Posts Categorized: Counselling & Psychotherapy – treatment approaches

Mindful Breathing Therapy; mindfulness-based, integrative breathwork

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Mindful Breathing Therapy is a mindfulness-based, body-oriented approach at the leading edge of modern psychotherapy that is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to cognitive and behavioural approaches in the treatment of e.g. anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorders.

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Upset feelings? Don’t put fuel on the fire!

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Heated arguments destroy relationships. When your feelings are upset, and you need to talk to your partner about what has happened between you, it is important to approach them in a non-blaming/non-attacking way that does not trigger defensiveness and counter-attack. A very useful strategy to follow is the Fact-Story-Feeling protocol.

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Life Coaching and Counselling

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In many respects Life Coaching and Counselling are similar; they are both aiming at making your life more rewarding and fulfilling. Often the two processes are overlapping and complementary to one another, but they tend to start from different positions.

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What is Gestalt therapy?

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Gestalt therapy is an holistic, mindfulness-based approach to counselling and psychotherapy, which draws on the client’s own inherent capacity for healthy functioning, and offers effective ways for the client to uncover their own strengths and wisdom.

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Mindfulness-based therapy

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Research on mindfulness-based approaches is increasing rapidly, and is finding more and more evidence that mindfulness-based therapy can help alleviate a variety of mental health problems and improve psychological functioning.

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Gestalt Awareness and Dialogue

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Gestalt, or Gestalt therapy is a phenomenological-existential approach to counselling, psychotherapy, personal development and growth. Awareness and dialogue are the two primary components in the Gestalt approach.

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Hypnotherapy

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Hypnotherapy is a process where a hypnotist helps a client enter into an hypnotic trance, for therapeutic purposes. It is commonly used for overcoming sleep and relaxation problems, to dispel fears, anxieties and phobias, to increase concentration and motivation for achieving goals like giving up smoking and similar.

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