Mental disorders are becoming more common with the change in lifestyle and stress. Over 20% of the Australian population has mental illness in any given year. Alternative therapies are becoming very popular in Australia with over 68% of population trying it once.
Bipolar disorder is a type of mental illness marked by extreme mood swings. People suffering from bipolar disorder can also experience bouts of depression and volatility. It is estimated that about 2.8% of the adult population suffer from bipolar disorder. The mood swings experienced are more intense and it makes it hard to do day to day tasks. People suffering from bipolar disorder often move between periods of depression and happy emotions. Bipolar disorder can be treated by different therapies and modalities. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is commonly used for treating bipolar disorders.
Alternative therapies are being widely used to treat mental health. It has provided promising results in treatment of mental health. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 450 million people are affected by mental health problems. Approximately 20% of the adult Australian population experience mental health problems. Of the 20% of the adult population experiencing mental health issues, 11.5% have one mental disorder and 8.5% have two or more disorders. About 45% of the Australian population will experience mental health issues once in their lifetime. Some of the most common alternative therapies for mental health are as follows:
Most of us do not believe in the fact that spiritual healing works as far as healing or recovering from a disease is concerned. However, some believe that having a strong faith is key to spiritual healing. Many a times we have become sick but the first thing that we think of is going to a pharmacy so that we can medicate ourselves. Others will book an appointment from a specialist. However, there are other methods which can enhance spiritual healing or can be combined with other techniques so as to bring about healing. EFT is one such method which can be introduced so that spiritual healing can be obtained, resolving traumatic memories and events.
Seeing a counselor has become an important aspect of treating different types of mental disorders. It empowers individuals suffering from mental illness to accomplish better mental health and overall well-being. Most effective and experienced counselors integrate alternative therapies with their regular counseling sessions to get better results.
EFT helps in our health and wellness. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) often referred as "emotional acupuncture" or "acupuncture without needles" because it combines tapping gently on certain acupressure points while you focus your thoughts on the problem, thus releasing energy blocks energy together with the emotional components that contribute to the problem. The EFT sessions begin by assessing the intensity of the discomfort on a scale of 0 to 10. This discomfort can be either a negative emotion when remembering an event, a bodily pain, or a habit that hurts us. Then we tap through to reduce the trauma so that you are in a state of wellness.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) which is also known as “Tapping” is a powerful holistic health therapy which has been proven to effectively resolve traumatic events or memories that have led to a range of issues such as stress, phobias, chronic pain, weight control, anxiety, emotional stress, addiction, just to name a few.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental illness which causes people continue repetitive behaviours. People suffering from OCD continuously feel the urge to check things and perform the same tasks. Common examples are people who repeatedly check the door lock, repeatedly washing hands, counting of things etc. The exact cause of OCD is unknown, but it can result from genetic disorders, child abuse, stress-inducing events etc. OCD is more common in women than men. The symptoms of OCD start appearing from young adulthood. Stress can make the symptoms of OCD more intense and worse. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has been widely used for treatment of OCD. The article provides insights into treatment of OCD by EFT.
More psychologists are incorporating alternative treatment techniques with their regular therapy for treating the patients. The use of alternative techniques has been known to deliver effective results and the patients are also embracing it. Psychologist alternative therapies are becoming very popular in Australia with over 68% of population trying it once. The article explores the most important psychologist alternative treatment therapies being increasingly used ensuring better mental health and well-being of their patients.
Our lifestyles are leading to people becoming obese due to stress filled and hectic lives. Stress and other forms of mental disorders lead to sustained weight gain and an unhealthy lifestyle. It is estimated that globally approximately 1.9 billion adults (39% of total adult population) were overweight of which 650 million (13% of total adult population) were obese in 2016. More than 63% of the Australian adult population was overweight in 2014-2015. 28% of the adult population in Australia were obese in 2014-15, up from 19% in 1995. 22,700 weight loss surgery were done in 2014-15 compared to only 9300 such surgeries in 2004-05. Tapping for weight loss (Emotional Freedom Technique -EFT) is a popular alternative treatment to help lose those unwanted kilos.