DENCH COUNSELING, SPORT & WELLNESS CENTRE

Advancing Confidentially toward Fulfilling Your Greatest Dream

 

Psychotherapy

Psyche is the Greek word for both butterfly and soul.  According to Bullfinch's Mythology, Psyche is "the human soul, which is purified by sufferings and misfortunes, and is thus prepared for the enjoyment of true and pure happiness."

Psychotherapy can be a path not only to healing, but also toward fulfilling out highest potential.  Accordingly, Dench Counseling, Sport & Wellness Centre embraces a philosophy that appeals to many talented and successful individuals in such areas as the arts, sport, medicine, business, academia, music, and other creative endeavors who want to become all they were meant to be.  Individualized approaches are available to all ages and backgrounds with session scheduled as frequently as is appropriate for the goals that are set.

Wellness means being free of addiction.  Dr. Carl Jung has been credited as the inspiration behind the spiritual approach to the 12-Step Recovery Program embraced by AA, Al-Anon, Alateen, Narcotics Anonymous, Gambler's Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, Debtors Anonymous, and other similar programs.
Jungian psychotherapy and addiction counseling have resulted in many individuals maintaining their sobriety at DCSWC as they choose a path that leads to wellness.

Sport Psychology

Champions aren't made in gyms.  Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.  Muhammad Ali, World Heaveyweight Champion

Health is frequently measured by the absense of illness.  A more appropriate measure, however, is physical fitness - optimal functioning of the heart, lungs, muscles, and blood vessels.  Most people recognize that exercise is critical to good health, but struggle with psychological blocks to starting or maintaining a conditioning program.  Assistance with the aftermath of illness, injury, or surgery may be required. Others are active, but want to take their game or exercise routine to the next level, while some highly skilled athletes experience performance challenges on the field, on stage, at work, or in school due to fear, anxiety, or other factors.


Play Therapy
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.  Plato 
A growing number of mental health professionals believe play is as important to human happiness and well-being as love and work.
Play is a fun, enjoyable activity that elevates our spirits and brightens our outlook of life.  It expands self-expression, self-knowledge, self-actualization and self-efficacy.  Play relieves feelings of stress and boredom, connects people in a positive way, stimulates creative thinking and exploration, regulates emotions, and boosts confidence.  Play allows us to practice skills and roles needed for survival.  Learning and development are fostered through play. * 
*Excerpt from Why Play Therapy?
Association for Play Therapy

Wellness:  Health, Wholeness, Balance

Wellness is measured by one's ability to balance pain and stressors with adequate intrapersonal resources.  Stress management and stress reduction techqniues are frequently efficacious.  DCSWC endorses such disciplines as yoga, tai chi, tai-kwon-do, and similar mindfulness practices that integrate and balance the mind, body, and spirit.  Attaining inner peace may be the most valuable victory.