Holistic therapy simply refers to treating the whole person rather than individual symptoms. So, this can include physical, emotional, mental health or spiritual health (mind, body and spirit). There are many different types of holistic therapy, including massage, reflexology and yoga.
Client centered therapy, or person centered therapy, is a non-directive approach to talk therapy. It requires the client to actively take the reins during each therapy session, while the therapist acts mainly as a guide or a source of support for the client
It emphases helping people by having the client lead and be viewed with unconditional positivity during a session. Developed by psychologist Carl Rogers in the 1930s, it has been one of the most widely used approaches in history. This type of therapy forms a positive therapeutic relationship with the therapist acting as a sort of mirror, reflecting the client’s thoughts and feelings back to him or her; this will allow the client to better understand themself.
One to One - Therapy
One-to-one therapy takes place on an individual basis, between the client and a therapist. It provides a safe, supportive space in which to explore personal issues and connect with the feelings that are associated with these issues.
Group therapy takes place with a group of people together, rather than with an individual during a one-on-one session. Having therapy in a group environment can have many benefits as it offers a support network and provides the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar concerns. Together with the therapist and the other group members individuals are encouraged to share their experiences and work on understanding themselves better.
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Music therapy is a therapeutic approach that uses the naturally mood-lifting properties of music to help people improve their mental health and overall well-being. It may involve:
- Making music
- Writing songs
- Listening to music
Drama therapy allows you to explore emotional difficulties through the medium of drama. This could involve a variety of activities including writing and learning scripts, improvisation exercises, role play, movement, storytelling or activities using puppets and masks. The fiction element acts like a filter, so that the feelings encountered don’t engulf those taking part, instead allowing them to acknowledge and deal with what comes up as and when it surfaces. Creating this space between yourself and the emotional concerns being explored can offer clarity and a sense of relief or catharsis.
Art therapy is a technique rooted in the idea that creative expression can foster healing and mental well-being. The creative process involved in expressing one’s self artistically can help people to resolve issues as well as develop and manage their behaviors and feelings, reduce stress, and improve self-esteem and awareness.
No artistic talent is necessary for art therapy to succeed, because the therapeutic process is not about the artistic value of the work, but rather about finding associations between the creative choices made and a client’s inner life.