Humans are social beings. We crave human connection and thrive in socially inclusive environments. There might be times in our life, however, when we need to withdraw from social activity to deal with our inner world. Dealing with the emotions and troubles that we face internally sometimes requires us to retreat from the social sphere so that we can heal ourselves without the distractions that outer social circles bring. Solitude may be the best solution for creating the space we need to expand our awareness of ourselves and hear the guidance of our inner wisdom. Other times, when we are struggling on our own and can’t seem to find the right solutions ourselves, another human being with a compassionate approach may be just what we need to see new possibilities and to move on. This is when individual therapy (sometimes called simply “psychotherapy” or “counselling”) is useful in helping us find solutions for a wide scope of problems ranging from anxiety, depression, addictions, PTSD, insomnia, procrastination, relationship, and workplace issues.
Read More… Individual therapy is helpful for all issues we are faced with, big and small. When we notice dysregulation in ourselves and it bothers us on a daily basis, it may be important to see a therapist. The longer these feelings of dysregulation brew within us, the more they are likely to manifest themselves in physical symptoms such as immune system dysfunction, chronic pain, or fatigue. A therapist can give us the tools we need to combat these feelings and return to our normal levels of functioning. When we function in healthy ways, we experience cognitive, physical, and spiritual harmony, allowing us to perform our best at all tasks in life.
What are the benefits of working with a therapist?
A psychotherapist’s office provides a safe environment for us to look at our concerns and stresses, and to discover the underlying cause of symptoms that diminish our well-being. In a caring and confidential environment, it is safe for us to open up to our therapist, and they can offer a variety of therapy methods to help us in this process. Some clients might feel insecure about confidentiality since they will be discussing personal issues, or acknowledging they have a problem that they’re unable to resolve themselves. However, there’s no need to feel ashamed about considering seeking help from a psychotherapist. Compared to the past, there’s far less unnecessary stigmatization connected with using mental health care services and working with a professional therapist guarantees confidentiality and a sensitive approach with each client. It’s important to keep in mind that using mental health care services can be life-changing and exceptionally beneficial for both our personal and professional life. It is a valid form of service just like other professions we use to enhance our lives. Fortunately, individuals and corporations alike are recognizing the importance and efficacy of mental health care. They are beginning to see measurable benefits such as, fewer employee sick days, increased work productivity, creativity, and increased wellbeing. As a result, more and more organizations are including collaboration with a psychotherapist into the employee care plans and packages. Moreover, in today’s fast-paced performance-oriented world, many individuals seek therapy not only for healing and relief but also as a valuable tool to optimize their work performance. Professional athletes, top business leaders and CEOs reach for mental health care and counselling services to bring more clarity, ease, and excellence into their lives.
A Woman Sits in an Individual Therapy Session with a Therapist. From “The Centre for Psychotherapy and Emotional Bodywork”, The Centre for Psychotherapy and Emotional Bodywork