Covid has changed many things. Our Commercial Street office is now closed permanently. We are offering online sessions and in-person sessions at Generation Farms in Yellow Point. We will continue these options post-Covid as they are working well and creating new possibilities.
Our counsellor are experienced and have integrated many skills and approaches to assist our clients.
Somatic Therapies are non-cathartic mind-body approaches aimed at diminishing excess activation in the nervous system. It has its basis in neurobiology and reflects our innate capacity to flexibly respond to novelty or threat. Significant overwhelming events at any time in one’s life can result in changes in the nervous system that negatively impact the way a person feels and relates to others. Somatic therapy enables the nervous system to integrate overwhelming events and return balance to the nervous system.
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
This is an exciting and innovative approach that uses of the natural attributes of the horse to heighten a person’s awareness of themselves and their inner state. EFP is one of the nature based therapies that support change through connection with the natural world. Present moment focus and access to one’s inner state are fundamental to healing and thriving. This is made simple and powerful in the presence of a horse, facilitated by a person trained to support this relationship. Often EFP is valuable for people who do not benefit from talk or office forms of psychotherapy; ranging from children with special needs, to over functioning adults. It is suitable for people with no previous horse experience and generally does not include riding. All sessions are offered at Generation Farms in Yellow Point.
Nature Based Therapy
The concept of offering healing work in nature is not new. Sometimes referred to as eco-psychology, it is particularly helpful in moderating the effects of the fast paced technological time in which we live. Valuing natural systems as our primary teacher expands healing possibilities beyond traditional office based practices. This work deepens each person’s connection to self, others and the earth and invites innate healing. Reconnection with nature is important for the natural world as well as for the well being and happiness of people. Non intrusive and respectful, NBT is very suited to trauma therapy, stress and burnout recovery and life style re-assessment, depression and anxiety treatment and addiction recovery.
Mindfulness-Based Counselling brings another lens of awareness to witness and release negative thoughts about the past or future. The practice is to bring the mind back to the present moment . The intention is learn to watch thoughts and no longer be identified with them. This is a great freedom when the skill is mastered.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It integrates elements of numerous psychotherapies in a structured and unique eight-phase protocol. Following EMDR processing, clients generally report a reduction in the emotional distress associated with disturbing memories, and that they have gained helpful cognitive insights.
Family of Origin Work/Schema Therapy
Family of origin work compliments schema therapy where the purpose is to bring into awareness the unskillful, negative beliefs acquired in the original family with a view to transforming them into a positive perspective that is supportive and balanced.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CBT is a relatively short-term structured psychotherapeutic method used to alter distorted beliefs and problem behavior by identifying and replacing negative inaccurate thoughts. The focus of therapy is on how you are thinking, behaving and communicating today rather than on childhood experiences.
We also offer professional training in Equine Facilitated Wellness, for mental health professionals, learning professionals
and equine professionals, at Generation Farms.