DURING COVID-19 – TELEHEALTH SERVICES
INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, DYAD AND GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY
Interventions include mindfulness, meditation, exercise and physical activity, cognitive behavioural therapy, stress reduction techniques, lifestyle changes and more. Modalities, such as father-son dyads, provide significant benefits to both clients and strengthen family relations. Activity based group work provides peer support and social psychotherapeutic patterns of encouragement to further skill building.
Taming the Bull is a psychotherapy program developed to address self-regulation and a range of complex mental health issues (i.e. problematic digital use & procrastination). The beginner program consists of 20 sessions generally over a 20-week period that blends therapeutic interventions including mindfulness, meditation, exercise (i.e. martial arts, yoga, spinning, core training), cognitive behavioural therapy and stories. Advanced group program is a 30 session format.
Problematic Digital Use is a current phenomena affecting everyone from 2 years of age to old age. The digital dynamic is here to stay but due to culture lag as a society we do not yet have the ability to manage its provocative pull. Unfortunately many people, parents especially, are using the word addiction to describe overuse, which either gives the person a free pass to continue to use because they have resigned to have any control over it, or pathologizes the person to feel they can do nothing about it. The PDU program looks at overuse and over reliance as problematic because it is leading to dependency that can be resolved prior to a point addiction. The program looks at the thought distortions that commonly make the digital dynamic so provocative and difficult to manage. Once this is understood, one uses the psychotherapy to make room for the strong pulls that make one want to attach to its comfort and avoid offline discomfort. The PDU program and the PCU often go hand in hand.
Procrastination Cycle Intervention is a therapeutic tool that looks at the underlying factors contributing to this form of self-regulation failure. By examining the procrastination cycle, clients self-check in order to debunk the myth associated with this pattern of behaviour. By making room for uncomfortable feelings and thoughts, a space is created to facilitate getting things done.
Activity Integrated Mindfulness is a therapeutic health and wellness program for younger adolescents (12-14 year olds) and parents who want to improve general mental health and wellbeing to achieve a better balance in their lives. It is a 10 session program and encourages principles of self-acceptance to support overall well-being.