Love & Light Therapy
- Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy
- Art Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- EMDR therapy
- Guided Meditation
- Journal Therapy
- Life Coaching
- Past Life Regression therapy (PLR)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Self-Soothing therapy
- Trauma recovery
1. What is Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy?
- Animal-assisted therapies (AAT) are approaches to mental health care that incorporate animals into the psychotherapy process, emphasizing the bond created during human-animal interactions.
What AAT used for?
- Emotional recovery and positive psychological transformation often occurs when the relationship between an individual and the therapy animal grows.
How does AAT work?
- Professionals often advocate for using animals in psychotherapy treatment because animals can bring forth a vivid array of nurturing emotions, and many people seeking help respond positively to the idea of caring for another being.
2. What is Art Therapy?
- Art therapy involves the use of creative techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, coloring, or sculpting to help people express themselves artistically and examine the psychological and emotional undertones in their art.
What is Art Therapy used for?
- Art therapy helps children, adolescents, and adults explore their emotions, improve self-esteem, manage addictions, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and cope with a physical illness or disability.
How does Art Therapy work?
- With the guidance of a credentialed art therapist, clients can “decode” the nonverbal messages, symbols, and metaphors often found in these art forms, which should lead to a better understandingof their feelings and behavior so they can move on to resolve deeper issues.
- Art therapists work with individuals, couples, and groups in a variety of settings, including private counseling, hospitals, wellness centers, correctional institutions, senior centers, and other community organizations.
- No artistic talent is necessary for art therapy to succeed, because the therapeutic process is not about the artistic value of the work, but rather about finding associations between the creative choices made and a client’s inner life.
- The artwork can be used as a springboard for reawakening memories and telling stories that may reveal messages and beliefs from the unconscious
3. What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. Cognitive behavior therapy is generally short-term and focused on helping clients deal with a very specific problem.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy used for?
- CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety. During treatment, people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior and emotions.
4. What is Dialectical Behavior?
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, cope healthily with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others.
What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy Used For?
- DBT was originally intended for people with borderline personality disorder but has since been adapted for other conditions where the patient exhibits self-destructive behavior, such as eating disorders, substance abuse, or suicidal thoughts. It is also used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.
5. What is EMDR therapy?
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a fairly new, nontraditional type of psychotherapy.
What is EMDR therapy used for?
- It’s growing in popularity, particularly for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD often occurs after experiences such as military combat, physical assault, rape, or car accidents.
6. What is Guided Meditation?
- Guided meditationis a process by which one or more participants meditate in response to the guidance provided by a trained practitioner or teacher, either in person or via a written text, sound recording, video, or audiovisual media comprising music or verbal instruction, or a combination of both.
What is Guided Meditation used for?
- Guided meditation is when you are guided, by a narrator, to elicit a specific change in your life. You are first guided to relax your body and mind, to help you reach a deep meditative state before going on a journey, in your mind, to reach a specific goal.
How does Guided Meditation work?
- As the brain does not distinguish between an imagined event and a real one, the experience you have with a guided meditation is just like having a real experience. This has an amazing effect on your life due to the way the brain works.
7. What is Hypnotherapy?
- Hypnotherapyis a form of psychotherapy used to create change in a patient while in a state of sleep, or unconsciousness, known as hypnosis.
What is Hypnotherapy used for?
- Since hypnotherapy is an adjunct form of therapy, used along with other forms of psychological or medical treatment, there are many applications. Hypnotherapy can be used to treat anxiety, phobias, substance abuse including alcohol and tobacco, sexual dysfunction, undesirable spontaneous behaviors, and bad habits.
8. What is Journal Therapy?
- Journal therapyis a type of writing therapy that focuses on the writer’s internal experiences, thoughts and feelings.
How does Journal Therapy work?
- Journal therapy uses reflective writing so that the writer can receive mental and emotional clarity, validate experiences and come to a deeper understanding of him or herself.
What are the benefits of Journal Therapy?
- Journal therapy allows people to clarify their thoughts and feelings, thereby gaining valuable self-knowledge.
- It’s a good problem-solving tool; oftentimes, one can hash out a problem and come up with solutions more easily on paper.
- Journaling about traumatic events helps one process them by fully exploring and releasing the emotions involved, and by engaging both hemispheres of the brain in the process, allowing the experience to become fully integrated within one’s mind.
- Journaling can also help you to focus on areas of your life that you’re like to focus on more often, as is the case with gratitude journaling or even coincidence journaling.
What are scientifically proven health benefits of Journal Therapy?
- Journaling decreases the symptoms of asthma, arthritis, and other health conditions.
- It improves cognitive functioning.
- It strengthens the immune system, preventing a host of illnesses.
- It counteracts many of the negative effects of stress.
