Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a therapeutic approach that combines behavioural science, zen/contemplative practice, and dialectical philosophies. It was originally developed to assist individuals with borderline personality disorder to regulate their emotions and increase coping skills. It has since demonstrated significant outcomes for depression, anxiety, ADHD, binge-eating, bulimia, and problem drinking. Research has also shown reductions in suicidal behaviour, non-suicidal self injury, and anger.

DBT is a long term therapy used to assist individuals in accepting their current situation and fostering change. It helps individuals accumulate skills that will assist them in:

  • maintaining their motivation to continue working towards their goals
  • identifying their capabilities
  • generalizing the skills learned to their everyday life
  • managing factors that increase the likelihood of emotional reactions

Components of our DBT program include:

  • Individual Therapy
    Working with a therapist, one-on-one, to learn how to apply skills in everyday situations, accept situations and change what you can, stay motivated, and increase quality of life. Cost is $210 per hour.
  • Skills Group
    A psycho-educational group intended to teach the DBT skills in four modules: core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Team Consultation
    DBT therapists attend a regular meeting to support each other and ensure adherence to the DBT philosophies. It is the "treatment of a community of clients by a community of therapists" (Marsha Linehan).
  • Phone Coaching
    Clients participating in the DBT program can utilize their therapist outside of their appointments to assist them in learning how and when to use skills effectively.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a therapeutic approach that combines behaviour therapy and cognitive psychology. It is goal oriented and focused on problem solving. The therapist is often directive and guides the client in challenging thoughts in an effort to change their feelings and behaviours. It addresses dysfunctional emotions and promotes more adaptive coping. It can consist of exposure therapy, skills training, cognitive restructuring, and homework. CBT has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health concerns and to assist in dealing with everyday challenges.

Treatment Focus

At Inspired Minds, we have practitioners that have a wealth of experience assisting individuals with a variety of concerns. Contact our intake coordinator to discuss your areas of concern and we will ensure you are connected with a therapist that practices the therapeutic approach that best meets your needs. We support individuals experiencing:

  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Pet Loss
  • Trauma
  • Infertility
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Individual therapy sessions are $210 per hour.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is a treatment that can enhance a person's health and well-being. It can help you become more aware of your body and your unconsciously held tension. As you become more aware of your body, you will begin to recognize tension as it builds during the day so that you can consciously release it before it can have a negative effect.

Massage can assist in reducing symptoms such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Physical and Emotional Pain
  • Stress

We offer 30 minute ($50); 60 minute ($90); and 90 minute ($125) massages.

Integrative Energy Healing

Integrative Energy Healing (IEH) is a gentle non-invasive approach that facilitates a path to wellness for your body, mind and spirit. Bridging the wisdom of the East with the scientific advances of the West, this transformational approach to promoting wellness and preventing disease explores the human body's energy field, or biofield. It helps to support the body coming back into wholeness by stimulating the body's own innate wisdom and natural healing response.

During the course of treatment, there will be a review of past health issues, discussion of current acute or chronic concerns at initial intake, and a treatment plan devised. The energy work is done on a massage table or in a chair. The client is fully clothed and the work can be done with or without touch depending on comfort level.

Integrative energy healing can assist with:

  • Pain, especially neurological
  • Chronic conditions
  • Stress
  • Tension
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Menopausal symptoms

Initial assessments are 90 minutes ($125); follow up sessions are one hour ($100).

Nutrition Services

Often we are so focused on how the food we eat fuels our body that we forget that the same food fuels our mind. Did you know that the brain uses about 20% of the energy we expend in a day while only making up 2% of our total body weight? Proper nutrition can help support and enhance your mental health.

We offer individual nutrition coaching and group classes at Inspired Minds, providing an excellent complement to our holistic approach to wellness.

Our nutrition services can provide:

  • Tips and healthy recipes to help you plan, shop for and cook healthy meals for you and your family
  • Practical advice to help you:
    • Manage your weight
    • Find relief from your digestive symptoms
    • Prevent and manage chronic conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cancer
    • Get the most out of your workouts
  • Information to help you interpret the latest nutrition headlines, fad diets, new food products and supplements
  • Support to improve your relationship with food and achieve your nutrition and health goals

Nutritional assessments are $150 per hour. Follow ups are $85 for 30 minutes and $150 for 60 minutes. Look for more dietary programming throughout the year including group educational sessions.

Upcoming Events

Mindfulness - A Practical Approach
April 22, 2019
Cochrane, AB
7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.

Understanding DBT and Emotion Dysregulation
May 7, 14 & 21, 2019
5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.

Experience Mindfulness through Sound
May 11, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm

2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.

DBT Graduate Group
Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm
Ongoing enrollment

DBT Skills Group
Wednesday evening at 5:30pm
Ongoing enrollment

Thursday morning at 9:00am
Ongoing enrollment


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