At Bright Heart Health, we use evidence based therapies. Our team of specialists have advanced training in the following therapies.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Our thoughts can lead us into unhealthy behaviors. Learning how to become aware of our thought patterns can help us develop skills to shift negative thoughts to less harmful neutral thoughts. We also learn how our thought process can lead to our behaviors both positive and negative. We will help you strengthen your good behaviors while you learn to manage the harmful or self-defeating ones.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Letting go of black and white thinking by learning how two things can be true at the same time is the essence of dialectical behavioral therapy. Learn how to consider another person’s perspective and expand the way you view circumstances in your life.
Our registered and licensed dietitians address various food and health myths to help clients overcome their fear foods, social anxieties around food and gain skills to develop confidence with nutritionally balanced food choices.
Daily life can be overwhelming in the smallest ways. This group addresses the small stuff like taking moments to breathe to the big stuff like how to develop healthy boundaries.
Discussing how you feel about your body can be scary. Learning to understand the negative influences, building awareness about those influences will help take the power out of their sting. We help you to learn to accept your body and in moments truly love what it can do for you.
Mood management is a combination of awareness, education and skill use. Skills are only effective if you use them. We help you identify obstacles so that you can work through them or get around them to accomplish your goals.
Relationships range from the person you come in contact with everyday to your closest friend or partner. Identifying how you interact with each person, who you divulge information and why helps you define who will be a part of your support group.
Shame & Blame
When guilt goes wrong it becomes shame. When people point fingers and accuse you of wrong doing, you feel blamed. Shame and Blame are huge triggers for ED behaviors and we want to help you heal from the trauma created by these emotions.
Horses are herd animals. They respond to the physical and emotional stimuli around them. They will reflect back to us what they receive. Our perceptions of what they reflect to us tell us a great deal about how we see the world and respond to it. Horses teach without judgement.
Grief & Loss
We all grieve from disappointments in our life. We have all lost something significant. How you mange your feeling of grief and loss will contribute to how you cope with daily life and your relationships.
Stress can be positive and negative. We often think of negative stress as the destructor of our happiness but not knowing how to manage healthy challenges can be equally depilating.
Awareness of the issues in your life is the first step to change. change is required to prevent a relapse into eating disorder behaviors. Working with our team we will give you the skills you need to develop the awareness and implement the skills to shift behaviors into recovery.
We eat together once a week as a part of our nutrition program. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable to the group and the dietitian is an important part of the recovery process.
Connecting to your creative side is a great way to allow yourself to process unspoken or hidden feelings. Thoughts and feeling that hide from judgment often influence our actions. giving your quiet side a place to speak without judgment is a powerful healing tool.
An opportunity to experience real world events with the support of the Bright Heart Health team right there with you for support. Learning what works for you to reduce anxiety and face fears in real time.
Somatic psychotherapy believes that the mind and body are inseparable – that relational distress, psychological stress, and physical suffering are often interconnected. This mindfulness-based approach to treatment integrates talk, sensation, movement, and feeling in order to communicate with parts of the brain that are not accessible through “talk therapy” alone. Since the body communicates primarily through sensations, clients learn to track and work with the autonomic nervous system to reduce anxiety and improve emotional regulation skills.
Eye Movement Desensitization Response is a technique used to simulate restorative function in your brain. Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep is the time when your brain gets its most effective rest and healing. This technique simulates that function allowing the recipient to heal from trauma recall. Once completed a person can remember the negative events without the intense anxiety and physical response previously experienced.