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Jungian Depth Psychology or Analytical Psychology:
Depth Psychology is the psychotherapeutic approach created by Carl Gustav Jung. It has been described as essentially a therapeutic relationship aimed at “facilitating growth, healing and a new synthesis of the patient’s personality at a higher level of functioning”. It is also said to offer a “map of the human psyche that encompasses conscious and unconscious elements, including both transpersonal (archetypal and spiritual) and personal layers of the unconscious” (Douglas, 1995, p.95-108).
Hypnotherapy is distinctive from other therapies in that it attempts to address the unconscious mind and go to the root of the problematic belief or behavior. The therapist assist the client in feeling a relaxed, but in control state frequently enlisting the clients own imagination and may utilize a a range of techniques. Analytical techniques may also be used.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
Also known as CBT; this form of treatment focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. By exploring patterns of thinking that lead to self-destructive actions and the beliefs that direct these thoughts, people can modify their patterns of thinking to improve coping.
Solution Focused Therapy:
A solution focused approach helps establish goals for change. Conversation is directed toward developing and achieving the client’s vision of solutions.
Expressive Arts Therapy is the practice of using imagery, drawing, painting, clay, storytelling, dance, music, drama, poetry, and dreamwork, with a therapeutic purpose. We gain insight by studying the symbolic and metaphoric messages and foster understanding, emotional release/expression, and healing. We use the arts to let go, to express, and to release.
Therapists strategically utilize play therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings (Gil, 1991). Toys are like the child's words and play is the child's language (Landreth, 2002). The positive relationship that develops between therapist and child during play therapy sessions can provide a corrective emotional experience necessary for healing (Moustakas, 1997).
Bioenergetic Body Therapy:
Bioenergetics is a form of therapy that combines work with the body and the mind to help people resolve their emotional problems and realize more of their potential for pleasure and joy in living. Body and mind are connected; what goes on in the mind reflects what is happening in the body and vice versa. (Dallas Center for Bioenergetics) Working with physical movements and breathing techniques, as well as viewing the body as a metaphor can assist in releasing the emotional "baggage" we carry both physically and mentally.
In Equine counseling we use horses as a means to provide the experiences that parallel into everyday life in order to develop insight and self regulation. Similar to "pet therapy", working with horses provides an invaluable opportunity for expanding connection and understanding of the emotional realm. Horses are highly sensitive to their environment and respond to human emotional cues, providing excellent insight to a persons' internal state. Here are examples of how the process works: