Individual therapy is a huge step beyond emotional disturbance towards personal recovery. Following a hard life, a traumatic experience, personal loss, varying levels of difficult experience, therapy can mean a world of difference. Foremost, you must put aside your ego and pride, and focus on what’s at heart. You only have so long to be happy. You must be in touch with that, and become sensitive to that before thinking of anyone else.

Approach Towards Individual Therapy

With so much information – and misinformation available today, it’s difficult to sort through what’s right and what’s wrong, what works and what doesn’t when it comes to health. In order to help sort out all this, we offer specialized natural health programs that enable you to take responsibility and control of your health through education on preventative natural methods that facilitate gradual but effective lifestyle changes.Our unique approach towards individual therapy will help transform body, mind and spirit. If you want to achieve real, long-lasting results, you must do more than eat and exercise your body. You need to make significant changes in your thoughts, emotions and spirit. Gaining and maintaining good health doesn’t have to be difficult. We will help you set your personal goals.

Effective Therapy Helps Reduce Anxiety

Everyone feels anxious from time to time. Tight deadlines or obligations can make anyone feel nervous or fearful. But when feelings of dread and worry are unfocused, overwhelming, and not directly linked to any stressful event, they may leave a person severely impaired. Anxiety can interfere with relationships, sleeping patterns, eating habits, work, school, and routine activities–just about everything. It is one of the most common reasons people seek therapy.Effective anxiety therapy can significantly reduce or eliminate symptoms associated with anxiety in a relatively short time, allowing a person to resume regular activities and regain a sense of control. It can help uncover the underlying causes of worries and fears.It can help a person learn how to relax and look at situations in new, less frightening ways, and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. There is no quick fix for anxiety, and overcoming an anxiety disorder takes time and commitment, but it is a problem with solution, and it does get better with time.Though individual therapy is a great tool to begin therapeutioc recovery for those most in need to begin, those who have a spouse are urged to bring them into then recovery process for participation in Couples Therapy for the purpose of effective and purposeful healing therapies that offer promise and forward-looking positivity.

A New Approach, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Benefit Both Individuals and Couples

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is developed from this premise: individuals may deal with their own emotions their own ways, but it will still have residual affects on their partners. Developed for couples in the 1980s, this attachment-oriented therapy assumes that clients have deep needs for emotional contact and safe connections. When these needs are not met, very negative interactional patterns can occur. EFT teaches partners to send emotional messages that result in safe feelings, which are the heart and soul of psychosocial bonds.EFT sessions have the following three phases:

  • Bonding and emotional awareness.
  • Determining and exploring maladaptive emotion-schemes.
  • Transforming by developing alternatives to maladaptive emotions through reflection on newly aroused emotions.

Empathic therapists guide clients in identifying adaptable and trustworthy emotions as well as emotions based on painful memories that are maladaptive and require change. Emotions such as shame, inadequacy, fear, and abandonment sadness can be changed for adaptive emotions of compassion, empowering anger, and healthy grief.

For example, in one case, a withdrawn husband who was experiencing a sense of helplessness and intimidation was able, through EFT, to assert his need for respect and become more approachable to his wife, whose own feelings of critical anger were traced through EFT to sadness and fear, at which point she was able to ask for comfort and reassurance. Thus, new bonding interactions were developed, replacing negative cycles.

EFT also helps individuals by identifying the fragmented emotional parts of the client and orchestrating enactments between them, helping to unify the client’s inner world. The emotionally fragmented parts of a client include those with conflicting attachment strategies; those tending toward withdrawal opposed to those tending toward pursuit; or a sense of self opposed to a represented attachment figure. Push from one elicits a freeze from the other. Avoidant strategy battles anxious attachment strategy.

To deal with fragmentation, EFT uses enactments of the individual’s opposing internal parts like it does in treating couples. In individual therapy, two chairs are frequently used. These chairs help facilitate either opposing part dialogs or dialogs between self and the attachment figure. Attachment meanings and emotions are identified, and their unhealthy cycles are tracked. The therapist communicates only to the part or person represented by the occupied chair.

Emotional experiences of attachment themes are elicited through enactments, easing the stress of the internal parts. As sessions continue, the client develops a new sense of self through new emotional experiences while in each chair. Integration and bonding occur through the creation of change events. The internal parts now support each other and encourage the development of other relationships.

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), specifically between children and parents, was developed more recently. Sessions are either weekly or biweekly and tend to be quite intense, sometimes prohibitively.

 

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Glendale CA, 91202
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