A mindfulness based model for traumatically bereaved individuals discovered by Dr. Joanne Cacciatore. This model encompasses a series of supportive therapeutic actions that help increase emotional tolerance and alleviate symptoms while honoring the deceased. The belief is that healing can only begin with a strong therapeutic relationship, being present and bearing witness to the griever and their pain. This is the primary intervention and most frequently used treatment offered at North Valley Center for Hope.
An alternative to traditional office therapy. This intervention facilitates the integration of both mind and body and enhances the acceptance of the present moment by being in nature, using all senses and the production of endorphins. This allows for a reduction in tension and natural flow of conversation to develop. Clients receive the same therapy as they would as if they were in the office except the time is used outdoors on a walking path with their therapist. This mindfulness-based intervention has helped with grief and loss, anxiety, depression, insomnia and in substance abuse recovery.
This evidenced-based approach embraces the client as the expert in their own lives and personal experiences. By being within a supportive atmosphere, the client's strengths are identified and needs supported. This approach is non-directive so the client can naturally self motivate with therapeutic support. This in turn encourages opportunities for growth as well as deep meaning and purpose. Otherwise known as Rogerian Therapy in the 1940's, this approach is very helpful to those experiencing life transitions.
This is used to help modify unhelpful patterns in thinking which often result in unwanted behavior. When working on grief and loss, some TF-CBT techniques can assist the client with reconstructing meaning about the death and feelings of guilt now in the absence of their loved one. Symptoms such as emotional numbness, sleep disturbances and recurring thoughts about the traumatic experience can be significantly reduced. TF-CBT is found to be extremely helpful in reducing anxiety, panic attacks and with mild depression. TF-CBT often uses practices such as homework, skills activities and exercises that can be applied to situations the client encounters in their daily life.
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