9. What is a life coaching?
- Life coachinghas grown to be a hugely successful form of talking therapy, to the extent that it has helped turn people’s lives around.
What is a life coach?
- A life coach is someone who looks to empower others by helping them make, meet and exceed goals in both their personal and professional lives.
10. What is Past Life Regression therapy (PLR)?
- Past Life Regression therapy (PLR) is a technique that uses hypnosis to recover the memories of past lives or incarnation. It is one of the best techniques to energize the soul of individual by making them to journey into their past lives.
- PLR therapy is a wonderful healing process as it works deeper on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. The main objective is to make life easier, better and more fulfilling, in this present moment.
What is PLR therapy used for?
- PLR provides us the resolution of anxiety attacks, chronic pain, depression, fears that quite do not make sense.
How does PLR therapy work?
- Past Life Regression Therapy works on the root cause and it enables extremely deep change to take place at the very source of the problem.
- PLR is based on the principles of cause and effect (also known as law of karma). Many of us have pain, fears, phobias, negative thoughts of attitudes that we know could not have originated in our childhood.
- PLR therapists believe the root cause can be found in a much larger story from past life that is simmering just below the surface. This cause may be a past desire, a past thought, past feeling, a past emotion, a past vow, a past promise, a past decision, a past evasion or a past traumatic experience.
- PLR is a therapy that delves into the past to make the present better. It is based on the philosophy that we are eternal souls who carry forward learning and experiences from one human lifetime to another. As eternal beings, we experience physical life on earth in a series of human bodies. On a spirit level, we choose each life as a means of learning the lessons we have decided for ourselves.
11. What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.
12. What is Reiki?
- Reikiis a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.
What is Reiki used for?
- Reiki restores energy balance and vitality by relieving the physical and emotional effects of unreleased stress.
How does Reiki work?
- Reiki is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.
13. What is Self-Soothing therapy?
- SELF-SOOTHING has to do with comforting, nurturing, and being kind to yourself by ways of soothing each of your five senses, using various self-soothing techniques.
What are Self-Soothing Techniques?
- These are mostly very physical techniques, that use different body senses. Some of us have never had the feeling that we could do things to make ourselves feel better, calmer, feel relaxation or pleasure.
When do you use Self-Soothing Techniques?
- Use them when you are feeling distressed, when emotions feel overwhelming, when situations feel like you can’t stand them anymore.
- Instead of doing something that hurts you, try something that gives you pleasure and comfort
What are some examples of Self-Soothing techniques for the five senses?
- Vision: Walk in a pretty part of town. Look at the nature around you. Go to a museum with beautiful art. Buy a flower and put it where you can see it. Sit in a garden. Watch the snowflakes decorate the trees during a snowfall. Light a candle and watch the flame. Look at a book with beautiful scenery or beautiful art. Watch a travel movie or video.
- Hearing: Listen to beautiful or soothing music, or to tapes of the ocean or other sounds of nature. Listen to a baby gurgling or a small animal. Sit by a waterfall. Listen to someone chopping wood. When you are listening, be mindful, letting the sounds come and go.
- Smell: Smell breakfast being cooked at home or in a restaurant. Notice all the different smells around you. Walk in a garden or in the woods, maybe just after a rain, and breathe in the smells of nature. Light a scented candle or incense. Bake some bread or a cake and take in all the smells.
- Taste: Have a special treat, and eat it slowly, savoring each bite. Cook a favorite meal. Drink a soothing drink like herbal tea or hot chocolate. Let the taste run over your tongue and slowly down your throat. Go to a potluck, and eat a little bit of each dish, mindfully tasting each new thing.
- Touch: Take a bubble bath. Pet your dog or cat or cuddle a baby. Put on a silk shirt or blouse and feel its softness and smoothness. Sink into a comfortable bed. Float or swim in a pool, and feel the water caress your body.
14. What is ThetaHealing?
- A blend of science and spirit, ThetaHealing is a meditative technique conducted while the client and practitioner are in a theta brainwave state – an altered consciousness where brainwaves are slowed to a relaxed mode.
- A non-invasive, alternate therapy, helping people heal chronic pain and illness, and overcome negative thoughts.
What is ThetaHealing used for?
- To reprogram limiting beliefs stored within the subconscious – and teaching the corresponding feelings people hesitate to feel – through their connection to a higher power or divine energy.
15. What is trauma recovery?
- Trauma recovery is best to be looked upon as a process that is worked on over time and in intentional stages. The re-establishing of safety is the first and most central step in recovery separate and apart from whether the details of the trauma are ever spoken of or not.
1. Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy
2. Art Therapy
3. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
4. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
5. EMDR therapy
6. Guided Meditation
8. Journal Therapy
9. Life Coaching
10. Past Life Regression therapy (PLR)
11. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
13. Self-Soothing therapy
15. Trauma recovery