PSYCHOTHERAPY

What is Psychotherapy? Psychotherapy can be considered an alternative healing therapy that involves learning to increase self awareness in order to realize maximum human potential, thereby helping us to live more authentically with improved relationships, professional and financial successes, balance and grace. Psychotherapy is a general term describing many specific types of therapy such as talk therapy, narrative therapy, psycho-social therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy and counseling. Psychotherapy treatments are commonly used for psychological problems on an individual basis, with couples, families and groups. Forms of communication used in psychotherapy healing can include writing, artwork, music and dramatic theater. A psychotherapy practitioner may be a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, occupational therapist, counselor, psychiatric nurse, licensed clinical social worker or psychiatrist.   What we refer to as psychotherapy medicine has been practiced as far back as ancient Greece.  It is thought that the first recorded use of psychotherapy was performed by Dr. Josef Breuer.  Dr. Breuer would go on to be a close friend, teacher and collaborator with Sigmund Freud.  Dr. Breuer observed a woman who suffered from paralysis felt better after she ‘talked’ to him about her symptoms.  It is thought Sigmund Freud employed this ‘talking cure’ form of treatment and later created what we refer to as ‘psychoanalysis’ in Vienna, Austria in 1881.  A trained neurologist, he began working with patients who were classified as hysterical.  He continued practicing psychoanalysis into the 1930’s.   His psychotherapy treatment work was later built on by Karl Jung, Anna Freud and Otto Frank among others.  In the 1940’s, pioneer Carl Rogers brought forth a humanistic approach which rose to prominence by the 1950’s.  Psychoanalysis, humanism and Ivan Pavlov’s work in behaviorism laid the cornerstones for teaching psychology in the United States today.   Psychotherapy is an alternative healing therapy that is a constantly growing. Today there are over 450,000 licensed psychotherapists in the United States.  General research shows that the average length of psychotherapy treatment is between 6 and 10 sessions.  It has been reported that Americans spend about $55 billion on psychotherapy annually.     All Things Healing promotes psychotherapy, an alternative healing therapy, with psychotherapy information presented in articles and video form.  For more and updated information, visit us online regularly!  

Introduction to Psychotherapy
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(Asst. Editor: Deborah Duenckel Allen, LCSW, DCSW) Nancy’s enduring interest and practice in psychotherapeutic healing arts stems from her own, very human life experiences of wou...
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Nancy Burnett, PhD
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by Russell Collins

In a field one summer’s day, a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest. “Why not come and chat with me.” the Grasshopper said, “instead of toiling and moiling in that way?” “I am helping to lay up food for the winter,” the Ant said, “and recommend you to do the same..."

 

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Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wolfson: Sometimes life throws us significant and unexpected experiences. Sometimes something so dramatic happens our life feels as if it is "falling apart." It may be a life changing event akin to an earthquake (loss, death, illness, a relationship break-up) or a series of occurrences that domino and seem to invite us to re-evaluate...

 

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by Juliet Rohde-Brown, PhD

Even in our daily lives, one of the most difficult aspects of forgiveness can be the task of forgiving ourselves. We plague ourselves with questions: Why were we unable to prevent appalling events that happened to someone we love?...

 


Editor’s Note from Elizabeth Wolfson: When things happen outside of our control that upset or hurt us, the author urges us to practice forgiveness and self-forgiveness as a path to healing.  This article is an excerpt from Dr. Rohde-Brown's recently published book, "Imagine Forgiveness."

 

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by Russell Collins

An “empty nest” is a pretty forlorn piece of business — something broken and slightly rotting that you sweep out of the eaves in the fall, its useful life as an incubator of new generations in the past. Now, it’s just a sad reminder of vanished spring, headed for the trash bin...

 

 

 

 

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by Vicki Smith, LPC

Most of us want to be able to be adult-like in our relationships. We strive to be patient, understanding and give each other the benefit of the doubt. However, life gets in the way, or rather our reaction to life gets in the way. Reaction is completely normal and understandable. When we interact with each other we are bumping up against old wounds...


by Esther Perel, MA, LMFT

While the diversity in the couples I work with is infinite, one complaint rings true across all cultures: couples who describe themselves as loving, trusting and caring complain that their sex lives have become dull and devoid of eroticism...


Editor's note: This article (which appears on estherperel.com) offers an innovative perspective on how intimate relationship is enhanced when partners allow for space between them. ~Elizabeth

 

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by Marjorie Schuman

One of the basic premises of mindfulness, a meditation practice which derives from Buddhism, is that when we relate to our experience with nonjudgmental attention and interest we can more easily move through and resolve pain, fear, and confusion.

 

 


by Len Cruz

Years ago, I taught courses in psychotherapy and supervised residents in training and psychology interns. I drew some conclusions that coalesced into a sort of Special Relativity of Psychotherapy. The recent excerpt from Dr. Stein’s Individuation about first visits from a Jungian perspective got me thinking about how Einstein’s theory pertains to the work of therapy...

 

 

 

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by Holli Kenley

Over the years, as an intern and then as a I licensed therapist, I have worked heavily in the fields of abuse, trauma, addiction, and grief/loss.  With individuals, couples, and families, I largely relied on two approaches: Client Centered and Cognitive Behavioral methodologies.  For most of my clients, their journeys were met with healing and levels of recovering that enabled them to navigate with a more whole and well sense of being.  However, as far back as 2003, I began to feel that there was more left unsaid, more left unfinished...

 

Editor's Note: Betrayal strikes at the core of trust, causing an unraveling of the foundation of intimacy. Holli Kenley describes the questions this evokes during the healing of the betrayal injury.

 

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by Russell Collins

Along the disputed frontier between religion and science, there have always been the peacemakers looking for a way to bridge the gap, or at least to minimize the collateral damage of battle. One method for achieving this is just better cartography — a more definite line of demarcation between the two domains, and more solid agreements about staying on your own side of the fence...

 

 

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by Erin Heaven

Are there times when you feel able to manage all your tasks and get everything done, only to feel overwhelmed by everything a few weeks later? Do you have periods of excessive activity, followed by periods of lethargy?...

 

Editor's Note: There are many alternative treatments to mental health disorders that can help reduce symptoms in some patient's. It is good to have an awareness of different mental disorders and "out-of-the-box" treatments, because they can be effective in treating different things.

 

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by Michelle W. Murray

Can a laugh every day keep the heart attack away? Maybe so.

Laughter, along with an active sense of humor, may help protect you against a heart attack, according to a recent study by cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore...

 

Editor's Note: This article provides medical information that substantiates the belief that laughter can actually be good for you and for your heart. ~Elizabeth

 

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When You Hear Your Partner, Are You Listening?

by David McCann, Ph.D. & Janis McCann, Ph.D.

The art of listening is the heart of communication. We believe that if we do not come together and listen to one another, we cannot have a healthy culture. But if we do sit down and listen to one another, we can remake the world—one relationship at a time.

 

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