Talk Therapy, what is it and how does it help some people?
Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy or simply therapy is an important tool in healing from trauma. Human beings are just that, human. There is no reason not to seek help when you need it. Therapy is not simply talking about your problems, or your past, it is much more and it can help you not only express yourself and your experience, it allows you to work with your therapist to create a game plan for healing and recovery.
Therapy, specifically talking therapy, can be brief and focused on your current thoughts and experiences. Although focusing on the past can help you understand yourself, adding the tools to help you focus on the present and prepare for the future is vital as well.
Talk therapy can help you:
- Understand your mental health condition
- Define and reach wellness goals
- Overcome fears or insecurities
- Cope with stress
- Make sense of past traumatic experiences
- Separate your true personality from the moods caused by your condition
- Identify triggers that may worsen your symptoms
- Improve relationships with family and friends
- Establish a stable, dependable routine
- Develop a plan for coping with crises
- Understand why things bother you and what you can do about them
- End destructive habits such as drinking, using drugs, overspending or unhealthy sex.