Unprocessed memories from painful and traumatic events can continue to have significant negative impacts on a person's ability to regulate their emotions, function at work/school and manage relationships.
EMDR therapy is an effective and evidence-based psychotherapy endorsed by World Health Organisation, Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health and Medicare Australia for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and anxiety, panic attacks, depression, phobias, insomnia, complex grief reactions, addictions, chronic pain, self-esteem, performance anxiety and relational issues.
EMDR therapy explores how the past is driving your present behaviours and perpetuating your current challenges. EMDR utilises the natural healing ability of your body and mind to accelerate the resolution of the impact of the adverse life experiences on your current functioning bringing about positive changes in your outlook, emotional health and relationships.
Click on the video to learn more about how EMDR therapy can help you. Visit EMDR Association of Australia website at www.emdraa.org for more information.
Neurofeedback therapy, also known as Neurotherapy or EEG biofeedback, is a non-invasive and drug free treatment, involving training brainwaves to optimise brain functions and regulate the nervous system to enhance health and mental health outcomes.
Neurofeedback therapy has been around since the 1960s and is based on premise of neuroplasticity that the brain is highly malleable. It can be trained to produce healthier brainwaves for more optimal concentration, performance, emotional regulation, social communication skills and health/mental health outcomes.
Neurofeedback aims to address brain dysregulation and has been used for conditions such as attention deficit (ADD)/ ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, insomnia/ sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PTSD , Acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, cognitive decline.
In November 2021, the American Academy of Paediatrics recommended EEG Biofeedback as a top level treatment for ADD/ADHD.
A neurofeedback session involves placing electrodes on your scalp to obtain real time measurements of your brainwaves (EEG). When your brainwaves moves into an healthier range, EEG rewards your brain with positive feedback. With regular training in particular during the the initial phase of training, the brain consolidates these changes to produce sustained improvements in overall changes in health and mental health.
Commitment to an initial block of 20 sessions at minimally weekly basis is recommended for efficacy and results.
Information about Neurofeedback can be found
on EEG institute website
Depression and anxiety often presented as symptoms when an individual are experiencing significant and longstanding interpersonal difficulties. Psychological and emotional distress are viewed in the contexts of relational/ attachment and trauma history.
Therapy seeks to help address problematic beliefs, communication/behaviours patterns and dysfunctional relationship patterns which contributes to revolving vicious cycles of interpersonal and intrapersonal conflicts
Therapy seeks to improve personal and collective capacity to engage in healthy mindset, enabling engagements in quality and satisfying relationships, towards virtuous cycle of change and growth for greater fulfilment and connections.
Whilst personal/interpersonal crises can be overwhelming, with the right guidance and support from an experienced and trained therapist, crises can be channelled to become catalysts for change and growth.
Therapy is past, present and future focus looking at entrenched negative beliefs of self and the world; relational/attachment patterns/ styles addressing interpersonal conflict, grief and loss, roles and life transitions/adjustments to promote insights, skillset and relational fulfilments. .
Magdalen's professional journey as a mental health clinician started in 1992. Over the last 30 years, she has trained and worked in clinical, management and teaching roles at varied settings in health, mental health, educational and community settings across Singapore, Australia, the UK and New Zealand.
Her training have included:
She is available for clinical supervision to counselling trainees, mental health, community health or health professionals wishing to further develop their clinical skills to enhance their competency in working with individuals, families and couples in their work capacities.
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