Positive thinking has a profound effect on both mental and physical health.
Humanistic Therapy is a method psychologists use to help clients recognize how negative thoughts and behaviors affect their day-to-day lives and personal relationships.
Its success rate is due in large part to how the therapist works to focus on the individual client and what makes them unique, rather than creating a treatment plan based on what works for others with similar issues. At the core of this ideology, is the belief that all people are good, and inherently motivated to fulfill their needs and individual potential.
Humanistic Therapy is used to treat clients who have been diagnosed or showing symptoms of clinical depression, anxiety or panic disorders, addiction, schizophrenia and helps people overcome relationship issues. Because of its positive approach, psychologists are also able to help people overcome low-self esteem and provide them with the skills to “find their purpose in life” and find out what truly makes them happy.
While in therapy, clients are immersed in an atmosphere of support where they can share feelings without fear of judgement. While treating clients, therapists establish a rapport to focus less on past experiences, environmental influences or the nature and cause of the mental illness, and more on the positive aspects of human nature. In many cases that treatment plan will focus on how the client feels in the present moment, rather than how they felt in the past. If they exhibit positive traits and behaviors during a session, this is used as an opportunity — or a teaching moment — to emphasize how vital positive thinking can be to making lasting changes in their lives.
By instilling a more positive mindset, clients will learn the tools to be more self-aware and mindful of how their behavior and actions toward others affect their mental and physical health. After a few sessions, clients undergoing Humanistic Therapy will become strong enough to use personal instincts to grow, heal and fulfill themselves and the relationships around them.
This form of talk therapy is helpful to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic or personality disorders and in some cases schizophrenia, addiction and relationship issues. It is also helpful when clients have experienced trauma or have been diagnosed with multiple mental health disorders.
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