Dissociation is exceptionally common in our society. Yet, it is not commonly understood, and treatment plans are not always as effective as they could be. According to David Hartman and Diane Zimberoff, in their latest publication on the subject, dissociation “refers to the phenomenon of feeling, sensation, behavior, image, and meaning becoming
Transactional analysis is a way of understanding communication that acknowledges the different parts, or versions, of the self each human consists of. TA identifies three basic parts within each person: the child ego state, the parent ego state, and the adult ego state. Transactional Analysis is often recognized as the P-A-C model.
Almost the moment a therapist agrees to help clients with fears and phobias, it seems that a constant stream of clients come in for help. There are various methods that can be used. One popular technique is exposure therapy, where those with fears are taken through experiences wherein the fears they have are not realized.
A swift search on the words “Back to School and Mental Health” yields a long list of articles suggesting how parents can become more supportive of their children as they adapt to new levels of schooling. There is little doubt that students need support, but what about the parents? Clients often come in at this time of the year with existential
The good people who serve in our military have a variety of stressors to deal with. Many of them are stronger than most of us will ever be, and they carry the memories of the horrors of military conflict with them with strength and honor. Others, understandably, suffer atrocities and mental anguish that is simply too much to bear. PTSD is extremely
The job of being a therapist, or any other kind of mental health professional, for that matter, can be stressful and taxing. No matter how much gratification they get from helping clients, and holding space for their healing, therapists often need support of their own.
The world is in a mental health crisis, and financial conditions aren’t making it any easier. This goes for therapists as well as their clients. Deficits resulting from increased expenses and the seemingly endless stream of patients who may or may not be capable of paying you make for a worrisome combination.
What can you do
In some respects, the psyche is like a garden. When it is well tended, beautiful thoughts and emotions fill our clients’ minds and hearts. At times when clients display stress and anxiety, we want to calm them down in order to give them a chance to focus more on their personal development. These conditions cause the flowers of thoughts and positive
When you offer a special service, clients want to know that you’re qualified to provide it. Certification is a very important part of being a successful mental health practitioner. Even indeed.com notes that gaining extra credentials adds to your appeal when it comes to seeking employment or getting business in the mental health field. When you
Good therapists want to empower their clients to eventually be able to care for their own emotional needs. A large part of treatment entails training patients to reframe the ways they look at themselves, and educate them about how the brain works.
When a client has a hypnotherapy session, the conscious, normal waking awareness is