Anxiety Bipolar D/O Chronic Fatigue Compassion Fatigue Depression Fear & Phobias Grief Insomnia Life Transitions Psychological impact of medical diagnoses Substance Misuse/Abuse Trauma
Some options available at Ayuvia include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness & Motivational Interviewing, and Art Therapy. In addition we also provide personalized Yoga and Tai Chi with clinical discipline.
More About Art Therapy:
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Aristotle (384-322 BC)
"Art therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. A goal in art therapy is to improve or restore a client’s functioning and his or her sense of personal well-being. Art therapy practice requires knowledge of visual art (drawing, painting, sculpture, and other art forms) and the creative process, as well as of human development, psychological, and counseling theories and techniques.” (American Art Therapy Association)
Art therapists design art therapy sessions, utilizing a variety of media and interventions, to best meet the needs of the individual client or group. In the art therapy process, the art provides a visual image of the internal process. The art can often stimulate verbal dialogue or may simply serve as a nonverbal record of feelings and thoughts. Art Therapy is a facilitated by a credentialed masters level art therapist with education and experience in the theories and practice of visual art & the creative process and psychology & counseling. Art therapy can help individuals to initiate insight, growth and healing for a variety of personal, medical, and psychological goals.
“When words are not enough, we turn to images and symbols to tell our stories. And in telling our stories through art, we can find a path to health and wellness, emotional reparation, recovery, and ultimately, transformation.” (International Art Therapy Organization)
More about EMDR:
EMDR is an integrative therapy that helps people heal from distressing or traumatic memories or experiences. While EMDR has received international attention for helping people heal from PTSD and trauma, EMDR can also help people feeling distress from anxiety, stress, fears, phobias, and more.
Sometimes unprocessed memories or experiences can get stuck in our processing causing distressing disruptions in our physical sensations, emotions, and thoughts. “EMDR Therapy is designed to help a person identify and process these stuck pieces so that the symptoms can decrease and one can feel more alive and less distressed. EMDR Therapy helps facilitate the activation of the brain’s inherent system to process and integrate the information that got stored or stuck.
EMDR Therapy will not erase the memory; rather you will be able to remember the story without all the emotional charge that was distressing before the treatment.” (Barbara Maiberger)
EMDR “uses the three-pronged protocol and an eight-phased approach to physiologically reprocess targeted memory networks. Early phases, such as history-taking and preparation for EMDR treatment, occur only at the outset of the course of treatment, but they may be revisited. (SAMHSA) EMDR includes the process of alternating, bilateral stimulation via eye movements, auditory tones, or tapping.
EMDR Therapy helps to reduce distress related to a memory or experience and enhance and strengthen positive thoughts, ideas, and images. EMDR can help to diminish the experience of distress related to the targeted memory, experience, thought, or feeling, while also enhancing positive changes in the brain.
Our integrative team led by Psychotherapist and supported by our Nutritionist, Massage Therapist, , Yoga and Tai Chi instructors, RN and Acupuncturist will collaborate to find you the best path forward.