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Maritime Play Therapy Centre Services

We offer a variety brain based treatments that are integrated in your psychotherapy and counselling interventions

Safe and Sound Protocol

Requires over the ear headphones/ and a commitment to complete the program daily at home with clinician support. 

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How does neurofeedback work?

First 

A staff person  places EEG sensors are placed on the top of your head and ears. These sensors listen for sudden changes in your brains electrical activity that may be preventing optimal brain function. The system scans your brain 256x per second offering real-time feedback. and information.

Then 

This information is mirrored back to your brain and presented to you via subtle interruptions in the music you are listening to. These brief pauses initiate your body's natural ‘orienting response’ which prompts your central nervous system to attend to the present moment where it can learn, adapt, and self-organize for optimal functioning.

The result 

Neuroplasticity is your brain's natural ability to continuously learn, adapt, and self-organize. With each session, your brain learns a little bit more about itself and how it is functioning. When your brain is working optimally there can be many benefits to your overall health and well-being.

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Virtual Reality - it isn't all just fun and games!

Click here to read research on the integration of VR with psychotherapy and counselling. Virtual reality (VR) therapy is an effective and innovative way to treat a range of mental health challenges. VR therapy makes use of headsets and software to allow clients to experience places and spaces that feel calming as well as situations that are related to negative cognitions. VR can also be utilized to assist individuals to visit places they have lived or visited to assist in processing unresolved grief. 

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Maritime Play Therapy Centre Services

We offer a variety brain based treatments that are integrated in your psychotherapy and counselling interventions

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Sandtray Play Therapy

Sandtray therapy is utilized with individuals across the lifespan.

Miniatures (images) are utilized to create worlds in the sand. This narrative approach paired with a somatic experience is used by therapists the world over.  Theresa trained with Dr. Gisela De Domenico for six years in order to specialize in this form of intervention. 

Click here to read how this intervention changes brain pathways. 

EMDR kit

Rapid Eye Movement Desensitization

Theresa has been trained in EMDR for over 15 years.

You can learn more about EMDR Therapy here.

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Brain Spotting

Available at our Pictou Office and online. 

Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing.

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