpting, or collage. As clients create art, they may analyze what they have made and how it makes them feel. People do not need to be artists to participate in art therapy, and everyone irrespective of age can benefit from it. Play Therapy coupled with Art Therapy can have a significant effect on young children with stress.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT is the psychological acupressure technique highly recommended to optimize ones emotional health. This is absolutely essential to your physical health and no matter how disciplined you are towards a proper diet and lifestyle, you will struggle to reach the body's ideal healing and preventative powers if emotional barriers stand in your way. Tapping is the more common term used and has tremendous benefits in altering ones state of anxiety to a lower level fairly quickly. EFT can help effectively in removing negative emotions, reducing cravings, reducing or eliminating pain and implementing positive goals.
Mindfulness & Deep Breathing
Being mindful is being consciously aware and focused on the present moment. Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through gentle and nurturing lens. Mindfulness also involves acceptance because we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them or without believing that there’s a ‘correct’ or ‘incorrect’ way to think or feel in a given moment. When mindfulness is practiced our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future. It is an extremely useful tool in therapy and sets the mood for positive change.