illuminatingcounsellingservices

604-302-9648

rjfroms@telus.net

Rosemary Fromson

MPCC, R.P.C. Clinical Supervisor

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on changing your negative thinking which determines your mood, and if you change your thinking, you will change your behaviour which changes your experience.

The most common types of negative thinking are all-or-nothing thinking and disqualifying the positives. If you think that things have to be perfect and anything less than perfect is a failure, you're setting yourself up. If you focus on the few negatives in your life and disqualify the many positives, you're more prone to anxiety, depression, and addiction. Cognitive therapy helps you identify your negative thinking and replace it with healthier thinking.

CBT GROUP PARTICIPANTS COMMENTS

When you are not reacting out of fear or resentment, you will have a healthier mind=life.

COMMON DISORDERS

DEPRESSION

DEPRESSION is a clinical term used for long term down feelings. Depression affects your mind, body, spirit, eating habits, ability to sleep, your interactions with others. This is not a short term or temporary feeling. If you are feeling that you might have depression, it is imperative that you seek out your local physician and be tested for imbalances. Seek out a mental health clinician who can give you strategies for coping, as well as designing a plan on what the core issues are.

ADDICTIONS,

ARE YOU:

Feeling out of control; having thoughts of shame and guilt; Feeling alone; Missing work; Family fractured These are some of the feelings and behaviors associated with Addictions. I am a trained counselor who cares and can help without judgment. Addiction is only the symptom of the core issues. Treating the entire human is essential to long lasting peace and a healthy life style.

SUICIDAL IDEATION

Suicidal ideation is when someone has thoughts about suicide. These thoughts may incude a detailed plan but they have no intention of following through. Although most people who have suicidal ideation do not commit suicide, some go on to make suicide attempts. The range of suicidal ideation varies greatly. Ask the person on a scale of 1 - 10 with 1 being life isnt worth living, where they place themselves now. Where did they place themselves yesterday or last week. Ask what has prompted this feeling; don\'t be afraid or tip toe around the issue. Ask them if they can wait 24 hours. In most cases the person is asking for help and letting others know the seriousness and depth of their sadness or depression. Provide the person with the local crisis line phone number, suggest counselling, check to see if they feel they need to go to emergency and be seen by a mental health practitioner. Don't allow them to isolate at this point. Make sure they can be checked on throughout the day and especially during the night. Do NOT tell someone they are being silly or put them down. They are in real pain at this moment. Listen to them and let them know that they have been heard. Get help immediately for them and for yourself.

ANXIETY

What is anxiety? Fear, apprehension, nervousness , worry about real or imagined occurrences. How do we treat anxiety? Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has been shown in studies to greatly reduce the effects of anxiety. Treatment modalities also include stress reduction techniques as people with anxiety present with varying levels of stress. Some of these are breathing techniques, Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR), and Thought Stopping. Teaching coping skills is an essential part of the overall plan. Providing objective feedback is also helpful with anxiety.

CHRONIC ILLNESS

affects many families. The family dynamic shifts when one person is suffering from a chronic illness. The rest of the family are just as affected as the person who is ill.
It is completely normal for the care givers to feel angry, used, tired, sick, jealous, and worn out.

There are many strategies for the person who is living with a chronic illness. First and foremost it is for the person to learn as much as they can about their illness. Once you know what you are dealing with then you can be a great part of your care plan. Share your knowledge and feelings with your family.

Check out this website for more information in the Fraser Health Region. http://www.coag.uvic.ca/cdsmp/schedules_fha.htm

THOUGHT FIELD THERAPY (TFT) EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE (EFT) TFT/EFT

Offers treatment for the following trauma, simple and complex; anger and resentment; guilt; addictive urges; simple phobias; fears and anxiety; stress; rage; obsession; depression; physical pain; panic and anxiety attacks; and jet lag. The treatment is based on the body’s energy system which is composed of meridians through which (the chi) energy flows. By using an appropriate algorithm treatment, the client taps on various acupressure points until there are no more negative affects connected to the thought of the problem. The procedure takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes in total. The client can focus on the trauma rather than on the emotion they associate with the trauma.

COMMUNICATION

Here is a link to my video on communication

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3v1MR6PPvA&feature=g-upl

Here is a link to Communication - Intent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DmDsIn7aZI&feature=plcp

My Facilitated workshops include:

• Grief and loss• Anger mngt men, women, and teens • Teen bullying ;Teen dating violence; Peer tutoring • Marijuana; alcohol and drug protocol designed by youth • Suicide prevention and intervention • Inappropriate touching for children • Violence against women • Conflict resolution • Breast cancer awareness • Elder abuse • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy • Responsible Drivers Program •

Dream Therapy

HYPNOTHERAPY

Hypnotherapy is an excellent tool for: • Pain management • Age regression/progression • Solution focused therapy (focusing on the present and future rather than on the past and failures) • Reframing negative core beliefs to help see in a positive light. • Fears (using desensitization) • Addictions • Sleep; Dreams

Hypnotherapy may also be used for: Health, sports, exercise, creativity, work, relationships, smoking, weight loss, career change, stress, phobias, past life regression, sleep, and achieve peak performance. The therapist does not impose solutions but guides the client to a context in where they can generate their own solutions. The client can move into the unconscious level of awareness without interference from the conscious mind.

Extensive experience counselling • Addictions • Sexual abuse • Violence • Grief • Youth • Depression • Anxiety •Family • Dreams

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Fraser Valley - Lower Mainland - Vancouver BC, Canada Step Beyond Your Ordinary to Your Authentic Self Phone:604-302-9648 email: rjfroms@telus.net
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