My Approaches in Psychotherapy

My Approaches in Psychotherapy

Hello! I’d like to introduce myself as Docere’s new provisional psychologist. As part of my intro blog, I thought it’d be useful to share my approach when working with psychotherapy clients. I’m very excited to serve Docere’s clients who may be struggling with common issues like anxiety, depression, sleep problems, stress, self-esteem, grief, loss, and relationship dynamics. My training includes evidence-based practice with an emphasis on building the therapeutic alliance.

 

Bio-psycho-social-spiritual

I am keenly aware that each of you is unique regarding your current and historical

  • physical health, physiology, genetics (biology)
  • beliefs, thoughts, emotions, behaviours (psychology)
  • upbringing, culture, family and relationship dynamics (social)
  • meaning, connection, awareness (spiritual)

…and will meet you where you’re at.

 

Humanistic & strength-based

Along with uniqueness, I believe in people’s inherent goodness, subjective experience, and motivation towards fulfillment. I emphasize the importance of accessing your strengths and resources to help you fulfill your potential and growth-needs, rather than focusing on dysfunctions and pathology. How refreshing, eh?

 

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) & rational emotive behavioural therapy (REBT)

Speaking of subjective experience, our beliefs tend to influence our thoughts, behaviours, and emotions; vice versa (bi-directional relationship), which is the theory behind the widely-supported CBT model.

 

Using CBT and REBT techniques, I work with you to acknowledge and address some core beliefs, thinking, and behavioural patterns that may be keeping you feeling ‘emotionally stuck’ and from fulfilling your needs.

What is distance Reiki?

What is distance Reiki?

Distance Reiki works the same as receiving it in person, however it can take place in the comfort of your own home. Since energy can transcend distance, time or space, it can be sent to you, wherever you are!

This means that healing Reiki energy will be sent to you and you will receive the same benefit as if you were with the practitioner in person. You will receive the healing energy and as always, it will decide where to go to help you heal, body, mind and soul.

What can you expect during a distance Reiki session?

Most people will find the session to be very calming, and will experience a sense of relaxation and peace – you may even fall asleep! You may experience warm/cool/tingling sensations throughout your body, you may have an emotional response, or you might feel nothing at all.. Any of these experiences are completely normal.

Even if you don’t feel anything, the Reiki energy is still working. Reiki energy often works on a subtle level yet has profound results which normally become apparent in the following days or weeks after your session.

If you are interested in distance Reiki, feel free to book in for a free 20-minute session with Brianne!

 

What can you expect during a Reiki session?

What can you expect during a Reiki session?

Are you curious about Reiki but not sure what to expect?

You will complete a confidential client intake that identifies the areas in your body and life that you would like to focus on. This will also help the practitioner monitor your progress from session to session. Once you have asked any questions you have, you will lie fully clothed on a therapy table and relax.

The practitioner will place their hands above your body over various parts in a sequential method. Most people will find the session to be very calming, and will experience a sense of relaxation and peace – you may even fall asleep! You may experience warm/cool/tingling sensations throughout your body, you may have an emotional response, or you might feel nothing at all. Any of these experiences are completely normal.

Even if you don’t feel anything, the Reiki energy is still working. Reiki energy often works on a subtle level yet has profound results which normally become apparent in the following days or weeks after your session!

It’s important to know that the practitioner is not actually healing you – they are merely the channel for the Reiki energy. The individual is using this energy to heal themselves!

Reiki energy always travels to the place it is needed most. No two session is ever the same! Healing may occur on a physical, mental or emotional level. It all depends on what is going on for you that day!

At the end of the session, you can discuss any questions you may have with the practitioner. A Reiki session will leave you feeling peaceful and relaxed.

If you are interested in Reiki but have never tried it before, feel free to book in for a free 20-minute session with Brianne!

What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a form of hands on energy healing, based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the individual.

This energy activates the natural healing processes of the individual’s body, helping to restore well-being on all levels – physical, mental and emotional.

Reiki is holistic; it works on the body, mind and soul by stimulating your own natural healing abilities. The blocked emotional and physical elements that lead to illness and disease are cleared.

