Psychotherapy (Individual Therapy)
This is the most intensive level of service options currently provided. Individual therapy is provided using the Schema Therapy Model. This modality will help you gain an understanding of current dysfunctional beliefs, how these developed, how they are maintained and ways in which your coping strategies may be working against you. Schema Therapy incorporates mindfulness, visualisation, imagery and aspects of Energy Psychology to help repair developmental traumas, dismantle self-limiting dysfunctional beliefs and develop healthy strategies to achieve your needs.
The first session involves a consultation with a clinical psychologist and completion of assessment tools. This allows the drawing up a formulation to individualised therapy goals and treatment plan.
This service does not require a GP referral and those interested in availing of Schema Therapy can self-refer by emailing email@example.com. Video sessions are available where required for work or travel purposes. This service is subject to some terms and conditions, for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Anxiety Management (Group Therapy)
Anxiety Management Group / Pre-individual Therapy Group (8-week course)
Anxiety Management Group sessions are designed to allow individuals to understand their sources of anxiety, how these are being maintained and to develop healthy strategies to manage distress. Prior to accessing this course, an individual assessment is undertaken to develop a provisional formulation of current difficulties, known as a mode map. This mode map allows each individual to personalise group material and support strategies for their individual needs. Anxiety management strategies acquired during this 8 week course include Mindfulness, Visualisation, Imagery, Dysfunctional Thought Challenging, Grounding Techniques and Energy Psychology-Based Techniques.
This treatment modality can be used in two ways. Either as a stand-alone treatment for anxiety or as a form of skill development and support while awaiting individual psychotherapy. Attendees often find that attending such a course provides the basic skills required to accelerate progress in later individual psychotherapy sessions. For more information, please contact email@example.com
EFT - Emotional Freedom Techniques (Group Therapy)
WHAT IS EFT?
EFT stands to Emotional Freedom Techniques. It is also known as “Tapping”. It was first introduced to the public Dr Gary Craig in 1995. Dr Craig was a student of Dr Roger Callahan, a Clinical Psychologist who developed Thought Field Therapy (TFT) in the 1980’s. Dr Callahan found that TFT helped people manage psychological symptoms of anxiety and stress, as well as the physical symptoms related to stress. Dr Craig further researched and simplified the TFT method in order to create his own approach, called EFT.
According to the EFT Universe website, “EFT has been researched in more than 10 countries, by more than 60 investigators, whose results have been published in more than 20 different peer-reviewed journals”, which include the Journal of Clinical Psychology & the APA journals Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training and Review of General Psychology
HOW DOES EFT WORK?
EFT integrates the Chinese meridian system into the therapy process by tapping specific meridian points in sequence with your fingertips while focussing on the issues causing emotional distress. It is a technique that combines Eastern and Western medicine and mental health philosophies.
When viewed from the Eastern Medicine perspective, EFT involves tapping the acupressure points located near the ends of the energy circuits / meridians that flow through the body. It is proposed that tapping helps to clear any blockages in these energy channels which then facilitates mental and physical well-being. Dr Lee Pulos, in his book, “EFT, the new technology for immediate healing and vitality”, reports research findings that fit more with the Western medicine perspective. It is believed that tapping, while focussing on difficult or painful emotions and self-limiting beliefs, stimulates the release of beta-endorphin by the brain. Beta-endorphin is 18 to 33 times more potent than morphine. Pairing the beta-endorphin release with focus on negative feelings or beliefs, is believed to help metabolise away negative thoughts and beliefs which then allows the emergence of mental clarity and the ability to introduce more functional self-beliefs.
WHAT IS EFT USED FOR?
EFT is typically used by people to
· Manage their anxiety and depressive symptoms and their associated physical symptoms (i.e. low energy levels, headaches, muscle tension, sleep difficulties etc.)
· Help them through episodes of feeling emotionally overwhelmed
· Eliminate self-limiting beliefs
· Strengthen healthy, positive, adaptive self-beliefs (an antidote to low self-esteem)
EFT can be an incredible life tool; however, it is most effective when used in conjunction with psychotherapy and other practices such as mindfulness. According to its founder, Dr Craig, “when used correctly, it can reduce the conventional therapy process from weeks, months or years to a fraction of that time”. EFT can be done quickly, anywhere and at any time without the need for equipment.
EFT AT CORE CLINICAL
Group EFT training sessions are available at Core Clinical. Group EFT sessions typically run over the course of 4 weeks and cost €50 per person per session. The group consists only 5 participants. It is recommended as an initial therapeutic tool for those awaiting individual therapy.
The next EFT group will start on June 20th 2019. To book a place or for more information, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.