Counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Professional counselors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health. Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy which is an experiential form of intervention where horses are involved in the sessions. “Experiential” means that you will be involved in hands-on experiences with the horses designed to reflect things going on in your life. The process is not always about interacting with the team, although that will happen at times, but is about providing you the opportunity to experience, explore, problem-solve, discover, be creative, gain insight and experience practical applications of what you are learning in the moment. The process is about “doing” along with the “talking.”
The focus of sport and performance consulting is development and implementation of strategies to reach client-identified goals of enhanced performance and personal satisfaction. Consulting may address specific personal projects, life balance, job performance and satisfaction, or general conditions in the client’s life, business, or profession. Consulting utilizes personal strategic planning, values clarification, brainstorming, motivational counseling, and other techniques
Expressive arts therapy, also known as the expressive therapies, expressive arts or creative arts, is the use of the creative arts as a form of growth and learning. Unlike traditional art expression, the process of creation is emphasized rather than the final product. Expressive arts is predicated on the assumption that people can learn and grow through use of imagination and the various forms of creative expression.
Biofeedback/Neurofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately 'feed back' information to the user. The presentation of this information—often in conjunction with changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior—supports desired physiological changes. Over time, these changes can endure without continued use of an instrument.
Biofeedback may be used to improve health, performance, and the physiological changes that often occur in conjunction with changes to thoughts, emotions, and behavior.
The founder of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn defines it as paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment. Mindfulness also involves ignoring intruding thoughts and feelings which sometimes come to us when we are trying to concentrate on the task at hand. However instead of wasting energy using tools to get rid of unwanted thoughts, mindfulness teaches that more energy could be invested in other desired areas. Research on the application of mindfulness to athletic performance has suggested that practicing mindful exercises in addition to physical training resulted in improved mental and physical performance.