My client base consists mainly of children suffering with anxiety and behavioural issues (which are usually symptomatic) and their families. I work with a range of therapies suited to each Childs needs and age. One of the most important components to Therapy is building trust and rapport. I find the children are able to relax and feel safe, quickly and easily. Therapy is a non invasive, supportive approach to help bring about change with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, anger management and grief & loss and teach skills and awareness to build emotional and mental resilience and growth.
Healthy Mindz promotes self exploration, personal growth and emotional support in a safe environment. The children leave the sessions with a greater self awareness, a higher level of emotional intelligence, skills and strategies on how to manage their anxiety, relaxation techniques and a stronger sense of self and confidence.
I work in a natural outside space as I find the children most comfortable here, it feels less invasive and more relaxed. My set up is a play based environment so we use different props including: toys, drawing, books and worksheets to explore different issues.
This therapy requires a minimum of 6 sessions (45 minutes per session) which will then be assessed and revised as we proceed. It’s very important I have an open communication with the parents, to support and guide them on the skills and strategies to support their children.
Putting all of my experiences and techniques together I have a found I have a high success rate. Therapy not only builds greater resilience in themselves but also renews the relationships and health within the family, helping find new levels of happiness and peace.
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This is a combination of cognitive therapy and mindfulness.
Mindfulness involves paying attention to each event experienced in the present moment within our body and mind, with a non-judgmental, non-reactive and accepting attitude. In learning to be mindful, we can begin to counter many of our everyday sufferings such as stress, anxiety, and depression because we are learning to experience events in a more impersonal and detached way.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a relatively short term, focused approach to the treatment of many types of emotional, behavioural and cognitive problems. The application of CBT varies according to the problem being addressed, but is essentially a collaborative and individualised program that helps individuals to identify unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and learn or relearn healthier skills and habits. CBT has been practised widely for more than 30 years. It has been researched extensively, and has demonstrated effectiveness with a variety of emotional psychological and psychiatric difficulties.
Together they are wonderful combination. As the individual learns to challenge their negative thoughts, they learn tools to observe their feelings and emotions, which in turn stops the negative Behavioural patterns.
They learn to be present and observe thoughts and emotions by using the strategies taught, allowing the individual the skills and tools to cope themselves, to self regulate, have better cognitive control therefore creating more self awareness, a better sense of self and a higher self esteem.
Along with reducing symptoms, MBCT also helps understand the underlying issues and make decisions in your life that can provide healing, growth and positive change.
When a family member is suffering with a mental, emotional or physical issue, it has a considerable effect on the whole family. A family unit is deeply connected, so it’s important that each member feels supported, included and valued as the issue is being resolved.
Family therapy brings together those who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives
Family Therapy is particularly important for the parents who’s child is suffering with anxiety. Because of our attachment system, we are programmed to react to our child in distress, triggering our own anxiety. It is crucial for the parent to be supported, to understand and build their own toolbox of skills to then be able to mange their own anxiety alongside the child’s anxiety.
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