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Located in Georgetown, Ontario
Judge me by the people I avoid (BRIDA)
If you are noticing an increase of dissociation during the pandemic, you are not alone.
FREE Training On How To Fully Recover From PTSD And Past Trauma
Interesting in trying the Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP)? SSP is a 5 hour auditory intervention created by Stephen Porges, the founder of polyvagal theory.
Please watch as I am interviewed by the parent of a child on the spectrum about SSP
Have a listen to my conversation with Carol Ann Rowland of Halton Therapy (https://www.haltontherapy.com) a registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist & an SS...
So happy to be offering Brainspotting in my practice. It is an utterly amazing modalities that most of my clients love and are making use of most sessions 😊
An unconventional eye-movement therapy that can treat everything from chronic pain to PTSD is pushing the boundaries of psychotherapy in unexpected directions.…
Looking for a wonderful gift idea for yourself or someone else who struggles with anxiety, stress and/or insomnia?
I have four Sensate II Vagus Nerve Stimulators available for purchase
Use for just 10 mins per day, while relaxing, to improve your vagal tone, sleep more easily, and deeply, reduce stress, and boost your emotional and physical resilience.
I am selling these for $325 each (cash only), purchased as a bulk order. They usually are $339 + taxes + shipping + duties when purchased directly from the company.
They are wonderfully relaxing to use and would make a wonderful holiday gift! 😊
Happy to announce two new modalities I have added to my clinical toolbox: Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP) and Primitive Reflex Integration. Both approaches are very relevant for those with trauma, neurological disorders, as well as just about any other type of concern. 😊
Experiencing anxiety? Brain training is wonderful for reducing stress and anxiety. Home rental units are available so that you can do your own brain training in the comfort of your own home, at the times that work best for you.
Want to feel better? You can do neurofeedback (aka brain training) in the comfort of your own home, with your entire family, at the times that work best for you.
NeurOptimal is easy to use and highly effective. Reserve your system today: systems can be picked up in Georgetown, ON or home delivery can often be arranged to surrounding areas, including the GTA.
Neurofeedback Videos - I can't wait for you to discover which things improve for you with brain training. - www.HaltonTherapy.com
Be gentle with you. ❤️
At first, stay-at-home orders felt like an opportunity to tackle those back-burner projects and lingering to-do items. But as the global pandemic has worn on, we feel drained. We can’t seem to get anything done and yet we’re tired all the time. Concepts in neuroscience and psychology, however, c...
And another thing that is wonderful about Brainspotting therapy is that it can be done in either online or phone sessions. :)
What if you extrapolated the most effective approaches in trauma therapy, combined them and then added an astonishing new dimension? In this playful sketch a...
Food for thought - the are some of the reasons that the colleges that regulate psychotherapists in Ontario are strongly advising us NOT to return to in person work at this time and for the foreseeable future. https://www.forbes.com/sites/toddessig/2020/06/27/want-to-see-your-therapist-in-person-mid-pandemic-think-again/#41709dc8624f
We're stuck with teletherapy for now because viral safety procedures undermine the psychological safety psychotherapy requires.
This is so true - I am finding I have learned new things about my clients and they have about me, through doing online sessions.
Online sessions are not new to me - at one point at least 90% of my practice was by phone or online. But it's been a number of years before I worked online this much and while there are times I and my clients wish we could be meeting i person, there are definitely many many times that online sessions are just lovely and add a whole new, more personal dimension in a way that is often unexpected. :)
Online therapy is different. But that doesn't mean it's bad.
Trauma Training Institute
It is important that we remember that children and adults with trauma histories may not have words to express their anguish; they display behaviors. When we 'react' to their behaviors we may be shutting them down, in essence, we are telling them to shut up--it's not safe for those behaviors to surface. Rather, we want to create safety and containment for the behaviors to be expressed and discharged so that they can move closer to healing. Will you be able to make it okay for someone to act out and give you their 'stuff'? It may be difficult; however, it is a gift to be present, without judgment, as someone processes through their pain. Our goal is to 'be' not to 'do'....
Where are you at currently?
