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We are bringing cutting-edge treatment from the bench to bedside through Canada’s largest network of purpose built medically-managed psychotherapy clinics.
CURRENT TREATMENT METHODS
Current treatment for most mental health concerns is often medications. More and more Canadians are prescribed antidepressants and less are accessing therapy. Most addiction and chronic pain programming are devoid of mental health and trauma therapies. While many benefit, it often leads to chronic and debilitating outcomes.
This all encompassing program includes national and international experts treating PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction, and chronic pain.
Our program has been curated by the expertise of our world-class medical professionals. We have carefully developed our curriculum based on the best available medical and complementary evidence to help you maximize benefits.
ACCELERATED RESOLUTION THERAPY
With Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), we say "Keep the knowledge and lose the pain". You will be reset and free from the past traumas which have haunted you. Anxiety, depression and nightmares become an experience of the past. ART is a cutting-edge evidence-based trauma treatment that is accelerated!
This is not talk therapy. Your brain and body become reset using the neuroscience of memory. ART is effective in resolving PTSD, co-morbidities of traumatic brain injuries, complex childhood trauma, psychological stress injuries, depression, anxiety, addiction, and chronic pain.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) is an evidence-based treatment that was developed in the late eighties for the purpose of treating trauma and other distressing experiences. This treatment follows strict protocols to process emotions. During the session you will be using your eyes to follow a light bar or the therapist's hand moving back and forth, replicating rapid eye movements (REM) that occur in the REM phase of sleep. The eye movement protocol is followed until eventually the emotional impact of the negative memories being processed have dissipated. This process can rapidly resolve suffering from underlying trauma and assist in treating the resulting mental illness, addiction, and exacerbations of chronic pain.
ACCEPTANCE COMMITMENT THERAPY
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) is also a type of CBT, and along with DBT, is part of the third wave of CBT therapies. This wave looks more at comprehensive life goals rather than challenging thoughts and eliminating symptoms. ACT is a mindful approach to accepting the difficulties in life we all face in order to improve one’s future. One of the cores of ACT is living a values-based life. This means identifying, and allowing your values to guide behaviours and direction. ACT has also been shown to help those living with severe mental health disorders including PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction, and chronic pain.
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) designed to help develop healthy coping mechanisms, improved regulation of emotions and improved communication and relationships. These skills are key to confront difficult situations and building longterm resiliency. DBT has been shown to help those living with severe mental health disorders including PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction, and chronic pain. DBT has also been shown to resolve Acute Stress Disorder and prevent the onset of PTSD.
SLEEP EDUCATION TRAINING
Sleep Education Training is a first-line treatment for individuals struggling to fall asleep and/or maintain sleep. Sleep Education focuses on cognitive interventions, behavioural interventions, and education to restructure one’s sleep algorithm. It has been shown to be highly effective and is recommended as a first line approach for treating sleep difficulties in PTSD, anxiety and depression, and in some studies even more effective than medications.
MINDFULNESS TRAINING AND RESILIENCY
Mindfulness is one of the core aspects of our curriculum and imbedded throughout all of our programming. On top of that we have developed a separate mindfulness course to learn more about the breath, living in the moment, and developing a mindfulness practice. Mindfulness Training and Resiliency Program (MTRP) based treatments are effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD, depression, and anxiety. The goal is to be able to respond to a situation rather than react with awareness. Overall mindfulness helps enhance long term resiliency and supports further growth and practice in self-care.
Movement is medicine and is a pivotal part of mental health recovery. Trauma sensitive yoga has been shown to improve sleep, concentration, negative thinking, and regulating emotions. The approach allows a safe and supportive space to enhance emotion regulation with use of the breath and body. The focus on the mind-body system is important to help calm the nervous system while moving towards recovery and building resiliency.
Repetitive rhythmic patterns and music-making promotes the development of new neural-pathways in the brain. Group drumming becomes an active-meditation whereby participants learn how to focus on the present moment (ie: mindfulness) while promoting a sense of community and spirituality. Rhythm is everywhere. Our trauma-informed drumming program weaves in wellness education, self-awareness and social skill development helpful in regulating the rhythms of life. No experience is required. Our innovative rhythmic program includes the following 3 evidence-based approaches to drumming: Gentle Drumming, Heart Synchronization, and Integration Drumming.
