Counselling is the skilled use of relationship to facilitate self-knowledge, emotional acceptance and growth and the optimal development of personal resources.
The overall aim of counsellors is to provide an opportunity for people to work towards living more satisfyingly and resourcefully.
Counselling relationships will vary according to need but may be concerned with developmental issues, addressing and resolving specific problems, making decisions, coping with crisis, developing personal insights and knowledge, working through feelings of inner conflict or improving relationships with others.
Yoga Therapy is an evidence based therapy and is supported by an increasing body of research evidence, which contributes to the growing understanding and acceptance of its value as a therapeutic discipline.
Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and wellbeing through the application of specific yoga tools. Yoga therapy requires the client to become actively involved in management of their health as part of the process. Yoga therapy takes a holistic view including all aspects of the body (muscular and skeletal); breath; mind; intellect; and emotions and their mutual interaction.
The full practices of yoga traditionally include, asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breath), meditation, mantra, ritual, and a disciplined lifestyle. Yoga therapy is the appropriate application of elements of these teachings and practices in a therapeutic context that will increase self-awareness and engage the client/student’s energy in the direction of desired goals.
Meditation therapy has been used all over the world for many years and is scientifically proven to have many health benefits. Meditation therapy can manage pain and reduce stress and the great thing is that anyone can do it.
Using meditation therapy is such a natural and safe way to treat and heal your self. To meditate, you need to change your brainwave state into theta, which is relaxing, or alpha, which is resting. When you are able to make your brain rhythm slow down in this way, your heart rate, metabolism and breathing rate slow down and your blood pressure lowers. Natural painkillers called endorphins are released into your system when your mind is calmed like this.
There are many meditation techniques. Concentrative meditation is when you sit or lie comfortably and focus on your breathing. To practice mindful meditation, you relax comfortably and observe your surroundings without forming judgments or thinking about anything.