Psychotherapy is an alternative treatment technique used to treat different forms of mental illness and disorders. It can be either used alone or along with other therapies. During psychotherapy sessions, the patients speaks with the therapist about their mental illness issues. The therapist helps to identify the factors which trigger the mental disorders. Once the factors and stimuli triggering the illness are identified, the therapist can work together with the patient to resolve these problems and treat the mental disorder. It improves the problem solving and coping mechanisms of the patients and they develop better responses to what is causing the disorder.
There are different types of psychotherapy which are effective in treating various forms of mental disorders and illness however EFT is the most effective. Some of the most common types of psychotherapy are as follows:
Psychodynamic therapy assumes that any person who has unresolved and unconscious conflicts generally related to childhood will have emotional issues. In the psychodynamic therapy, the therapist helps the patients to identify these factors and then develop coping mechanisms and better responses.
The basic objective of the interpersonal therapy is to improve the communication the patients have with their friends and family. People suffering from mental disorders often find it difficult to maintain effective communication with others and therefore they can’t form healthy relationships. The therapy addresses this and helps them to establish better communication with others. Interpersonal therapy is generally used for treating patients suffering from mental disorders due to relationship conflicts, loss etc.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps patients suffering from mental disorders to change their perceptions of stressful conditions and stimuli in their external environment. They are helped to develop positive feelings and emotions and also better perceptions to stressful conditions. This leads to improved coping mechanisms and better stress responses.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
This psychotherapy is used for difficult to treat mental disorders and tough to treat patients. This therapy form tries to bring together acceptance and change to provide better results. Patients using this technique develop ways to maintain positive habits and emotions which help them deal with the stressful conditions better.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) – the most effective
EFT is another popular and widely used form of psychotherapy. EFT or tapping is based on the principle of combining talking therapy with body therapy. While talking through traumatic events and memories, you tap on acupressure points throughout the body to bring about a state of balance in the body where the original event doesn’t cause anymore stressful emotions. This technique resolves your feelings where when you think about the event it has no affect on you anymore. EFT helps in achieving inner peace and ensures a balanced flow of energy in the body.
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