Slow down and take a breath. Meditation and mindfulness exercises attempt to bring you back to the present and ground you there.
We can get lost in the many words we use to describe ourselves or our situation. Sand Tray allows you to break free from a runaway story and helps you learn more about yourself, your feelings, your struggles, and your goals by permitting you to develop an image rather than getting stuck in the use of words.
As described by Psychology Today, Expressive arts therapy combines psychology and the creative process to promote emotional growth and healing.
We can paint, draw, mold, color or whatever seems to fit best for what you are going through.
Looking at your life as a story can help provide you with alternative perspectives, identify the main "monsters" and "hurdles" in your life, and guide you into the kind of story line you prefer experiencing. We can do this in the session or as homework. Whatever works best for you.
Our minds are more powerful than you may think! With guided imagery we can go anywhere and do anything. We can use guided imagery to help you relax, cope, or get pumped up for something you're feeling nervous about.
According to the American Counseling Association, AATC is defined as "the incorporation of specially trained and evaluated animals as therapeutic agents into the counseling process, whereby professional counselors use the human-animal bond as part of the treatment process".
The official Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy defines AAI as "a goal oriented and structured intervention that intentionally includes or incorporates animals in health, education, and human services for the purpose of therapeutic gains in humans".
Coral the golden retriever has been preparing to become a therapy dog for well over a year. With COVID-19 came restrictions on therapy dog certifications temporarily pausing Corals process.
To help prepare for the therapy room, Coral has gone through extensive training and is currently a dog model and actor! The long days, busy environments, and endless compassion for people has helped Coral become the perfect therapy dog... Now she just needs to prove it when testing reopens.