(ADULTS, ADOLESCENTS, AND CHILDREN)
In individual therapy, you will meet with your therapist for approximately one hour per week. You will begin this process by discussing your current concerns and establishing your treatment goals. You will then spend your sessions learning techniques for changing your thoughts and behaviour and challenging your symptoms. Every session will end with some reflective realization about the session and homework will be assigned. The homework will centre around monitoring your symptoms and thoughts, challenging your rules, assumptions and beliefs, and expanding your comfort zone by experimenting with new behaviours. The importance of this process is to heal your problem areas and learn how to adjust your program. Healing is at the core of successful upgrading. At Mind By Design™ we pride ourselves in helping you to identify the source of problem areas swiftly, help you heal those areas quickly and improve your quality of life promptly. As you heal we ensure that you simultaneously develop skills and know-how in order to upgrade the current version of yourself to that which is closer to your true potential. As you do that, you will also start to realize that the change came effortlessly and you start to notice possibilities in your world that you may not have noticed before. You will also start to notice that your level of calm, joy, and balance start to set in and that your coping style has also been “amped,” thus lowering your stress and anxiety in dire times. Your problem-solving abilities, patience, and clarity also become enhanced thus allowing you to make better choices, and thus have better outcomes. The more comfortable you get, the more you are then able to stretch that comfort zone, all while bettering your confidence and belief in self. This will lead you to find wholeness, strive for what you always wanted, align closer with your values, and start living for YOU in such a fulfilling way. The beauty of healing and upgrading is unmatched. Let us take you on a journey that leads to everything your heart desires and more. Examples of areas addressed: Anxiety (generalized, social, performance, health, etc.), Anger Managment, Confidence, Depression, Distress Intolerance, Eating Disorders, Emotional Intelligence, Grief and Loss, Insomnia, Self-esteem, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationship Therapy (Couples, Family, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Friendship), Procrastination, Distress Intolerance, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Stress Managment, Substance Abuse, Weight Management, and more.
Group therapy is one of the most effective therapeutic techniques for treating a number of psychological struggles people experience, including depression, anxiety, anger, and grief. Therapeutic groups usually consist of five to 12 people under the direction of a group therapist. There are many benefits to group therapy, such as, helping to ease feelings of isolation, exposure to multiple perspectives, catharsis, motivation and relatabliltiy (“if she/he can do it, so can I”), and an unconditional non-judgemental setting to heal and upgrade in.
At Mind By Design™, our friendly and experienced staff will make sure you always feel comfortable and well-informed. Every member must agree to keep each others’ names and personal information confidential from the outside world and participants should feel comfortable sharing in a warm, supportive environment. As other group members share their emotions about coping with similar difficulties, many people also realize that they are not alone in their struggles and validate what they’re going through. Hearing from other people provides a wider range of perspectives to the same situation too, which can help them deal with their own problems more effectively. For many group therapy participants it is very helpful and motivation to see others applying the tools and techniques of the therapist and getting positive results. People often push themselves harder when they see other members successfully overcoming their fears or struggles as well.
(COUPLES, MARRIAGE, PRE-MARITAL, FRIENDSHIPS)
Many people that come into our lives can most often help us identify things that we need to heal. As with any relationship, when giving therapy, the therapist must take into account the dynamics of the relationship. Relationship dynamics give us great insight into our own needs for healing particular aspects of our lives so the we may fulfill our potential or feel whole. Learn to identify communication danger signs in your relationships – escalation, invalidation, negative interpretations, and withdraw. Understand how filters such as inattention, emotional states, mindreading, differences in styles, and defensiveness are harming your relationships – and how to stop them!
Identify issues, events, and other stress that are making it difficult for quality connections. Help you understand why you’re having the same disagreements over and over again – and help you get beneath the surface to finally solve the real issues.
Learn communication skills that will allow the two of you to share important emotions and feelings without feeling attacked. And, skills that will enable you to identify problems, develop possible solutions, and decide on what changes to make.
NUTRITIONAL THERAPY FOR MENTAL WELLNESS
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Registered Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. They will also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.
Family therapy or family counselling is a form of treatment that is designed to address specific issues affecting the health and functioning of a family. It can be used to help a family through a difficult period of time, a major transition, or mental or behavioural health problems in family members (“Family Therapy”, 2014).
Family therapy views individuals’ problems in the context of the larger unit: the family (2016). The assumption in this type of therapy is that problems cannot be successfully addressed or solved without understanding the dynamics of the group. The way the family operates influences how the client’s problems formed and how they are encouraged or enabled by the other members of the family. Behavioural or emotional problems in children are common reasons to visit a family therapist. A child’s problems do not exist in a vacuum; they exist in the context of the family and will likely need to be addressed within the context of the family (Herkov, 2016). In family therapy, families can work on their problems with the guidance of a mental health professional in a safe and controlled environment. The benefits of family therapy include: Better understanding of healthy boundaries and family patterns and dynamics; Enhanced communication; Improved problem solving; Deeper empathy; Reduced conflict and better anger management skills (10 Acre Ranch, 2017). More specifically, family therapy can improve the family relationships through: Bringing the family together after a crisis; Creating honesty between family members; Instilling trust in family members; Developing a supportive family environment; Reducing sources of tension and stress within the family; Helping family members forgive each other; Conflict resolution for family members; Bringing back family members who have been isolated (American Addiction Centers, 2017).