Success is measured by the peace of mind
Psychotherapy or mindfulness as it is referred today has become one of the foremost topics of discussion today. Breakneck competition in the corporate circle, dicey relationships, and unequal work-life balance have in humans today has brought us to a deeper understanding of how the human brain works. There is still a lot to explore in a million years of evolution and how the mind works and evolves every day.
Mindfulness therapies today:
Gone are the days when you used to blabber about the misfortunes of your life to a total stranger! The extensive research invested in neuroscience has helped to reimagine the old techniques of psychiatric rehabilitation. A typical mindfulness therapist will listen to your concerns. The difference here is that today mindful therapy is a two-way approach as in:
- You narrate your traumatic experiences and the measures adopted by you to cope with it
- You explain your whole lifestyle to the therapist
- The therapist uses compassion and his/her neuroscience-based training exercise on you to gauge the disorder and the way out for both
- The therapist then suggests you some easy mental/physical workouts with the aim to help you to recuperate without interfering with your busy life.
Mindfulness therapy is about study and experimentation. A certain mode of treatment that is effective for one patient might not be effective for you.
Successful mind therapies:
Some of the typical elements incorporated in mindful therapies are:
- Acceptance and Commitment therapy: Also known as ACT, the therapist makes use of storytelling, structured questioning, and simple mental exercise. It helps to relate the current situation of the client with his/her thought process
- Guided meditation and relaxation
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Commonly known as CBT, this therapy aims at breaking the cycle of negative thoughts and take the brain out of its comfort zone
This is a relatively new life-enhancing skill. But its successful implementation holds great promise for improved human psychology in the future.