What is Talk Therapy?
Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, is used to help individuals identify the issues that may be causing emotional distress. Often talk therapy serves as a time to safely discuss feelings brought on by a variety of stressors. A therapist can use talk therapy to help a client explore their experience while providing strategies and skills to minimize the level of distress being experienced.
Introducing the Body Into the Healing Process
Most people are familiar with talk therapy and its various modalities. While talk therapy is an essential aspect of personal healing and mental health, at Illuminate Clinical Therapy, I’ve found that many clients can sometimes struggle with talk therapy. They may find themselves feeling discouraged or stuck with the change process, when they are trying to overcome very ingrained behaviours, beliefs or patterns. What I have found, is it’s not until the physical body is brought into the process that true healing occurs. This is why I have integrated Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) into my practice. ART brings the body into the process of healing to help achieve a more holistic response to therapy. ART sessions often allow clients to effectively move past blockages and overcome life issues.