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Therapeutic Assessment

Therapeutic Assessment

Therapeutic Assessment



What is Therapeutic Assessment or TA?

At Elumind Centres, we believe in treating the root cause of an individual’s symptoms and wish to provide them with long-term relief from their mental health conditions.

To do so, we must first identify a person’s identity, her/his living conditions, goals, and challenges, upbringing, the support around that person’s traumatic experiences past history, general health, and non-psychiatric illnesses, nutrition, level of exercise, quality of sleep, the history of psychiatric conditions and the effectiveness of any therapy the individual may have undergone in the past.

This process takes time, but the better we know our clients, the better we can serve them. TA or therapeutic assessment is an interview conducted by one of our clinicians for all of our new clients. It incorporates the components of a regular psychiatric or psychological assessment but emphasizes understanding our clients and envisioning their life. The session duration is around 60 minutes, providing our clients with a safe and non-judgmental environment to express themselves without feeling rushed. As the name of the assessment suggests, our goal is to understand how we can best help each client and meet her/his therapeutic needs. 

The end goal of our TA is to develop a strong understanding of our clients and their lives in order to provide them with a diagnosis and an individualized treatment plan.

We provide a 15-Minute Free Phone Consultation

What is Biofeedback?

Biofeedback is a therapy that allows you to control and regulate your body’s physiological functions more effectively, thereby reducing excess nervous excitability in your body. Whether you want to take charge of your emotions, control pain signals in your body or as an athlete reach higher levels, taking charge of your physiology through biofeedback allows you to optimize your body’s nervous system and puts you fully in charge of your life.
During a session, our experts attach non-invasive electrical sensors to your skin (finger sensors could also be used) through which you receive instant feedback on your body’s functions. The feedback can be in the form of an image, a flash of light, as well as sounds that represent your physiological functions such as heart and breathing rate, skin temperature, and muscle activity. Under normal circumstances, these functions occur subconsciously.
When under stress or in pain, a component of your nervous system called the sympathetic nervous system is activated unconsciously. This leads to increases in your heart rate, tightening of your muscles, a rise in blood pressure, sweating, and rapid breathing. Biofeedback enables you to bring the activity of the sympathetic nervous system under conscious control and, as a result, take charge of your physiology.

We provide a 15 Minute Free Phone Consultation

When our genes interact with a negative physical source (poor nutrition, environmental toxins/radiation, dysfunctional family dynamics, etc.) as well as a negative emotional source (anxiety and stress, depression) a state of disease can follow.

Symptoms only occur when an overburdened mind/body system has reached its threshold of keeping this disease at bay. Often times conventional medicine or compartmentalized medicine (the skin rash is only seen as a rash rather than a systemic disease involving the bowels for example) aims to alleviate these symptoms through the use of medications.

When applying functional medicine, we first spend a significant amount of time with you creating a full picture of your current health status. Then, we formulate a comprehensive plan of action for your health. Whether you decide to take advantage of the guidance by our life coaches or go it alone, we will provide you with ample opportunities to discuss and finetune this plan as you go through with it.

We use advanced laboratory testing and assessments to find the source of the disease. Then, we take advantage of the latest advances in nutrition and detoxification programs, nutrigenomics, nutraceuticals and supplements, psychological therapies (such as mindfulness-based stress reduction), and psychophysiological therapies (such as neurofeedback) to guide you toward optimal health.

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What benefits do you get from doing Biofeedback Therapy with Elumind ?

You reduce stress and anxiety by consciously decreasing unhelpful sympathetic activation

You reduce chronic pain and associated negative emotions

You magnify your body’s healing capacity through regulation of your breathing

You reduce overall inflammation in your body

You gain mastery of your body’s physiological functions

You regulate blood flow, heart rate and breathing in your body

You learn how to enhance your body’s musculoskeletal functions (especially if you are an athlete)

Client Journey

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