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What is Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy is a process in which one person (the client) meets with a trained mental health professional (the therapist) to discuss and work through situations or emotions which have been difficult for or challenging to the client. The client and the therapist meet periodically:

  • to discuss the client?s feelings, beliefs, or behaviors
  • to identify aspects the client would like to change in their life
  • to better understand themselves and others
  • to set personal goals
  • to work toward desired change

The therapist uses different approaches and techniques to facilitate the session.

Individual therapy sessions at Spirit Expres.sing are conducted in a safe, caring and confidential environment.

For further information on our therapists click here or you can send an email to
info@spiritexpres-sing.com.

What is Group Psychotherapy and how does it work?

Group psychotherapy is a form of therapy in which one or more therapists facilitate a small number of people together as a group. The group process is usually a catalyst for change. People can bring issues or personal aspects they wish to work on to the group. They may discover that many others share the same issues. A participant may talk about events that occurred during the week and their response to the event. The group can become the source of strength, support and feedback for the participant in order to help them develop more constructive ways of dealing with issues in their day to day life.

Call Spirit Expres.sing 416.537.8364, send us an email at info@spiritexpres-sing.com, if you wish to request information or make an appointment at Spirit Expres.sing.

What is Relationship Counselling?

Relationship counseling is the process of counseling the individuals within a relationship to recognize, understand and appreciate their individual gifts, differences and areas of tension. Examples of the kinds of relationships that might seek counseling may involve:

  • members of a family
  • a committed couple
  • a couple dating
  • employees and employers in a workplace
  • two people in a friendship

Call Spirit Expres.sing 416.537.8364, send us an email at info@spiritexpres-sing.com, if you wish to request information or make an appointment at Spirit Expres.sing.

How long are individual sessions?

We offer 1 hour sessions or 1 1/2 to 2 hour sessions.

How many sessions will I need?

This is unique to each individual and their specific needs. We work in a client-centered way and believe the client knows best what will be of benefit to them from session to session, thus determining the duration of the therapeutic relationship.

What if I have to cancel?

Similar to most professions, a 24-hour cancellation policy is in place. Without sufficient notice, you will be charged the full amount for your appointment. The exception to this is illness or bad weather or an unforeseen emergency.

Is psychotherapy or counselling covered by OHIP?

No, however if you have private insurance, check to see if psychotherapy or counselling is covered under your plan.

What are the benefits of the psychotherapeutic process?

Psychotherapy benefits in the following ways:

  • Heals past traumas and wounds
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Find meaning and purpose of your life and experiences
  • Honours and releases emotions in a caring and safe environment
  • Transforms old behavioural patterns into more healthy and life-giving ones
  • Develops new insights and understanding
  • Learn new tools to apply in daily life
  • Connect with your true self and inner child
  • Improves relationships
  • Validates who you are
  • Become your own best friend
What is Process Facilitation?

Process Facilitation provides a set of skills that assists groups to navigate the challenges of change within themselves and within their organizations. Process is the part that is happening within the group. Appropriate tools, methods and techniques are used to design activities that assist the group in understanding their own process.

How does Process Facilitation assist a group?

Process Facilitation benefits groups by assisting them in:

  • Assessing the needs of the group
  • Addressing issues and challenges of the group
  • Seeking clear outcomes
What is a Retreat?

A Retreat is a time out from our every day routine so we can be still, reflect and listen within. It is wonderful opportunity for us to review our lives and be renewed in mind, body and spirit. We allow space to nourish our being and be inspired. This brings blessings to ourselves and others. The Spirit Expres.Sing team prepares and facilitates each retreat with great care, intention and attention to detail.

What types of Retreats are offered?
  • Individual Retreats
  • Couples/Group Retreats
  • Day or Weekend Retreats
  • Retreats in Every day life
  • 8 Day/30 Day Retreats
What is Jin Shin Jyutsu®?

Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy is an ancient art of harmonizing the life energy in mind, body and spirit.

Jin Shin Jyutsu brings balance to the bodies energy, promoting optimal health and wellbeing in turn facilitating our own profound healing capacity. A Jin Shin Jyutsu session generally last about an hour. It does not involve massage, manipulation of muscles or use of drugs or substances. It is a gentle art, practiced by placing the finger tips (over clothing) on designated safety energy locks, to harmonize and restore the energy flow. This facilitates the reduction of tension and stress which accumulate through normal daily living. Jin Shin Jyutsu literally: The Art of the Creator through ?Our? knowing and compassion. This ancient art provides self-help tools to assist a person in daily life.

What is Focusing and how is it used in psychotherapy?

Focusing orientated psychotherapy allows people total control of the pace and the direction of their healing journey. It is particularly effective in the treatment and healing of Post Traumatic Stress caused by accident, sexual, physical and emotional abuse and neglect. Focusing is a safe and gentle technique which enables people to move through their healing process with curiosity, respect and compassion for the Self.

How does Personal Life Coaching work?

This is a wonderful tool to rekindle passion, purpose and meaning in life so one can manifest their own vision, dreams and goals into reality. Personal Life Coaching helps a person to see the unlimited possibilities available to them and to tap into their potential. One learns to be an active co-creator with life by setting intentions for what is desired and then taking action steps to achieve it.

What is Body and Energetic Psychotherpy?

Our bodies always seek to reveal the truth to us. Body-orientated psychotherapy is a powerful tool to help us listen to and access our wisdom. It helps us transform the parts of ourselves that need healing. Energy Psychotherapy helps clear the chakras of blocked energy often created by emotional traumas, unhealthy patterns or stress, restoring harmony and balance to our energy field.

What is the Soul Wound Healing and Karma Release Process?

It is a proprietary methodology of clearing energetic holograms, frequencies, vibrations and energetic imprints associated with soul wounds and karmic cycles.  Through this process soul wounds, which result from karma and karmic cycles, can be healed and released, creating the potential for more joy, peace, love and abundance in your life and the possibility of new, fulfilling  and joyful living.