So many of us in this day and age feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. These days of overwhelm sometimes stretch into weeks, weeks into months and months into years and our problems become seemingly insurmountable.
The lives that we lead are hectic and demanding and we expect of our bodies, minds and emotions just to take a back seat and cope.
More often than not coping and overwhelm become our normal…..but is that the way we want to live. What if there was a way back to health. Where perspective and balance allowed us to see our problems within context and allowed us to feel in control again. What if there was a modality that could give you the skills and tools to manage these down times in your life empowering you to live your best life with all the knowledge on how to at your fingertips.
Psychotherapy can help.
Many people experience depression, anxiety or another mental disorder in any given year. Others need help coping with a serious illness, losing weight or addictions. Still others struggle to cope with relationship troubles, job loss, the death of a loved one or stress.
With Psychotherapy a therapist can help you work through these problems. So that people of all ages can learn to live happier, healthier and more productive lives.
There are several approaches to psychotherapy — including cognitive-behavioural, interpersonal and other kinds of talk therapy — that help individuals work through their problems.
Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and the therapist. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. You and your therapist will work together to identify and change the thoughts and behavioural patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best.
By the time you’re done, you will not only have solved the problem that brought you in, but you will have learned new skills/tools to better cope with whatever challenges arise in the future.
If your quality of life isn’t what you want it to be, psychotherapy can help.
Some people seek psychotherapy because they have felt depressed, anxious or angry for a long time. Others may want help for a chronic illness that is interfering with their emotional or physical well-being. Still others may have short-term problems that they need help navigating. They may be going through a divorce, facing an empty nest, feeling overwhelmed by a new job or grieving a family member’s death;
Seek out a therapist if you feel
- Overwhelmed and a prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.
- Your problems don’t seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends.
- You find it difficult to concentrate on work/school assignments or to carry out other everyday activities.
- You worry excessively, expect the worst or are constantly on edge.
- Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive, are harming you or others.
At Cape Town Body Talk we focus more on the talking aspect of psychotherapy because we use it in conjunction with Body Talk which provides us with the healing path, changing patterns and pathways in the brain for a healthier more balanced you.
Your therapist may combine elements from several styles of psychotherapy. In fact, most therapists don’t tie themselves to any one approach. Instead, they blend elements from different approaches and tailor their treatment according to each client’s needs.