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.

Jeffrey Young’s Schema Therapy Model

Jeffrey Young’s schema therapy model is very effective for chronic psychological disorders. It’s also useful in cases when patients aren’t responding to other therapies. This interesting method integrates attachment theory, Gestalt theory, constructivism, some elements of psychoanalysis, and cognitive behavioral…

Four Metaphors of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

In psychotherapy, it’s very common to use metaphors to help patients connect with their problem and better understand what the therapist is trying to communicate. Telling simple stories somehow helps with comprehension and empathy. Concretely, acceptance and commitment therapy metaphors…

Expressive Therapies: The Psychology of Drawing

Within the framework of expressive therapies, we can find the psychological interpretation of drawings. This can be an interesting resource in the evaluation of cases. Drawing tests can be a valuable source of information about the personal characteristics of the…

Humor as Therapy Against Stress

Humor is a natural therapy against stress. When you have a light heart, then the big problems don’t seem as big and the people who may intimidate you become less important. In this regard, you can liven up any evening…

Aromatherapy: The Wonderful Power of Scents

When you’re open to exploring the world, you can let yourself go by using your senses. One of the most powerful is scent, the magical sense that brings you back to the special moments in your life, to good memories.…

Metaphor Therapy and the Language of Intuition

Metaphor therapy makes use of the poetic and literary language of stories and fables. Some ancestral cultures use metaphor therapy in one way or another to help their people develop emotionally. Grandparents and shamans tell ancient, traditional stories to do…

Seven Factors that Make Therapy Effective

Nowadays, there are many therapies to choose from if you’re in need of psychological help. Each therapy has a different degree of effectiveness and no one really knows which the most effective one is. To address that problem, a group…