The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) remains the leading force in evaluating and promoting mental health interventions based on “Quality of Research and Readiness for Dissemination” (SAMHSA, 2014). The National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) provided on the SAMHSA website now includes the following play therapy modalities, all of which are offered at Point in Time:
In January 2017, Theraplay® was awarded the highest rating for evidence-based practice by SAMHSA. Theraplay® is a special type of play therapy that can improve your child’s behavior in unique ways. Using the therapeutic benefits of joyful play and sensitive caregiving, Theraplay® focuses on strengthening your relationship with your child, enhancing your sense of connection and mutual understanding so that your child no longer needs to resort to problem behaviors. As the most important people in a child’s life, caregivers are actively involved in sessions. With the help of the therapist who is skilled at changing what may seem to you a permanent negative dynamic between you, you and your child will experience delight and enjoyment in each other, and your child will become more responsive to you.
After months of planning, we’re excited to launch the new Point in Time website!
With new and improved navigation, an events calendar, our news blog, and a new donation section, we have more ways for you to interact with us.
Please have a look around, and check back with us as we will be continually adding new content, news, and upcoming events.
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As you can read in our mandate, Point In Time provides valuable services to families and individuals all over Haliburton County, helping residents reach their absolute highest potential.
Delivering Both Traditional and Innovative Services
While at times this assistance is delivered in a more established and traditional manner, every so often we have the chance to initiate something that is both extremely helpful and highly innovative. Such is the case with Mindfulness Martial Arts, a unique pilot project done in collaboration with the Integra Foundation and the Trillium Lakelands District School Board.
Mindfulness Martial Arts in Haliburton County
Mindfulness Martial Arts, first adopted by the Haliburton High School in 2014, is the only one programs of its kind in the province. It shows students how to adapt the physical and mental disciplines of martial arts into the daily challenges they might face.
Beginning with techniques that teach the simple art of breathing and how it can help create a calm mental state, participants learn new ways of dealing with occasionally persistent problems. Students also engage in actual physical (but non-combative) martial arts techniques that illustrate how an active body can create a peaceful mind.
The Haliburton version of MMA, which has already proven to be an unqualified success on many levels, has given Point In Time yet another valuable resource to help enrich the lives of so many. We couldn’t be more honoured to have played a key role in bringing this incredibly enriching program to the County.
Watch for yourself!