Treatment and Consultation
Behavioral Consultant in Home
Family & Individual Behavioral Assessment in Home. This service provides caregivers and individuals with the tools and support they need to achieve and sustain positive behavior change. One-time functional behavior assessment and behavior support plan are required prior to ongoing services beginning.
Service includes caregiver consultation and training, behavior support plan modification, data collection, monthly progress report, and on-going support for program implementation
Behavioral Consultant in School Settings
This service is provided by a Behavior Analyst and provides schools with the tools and support they need to achieve and sustain positive behavior change for an individual student. This service is adapted to the specific needs and requirements of the school in supporting their student. One-time functional behavior assessment and behavior support plan are required prior to ongoing services beginning.
Service includes: teacher consultation and training, behavior support plan modification, data collection, monthly progress report, on-going support for program implementation, and other needs determined by the school.
Our therapists teach our clients to try out different situational coping skills and help clients to acknowledge, then challenge those problematic thought patterns, feelings and behaviors. CBT refers to many types of psychotherapeutic systems that deal with cognitions, interpretations, beliefs and responses.
Compassion Fatigue Treatment
If you are a helping or health professional, healer, social worker, therapist, counsellor, or change agent, chances are you have heard of or experienced some form of compassion fatigue during the course of your career. Compassion fatigue is a form of burnout that manifests itself as physical, emotional and spiritual exhaustion. To prevent or recover from compassion fatigue we can help caregivers create a self-care plan that includes self-reflection, identifying what's important and living in a way that reflects it.
EMDR is an acronym for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a treatment method developed by Francine Shapiro in the late 1980’s. The approach has been widely and extensively researched, validated and fine tuned to address all kinds of mood disorders, addictions and trauma. The process of EMDR begins with an assessment like other forms of mental health treatment in order to determine the problems, symptoms and history of those problems and symptoms. Preparation and development of emotional tolerance and awareness are a key component of the technique and is a requirement before beginning the processing phase. The processing phase may utilize hand-eye movements, the use of tactile or hand-held vibration tools or audio tools to generate bilateral stimulation between the cognitive part of the brain and the emotional part of the brain. The connection between these two parts of the brain allow for unblocked learning to take place and the body can work through distressful beliefs, experiences, images and memories ultimately allowing a person to feel neutral and at peace about things that used to be unbearable. Ryan Christiansen is a Certified EMDR provider and has assisted many to experience peace of mind and body around various challenging life experiences.
Play Attention Biofeedback
The Play Attention training system uses Edufeedback as a behavioral shaping technique. It allows clients to see attention in real-time by controlling cognitive video exercises by attention alone! This builds the cognitive skills and behaviors that support executive function. Edufeedback also allows students to see a direct correlation between attention and behavior; fidgeting makes the Play Attention games stop if attention wanes.
Mindfulness Meditation is a mental training practice that involves focusing your mind on your experiences (like your own emotions, thoughts, and sensations) in the present moment. It is simply the act of paying attention to whatever you are experiencing, as you experience it. By choosing to turn your attention away from the everyday chatter of the mind and on to what your body is doing, you give the mind just enough to focus so that it can quiet down.
Parts Work or Ego State Therapy or Internal Family Systems Therapy all have the same purpose – to permanently heal emotional wounds. We have all had moments and experiences where we felt torn between two or more beliefs, emotions, desires, behaviors, etc. The movie “Inside Out” by Disney is an excellent representation of the internal dialogue that can occur between these parts within all of us. These parts are often formed from early childhood experiences as a subconscious way to protect ourselves from danger or the uncomfortable. These parts tend to hold onto pain and unhealthy core beliefs and tend to manifest themselves in addictions, unhealthy behaviors, beliefs and relationships. Parts work is a treatment modality to bring awareness to the different parts that reside within us as we learn to neutralize the pain and eliminate the unhealthy beliefs. Sometimes the internal battles we face seem like all out war and we feel as if we are going crazy. In order to heal and find balance and peace, we must learn to love and accept all parts of ourselves, recognize the inherent good in ourselves and each other, let go of emotional burdens and trust in our core self. Parts work is process of deep internal exploration and acceptance which leads to powerful healing and is evidenced by a person reporting the experiences of calm, clear, compassionate, confident, connected, courageous, creative and curious.
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