Mindfulness

We live in a fast-paced and hectic world, where it is easy to get blind sighted by the pressures of daily life. People are often troubled by the past or consumed with worries about the future.

What is mindfulness?

 

The aim of mindfulness is for the individual to work with their mind and bodies, understanding themselves, and learn how to live in the present in a positive manner. It is about promoting an individual’s wellbeing.

Mindfulness is about the here and now. The main focus of mindfulness is about the present moment, being aware of it and accepting it. Mindfulness involves being non-judgemental and calm about the current moment and taking each moment as it comes and accepting it.

The individual will calmly begin to acknowledge the present moment, accept the thoughts, bodily sensations and feelings he/she is having.

When participating in mindfulness it is important to slow down thoughts, and breathe slowly. The therapist will then teach you how to release those feelings from your head, into the rest of the body so you are aware of the feeling.

How can mindfulness help me?

Mindfulness can help you in various different ways. Firstly it can make you more aware of yourself, your thoughts and your feelings. It can help you slow down, breathe and take a moment to be calm. As well as this mindfulness can be practised in daily life and after being taught mindfulness, you can go away from the session, practise it and eventually incorporate it into your everyday life making you more calm, relaxed and able to deal with everyday situations in a more positive way.

Issues mindfulness can help?

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Personality disorder
  • Stress

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CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a type of therapy used to help individuals manage their problems by changing the way they think about something. CBT is based upon the here and now and the problems your issues cause you in the present rather than in the past.

Issues that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy may help?

Below is a list of issues where Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been proven to help;

Benefits of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has shown to be one of the most effective ways of treating a range of issues. CBT allows you to understand your issue in depth and understand what triggers your symptoms. The tools and techniques you are taught by your therapist can be applied and used throughout your life to any situation where you feel your issue may re-arise.

Your cognitive behaviour therapist will help you transform negative thoughts of a specific something into more realistic ones by exposing you to situations that may cause your symptoms. It may be impossible to completely eradicate your issue but we can help you change the way you think about them.

CBT at The Blue Tree Clinic

Many of our psychologists and therapists at The Blue Tree Clinic are specialists in CBT. CBT has proven to be one of the most effective ways to treat many mental health conditions ranging from problems like eating disorders to OCD symptoms or panic attacks.

NICE guidelines advocate CBT for many psychological problems and can be very effective for the majority of people. Medication can also be used which works at the same time that therapy is taking place. Often CBT will take place for a set amount of sessions and progress can be monitored as well as homework tasks set to encourage progress when at home.

Contact our specialist psychologists and therapists today to learn more about how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can benefit you.

 

EMDR Therapy

EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing is  a treatment for all sorts of traumas and even phobias. EMDR is a relatively new approach that was first discovered in the USA. By alternating left-right stimulation of the brain where the patient’s eyes move from side to side it was noted that distressing or traumatic memories can be helped.

Why does it work?

No-one knows how it works all we know is that is can be extremely effective.

What happens?

 

In your EMDR session you will be asked to think of the traumatic event and your therapist will ask you to follow their finger with your eyes  back and forth for about 15 to 30 seconds whilst you recall this trauma. You can also use audio stimulation or hand tapping. if you prefer. Several sessions are necessary but results can be dramatic.

What is Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy?

 

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy is used for individuals who have experienced a traumatic, distressing or upsetting event. This therapy uses brain stimulation to release an individual’s emotional experiences which are trapped within the nervous system. The therapy allows for the mind and body to free itself of negative experiences and re connect itself with positive ones.

What does Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy involve?

 

Your therapist will work with you to relive your distressing event and recall the experience, this may involve, smells, tastes, feelings and any other senses which may have been active at the time. Your therapist will then begin to move his/her fingers before your eyes in order to track your eye movements. As the therapy proceeds the individual will find the memory easier to recall and relive. Once the memory has been relived your therapist can work with you to turn the negative experience into a more positive one.

Which issues are helped by EMDR ?

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post Natal Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stress

What are the benefits of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy?

 

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy has been proven to be highly effective in alleviating many symptoms for various issues. EMDR is a natural process and has been shown to work for many. It has been found to be especially effective in treating people with severe Post Traumatic Stress disorder and other problems.

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