If you are stuck in the fear zone, and struggling to get out, reach out to your support people and talk to them. If that is not enough, please know that help is available. ❤️
Currently offering phone and online sessions, specializing in anxiety, stress, and trauma. I work from a nervous system based approach and, in addition to talk herapy, some of the highly effective modalities I offer (somatic experiencing, brainspotting & energy psychology approaches) can be done online and neurofeedback can be doing through rental systems utilized at home, as can SSP in some circumstances.
Therapy sessions are covered under extended health plans that cover therapy with a social worker.
Neurofeedback can be wonderful for stress, anxiety, depression and more. Improvements tend to show up in a very wide range of areas: sleep, improved focus, emotional eating, addiction, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, brain injury, impaired memory, performance enhancement, and more.
Do your own brain training, in the comfort of your own home through NeurOptimal rental systems. Pickup is in Georgetown, ON. Occasionally delivery may be available to surrounding areas, please enquire.
Sessions done in home range in price from $12-60 per session, depending upon the package chosen.
The best, most effective approach is to train the whole family so that everyone improves together and is able to support each others' changes. :)
Click on the link to view available packages and to reserve your system, today.
Feeling stressed or upset?
I thought I would post about a very simple exercise that anyone can use to settle emotion. Because it's so easy, it is fantastic to teach to kids, or to practice with them. Most kids love this and tend to respond quickly. :)
This comes from Jin Shin Jyutsu which is an energy healing modality.
You simply take a moment and hold each finger for about 5 minutes.
When holding each one, it helps to balance organ flows in the body. Organ flows are a type of energy pathway. As the organ flow comes into balance, emotion tends to soften and lessen.
Each finger corresponds with a different type of emotion.
The thumb: worry
Pointer finger: fear
Middle finger: anger
Ring finger: grief or sadness
Baby finger: pretence - trying to "be okay"
This is something you can do at any time. While watching TV, while sitting in a meeting, while watching your kids play, etc...
I often practice this while falling asleep at night and very often it helps me to fall asleep.
If you try it, I'd love to know if you find it helpful. :)
Babies suck their thumbs seeking comfort. Politicians speak with their hands close to their bodies to calm themselves down. And walkers make fists to carry themselves forward more safely. All of them, though they’re unaware, are using a form of Jin Shin Jyutsu, an ancient physio-philosophy of gene...
Socially isolating, sessions available online and by phone only right now.
However, the show must go on! Just registered for Brainspotting Phase 3 which will be done online. :) Woohoo!
Struggling with overwhelming stress, anxiety or panic? I am happy to offer telephone and online therapy sessions.
Some simple ideas from Somatic Experiencing, for how you can settle your nervous system during this time of universal stress and distress.
Very scary things going on right now...and also wonderful acts of kindness and caring.❤️
I believe in community, and history has proven that in times of crisis and heightened fear, community rises. Help is out there. 🔸️ There has been a surge of helping hands, volunteers, kind people reaching out to the vulnerable and isolated populations (to name a few: elderly, hospitalized, children) to support them in the most basic ways. They offer meals at no cost, grocery runs and deliveries at no cost, telephone calls or virtual visitation at no cost. Major industries are delaying payments for services and internet companies are reducing costs or providing services at no cost to accommodate the technological gap. Parents of young children stuck at home have created games such as "find the hidden shamrocks or rainbow" in their neighborhoods to encourage exercise and engagement. This is a true example of community raising as neighbors post artwork in windows for children to walk down the street and spot, all from safe distances. 🔸️ When fear creeps up the back alley, look for the helpers. They're out there. Don't lose hope.
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"Sometimes, even to live is an act of courage " - Seneca the Younger
We get through this by helping others. We get through this by being kind to ourselves. We get through this, ironically, through community, networking, asking questions, getting advice, slowing down, being brave enough to feel it all. Eat good, real, simple food. Go for a walk. Get outside, but stay safe. Ask for help, if you need it. ~ @waylonlewis 🌏🌎🌍 👉
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If you are struggling with overwhelmed right now, it may be useful to avoid the news and social media.
