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Resources

Resources 

The intention of this page is to provide information regarding treatments and therapies in Guelph and nearby, for local clients and their families. Our experience is that many of our clients need support from a “team” as they train their brain.

As neurofeedback trainers we do not assess, diagnose or treat clients’ health issues. We are not therapists or counsellors.

However, we have seen many health issues at Guelph Neurofeedback and through experience we are often able to make helpful recommendations for treatments that are a good fit with neurofeedback brain training.

Concussion/Traumatic Brain injury

Research shows that when we injure our head and spine, severely or mildly, our brain and central nervous system (CNS) can manifest symptoms that significantly alter our life. 

With a severe injury to the head, an MRI or CT scan will usually indicate that there’s been damage to the brain. But maybe you had an MRI and/or CT scan which showed no sign of internal damage. This does not mean you didn’t have a concussion/head injury/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Even if you didn’t “black out” or lose consciousness, you could still have a concussion or TBI. 

Even a minor bump to the head or spinal column, or a hemorrhage in the brain, can result in severe long-term symptoms and problems. Especially if you’ve had prior injuries to the head.

At Guelph Neurofeedback we understand that recovery from a head injury of any kind can take a long time and requires a team effort. Many people have found neurofeedback has helped their brain and CNS feel more comfortable, and has improved their brain 'fitness’, as they recover from a head injury.

Below are some treatments recommended by neuropsychologists and/or neuroscientists that are helpful in healing brain and head injuries. Where possible, I’ve listed local practitioners or a website that provides a Find-A-Practitioner/Clinic page. 

Matrix Repatterning:
http://matrixrepatterning.com
http://www.soulcentricwellness.com/about-christine.html

Osteopathic adjustment: 
http://www.osteopathyontario.org

Low Level Laser Therapy:
http://braininjurycanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/Dr.-Kahn-Neuro-Presentation.pdf
https://www.bioflexlaser.com/toronto_pain_relief/
https://www.bioflexlaser.com/clinics/index2.php
http://advancedpainrelief.ca, in Kitchener-Waterloo
http://www.handsonrehab.ca, in Milton

Developmental Optometrist
Patrick Quaide
105-195 Hanlon Creek Boulevard
Guelph ON N1C 0A1
Phone: 519-265-8895
Email: info@guelphvisiontherapycenter.ca
http://www.gvtc.ca

Raymond Gonzalez
Prime Therapy & Performance
Location 1: Absolute Health Science
21 Surrey St. #202, Guelph
Phone: 416-559-6997
Email: primewp@hotmail.com
http://www.ptphealth.ca

Therapies for trauma

“Trauma is when we have encountered an out of control, frightening experience that has disconnected us from all sense of resourcefulness or safety or coping or love”.

(Tara Brach, 2011) http://trauma-recovery.ca/introduction/definition-of-trauma/

Trauma may begin as acute stress from a perceived life-threat or as the end product of cumulative stress. Both types of stress can seriously impair a person’s ability to function with resilience and ease. Trauma may result from a wide variety of stressors such as accidents, invasive medical procedures, sexual or physical assault, emotional abuse, neglect, war, natural disasters, loss, birth trauma, or the corrosive stressors of ongoing fear and conflict.
https://traumahealing.org/about-us/#about

Trauma is not a disorder or a disease. 

“Trauma is a fact of life. It does not have to be a life sentence”. Peter Levine
https://traumahealing.org/about-us/#about

Therapists

The following therapists use approaches or methods that are not traditional talk therapy but ones that help to rewire the brain.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma and many other mental health problems. https://emdrcanada.org/emdr-define

EMDR therapists in Guelph and nearby:

Rosalba Stocco, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EMDR, SE (Somatic Experiencing, see below)
877-654-6722

Supria Karmakar, MSW, RSW, EMDR, IFS
421 Woolwich Street,
Guelph, ON N1H 3X2
519-829-9312
E-Mail:  supria@supriakarmakar.com

Vera Dyck, Registered Psychotherapist, EMDR, IFS
https://www.veradyck.com
519-829-9508

Linzy Bonham, Clinical Social Worker, EMDR, IFS
http://linzybonham.com
519-803-2203

For further names
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/emdr/on/guelph

Internal Family Systems (IFS) identifies and addresses multiple sub-personalities or families within each person’s mental system. These sub-personalities consist of wounded parts and painful emotions such as anger and shame, and parts that try to control and protect the person from the pain of the wounded parts. The sub-personalities are often in conflict with each other and with one’s core Self, a concept that describes the confident, compassionate, whole person that is at the core of every individual. IFS focuses on healing the wounded parts and restoring mental balance and harmony by changing the dynamics that create discord among the sub-personalities and the Self.
Learn more: https://selfleadership.org/outline-of-the-Internal-family-systems-model.html

IFS therapists in Guelph and nearby:

Supria Karmakar, MSW, RSW, EMDR, IFS
421 Woolwich Street,
Guelph, ON N1H 3X2
519-829-9312
E-Mail:  supria@supriakarmakar.com

Vera Dyck, Registered Psychotherapist, EMDR, IFS
https://www.veradyck.com
519-829-9508

Linzy Bonham, Clinical Social Worker, EMDR, IFS
http://linzybonham.com
519-803-2203

Dr Risa Adams, IFS for ante- and post-natal
Covered by OHIP
Suite 247
5420 Hwy 6 North
Guelph ON N1H 6J2
519-352-0213

Rachel Mahrer, Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, IFS 
226-782-3055

For further names
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/internal-family-systems-ifs/on/guelph

The Somatic Experiencing® method (SE) is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early development attachment trauma.

Trauma may begin as acute stress from a perceived life-threat or as the end product of cumulative stress. Both types of stress can seriously impair a person’s ability to function with resilience and ease. Trauma may result from a wide variety of stressors such as accidents, invasive medical procedures, sexual or physical assault, emotional abuse, neglect, war, natural disasters, loss, birth trauma, or the corrosive stressors of ongoing fear and conflict.
https://traumahealing.org/about-us/#about


SE therapists in Guelph and nearby


The Refuge Centre for Healing and Recovery (3 therapist who practice SE)
Suites 338 - 342
5420 Highway 6 North 
Guelph, ON N1H 6J2 
Toll free: 1-855-773-3843 
https://healingrefuge.com

Rosalba Stocco, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EMDR, SE,
877-654-6722

Carol Ann Rowland, RSW, SEP, CBT, EMDR, Energy Psychology and Energy Medicine.
Georgetown, ON
(905) 691-0330
https://www.haltontherapy.com



Please note that we are presenting these treatments, therapies and names as a service to our clients and are not responsible for your experience outside of Guelph Neurofeedback. The information contained on Guelph Neurofeedback website is for general information purposes only. Guelph Neurofeedback assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents. Guelph Neurofeedback may contain links to external websites that are not provided or maintained by or in any way affiliated with Guelph Neurofeedback. Please note that Guelph Neurofeedback does not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of any information on these external sites.