Megan Longstaff, M. Sc, C. Psychologist
Some Therapeutic Techniques I Practice are...
(*Please Note: Material below is for General Information Purposes Only with Links to Third Party Sources.)
Cognitive Behavourial Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a way of thinking about:
How you think about yourself, the world and other people; and
How what you do affects your thoughts and feelings.
The following link leads to a discussion on how CBT works, why it is used, its effects, its side-effects and alternative treatments, along with references to other authoritative sources of CBT information. [More on CBT...]
Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT)
MiCBT offers a practical set of evidence-based techniques derived from mindfulness training together with principles of CBT to address a broad range of psychological disorders and general stress conditions. [More on MiCBT...]
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
MBCT is psychological therapy designed to aid in preventing the relapse of depression, specifically in individuals with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Research supports the effects of MBCT in people who have been depressed three or more times and demonstrates reduced relapse rates by 50% [More on MBCT...]
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a psychotherapy in which the patient recalls a traumatic event while simultaneously undergoing bilateral stimulation that can consist of moving the eyes from side to side, vibrations or tapping movements on different sides of the body, or tones delivered through one ear, then the other, via headphones. The goal of EMDR therapy is to process the distressing memories of traumatic events, reduce their lingering influence and allow clients to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. [More on EMDR...]
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
IPT is a treatment which encourages the patient to regain control of mood and functioning, and is based on the common factors of psychotherapy: a "treatment alliance in which the therapist empathically engages the patient, helps the patient to feel understood, arouses affect, presents a clear rationale and treatment ritual, and yields success experiences.". [More on IPT...]
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
EFT proposes emotions themselves have an innately adaptive potential which, if activated, can help clients change problematic emotional states or unwanted self-experiences. Emotions are connected to our most essential needs. Clients undergoing EFT are helped to better identify, experience, explore, make sense of, transform and flexibly manage their emotional experiences.
Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is a therapy undertaken with a subject in hypnosis and is used for the treatment of anxiety, subclinical depression and certain habit disorders, as well as in the treatment of conditions such as insomnia and addiction. [More on Hypnotherapy...]
"Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination." ~Roy Goodman