Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a focused approach to the treatment of many types of emotional, behavioural and psychiatric problems. The application of CBT varies according to the problem being presented by the individuals, but is essentially a collaborative and individualised program that helps individuals to identify unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and explore ways to relearn healthier skills and habits.
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, sensations, feelings and behaviour.
During the process, a therapist will alter the state of consciousness in a way that relaxes the conscious part of the mind while simultaneously stimulating and focussing the subconscious part. This will heighten the state of awareness by using skilled relaxation techniques which will allow the therapist to then make appropriate suggestions.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) (also called Solution-Focused Therapy and Solution-Building Practice therapy) was developed by Steve de Shazer (1940-2005), and Insoo Kim Berg (1934-2007) and their colleagues beginning in the late 1970’s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
As the name suggests, SFBT is future-focused, realistic, concise, goal-directed, and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that brought clients to seek therapy. The SFBT approach assumes that all clients have some knowledge of what would make their life better, even though they may need some (at times, considerable) help describing the details of their better life and the approached believes that everyone who seeks help already possesses at least the minimal skills necessary to create solutions.
Kids' Skills is a solution-focused method for helping children overcome problems by learning skills.We convert the child's problems into skills that a child needs to learn in order to overcome the child's problem. We help the child to see the benefits of learning the skills and empower them to make the changes.
Kids' Skills are practical tools for dealing with the daily challenges of child rearing and benefits parents, caregivers and teachers.
Relaxation response is perhaps one of the most important skills that an individual will use to gain control over their body and mind.
By learning some of the relaxation responses, it will help you with sleep, managing stress, anxiety, clearer thinking, increased motivation, decreased fatigue, lower blood pressure and generally being able to cope more effectively with life’s challenges.
Relaxation response is a skill that takes some practice to learn and master. It is a way for an individual to take control of a situation and a beneficial life-long skill to have. Well worth learning. There are many different ways to relax. Below are some of the different types of relaxation response techniques that Sunisa Therapy provides:
Imagery is a therapeutic technique in which an individual is guided in imagining. The process involves creating a mental picture of a place and involves the sounds, smells, noises, feelings and tastes a person would have if they were actually there. Imagery helps shift attention away from the present reality, allowing an individual to have control over where they would like to be. This will help them to relax and improve mood states.
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation
The Progressive Muscle Relaxation technique involves moving the focus of your attention to various muscle groups around your body and focusing on tensing, and relaxing these areas.
- Awakening Breath series
Fast, shallow breathing is a common but unhelpful response to stress. This will result in changes of the carbon dioxide levels in our body and which can lead to an increased heart rate, dizziness, muscle tension and other negative physical sensations. By learning the Awakening Breath series, it will help you to experience peace, calmness and alter your mood states. Muscle tension and uncomfortable physical sensations will settle and you will feel relaxed.
Mindfulness is a state of being completely in touch with the present moment. It means being aware, from moment to moment, of your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and the environment around us. By learning this skill, it will help you to cope more effectively with life’s challenges.