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How Innovative Therapies are Tailoring Treatments for Mental Health Issues

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How Innovative Therapies are Tailoring Treatments for Mental Health Issues

September 19
20:48 2019

Mental health issues are complex, with often widely differing causes and symptoms. Because of the inherently unpredictable and unique nature of mental health issues, it means they also require treatments and therapies that are equally unique – there is no one-size-fits-all in mental health therapy.

In recent years, clinicians and institutions that specialize in treating mental health issues have demonstrated genuine innovation in developing new and unusual treatment approaches. Therapies now range from the traditional counselling and addiction detox, to the more creative and holistic such as art therapy, music therapy and even horticultural therapy.

“In the distant past, too often the go-to solution for mental health conditions – as with physical conditions – was either medication or intense one-to-one counselling and analysis,” says a spokesperson for Addiction Rehab Toronto, a specialist clinic that tackles a range of issues from addiction to various hard and prescription drugs, gambling and alcohol, to sex addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder and general anxiety and depression. 

“But in many cases, this is simply not necessary nor the best solution. For example, art therapy provides a creative outlet for patients to express their fears, anxieties and addictive needs through imaginative exercises that use a variety of different artistic forms. We often find that channelling difficult thoughts and feelings through art can help patients communicate their deepest concerns.”

The clinic also offers music therapy, which is another way of channelling individual emotions and enabling patients to get themselves into a healthy state of mind. This can be through karaoke, dance and movement therapy, mindfulness, using instruments or even writing actual songs. The clinic’s specialist teams also conduct this in a group setting, to let people know they are not alone in their current difficulties.

Addiction Rehab Toronto also provides more traditional therapies such as one-to-one counselling, cognitive behaviour therapy, psychotherapy and anger management. It is fully accredited and staffed by a diverse, specialized team of experts in their field, including therapists, addiction specialists and addiction counsellors, while there are also regular visits from personal trainers, art therapists, music therapists, yoga instructors, nutritionists and social workers.

In addition, the clinic provides treatments of a more physical nature, including yoga, pilates, reiki healing and Muay Thai, which offer numerous benefits to those who are best suited to this type of therapy.

The clinic’s more physical therapies are designed for those who would benefit most from exercises in improving strength, dexterity and their cardiovascular system, which often has a knock-on effect for their mental health. Such therapies also teach responsibility and self-reliance and can boost confidence through the very empowering effects they have from a physical perspective.

Self-reliance is at the heart of another recovery program the clinic offers, called Smart Recovery. Using approaches normally associated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Smart Recovery aims to empower individuals to overcome their own difficulties themselves. The program has a four-step set of what it describes as “teaching lessons”, which begins with embedding abstinence, followed by finding the causes of triggers and cravings, before turning the focus towards the individual’s own thoughts and feelings that may be negatively affecting their life, and finally encouraging a healthy lifestyle that helps prevent any relapses.

About Addiction Rehab Toronto

Addiction Rehab Toronto is a specialist clinic that can assist with a range of mental health issues and provides services across many areas in Ontario. More information on their range of services can be found on their website.  

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Company Name: Addiction Rehab Toronto
Contact Person: Jeff B.
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Phone: 855-787-2424
Address:4 Warrendale Court Etobicoke
City: Toronto
State: Ontario M9V 1P9
Country: Canada
Website: https://addictionrehabtoronto.ca/