Posted on Apr 15, 2006 | Comments 0
Group therapy has proven to be efficient in mental health. While some counselor will start out with one on one therapy, they may finally refer the patient to go for group therapy sessions.
Group therapy sessions allow the patients to freely discuss their problems, issues, and even find social influences that share the same mental illness symptoms or similar mental illness symptoms.
Group therapy sessions are more effective than one on one sessions. Group therapy sessions allow the patients to meet once or twice in a week, meeting many others that share common mental illnesses, thus promoting association. This is a great source of healing to the patients who has difficult to meet in public places, or even go grocery shopping.
Because some mental illness patients feel that other people do not understand and it is embarrassing for them to go in public when they are at risk of erupting from their diagnose, avoid socializing.
The main cause of mental ill and that makes the individual to suffer interruptions are triggers, and many times people care less about what may trigger another individual. It is important to get help when you have a mental illness, yet it is also important to work through the problems on your own if possible.
Self Talk Strategies
If you use self-talk strategies, it can help with your mental health issues. Another great form of therapy is writing your problems on paper. This is great since if you put all the details of your interruptions on paper your counselor can help you find out the cause and work toward a resolve.
Avoid Isolation and Communicate
Avoiding Isolation is another great strategy for dealing with mental health. This is where group therapy comes in to play. Since you are around others, you will be able to communicate. Communication is an excellent source for healing.
Education is another great source for healing mental illness. Patient learns more about you disability as well as about how others suffer similar symptoms as the patient himself, when a patient is in group therapy.
This prevents you from feeling alone. Group therapy is also great since it gives you the capability to get out of the house. Think of it as an activity or a social entertaining experience.
The entertainment will be seen once you sit down, relax and start sharing your problems with others. It becomes entertainment since you found a source of happiness within.
Group therapy is great for many individuals, but there are some disorders where group therapy should be avoided at all costs. Although counselors have set up group therapy sessions for such disorders, it often proves troublesome rather than helpful.
Multiple Personality Disorder
One example is Multiple Personality Disorder or MPD patients. These patients are very distinct and have triggers that interrupt the diagnose more so than other types of mental illnesses.
Mental illness is tricky and often difficult to understand, but in most all cases, there is a answer to dealing with the diagnoses. It is important to pay close notice if you are joining a group session.
When you pay attention, patient receives the advantages of hearing all about others and how the others suffer too. Patient also gets the advantage of possible learning something about him.
When he learns who he is, he is growing to development, which is the element required for better mental health. Finally, many that suffer mental illnesses often lack development.
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