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Get Life Back on Track – The Benefits of Therapy

The Reasons For Considering A Therapy

Who benefits from therapy? It may seem like an easy question, but the answer is not as straightforward as it seems. Therapy can be beneficial to anyone who needs a little help getting back on track with their life or who just wants some guidance in dealing with difficult issues.

Therapy Austin can help you deal with difficult changes and transitions. Whether it’s a new job, your parents getting divorced, or even just moving into college dormitories for the first time, change is inevitable in life. Even if things are going well now, there will be times when you need to cope with the major upheaval that inevitably comes up throughout our lives. Therapy provides an outlet where one can discuss these changes without feeling judged or misunderstood by family members or friends who may not understand what they are going through.

Therapy also allows people to gain insight on how best to manage their current struggles so as to minimize any negative effects of change down the road. For example, therapy could teach someone coping mechanisms they might use during a divorce or how to deal with a new job after being laid off from their previous career.

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Therapy also provides the support and guidance needed in order to work through these challenges successfully, which will allow people to return to their lives feeling self-assured and empowered!

Therapy isn’t just for those times when we need to cope with change, it is also beneficial in dealing with major trauma or tragedy that inevitably comes up throughout our lives as well. From the death of a loved one to being sexually assaulted, these experiences are often debilitating and life-changing events if left untreated. In cases such as this, therapy provides people the opportunity to process these tragedies, without feeling isolated or abandoned by their family members who may simply not know what else to do other than offer condolences – which don’t always feel adequate enough during such trying times! Of course, therapists understand how difficult it can be after going through something so traumatizing and will provide the support needed in order to significantly improve one’s mental well-being.

Therapy offers people not only an outlet where they can process these tragedies, but it also provides guidance on what best to do next or how to maintain a healthy lifestyle after going through such challenging times! Therapy is often considered as part of rehabilitation for those who have experienced traumatic events so that they don’t slip back into their old ways which led them astray before therapy started. This further proves just how beneficial therapy truly is!


How to Get the Most Out of Therapy

The therapist’s unconditional acceptance helps clients feel safe enough to take emotional risks and be honest about how they really feel. Without this security of being accepted no matter what you say or do, therapy can’t get off the ground. In short-term therapy especially, there isn’t time for therapists to teach social skills or problem solving before getting at emotional issues. Therapists have to concentrate on just one thing creating a secure base from which clients can explore troubling emotions and life problems. Acceptance is a key element of short term therapy, but it’s often not enough to make real changes in the client’s life.

In order for clients to make changes they have to do more than understand their feelings. They need to take new actions that influence how they feel in the future. This means making commitments about what you need to do differently and sticking with them over time. It’s one thing to feel loving, but something else entirely to behave lovingly. It’s one thing to feel angry, and another to act angrily.

Even though therapists often tell their clients that the only way out is through action, people frequently resist doing things differently than before. Change can be hard work and leave you feeling exposed and vulnerable. For example, discussing your feelings with someone rather than keeping them bottled up inside feels risky at first because it opens the door for that person to criticize or reject you. Of course you don’t want him/her to do that – it hurts – so if someone questions anything you say about yourself, your immediate reaction may be defensive: “What I meant was…”; “That’s not true—” and so on.

Even when you know that something’s not working or that it’s causing problems, people often avoid doing anything different because of how they’ll be perceived by others, especially when they’re risking rejection. A single mother with an unruly teenager may realize she needs to set firmer limits with her daughter. But instead of confronting her about this , she simply keeps saying: “I’m tired,” and avoids time alone with her in order to avoid a potential argument. Her daughter takes advantage of the mother and both feel resentful.

Or consider a man who knows he comes across as too harsh to his wife, but instead of speaking more softly, he tries to get her to change by making statements like: “I don’t want to tell you how to run your life,” and ends up feeling unheard and uncared about. If she did listen, she’d have even less respect for him because he can’t stand up for himself. Therapy with these clients is difficult in part because they’re not willing to take any risks with their actions. They keep coming back with feelings rather than new behaviors—the same old problems in new guises.

Acceptance alone won’t reduce the amount of work it takes to make lasting changes in your life. Action is required and that means consciously making commitments and sticking with them over time.