What is Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)?

Cognitive Processing Therapy is a type of cognitive behaviour therapy that has been found to be very effective for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It involves 12 structured sessions. It works by changing thoughts that are preventing people from healing from their trauma. What is Cognitive Processing Therapy? Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a structured typeContinue reading “What is Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)?”

Why Your Coping Techniques May Not Be Working for You?

You may find it frustrating when you do something that is recommended or are told that it will help you and it doesn’t work for you. There are reasons why your coping techniques may not be working for you. There are things that therapists sometimes do that can play into this. As well as barriersContinue reading “Why Your Coping Techniques May Not Be Working for You?”

What is Pain Reprocessing Therapy?

Pain Reprocessing Therapy is a therapeutic modality based on chronic pain and neuroscience research. It is a system of psychological techniques that retrain the brain away from threat causing pain towards a better sense of safety. There is a strong research study that supports its use for neuroplastic pain. What is Pain Reprocessing Therapy? PainContinue reading “What is Pain Reprocessing Therapy?”

What is Neuroplastic Pain and Why is it Treatable?

Neuroplastic pain is one of three main types of pain. It is the main type of pain behind chronic pain. It is just as real as the types of pain that are more based on structural issues, such as nerve damage or broken bones. There are ways to figure out if the pain is neuroplasticContinue reading “What is Neuroplastic Pain and Why is it Treatable?”

My Approach to Grief Counselling

Grief can be very challenging, confusing and distressing for you to deal with. Grief Counselling can help you process that grief. Furthermore, grief is not something that completely resolves, but something that you come to terms with. The pain and suffering usually starts to lessen over time with moments of grief that come up whenContinue reading “My Approach to Grief Counselling”

How Can a Therapist Help Improve Your Sleep?

There are several ways that counselling help you improve your sleep. Therapists often know the background to why certain items are listed on sleep hygiene lists and help you figure out how to use them to get you a better sleeping routine. Some of the things listed on sleep hygiene lists may not be practicalContinue reading “How Can a Therapist Help Improve Your Sleep?”

What is the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)?

What is Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)? The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an evidence-based listening therapy designed to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, behavioural state regulation, and social engagement behaviours through filtered music. As a practical application of Polyvagal Theory, the Safe and Sound Protocol acts as a non-invasive, acoustic vagalContinue reading “What is the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)?”

What is Polyvagal Theory

Polyvagal theory is based on the influence of the vagus nerve on different physiological (body) processes as well as psychological states. It also describes how there can be nervous system dysregulation and the process to gain more regulation in the nervous system. The Vagus Nerve The Vagus Nerve is the longest cranial nerve in theContinue reading “What is Polyvagal Theory”

How Do You Tell If Your Nervous System Is Dysregulated?

Nervous system dysregulation can create a lot of stress in your body. You may not know why you are feeling the way you are and not understand that it could be your nervous system. There are a lot of signs that can point to nervous system dysregulation, as well as experiences that can contribute toContinue reading “How Do You Tell If Your Nervous System Is Dysregulated?”

The Benefits of Online Therapy

There are many benefits of online therapy, but also some drawbacks. Both online therapy and in-person therapy have been found to have similar rates of effectiveness in studies that compared them for the same type of therapy. It is important to figure out what works best for you rather than just relying on what theContinue reading “The Benefits of Online Therapy”