Why Visiting a Psycotherapist Can Be Helpful to The Mind

The purpose of a therapist is to provide you with professional help and offer you ways to construct effective solutions to overcome difficult times.  It is usually prescribed to a person that is going through hard situations that are producing a physiological response that negatively affects the patient´s life.  Sessions typically last 50 minutes and are taken every once a week.  Patients who visit a psychotherapist report having improved their situation after taking therapy.  A normal therapy will be as long as a year or less, depending on the severity of the situation.   If your situation is not that bad or you do not really need therapy, your therapist will be honest with you and guide you.

The mind is an intricate and complex entity.   It is sometimes marred by situations or events in life.  All over the years, the benefits of psychotherapy have been proved.  There are some things that you should know about visiting a psychotherapist:

  • A psychotherapist will be completely honest with you at all times.
  • A program should have as a focus the solution of the problem and it should be goal-oriented. This goal will be decided between both the therapist and the patient.  They both agree on what are the changes expected and in how much time .
  • Psychotherapy will teach the patients about their condition and suggest mechanisms to better cope with difficult situations.
  • Most of the time, a therapy session program will last a year or less.  This is the time recommended, except for those that have a severe condition.
  • A therapy becomes very effective if the person seeks for it and has determined themselves that they will change.   Making changes involves doing things differently and stop doing those things that make matters worse or contribute to your problem.
  • Psychotherapy is effective for both emotional problems or mental health conditions.
  • During a session, which can be one-to-one with the therapist, a couple, or a group, the patient is expected to share with the therapist all the things that are doing wrong.
  • Even though the process involves mostly talking, other  techniques such as dancing, art, music, drama, etc.

A psychotherapist is a trained professional that provides therapy to help patients overcome issues that otherwise they would not be able to solve by themselves.  As millions of people take therapy every year, it is no doubt that the procedure is a good medication to the mind.

There are some myths about psychotherapy that need to be overcome.  Whenever you have a really hard situation, you do not have to deal with it alone.  This actually can bring you serious physiological problems.   Get professional help and start enjoying better times.

 

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Happiness and Empowerment Through Physical Activity

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I’ve heard it for years: Exercise is important. I get it, or more appropriately, I thought I got it. However, no matter when I was motivated or how motivated I was, I just couldn’t find the energy to stick to a regular routine. Then one day things changed.

I was having coffee with a girl friend of mine who I hadn’t seen in a while, even though we’re quite close and live nearby to each other. One of her in-laws was going through a tough time with both physical and mental illness, and has since been doing exceptionally well and looks fantastic. This particular in-law had decided to make a lifestyle change and prioritize exercise, and the results went beyond looking good standing in front of a mirror.

Then we got talking more along that subject, and I learned that my friend had been invited by one of her friends to tag along to a kickboxing class, and subsequently, I was now invited. I thought, ‘Me??? A middle-aged woman who has not exercised regularly in years (maybe decades)?’ But I figured I would give it a shot, especially since I would be there with friends. Turns out that day changed my life for the better!

What Kickboxing Did For Me

To this day I still attend regular kickboxing classes. However, when I first attended, I was shy and intimidated. I mean, kickboxing? Seems like a tough sport (and it is!). When my friends and I first arrived at the gym, we were shocked to notice how clean it was, almost like a dance studio, the kind instructors, and many other classmates that were our age and level of fitness! This made it easy right off the bat.

After the first session I was exhausted. I didn’t know how I was going to do it again. But my instructor was so encouraging that she was able to throw enough positive energy my way to keep me coming back. Each session became easier and easier, even though we were progressing in our workouts.

After a couple weeks, I suddenly noticed something was different. I was happier, more energetic, and was getting great sleeps! I had already lost a couple pounds, and boy was I hungry! I was originally worried about eating too much, but by making sure I was eating healthy food, I had already made a complete lifestyle change. I was, and still am, in better shape, happy, and confident, and this has empowered me to take control of my life.

Now, while I may not look like a tough kickboxer, I’m one of the regulars at the gym and have started to take almost a leadership role. I would have NEVER done this before. I’m outgoing, up for more activities with my kids and family members, and I feel like I can be a role model for many girls who don’t feel great about themselves.

So is kickboxing for anyone? It can be! One of the best things about it is it’s cheap. You don’t need a lot of equipment to get started. I used the website KO Boxing Gloves to get a rundown on all of the equipment, and the gym membership fees were decent as well, and perhaps more importantly, they were flexible depending on how often you go. If you really want to get involved, you can even buy equipment for your own home, like heavy bags or speed bags, but this is tough to do for most people.

Running

Now that I have adopted a more active lifestyle, I have begun supplementing it with running. Again, another cheap and widely available option – you just need shoes and somewhere to run! With kids, I can’t make every kickboxing class that I would like, and sometimes I just need some space. This is why running suites me. If I have 20-30 minutes, I can throw on my runners and some old gym clothes and go for a nice jog.

While kickboxing and running are both great workouts, I find running to be a little more relaxing. I don’t go at a fast pace – I just take my time and raise my heart rate a bit, but being outside, maybe with some music on, and getting the blood flowing in an active, yet relaxing manner, has certainly done wonders for me. It’s a great night cap after a stressful day when I couldn’t make it to kickboxing!

Summary

Different things make different people happy. For some, it’s crafting, or reading, or an infinite number of options. For me, I found that being active, challenging my mind and body to complete tasks, and benefiting from that both physically and mentally has been a life changer for me, so I would always recommend an active lifestyle!

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Blog About Life and The Lessons it Teaches

Ruby was a woman who was living in the United States with her three very loving children. For a job she used to work as a freelancer social media manger. She was a very loving mother and a devoted wife. During her free time she enjoyed running and blogging. However her husband was never with her as he had a job away from her. This is where life started teaching her lessons which she had never learn. Life’s lessons are always learn the hard way.

The People One Loses Will Always Remain a Part of You

baby-17351_1920Each one of us must face the harsh reality of life that life is not forever. One has to depart from this world and enter a new world. Once learns the reality of loss, life goes on as days turn into nights and months into years. One has to learn to live with the gaping hole in one’s life. The heart breaks open when you know that you have to live life all alone. When you love someone deeply you cannot imagine living life without that person. The broken heart will never fully heal back but the memories will bring tears to the eyes. It is like a badly bruised ankle which does get healed but one will never be able to dance the same way that one used to. The slight limp will remain for life.

Search for Happiness

kid-1241817_1920Running after happiness is not the same as being happy. When the sun shines the smile comes on the face and there is no harm in basking under the sun. Moments of happiness are great, but as time pass so does the happiness. What one is actually searching is for a meaningful life rather than just happiness. When you know what you are doing then happiness comes most naturally. When one loves the job he is doing the happiness is even greater.

Never Regret Because That is Worse Than Fear.

smiley-1363093_1920We are human and so we are bound to make mistakes. There is no escape from this and also no place for regret. Life’s lessons are taught and leant the hard way. When we risk losing it is only then we have the possibility to win.. Whether it is running a marathon or quitting a job they all require risk, sacrifice and struggle..when one looks back at life one feels happy when one can say “ I am happy that I tried’ rather than ending up saying “ I wish that I had tried” It is a waste spending one’s life only regretting but it is better to look ahead and love life. It is better to take risks because then one has the passion to live.

Never be Rigid in Life

california-106943_1920Life has many unexpected turns and twists so it is good never to be rigid. Soon one will understand that life is not gift wrapped the way one wants it to be. Having a positive outlook and an open mind will make one find life easier to live.

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