therapy

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…

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…

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…

OCD with Hidden Rituals

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) -with hidden rituals and without – is on the broad spectrum of anxiety disorders characterized by persistent and intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive actions, rituals, or compulsions whose goal is to avoid or reduce the anxiety that…

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…

Salkovskis’s Theory on Obsessions

Obsessions are thoughts, images or impulses that you turn over and over in your mind and can never let go. Everyone experiences obsessions to some degree. Salkovskis’s theory on obsessions helps us understand why they happen and how to prevent them.…

Destructive Pride in Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental condition characterized by many symptoms such as impulsiveness, emotional instability, low self-esteem, and feelings of emptiness. But others, such as destructive pride, aren’t considered clinical symptoms even though they’re very common. People with…

Circles of Men: The Benefits of this Practice

The circles of men make up a practice with great psychological benefits. Actually, some people brought it back from an antique exercise. Before it was common to gather around a campfire to share stories, solve problems, find advice, learn, vent…

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…

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…

ACT Concepts and Clinical Strategies

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) belongs to a category called “third-generation therapies“. These therapies are a departure from conventional psychological treatments because they put more emphasis on certain aspects of mental health. In ACT, things such as acceptance, mindfulness, cognitive…

Resistance in Therapy: What to Do about It

Resistance in therapy refers to patient attitudes, behaviors, or cognitions that may delay or avoid therapeutic change. Usually, it’s present during the first stages of evaluation because that’s where the client may begin to question the treatment. In addition to…

The Best Therapy for Dependent Personality Disorder

In cognitive therapy for dependent personality disorder (DPD), the patient becomes increasingly autonomous and gradually modifies their contradictory thinking about their own autonomy and abilities. What Is Dependent Personality Disorder? According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders…

Virginia Satir and Family Therapy

Virginia Satir was an American therapist that reinvented family therapy. In fact, nowadays she’s considered one of the most important figures in the history of systemic therapy. She created the Satir Change Model that experts still use to this day,…