RELAPSE PREVENTION ADDICTION TREATMENT
Substances of abuse (alcohol, cocaine, opioids) are commonly used by those with trauma and untreated mental illness as a way of self-treatment to avoid the difficulties of intrusive thoughts and unwanted memories. Avoiding the pain is a natural human condition, but for us to face our traumas we must learn to do so without avoidance. Relapse Prevention and Addiction Treatment (RPAT) helps individuals learn about addiction and how resolving mental illness like depression, anxiety, and trauma can help break the cycle of suffering, and avoidance that perpetuates the addictive behaviours.
RPAT will include phase 1 and 2 of addiction treatment.
CHRONIC PAIN WELLNESS PROGRAM
Chronic Pain Self-Management is about taking control of your pain and helping increase self-efficacy. Research shows those who complete a self-management course increase healthy behaviours including strengthening and stretching exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, and visualization. More importantly, people living with pain report greater self-efficacy to manage their pain and mental health, important for building and maintaining resiliency.
FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAMMING
If we think we feel alone, imagine what our loved ones are going through. Our world class team has developed a state-of-the-art educational program dedicated to our friends and families. Attendees learn about The Newly Institute, the curriculum, and about how trauma and mental health affects all aspects of our lives. We need everyone to recover from mental illness, as we are stronger together.
Movement is medicine and motion is lotion! We have a world-class gym and physiotherapy program where clients can build a personalized exercise plan to enhance their tailored treatments.
For chronic treatment resistant mental health and substance use disorders, ketamine has shown to boost treatment and recovery. These treatments may be indicated for those who are suffering with comorbid mental health disorders. Ketamine is often used to help those who suffer with chronic pain and may be indicated for use as a common treatment for chronic pain condition.
OUR TREATMENT OPTIONS
The Newly Institute offers intensive programs that work within your hours and help you feel better now. While the effect of our treatment will be durable for many patients, those who suffer from relapses can revisit our clinics for booster treatments on an as needed basis. We are here for you when you need us the most.
MENTAL HEALTH CORE | AN INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM
This program is designed for those who require maximal treatment benefit in a short timeframe with rapid resolution of depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and more. This program requires substantial time commitment over the 4 week treatment period. The Mental Health Core IOP can include ketamine¹ treatments when clinically indicated, over 150 hours of therapy, and comprehensive supplementary treatment modalities during the course of the program.
This program is perfect for those who want to get their life back now and for rapid return to work following an occupational psychological stress injury. Continue with the program with our annual mental health exam. Don’t wait, get well now.
ADDICTION CORE IOP | AN INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM
This program is designed for those who require addiction treatment providing rapid resolution of the mental health issues which is often the root of addiction. The program is a 4 week IOP which includes everything in the Mental Health Core IOP with an increased focus on addiction and relapse prevention. We are always here for you after treatment with an intensive aftercare programs and the ability to join weekly group sessions.
FLEXIBLE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM
Designed for those who must balance work and other life commitments while undergoing their 4-week treatment program. This Flexible Outpatient Program includes preparation, ketamine¹ treatments when clinically indicated and evidence-based therapy tailored to your individual needs.
Take control of your life and your treatment plan with a-la-carte menu options for all our world-class programming. Continue with the program with our annual mental health exam.
DROP-IN SESSIONS | FLEXIBLE AND CUSTOMIZABLE
Ideal for those who have attended a program with The Newly Institute and require ongoing supportive care to treat or prevent symptom recurrence. Book a single medically assisted psychotherapy session or ART trauma session on a flexible basis.
ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING CHECKUP
Meet for an annual mental health check-up to review your long term progress and sign up for additional treatment when you need it. Arrangement can be made for an additional psychiatric follow up appointment where a personalized treatment plan will be formulated to meet your unique ongoing needs.
¹ Ketamine is not available in all cases and only with required authorizations.
The Newly Institute takes an evidence based medical approach developing a national set of Intensive Outpatient Programs for mental health, addiction, and chronic pain. We believe in a holistic approach to mental well being and employ a bio-psycho-social-spiritual treatment model to help our clients live their best lives.
Rapid Access, Rapid Resolution of Symptoms, Rapid Return to Work and Life.