Treatment of emotional, behavioral, personality and psychiatric disorders based primarily upon verbal or nonverbal communication with the patient, in contrast to treatments utilizing chemical and physical measures.
Objectives of psychotherapy
To change the patient’s / clients maladaptive thoughts feelings perceptions emotions and actions to adaptive ones.
To help the client to develop effective ways of coping with various stressful stimuli or conditions in this environment.
To help the person to develop positive self regard, self-evaluation and a realistic view of oneself and one’s environment.
To help the person to develop and verbalize more constructive and rational thoughts and
To help the patients to unlearn or discard faulty coping mechanism and to learn or to imbibe effective and appropriate behavior and habit patterns.
In simple words, psychotherapy aims at –
- Removing or modifying symptoms.
- remedying disturbed patterns of behavior.
- Promoting positive personality growth, development and functioning.
- Psychotherapy helps in understanding the underlying cause and motivates a person find a long lasting solution which helps in getting long lasting benefits.
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IMPORTANCE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY
Psychotherapy helps in understanding the underlying causes of his/her psychological problems and motivates a person find a long lasting solution which helps in getting long lasting benefits. To do this, one needs constant motivation and psychotherapy helps in providing exactly that so that the person makes remarkable improvements and will be able maintain his/her state of well-being.
A process by which a troubled person(the client) is helped to feel and behave in a more personally satisfying manner through interaction with an uninvolved person(the counselor) who provides information and reactions which stimulate the client to develop behaviours which enable him to deal more effectively with himself and his environment.
Counselling is for those people who have a sense of well-being but sometimes can’t handle certain things on their own. It is used in various fields like education, medical, arts, personality development etc.
The basic difference between psychotherapy and counselling is that psychotherapy is meant for people who have no sense of well-being and suffer from some sort of mental health or psychological problems(patients),where as counselling is meant for normal people who have sense of well-being(clients).
· Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis for self-improvement and/or the release of problems. All hypnotherapy employs hypnosis; but not all hypnosis is hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy uses hypnotic techniques to bring about beneficial changes. Utilizing states of deep relaxation, the therapist assists in uncovering and exploring memories, emotions and past events which may affect a person’s conscious mind and activating the client’s inner resources in order to achieve the desired goals. It is used to treat numerous medical and psychological problems. Hypnotic techniques are useful to stop smoking, overcome alcohol and substance abuse, treating stress, sleep disorders and mental health problems such as anxiety, fear, phobias and depression.
NOTE: Hypnotherapy is used as a technique in psychotherapy to help overcome psychological problems and is done in psychotherapy sessions only when there is a necessity and when the client shows complete willingness.
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