Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Therapy Journey: How to Find Your Own Path When Healing

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Health is not a straight course. What works for one person might not work for another, and similarly, there is no one method of healing either. Ideally, you should be open to all forms. You need to be able to see a doctor when you are concerned about your health, or a psychologist when mental illness is impacting your quality of life. Then there are many other types of therapies, from creative to experimental, that can help you finally feel at peace and at one with yourself. 

There is no single journey, which is why to find your own path when healing from an illness of any kind, you will want to follow these steps: 

Address What is Holding You Back 

The only way to move forward is to cut off the anchors that are holding you back. Some examples of these anchors include: 
  1. Past Trauma 
  2. Mental Illness 
  3. Fear 

That is not to say you can or have to move on and confront these fears and traumas on your own. Instead, rely on others. In the UK, for example, you can seek out advice or even report a complaint with the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALs). If you feel they aren’t taking your issue seriously, you can launch an investigation and even claim compensation with The Medical Negligence Experts. You need to move on, and you need help to do it, so make sure you trust the people you turn to. 

Find A List of Therapy Options 

There are many different types of therapies. You can try creative therapy like art or music, or you can go for a new approach with eco-nature therapy. These types of therapies give you something to focus on and a way to express yourself and reconnect with the world around you. More examples of treatments you can try out include:
  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Nature Therapy
  • Psychotherapy 

Try Out Different Therapy Options in Taster Sessions 

As therapy can be quite expensive, see if there are cheaper taster sessions before you commit fully. Art therapies or other alternative therapies should have a taster option for you to try out. If not, contact them directly to see if there is a deal you two can work out. 

Improve Baseline Health While You’re At It 

When going through therapy, it is best to combine strategies. For example, improve yourphysical health when trying to improve your mental health. Only when your body is at its best can you truly see the strides you are making in therapy, and putting effort into your health is vital for building healthy habits. 

How to Know When You’ve Found the Ideal Combination 

You will know when you have found the right combination when your physical health is at its peak, and your mental health is finally calm. It is a mistake to assume we can be happy 24/7, which is why instead of happiness, we should fight until we feel truly content. This feeling of contentedness is the best form of happiness we can have, because while the extreme emotions come and go, being content means you enjoy every day.

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