Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing
EMDR is a very powerful, interactive psychological therapy used to help relieve symptoms that may be due to a range of issues including:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
and many other underlying factors. A typical EMDR session takes around 60-90 minutes, over a number of sessions. This varies according to the individual. During EMDR, the psychologist works with you to identify a specific problem as the focus for your treatment session. You then recall the disturbing issue or event (what was seen, felt, heard, thought, etc) and your psychologist then begins eye movements or other bilateral stimulation until the memory becomes less disturbing and is associated with a positive thought and belief about yourself.
EMDR is well supported by clinical research and suitable for adults and young people.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
CBT supports you to identify and explore your thoughts and emotions and the way they can affect your behaviour. Once you are aware of these patterns, you can learn to reframe your thoughts in a more positive and helpful way. CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more adaptive way. CBT is time limited and focussed with much of the therapeutic work applied in your everyday life.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) gets it name from one of its core messages: accept what is out of your personal control, and commit to action that improves and enriches your life.
The aim of ACT is to maximise human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life. ACT (which is pronounced as the word ‘act’, not as the initials) does this by teaching you the psychological skills to cope with your painful thoughts and feelings effectively – in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you. ACT helps you to clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you – i.e your values – then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your life for the better.
(excerpt from Russ Harris's website 'Act Mindfully').
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Harper Psychology is a registered provider with the National Disability Insurance Scheme for therapy services and behaviour support.
Hypnotherapy can help with a range of issues (in fact, too many to list) while you are in a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration. When you're under hypnosis, you usually feel calm and relaxed, and are more open to suggestions. Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over unwanted behaviours or to help you cope better with anxiety or pain. It's important to know that although you're more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you don't lose control over your behaviour.
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