Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive-behavioural therapy is focused on the present, limited in duration, and problem-solving oriented. You will learn specific skills that you can use in your every day life. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviours.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is based on the premise that the quality of our key relationships significantly affects our well being. When our most important relationships are not close, secure, and dependable, we will naturally experience emotional distress.
Our emotions drive patterns of living and relating that can actually push us further away from our desires. EFT helps you to understand these patterns and connect with your deeper emotions and needs. Ultimately, EFT can assist you to shift these patterns so you can live a more connected, satisfying life.
The Medicine Hat Psychologists also integrate a number of other therapeutic approaches including:
- Family Systems Theory
- Family of Origin Counselling
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Narrative Therapy
Because people are complex and not everyone will find a particular approach helpful, it is vital to have alternative ways of viewing a situation to assist you to overcome your problems and improve your life.
EMDR is an approach to heal painful memories and/or change negative beliefs. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation (stimulating both sides of the brain through eye movement, tapping, etc.) to enhance the brain's natural ability to process a memory when it is "stuck". Francine Shapiro developed EMDR over 30 years ago.