CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder characterised by intrusive thoughts, images or urges (obsessions) that cause distress, and repetitive actions (compulsions) taken to eliminate that distress. If these obsessions and compulsions together interfere significantly with daily life or relationships, or considered excessive or unreasonable by the person experiencing them, then treatment may be recommended.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for OCD has been shown to be an effective treatment. At Thrive Wellness we offer specialised CBT treatment for OCD that takes into account the specific features of the disorder.

Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder, also known as “emotionally unstable personality disorder, borderline type”, is a pervasive condition characterised by intense emotional ups and downs, impulsive behaviour and high risk of deliberate self harm or suicide attempts. Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder may experience increased difficulty managing friendships and other interpersonal relationships.

The characteristic features of Borderline Personality Disorder are often side effects of coping strategies learned in childhood or adolescence to manage traumatic or invalidating experiences during critical developmental years.

At Thrive Wellness we provide a CBT-based treatment for BPD that borrows heavily from both Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy techniques. Focus of treatment is on replacing unhelpful patterns of coping behaviour with new strategies that provide a more lasting reduction in distress. During the course of treatment, it is not uncommon for individuals to experience some worsening of symptoms while past strategies for coping, which may have been partially effective, are gradually replaced with more sustainable strategies.

Bowen Therapy

Bowen therapy is a gentle, hands-on, remedial technique that assists the body’s own healing resources to achieve balance and harmony in the body. By balancing the body, clients may experience symptom relief and treatment of underlying causes of pain or discomfort.

Gentle rolling motions are performed over the tissues that initiate nerve reflex signals which cause responses in the region the work is taking place, and across the whole body. When a bowen move is performed on the body, sensory receptors in the skin, fascia, muscle & joints, send information to the spinal cord and/or brain, which responds with information to, amongst other things, adjust stretch-length of muscles and joint alignment. Work performed either side of the spine directly affects the autonomic nervous system, supporting the body to switch out of sympathetic go-go-go (also known as fight or flight mode) and into a state of parasympathetic dominance. It is in this state of parasympathetic dominance that the body is able to rest and repair itself most optimally. Clients receiving bowen therapy experience this change in state during a session, often reporting a deep sense of relaxation & usually, falling asleep.

Because of the gentleness of the technique, it is suitable for bodies of all ages – from infants & children, through to adults & the elderly.

If you attend Thrive Wellness for treatment of an injury; an assessment, injury management plan and exercise plan will be developed as part of the service, if indicated.

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