Regular contact with Reiki will bring your body, mind and soul into balance. It will also help prevent future creation of illness and disease.

Reiki may help you with the following:

  • will help relax you when you are stressed
  • brings about deep relaxation
  • centres your thoughts when you are confused
  • energizes you when you feel drained and tired
  • calms you when you are frightened or anxious
  • focuses your mind and helps you to solve problems
  • relieves aches and pain
  • accelerates natural healing of wounds
  • improves overall health
  • gradually clears up chronic problems
  • helps prevents the development of disease
  • detoxifies the body
  • dissolves energy blockages
  • releases emotional wounds
  • increases the vibrational frequency of your body
  • helps change negative conditioning & behaviour

If you are interested in Reiki but have never tried it before, feel free to book in for a free 20-minute session with Brianne!

Brianne Carter is a certified Reiki Master. She is passionate about holistic health and wellness and supporting others on their healing journey. Reiki healing energy has had some profound effects in Brianne’s life and she looks forward to supporting you on your journey!

 

Types of IV Therapy

Types of IV Therapy

IV therapy stands for Intravenous Therapy. Vitamins and minerals are administered directly into the venous system which therefore, allows for 100% absorption into the body. Oral administration of vitamins and minerals (or by mouth) are not as highly absorbed, and even less so if one has any known gastrointestinal issues. Some of these include IBD (irritable bowel disease such as crones or colitis), IBS (irritable bowel disease), gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), and any other possible absorption issues such as multiple food sensitivities, or leaky-gut syndrome.

 

It is also commonly used to help treat low energy, fatigue, fibromyalgia, or for general health maintenance. The Immune Enhancer IV therapy blend, because of its high dose immune factors are great for helping support the immune system from already existing infections, or as a preventative measure before getting sick. As well, it is also commonly administered before or after long flights, to help rebuild the immune defenses when sitting in a small closed environment with recycled air. The Love Your Liver IV, is wonderful for speeding up the detoxification processes of the liver, or if one has been exposed to environmental toxins as well as, excessive alcohol consumption. Glutathione is the most abundant antioxidant found in the body. It is very poorly absorbed orally, and therefore it is very commonly added as a liver detoxification agent in an IV therapy protocol. It is also well researched in the management of liver detoxification and liver disorders and is known to have anti-aging effects.

 

Types of IV Therapy Offered at Docere Wellness

Meyers Cocktail IV: Vitamin and mineral IV therapy.

B-complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12), vitamin c, magnesium, calcium, multi-trace minerals (zinc, copper, manganese, chromium, selenium).

Immune Enhancer IV: Meyer’s cocktail with extra B-complex vitamins + added high dose immune factors such as:

High dose vitamin c

High dose selenium

High dose zinc.

Love Your Liver IV: Meyer’s cocktail with extra B-complex vitamins + added high dose liver detoxification factors such as:

High dose magnesium

Glutathione

Amino acid (Taurine).

Click HERE to book your IV Therapy at Docere Wellness Centre TODAY! 

*These are the most common IV therapy protocols-more to come as requested.

 

 

Electroporation-Meso

Electroporation-Meso

by Dr. Michelle Hagel ND

Needeless Mesotherapy is now available at Docere Wellness! Mesotherapy is a non-surgical treatment used widely in Europe and elsewhere to eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, and cellulite. It involves injections of homeopathic remedies, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids into the mesoderm (middle layer of the skin). How can we do this without needles? By using an electroporation system there is an electrical pulse at the site that will disrupt the membrane of cells and form temporary pores. This allows for larger molecules to be transmitted directly into the cells of the skin, much like the effect of an injection without the needle. We use the same injectable substances with the electroporation system as traditional mesotherapy. This method ensures that there is no bruising or bleeding, it is painless, often feels like a low-grade electrical pulse like a tens machine.

Mesotherapy can also be used for dark circles, acne, pigmentation, and scarring. There are a variety of different combinations used in mesotherapy, they are determined by the practitioner based on each individual and their desired outcome. Mesotherapy is superior to using topical agents because the molecules are delivered directly to the tissues.

If you have any questions about this new treatment option please contact us.