Self-Reg™ Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety and Other Mood Regulation Concerns
Self-Reg™ was developed and studied by Dr. Steward Shanker. After years of research and implementation, Self-Reg™ has been making its way into the school systems and counselling relationships in North America. Self-Reg™ is helping individuals and families break out of their stress cycles and live healthier and happier lives. Now, we can see Self-Reg™ building momentum all over the world. We can now find Dr. Shanker's methods and concepts in Canada, United States, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, United Kingdom and South Korea.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
In ACT, we learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with our inner emotions. Instead, we learn to accept that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent us from moving forward in our lives. The ACT therapist helps you commit towards behavioural changes that are in line with your values and the kind of life you want to lead.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
I have always been a fan of a particular type of counselling called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, aka ACT/CBT. When we look at the research about what kinds of therapy work for anxiety and other mental health concerns, ACT/CBT almost always rises to the surface as a very successful treatment approach.
Self-Care Workshops for Teachers and Counsellors
In addition to providing individual and group health-coaching services, Laurie also provides workplace wellness programs. Laurie works with employers who are interested supporting their staff’s health and wellness. Laurie’s health-coaching services result in healthier staff, better team productivity, and fewer illness-related business costs.
Laurie’s health-coaching programs give employees the chance to make a positive change to their health in the workplace, which boosts workplace morale and helps to create a healthier work environment for all. Laurie believes that optimum health begins and ends with food.
CALM: Calm Anxiety Life Management Program
The CALM – Calm Anxiety Life Management Program sets the foundation for long-term anxiety management improvements. This structured, counseling and nutritional support program will get you focused and set you on the path for improved mental health management for you and your family. You will leave the CALM program equipped with practical ways to build on your anxiety management skills, with a heightened knowledge of yourself, and with the motivation to keep moving forward.
Feeding Futures: Autism Nutrition and Food Therapies
We all need good nutrition. We need it to think clearly, have stable moods, sleep better, maintain focus, fight infections, and have good and regular bowel movements. This is particularly true for a child living with autism, anxiety, ADD, or ADHD. According to many autism experts, 70% of children living with autism experience a direct link between the food they eat and their behaviour.
CALMer Kids Emotional Regulation
CALMer KIDS is a 12-Week, structured, Self-Reg™, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and holistic health support program. This program will teach you how to become an anxiety and stress detective for your child. The CALMer Kids program will help your family learn to regulate emotions and help your child learn healthy coping behaviours. Our CALMer KIDS program will set you on the path for improved mental health management for you and your whole family.
Anxious Adolescents — Empowered Parents
Of all the counselling services I provide, one of my favorites is working with adolescents and their families. I have been working with adolescents who are living with mental health concerns and emotional regulation issues for about 25 years. The developmental period of adolescence starts at about age 9 (pre-adolescence) and runs right up to the time that we are about 25 years old (late adolescence). Some places in the world define adolescence from ages 12 to 24. No matter how we want to allocate the periods, this is a long time! That is why patience and persistence are essential when living with and counselling young people.