Worry

Worry refers to the thoughts, images, emotions, and actions of a negative nature in a repetitive, uncontrollable manner that results from a proactive cognitive risk analysis made to avoid or solve anticipated potential threats and their potential consequences.

As an emotion “worry” is experienced from anxiety or concern about a real or imagined issue, often personal issues such as health or finances, or external broader issues.  It’s a natural response to anticipated future problems. Most people experience short-lived periods of worry in their lives without incident; indeed, a mild amount of worrying has positive effects, but with excessive worrisome people they overestimate future dangers in their assessments and in its extremities tend to magnify the situation as a dead-end which results from stress. Chronically worried individuals are also more likely to lack confidence in their problem-solving ability, perceive problems as threats, become easily frustrated when dealing with a problem, and are pessimistic about the outcome of problem-solving efforts.

Seriously anxious people find it difficult to control their worry and typically experience symptoms like restlessness, fatigue, difficulty in concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbance.

BENEFITS:

  • Improved health
  • A greater tolerance for handling stressful situations.
  • Improved problem-solving skills and solving problems in the moment.
  • A greater sense of mind-body connection.
  • Improved social skills with existing family/friends and when meeting new people.

Trauma de-Briefing

Trauma counseling helps you to identify and come to terms with feelings and emotions you may experience during or after a traumatic event. These emotions will vary from individual to individual. Trauma can involve single incidents such as rape, a car accident, witnessing a robbery, or being involved in a natural disaster. Trauma can also be repeated and enduring emotional distress over a long period of time, such as childhood neglect.

There are many trauma counseling models, and they all have the same primary objectives: to resource you and help you get your life back on track. In time, you will be able to move from simply surviving, which often involves hardship and struggle, to living and eventually being able to thrive.

Benefits:

  • Help you understand your coping mechanisms.
  • Validate your feelings and emotions.
  • Stop using suppression and avoidance as forms of defense.
  • Help you make sense of what has happened to you.
  • Integrate the event meaningfully into your life.
  • Begin to live in the present rather than constantly being triggered by the past.

The Craving Cycle

Relapse is a process; it’s not an event. To understand relapse prevention, you must understand the stages of relapse. Relapse begins weeks or even months before the occurrence of a physical relapse. Stress significantly impedes addiction recovery and may lead to a desire to relapse. Escaping reality is a major component of the addiction cycle.

It is helpful for addicts to practice ways to slow down, block out distractions, and focus on being calm. Through these practices, those suffering from addiction can become more self-aware and better able to recognize emotional triggers before they ignite the relapse cycle.

In these sessions, I will focus on treating all symptoms of addiction, including the physical, emotional, relational, financial, and spiritual aspects. The goal is to evaluate the whole person to help identify the root causes of addictive behaviors and thereby prevent relapse.

Stress Management

The simple realization that you are in control of your life is the foundation of stress management. You have more control than you might think. Managing stress is all about taking charge: of your thoughts, emotions, schedule, and the way you deal with problems. You can learn healthy ways to manage stress. When dealing with stress, we think of the four A’s: avoid, alter, adapt, or accept the stressors. You can either change the situation or change your reaction.

Since everyone has a unique response to stress, there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to managing it. No single method works for everyone or in every situation, so experiment with different techniques and strategies. Focus on what makes you feel calm and in control. If your methods of coping with stress aren’t contributing to your greater emotional and physical health, it’s time to find healthier ones. There are many healthy ways to manage and cope with stress, but they all require change.

Schizophrenia Care Coaching (Six One Hour Modules)

There will be a question and answer session allocated at the end of each of these sessions.

First session:

  • What is Schizophrenia?
  • Definition of Schizophrenia, its causes, and symptoms.
  • Myths about Schizophrenia.
  • Removing stigma associated with Schizophrenia.

Second session:

  • How do we treat Schizophrenia?
  • Therapy and medication.
  • Accepting your diagnosis.
  • Becoming an expert on your illness.

Third session:

  • Identifying emotions.
  • Using this to help recognize red flags.
  • Monitoring your mood (mood diary).
  • Tracking Schizophrenia symptoms and identifying patterns.

Fourth session:

  • Managing symptoms.
  • Education on medication and different therapy approaches.
  • Problem-solving and enhancing social skills.
  • Reintegrating the client into a structured environment.

Fifth session:

  • Self-help strategies for Schizophrenia.
  • Suggestions and recommendations, including books or websites.
  • Establishing a stable routine.
  • Focus on nutrition, sleep, hygiene, etc.
  • Assigning homework (worksheets for the client to complete).
  • Listening to your doctor’s advice.

Sixth session:

  • Creating an emergency treatment plan.
  • Addressing suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and psychosis.
  • Recognizing negative feelings and knowing whom to contact.
  • Understanding psychosis.
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Our Services

We provide the following services:

Business Coaching, Character Education Curriculum, Corporate Workshops & Wellness, Counselling, Life Coaching, Life Skills Coaching, Life Skills Workshops, Neurodiverse Coaching, Neurodiverse Free School Talks, Neurodiverse Information Workshops, Neurodiverse Lagging Skills Assessments, Neurodiverse Teachers Training Workshops, NLP Coaching, Parenting Workshops, Presentations, Talks, Trauma De-briefing, and a free monthly Neurodiverse Support Group Meeting via Zoom.

Send us a message and we’ll work with you to find a time and day for the session that works best for you. If you are unsure of the life skills you require, we may schedule an evaluation. Initial Assessment covers a quick overview of the person’s background, present difficulties, and the skill set needed to overcome difficulties and overcome obstacles that they are encountering personally or professionally.

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