Using the help of a psychologist is an important personal decision, and this decision is taken from circumstances and specific findings. If you can identify yourself in one or more of the 10 following statements, the time may be ripe to use psychotherapy.
1. You feel alone and isolated.
2. You experience anxiety, distress without any reason or justification.
3. You are often depressed.
4. You get angry for nothing.
5. You’re tired, flabby, and even apathetic.
6. You have no appetite and even start to lose weight.
7. You are regularly affected by negative thoughts, which are guilt inducing.
8. You sleep too much and you always feel tired.
9. You are easily disappointed in yourself and have generally a bad impression on others and yourself.
10. You want to disappear, to die.
Therapies, called “humanist”, often focus on individual responsibility. They value the concepts of respect, freedom and growth of his being. Here are a few.
This approach establishes three types of “me”, which together shape our personality. It therefore attempts to diagnose what ego state dictates our reactions to make us aware of unconscious patterns that we repeat often since childhood and that prevent us from enjoying our happiness. Transactional analysis is particularly effective for people who have relationship difficulties such as aggressiveness, shyness, lack of confidence, lack of assertiveness, low self-esteem, etc. When put on a medium to long therapy for a few months the results are generally conclusive.
Founded in 1951 by the neuropsychiatrist Fritz Perls, Gestalt therapy helps us to have a global vision of oneself to better understand how it works. It helps an individual to identify traumatic events that have not been assimilated and have a very negative influence on his life. The goal is simple: Identifying personality flaws to correct them and make the individual whole. This approach focuses heavily on the emotions, bodily sensations and on how the individual interacts with its environment. It is particularly recommended for people struggling with emotional pain, sexual problems, anxiety or serious shyness .The duration of a gestalt therapy varies from a few months to several years.
This therapy has seen a great expansion in recent years, as its name suggests, put on art as a tool for individual development and uses their creativity as a lever to help them better understand and better appreciate . Music, painting, jewelry design, dance, sculpture… Everything helps enhance the vitality of being and allow access to buried feelings. From session to session, associations of ideas increases and the insights too. Effective for people in search of upgrading or those who have little confidence in themselves. The duration of therapy sessions with artistic production varies greatly depending on the tastes and the time that everyone is willing to put in its desire to boost his life.
This is all about a kind of counselor who helps the individual to take stock of his life to set new goals and achieve them. It is not psychotherapy as such but rather an approach rooted in the present and the future. The number of life coaches has increased in recent years; some are good and some not so good. Before using any of these, be sure to check their skills and the type of approach they advocate. Again, the duration of sessions can vary depending on the objectives sought by the client.