Zen Mind Psychology

Zen: to have a peaceful, calm and attentive mindset.

Types of Therapy

Our strategies and therapy types

At Zen Mind Psychology, our therapists can also teach a number of strategies including developing new thinking habits, self-regulation, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, mindfulness, gratitude or any other number of self-care skills that is backed by scientific research so that you are able to use them beyond the therapy session and implement it in your daily life.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT):

In CBT we address the current problems we are facing. We identify the link between how we think, feel and any unhelpful patterns of behaviour. We work on challenging our negative thoughts to practice healthier, more calm and balanced ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. This can also help us to face our fears, help us to problem solve and gain a better understanding of the behaviour and motivations of others. CBT has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems and eating disorders.

Schema Therapy

In Schema Therapy we identify and work on healing our patterns of negative core beliefs called lifetraps or schemas that we have about ourselves, the world or others based on our past experience and our upbringing. These lifetraps filter how we are able to view our current experiences. Schema Therapy can be particularly helpful for people with past trauma, low self-worth, family of origin issues and attachment difficulty.

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the emotional suffering that is the result of distressing life experiences and traumas. EMDR is an 8 phase treatment that uses eye movement to process the traumatic memory. EMDR has worldwide recognition as a trauma treatment and has also been found to be effective for everyday memories attributing to things such as low self-worth.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT is a psychotherapy that uses strategies to bring about acceptance of our circumstances and of our emotional experience rather than avoiding, challenging or dismissing it. ACT uses mindfulness strategies along with commitment and behaviour-change strategies to increase psychological flexibility. ACT is particularly effective for people with depression, low self-worth and stress.

Modern Psychology and ancient practices come together.

Throughout our specialist training and clinical experience, we have recognised a parallel between modern psychology and ancient practices and lessons. In fact, the highest known level of activity in the left prefrontal cortex of any living human was recorded on a Monk named Matthieu Richard while he was meditating. The left prefrontal cortex of the brain is the area associated with positive goals and emotions therefore, Matthieu has affectionately been labelled as “the happiest man in the world”.

At Zen Mind Psychology, our therapists can also teach a number of strategies including developing new thinking habits, self-regulation, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, mindfulness, gratitude or any other number of self-care skills that is backed by scientific research so that you are able to use them beyond the therapy session and implement it in your daily life.