Keep yourself well informed enough to take appropriate precautions, and social isolating.
However, if you can’t stop yourself from searching online, look for “good news”
While headlines continuously read distressing news regarding the novel coronavirus, we've...
I have moved to offering sessions by phone and online, until further notice. Let's work together, to get this situation contained so what happened in Italy and China does not happen here!
I do also have neurofeedback and SSP systems available for rent, to use at home - please enquire for details. :)
Countries like the US, England, France, Spain and Germany are about 9-10 days behind in the COVID-19 progression. For our benefit, the video channel called 'A THING BY' asked Italians to record a message they wish had heard 10 days prior. Let's take careful note of what they have to say.
Excited to be wrapping up Phase 2 Brainspotting today!
Brainspotting has been an incredibly amazing addition to my practice since last November. Can’t wait to try out the new things I have learned! 😎😊
#CareerGoals #LifelongLearning #Brainspotting #KickassTherapist #LearningAllTheThings
I continue to be completely blown away by the results I am seeing in my therapy practice with SSP - the Safe & Sound Protocol, a 5 hour auditory intervention that typically takes place mostly at home, with a rental system, over a 5-10 day period.
This is my account of my own process with SSP - so far with three rounds of SSP improvements I have experienced are: a virtual elimination of social anxiety, increased assertiveness and self protectiveness in a way that is calm, gentle and absolutely effortless, and a near total elimination of chronic pain after living with fibromyalgia for over 28 years. 😎😃
Halton Therapy & Neurofeedback is a psychotherapy practice based in Georgetown, ON. A variety of nervous system based therapies and modalities are provided to help people to heal more rapidly and thoroughly than is typically possible.
Very proud to be offering NeurOptimal neurofeedback. Sessions available in office in Georgetown, ON or rental systems available to do your own sessions at home, for as little as $12 per session. I ship systems cross Canada.￼
Candid conversation between two medical doctors on paradigm shift
I could not possibly be more thrilled￼ with the SSP changes that I have seen in my practice and in my own life!
Very happy to be offering SSP. In office sessions available in Georgetown, Ontario, as well as through rental systems that are taken home to experience SSP more cost effectively.
Rental systems available to be shipped across Canada, for those who are good candidates. 😊❤️￼ ￼
Knitting is a passion of mine and there is a great deal of research that shows it is wonderful for both anxiety and depression. :)
I suspect that most crafts are similar! What is your favourite hobby and do you find it helps you when you are stressed?
Forty million Americans suffer from anxiety in any given year; it is likely you know someone who is impacted. When we need to cherish the living moment, let us create space to do so and lose ourselves in some meditative knitting.
I ❤️ this so much. Small yet attainable goals that will cumulate over time into big changes.
Tell people you are proud of them, thankful for them, inspired by them, grateful to them, here for them, honored to know them, and comforted by them.
Improved assertiveness, and self protectiveness, in a way that is both gentle and effortless, is a very standard improvement that I have seen with almost every single client who has done the safe and sound (SSP) 5 hour auditory intervention that I offer.
Even my dog became much more assertive! The cat no longer bullies her, because she no longer tolerates it, and now their relationship is quite peaceful and enjoyable. 😺❤️🐶❤️😁
What are your health, happiness, and wellness goals for 2020?
Have you considered brain training? Brain training can be fantastic for concerns such as improving sleep, reducing feelings of stress, increasing energy, improving sales, sports and academic performance, reducing emotional eating, recovering from addiction, enhancing feelings of peacefulness and wellbeing, improving focus, and much more. :)
More optimized brain function tends to have a ripple effect to all areas of life whether physical health, emotional wellbeing, work, and interpersonal relationships.
Sessions can be done in the comfort of your own home for $12-60 each, depending up the package chosen. As a special New Year's promotion, when reserving a NeurOptimal neurofeedback rental system for yourself between now and February 1st receive one extra week with your system at no extra charge!
Neurofeedback home rental systems are available. Can be shipped across Canada. Easy, safe, effective neurofeedback in the comfort of your own home. In office sessions also available in Halton Hills, Ontario.
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