Today’s fast world and strenuous work, competition to perform better, want for luxurious lifestyle is all taking a toll on our physical and mental health. Physical hazards become clearly visible and can be averted at the right time with proper exercise. But what cannot be detected or remains unseen is the way our mental health gets affected.
There are various ways in which our mental health gets affected. And the level of harm it causes us, decides the name of the mental illness. Anxiety, stress, depression are just a few types of mental illness. But you should not panic if you are facing any of these problems. Meeting a psychiatrist, diagnosing your problem and finding the right therapy at the right time is extremely important.
The most common type of mental problem is anxiety. Being anxious and worrying for every little thing can be hazardous and needs to be checked at a proper time. The best treatment for this is psychotherapy. What exactly is included in psychotherapy?
- Sessions Of Therapy: Sessions of various time duration are taken by the therapist. In the session, you speak out your problems, troubles or personal feelings to the therapist. One of the most important parts of the therapy is listening patiently. The therapist listens to you patiently and only after you have finished telling your part will he softly guide you.
- Time Period: Depending on your problem or the depth of your anxiety, the sessions can be taken ranging from a few minutes to hours and if the problem is a complex issue, they can even last for few months or years.
- Trust And Secrecy: Psychotherapy is all about trust and secrecy. Whatever information you speak out in front of the therapist, there is confidentiality to it. Only when you trust the therapist with secrecy, can you speak your heart out and get a proper solution for your problem.
- Supplementary To the Therapy: Sometimes, certain medicines are prescribed along with the therapy to accelerate the treatment. And not just medicines, but good all round nutrition, proper exercise and meditation is also suggested to help the mental health patients recover fast.
Psychotherapy has worked wonders with many people.
It has helped them recover to a great extent from their anxiety, has shown positive changes in their inter-personal relationships and a whole lot of improvement in the quality of their work. It is all about trusting the therapist and following the instructions.