Why the Psychological 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 things that therapists sometimes do that can play into this. As well as barriers that may be within you that interfere with the techniques being ineffective. SoContinue reading “Why the Psychological Techniques May Not Be Working for You?”

My Approach to Grief Therapy

Grief can be very challenging, confusing and distressing for you to deal with. Grief therapy 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 Therapy”

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)?”

How Do You Tell If Your Nervous System Is Dysregulated?

A person’s nervous system generally spends most of the time with the parasympathetic (ventral vagal) nervous system activated to bring the nervous system to a calm state. When a person faces an emergency situation or crisis their sympathetic nervous system gets activated and after the crisis is over, the parasympathetic (Ventral vagal) nervous system bringsContinue reading “How Do You Tell If Your Nervous System Is Dysregulated?”

The Benefits of Trauma Counselling

There are a number of benefits that trauma counselling, also known as trauma therapy, can bring to your life. It can help you understand why you are reacting in the way you are. It can help you gain more control over your life. Trauma Counselling can help you find yourself or get back to whoContinue reading “The Benefits of Trauma Counselling”

How Much Trust Do I Need to Find Success in Therapy?

Please realize you do not need to completely trust your therapist to find healing.Often people have had a lot of damage in the past due to trauma or past betrayal and you have learned that people cannot be trusted. Do not feel that you cannot do therapy. The amount of trust you need is theContinue reading “How Much Trust Do I Need to Find Success in Therapy?”

Window of Tolerance

The Window of Tolerance was first coined by Dan Seigel to describe the “optimal zone of arousal for a person to function in everyday life.” This window is the state where a person can effectively manage and cope with their emotions, and readily receive, process, and integrate information. When in this window, a person canContinue reading “Window of Tolerance”

What are Grounding Techniques?

Grounding Techniques are strategies that can bring an overactive nervous system down. They are different ways of calming a nervous system. There are different types of grounding techniques. Not all of these work for everyone. You may need to try a number to figure out what works or combine a few of them to helpContinue reading “What are Grounding Techniques?”

5 Senses Grounding Techniques

5 Senses Grounding Techniques are about using your senses to regain control of your body can help you when you are dysregulated. They can be good to help to ground you in the present moment. Examples of 5 Senses Grounding Techniques Scent Photo by Alexander Grey on Unsplash Taste Sound Touch Sight/Vision References: A numberContinue reading “5 Senses Grounding Techniques”

Observation Grounding Techniques

Observation grounding techniques use what is in your environment to help ground you. They are beneficial grounding techniques because you can use them pretty much anywhere and there is nothing that you need to have with you to be able to do them. For observation grounding techniques to be effective they need to focus yourContinue reading “Observation Grounding Techniques”