Therapies We Provide
Brain Function Therapy
Brain Function Therapy (BFT) is a computerised cognitive retraining program that helps the brain enhance available cognitive resources. Our brains have the ability to change and with enough training and practice, one can improve their functioning. BFT works to strengthen the brain muscles and the connectivity to enhance cognitive confidence and functioning.
Addiction is more than just a physiological problem. Detox can help get rid of the substances from the body but there is always a risk for relapse. Addiction is often shadowed by other mental health concerns. Therapy for addictive behaviour can get to the root of the problem and reduce chances of relapse. This kind of therapy focuses on social and psychological triggers that lead to cravings. Therapists can provide the necessary support system for individuals trying to recover from these addictions. This is done by forming a therapeutic relationship, providing them a safe space and encouraging recovery with the right intervention plan. The therapist also helps patients formulate a relapse prevention plan tailored according to the individuals needs.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a technique that can help the individual find new ways to modify their behaviour by changing their thought patterns. It works on the principle that how we think and interpret situations around us affects how we behave and ultimately, how we feel. CBT is a problem-specific and goal-oriented technique that can equip a student with coping strategies and help them deal with challenges more effectively.
Personality refers to the characteristic way in which a person thinks, feels and behaves. Personality is dynamic and evolves from our biological factors and experiences. From the level of openness and agreeableness, to the level of extraversion and neuroticism are all traits of personality. Personality development works on the child’s communication skills and helps them bring a positive attitude in life. It trains them in problem solving skills and ways to reduce stress and conflicts. An individual can develop specific desired qualities like punctuality, flexibility, or assertiveness. It can help them focus on their goals and plan their path to success by creating a positive attitude.
Neurofeedback is a well-established, scientifically sound, clinical intervention based on EEG-based biofeedback. In neurofeedback, the individual is trained to enhance or reduce desired brain wave activity with the objective of altering the brain activity so as to alleviate their problems. This training helps people in building and maintaining a state of mind that involves more self control, emotional regulation and cognitive enhancement.
Children suffer from psychological problems too and their mental health should be an important concern for everyone. Many psychological and emotional problems may begin in childhood or adolescence and may go unnoticed or untreated for years, having a larger implication on the individual’s life later on. Emotional problems may result in the child inability to develop and maintain healthy relationships with family, peer and adults in the school setting, inability to learn, display appropriate behavior and much more. Psychotherapy or talk therapy can help children with emotional problems as it focuses on understanding a person’s feelings and equips them to face new challenges, in the present and in the future.
Anger Management Training
Anger is a normal, healthy emotion, only when it is expressed appropriately. But very often, children may struggle to understand the difference between anger and aggression. When children don’t know how to deal with their emotions correctly, it can lead to a lot of problems, not only for the child but also for the family. It could lead to academic problems, rejection from peers, family issues and poor psychological wellbeing. Therefore, it is important to introduce anger management as early in their lives as possible. Anger management techniques helps an individual recognise the signs of unhealthy anger and how to deal with the situation in a more effective or productive way.
Play therapy may look like ordinary playtime with the child, but it goes beyond that; it can help the child explore their emotions and deal with unresolved trauma more effectively. Through play, children can learn new coping mechanisms and how to redirect inappropriate behaviors into more appropriate ones. Play therapy can be used in a wide range of circumstances: problem or conduct behaviors in schools, issues with anger, ASD, ADHD, anxiety, family issues, learning difficulties or developmental delays. Toys can act as symbols and can take on a deeper meaning and therefore may help the child express their emotions more aptly. Play therapy techniques can include creative visualisation, role-playing, story telling, dance and creative movement, arts and crafts, and musical play.
Behavior therapy seeks to identify and change potentially harmful or unhealthy behaviors in a child. It focuses primarily on how some problematic behaviors and thoughts may unintentionally be encouraged or rewarded within the child’s environment. Behavior therapists encourage children to try new behaviors, reward desired behaviors and gradually allow unwanted behaviors to extinguish. The main focus in behavioral therapy will be on current problems and how to change them. Children suffering from depression, anger issues, ADHD, anxiety, phobias and substance abuse issues among others can be benefited by behavioral therapy.
Stress can be defined as the automatic response of the body to meet demands, priorities and pressure in our life. Not all stress is bad; in fact some amount of stress could be beneficial to us and can help us focus on our goals. It is when the stress is too much or is carried for too long that it can get unpleasant and can start affecting our health and other aspects of our life. As a student, stress is unavoidable. The goal isn’t to get rid of all the stress, rather to develop the competencies and skills to deal with them better. Some signs of stress include difficulty retaining information, poor concentration, irritability, anxiety, disorganization, feeling overwhelmed, frequent headaches and many others. Therefore, stress management techniques can be extremely beneficial. Since stress responses vary from one person to another, stress management techniques when applied to school settings can help students understand what is causing their stress, what stress looks or feels in their bodies and how to manage these signs effectively. Stress management techniques could also help in the long run and help them deal with the pressures of worklife more effectively.
Relaxation techniques promote stress reduction by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. This decreases the blood pressure and heart rate and induces a relaxed state in the body. Relaxation therapy helps with several clinical disorders like anxiety, phobias, depression, insomnia, pain and stress related symptoms. These techniques involve refocusing attention, increasing awareness of the body and inducing a calm state by bringing focus to the present moment.
Social Skills Training
Social Skills Training is a type of behavioral therapy that is used to be improve social skills in individuals struggling with psychological wellbeing or developmental difficulties. It can be either delivered individually or in a group format. Children who fall under the autism spectrum or people struggling with social anxiety disorder can benefit from SST. SST can address a wide range of social skills. Some examples include, initiating conversations, maintaining appropriate eye contact, understanding emotions and facial cues and how to behave in specific social and community settings. One of the many advantages of SST is that they are customisable for each individual depending on their age, strengths and weaknesses. For toddlers, it may include fundamental play skills like waiting for their turn, maintaining eye contact, while for adults it may focus more on expressing opinions, maintaining relationships and to follow workplace behavior.