We all go through rough patches every now and then, and seeking the help of a professional can prove beneficial, but with all the different types of therapies available, how do you know which one is right for you? Here’s a list of 7 different therapies to consider when you need a little help. Out of the variety of different types of therapies available, try to gauge how comfortable you feel when reading about each one as that may be an indicator as to which would be best for you.
1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
If you are looking for practical approach when it comes to your choice of therapy, then this may be the one for you. CBT has been proved to be effective for the treatment of conditions such as moods, anxiety, personality, eating and substance abuse. You will be provided with a goal oriented systemic approach to overcoming any issues you have which you can work on in your own time and with your therapist. This is one of the most common and effective types of therapies.
If you have unwanted habits, are looking to kick an addiction, want to work on your self esteem or any other areas of your life, then Hypnotherapy may be an option for you. Hypnotherapy is when a hypnotherapist works to address issues with your subconscious mind in order to change unwanted patterns, undesirable feelings and emotional upset with psychological techniques alone.
3. Relationship Counselling
Sometimes the relationships we are in may need to be looked at closer or could do with a third perspective. If you feel like your love relationship has some issues then maybe suggest relationship counselling to your partner. It is a great way for both parties to be heard and respected in a safe place, with a professional there to guide the therapy in order to ensure it stays on track.
If you were thinking more along the lines of the traditional doctor's chair, talking everything through and baring your soul, then psychoanalytic therapy may be just the ticket. Psychoanalytic therapy encourages you to verbalize your thoughts, fantasies and fears in order for the therapist to discover where conflicts are arising.
Not for everyone, but many swear by it, Reiki is an alternative form of therapy that works on restoring your bodies natural energy and health. Trained Practitioners use their hands to transfer universal energy through to a patient’s body which allows for self healing and a state of relaxation and peace.
6. Yoga Therapy
Another therapy off of the beaten track a little is Yoga Therapy. Renowned for its healing powers, Yoga is a journey of self discovery. Within yoga therapy one can draw out negative emotions or traits under the guidance of a teacher and bring them into reality creating change. Yoga Therapy has been said to provide coping mechanisms and as well as many positive physical benefits.
7. Neuro-Linguistic Programming
NLP works off of the basis that it is the experiences in a person's life that give them their view of the world they live in, and that no two journeys are the same. Patients are given the opportunity to look at what steps have lead them to where they are and any positive or negative thoughts that influenced their decisions. NLP works at re-programming the mind and establishing positive thought patterns that lead to a happier existence.
If you are going through a rough time and thinking about seeking help, the great thing is that there are so many different types of therapies that you’ll no doubt find one that suits you. Therapy is a way of showing yourself you care and allowing yourself to ask for help. Can anyone suggest any other types of therapies that they would recommend?