SOS BC Neurofeedback Training and Expressive Arts Therapy
SOS BC is the only Canadian representative of SOS Children's Villages International's global model of care that has been nominated consistently for the Nobel Peace Prize. We are known around the world for our commitment to meeting the needs of children at risk of or currently living outside of parental care.
The SOS BC Neurofeedback training is the only one of its kind, serving kids in foster care in the province of BC, with a specific focus in the South Fraser Region.
Neuro-feedback training optimizes brain function by helping the brain to re-organize and self regulate itself more efficiently. When this occurs symptoms and complaints such as inattention, anger, hyperactivity, anxiety, traumatic reactions, and depression naturally and effortlessly abate, thus allowing for greater information processing, increased memory, decreased anxiety, better self-organization and high degrees of self-control.
Art and Play Therapies provide safe methods for children to develop a capacity to deal with painful emotions and resolve issues in a calm and child friendly environment.
SOS BC offers their Neurofeedback and Expressive Arts therapy at no/low cost with minimal barriers to service; with no requirement for a referral through the Ministry of Children and Family Development or local health authority programs.
I am nominating this project because SOS BC endeavors to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable children and youth with no financial support from the provincial government or health authority with the exception of BC Gaming Grants. This, coupled with their programs, that are developed based on need, makes them a uniqe and highly innovatiive organization.Specific to the Neurofeedback and Expressive Arts Therapy, SOS BC is a pioner in reaching children and youth with signficant challenges and multiple risk factors. Both programs are intended to provide non-invasive support, versus other more intrusive techniques. For children with layers of trauma, this is an ideal intervention as it supports healing and symptom relief without re-opening wounds. It allows for a child or youth to manage their daily life until such time that they are in choice of directly addressing past issues.
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