Therapies

Therapy brings together the techniques and mechanisms to help change someone. In this section, you’ll find about the most relevant therapies, the approaches they follow, and the tools that they use.

Nidotherapy: Healing in a Different Environment

The term “nidotherapy” refers to a modern therapeutic method. Its main objective is to modify the environment of those suffering from schizophrenia and other serious mental disorders. Professionals apply this therapy in combination with other kinds of intervention. Instead of…

Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Jung

The Myers-Briggs personality test is one of the most well-known personality instruments. However, it doesn’t have the acceptance of the entire scientific community. This is because it’s not a test that meets the standards of reliability and validity. Nevertheless, the…

The Dyadic Adjustment Scale for Relationships

The Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) is the most used psychological tool to assess the quality of a relationship, as well as its adjustment, satisfaction, and commitment, among other aspects. It’s a resource available in any couples therapy scenario and also…

Cognitive Therapies and Their Classification

The classification of cognitive therapies shows that their common characteristic is that they consider cognition a determining element of behavior. However, they differ in the importance they give to the various processes involved. Thus, these cognitive processes can activate through…

Stimulus Control in Addictions

Stimulus control in addictions is a fundamental technique for quitting a destructive habit. Stimulus control techniques seek to eliminate the kinds of stimuli that trigger addictive behavior. Although this article is more about addictions, just know that stimulus control is appropriate…

Imagery Rehearsal Therapy for Nightmares

Nightmares cause terror and anguish and people often wake up startled by them. But when they become chronic, they can seriously affect the quality of a person’s sleep. They can even influence their daytime performance. In this regard, imagery rehearsal…

Somatic Therapy: Releasing Trapped Emotions

Somatic therapy can help bring harmony to your body, mind, and emotions. This holistic approach uses a variety of therapeutic strategies to help patients heal from trauma. The goal is to help you become aware of different somatic experiences that…

Working through Delusions in Therapy

Is it possible to convince someone who’s experiencing a delusion that what’s going on in their head isn’t real? Do you have to pretend you believe them in order to continue with a session? Is it possible to avoid entering…

Emotional Well-Being in Educational Policy

Emotional well-being in education policy and practice aims to teach children and adolescents to manage their emotions on a daily basis. Although you may not know it, more and more children are being diagnosed with all sorts of emotional disorders.…

Resisting Therapy – Four Types

Resisting therapy is a form of behavior, cognition, or emotion that a patient presents and that’s an obstacle to their improvement. In fact, the range of resistance is as varied as the people who go to therapy. Similarly, although not…

Counseling Skills for Psychotherapy

Counseling skills are essential for therapists. For this reason, psychologists and psychotherapists have to implement them during their therapy sessions. They learn these just the way they learn psychological techniques. The concept of a therapeutic relationship originated in the psychodynamic…

Five Common Therapist Mistakes

Many factors influence the development and results of psychotherapy, including these five common therapist mistakes. There’s a widely shared idea that recovery after therapy is the responsibility of those who seek help. However, adhering to it is a big mistake,…

Ten Difficulties with Relaxation Exercises

Experts believe that breathing and relaxation exercises can be great allies in the battle against anxiety, depression, and OCD. Although their benefits are numerous, you may struggle with the relaxation exercises you try out. These challenges stop many people from…

EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness Help Heal PTSD

Today, we’re going to talk about the effectiveness of EMDR therapy and mindfulness for healing post-traumatic stress. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a clinical practice that started as a treatment for trauma. The objective was to reduce…

Inner Child Therapy: The Photo Technique

People say that there’s a child inside all of us. Every single adult in the world was obviously a child at some point. Like everyone else, they were born with specific genes, in a specific environment. That environment played an important…

Key Exercises for Cognitive Stimulation

The things we’ve learned in recent years about our brain is very valuable. For starters, we know that it’s elastic and that we can change its structure. We also know that it has cognitive reserves that play a very important…

The Benefits of Sensory Deprivation Tanks

Sensory deprivation tanks, also known as isolation tanks or flotation tanks, go in and out of style periodically. Although they were originally invented to study the brain, these days people use them as a form of relaxation. Many companies specialize…

A Brief History of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a very new branch of psychology. In fact, it didn’t really even exist until the last quarter of the 19th century, when people finally stopped believing that mental illnesses were caused by supernatural forces. That being said, society…