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Therapy - Counseling

The opportunity for personal growth and treatment of numerous conditions such as: depression, stress, eating disorders, sexual difficulties, anxiety, or career/personal stagnation through the techniques of trained, skilled listener and expert in feedback.

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Spiritual healing takes the entire person into account, not just their emotional and mental aspects. It examines problems from a spiritual and practical perspective, without endorsing any specific belief doctrine or religious or spiritual belief. It is supportive counseling for the individuals’ belief system, support of the essence of the person – and the facilitation of their spiritual growth, often near the end of life.

Spiritual counselors are said to self-empower their clients, teaching an understanding of life that enables the clients to no longer seek advice in many areas of their life.

Coaching comes in different forms, and can be extremely beneficial in providing guidance and encouragement for success across a number of different areas. Some types of coaching include:

* Life coaching *
* Personal coaching *
* Business coaching *
* Health coaching *
* Dating coaching *
* Conflict coaching *
* Executive coaching *

A coach provides a place for clients to be held accountable to themselves by monitoring the clients’ progress towards implementation of their action plans. Together the coach and ‘coachee’ evolve and modify the plan to best suit the client’s needs and environmental relationships.

According to a survey conducted of coaching clients, some top roles selected for a coach included “sounding board” and “motivator”. It is obvious that clients need both someone who will listen clearly to their objectives and dreams, combined with the ability to positively encourage their clients to implement changes that will help them in achieving their goals. Clients are looking for a coach “to really listen to them and give honest feedback.“

It was sometime in the mid 20th century, when non-sports coaches emerged, who were non-experts in the specific technical skills of their clients, but who offered generalized motivational and inspirational advice.

Life coaching is a practice with the aim of helping clients decide upon and then achieve their personal goals.

Personal Coaching is a relationship which is designed and defined in a relationship agreement between a client and a coach. It is based on the client’s expressed interests, goals, and objectives.

Business coaching is the practice of providing support and occasional advice to an individual or group in order to help them recognize ways in which they can improve the effectiveness of their business.

Health Coaching is an emerging new role in the world of health and wellness. Health coaching is being utilized as a way to help people “manage” their illnesses and conditions, especially chronic ones.

Dating coaching is when an individual helps their client become more successful with dating and relationships, and to improve their clients success. This may be because the clients techniques do not work well, or because the client has been ‘out’ of the dating game for a while, and what used to work for them no longer does.

Conflict coaching is a specialized niche where the world of coaching and conflict management meet. It may be used to help with relationship or matrimonial matters, or possibly in a business context. The premise is that through understanding conflict, satisfactory solutions can be reached that are beneficial to all parties, with positive outcomes.

Executive coaching incorporates one on one sessions between a coach and a business executive, with the purpose being to improve the executives business performance, managerial skills, time-management and overall effectiveness to ultimately improve their on-the-job performance.

Psychotherapy is an interpersonal, relational intervention used by trained psychotherapists to aid clients in problems of living. This usually includes increasing individual sense of well-being and reducing subjective discomforting experience.

Psychotherapists employ a range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and behavior change and that are designed to improve the mental health of a client or patient, or to improve group relationships (such as in a family).

Psychotherapists employ a range of techniques to help their patients mental health to help them with ‘life’ problems. It is a relational intervention & interpersonal technique, carried out by trained psychotherapists and helps their patients & clients with group relationships (i.e. family relationships). Psychotherapy may be performed by a number of different practitioners and specialists, including counselors, marriage & family therapists, licenses clinical social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists & psychiatric nurses.

Psychotherapy Approaches
Psychotherapy is most commonly associated with spoken conversation and communication between the psychotherapist and the client. Psychotherapists want their patients to be at ease and relaxed, so that they feel comfortable discussing their most intimate and personal thoughts – so that the psychotherapist can help them to understand themselves better.

Psychotherapy can also employ the use of artwork, narrative story, drama, music, therapeutic touch and the written word as forms of communication between the practitioner and the client.
Since deeply personal & sensitive topics are often discussed between a psychotherapist and their patient, most psychotherapists are legally bound to respect their clients and patients confidentiality. The importance of confidentiality is enshrined in the regulatory psychotherapeutic organizations codes of ethical practice.

Systems of Psychotherapy
There are several main broad systems of psychotherapy, including (but not limited to):
• Psychoanalysis – This was the first practice to be called a psychotherapy. The patient is encouraged to ‘verbalize’ their thoughts and feelings. This includes free associations, fantasies and dreams. The analyst then formulates and determines the nature of the unconscious conflicts which are causing the patients symptoms and character problems.
• Cognitive behavioral – This is based on cognitions, beliefs, assumptions and behaviors. The aim is to influence negative emotions that relate to the inaccurate appraisal of events.
• Psychodynamic – The main focus of this form of psychotherapy, is to reveal the unconscious content of the clients psyche to alleviate psychic tension. Psychodynamic therapy tends to be briefer and less intensive than traditional psychoanalysis.
• Existential – This is based on the ‘existential’ belief that humans are alone in the world, this aloneness can lead individuals to feeling very alone and that life is meaningless. The emphasis in this approach is to overcome them by creating one’s own meanings & values.