At Creative Ways, you or your child may be guided in the use of a variety of therapy techniques which foster self- expression, active participation, imagination, mind-body connections, and emotional growth. Your therapist may incorporate
some of these interventions:
When trauma occurs, it affects an individual's sense of self, their sense of others, and their beliefs about the world. These beliefs can directly impact an individual's ability or motivation to connect with and utilize support services. In utilizing a Trauma-Informed Care approach, Creative Ways realizes the direct impact that trauma can have on access to services, and is therefore guided by policies, procedures and practices meant to minimize potential barriers. Creative Ways therapists are trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma and thus avoid any possibility of re-traumatization. Your therapist will fully integrate knowledge about trauma into all aspects of their work.
Sand Tray Therapy
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Eye Movement Desensitization
and Reprocessing (EMDR)
In EMDR work, eye movements (or other bilateral stimulation) are used during the session. After the clinician has determined which memory to target first, they ask the client to hold different aspects of that event or thought in mind and to use the eyes to track the therapist’s hand as it moves back and forth across the client’s field of vision. As this happens, internal associations arise and the client begins to process the memory and disturbing feelings. In successful EMDR therapy, the meaning of painful events is transformed on an emotional level. The insights a client may gain in EMDR therapy result not so much from clinician interpretation, but from the client’s own accelerated intellectual and emotional processes. The net effect is that when clients conclude EMDR therapy, they feeling empowered by the very experiences that once debased them. Their wounds have not just closed, they have transformed. As a natural outcome of the EMDR therapeutic process, the clients’ thoughts, feelings and behaviors are all robust indicators of emotional health and resolution.
A Brief Introduction to
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
There is an abundance of neuroscience research to support that mindfulness practices help our brains be more integrated, so everyday activities, thoughts, attitudes and perceptions are more balanced.
“Give yourself permission to allow this moment to be exactly as it is,
and allow yourself to be
exactly as you are.”
- Jon Kabat-Zin -