Today I’m sharing a guest post from BetterHelp, an organization dedicated to making professional counselling accessible, affordable and convenient anytime, anywhere. In the post, they are sharing an overview of 5 different kinds of therapies. And the ways they can help you manage and improve your mental health.
The connection between mental health and decluttering or simplifying may not always be obvious at first. But there is definitely a connection between them.
In fact, many people are drawn to start decluttering and simplifying their home and their lives because of the impact a house full of “stuff” and an overflowing schedule has on their mental health. Excess clutter in your home and busyness in your schedule can both add significant amounts of stress to your life.
However, simplifying is just one of many options available to you to better cope with stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health challenges. There are many other ways to help take care of yourself and your mental health. Ranging from things like improving your sleep and getting more sleep, creating a habit of regular exercise, practicing meditation, eating a balanced diet, seeking help from a mental health professional and more.
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Fostering the conversation about mental health
In today’s guest post, the folks from BetterHelp are introducing to you to 5 different kinds of therapies available.
There are many different options for therapy, depending on what your mental health situation is and what your goals are. I hope today’s post will give you a good introduction to 5 kinds of therapies. And help you explore what feels like the right fit for you if you are considering starting therapy.
My goal is to open the conversation about mental health and the options available to make caring for your mental health available, accessible and better understood.
I encourage you to take good care of your mental health with whatever combination of tools feels right for you. Maybe decluttering your home is one way you can support your mental health. And seeking therapy might be another part of your journey.
Whatever steps you take to care for yourself, physically, mentally and emotionally, I hope you take good care. Creating a life for yourself that feels supported, healthy and well.
Without further ado, here is Marie from BetterHelp to introduce 5 different kinds of therapies.
5 Different Kinds of Therapies
When it comes to taking care of your mental health, this article applies to anyone. At times, you may need a little bit of help to deal with a condition, illness, or when you feel like you want to talk to someone. In today’s world, there are plenty of therapy options, resources and help available.
Here is a look at 5 different therapies that may be able to help you, in a number of different situations.
You might have heard of mindfulness over the years. It simply means staying in the moment, in the here and now. And staying aware of what is happening around you.
This process sounds simple enough but can be rather difficult depending on what you are experiencing in your life. Mindfulness is something that you can practice on your own, but it is also something that you may work on with a therapist.
A therapist can be an excellent resource to help you explore the idea of mindfulness and how to practice it in your life. They will be able to offer you techniques and exercises to help you learn to pay attention to what is going in the moment and stay in the moment more. Which may be helpful to lessen stress, anxiety and worry, in some instances.
2. Psychoanalytic Therapy
Another type of therapy is psychoanalytic therapy. This is a type of therapy designed to help someone deal with repressed memories or feelings. It features talking to a counsellor, where they will be able to help you work through this therapy.
Speak with your therapist for information on if this is something that may be able to benefit you. It can be used for a number of mood conditions. And might be able to help you learn why you act in certain ways or make decisions in a particular fashion.
3. Online Psychotherapy
If you do not have a therapist but you are interested in seeking help, you may want to take advantage of online psychotherapy.
One of the benefits of online psychotherapy is that you can talk to a professional from the privacy of your home, through your phone or computer. This may help you feel more at ease during your therapy sessions.
Another benefit of online therapy services is that they are available around the clock. Allowing you to be able to get support at the time you need it and better fit therapy into your schedule and timetable.
Online therapy can also be cost-effective. And a great way to access professional therapists regardless of where you live.
And in many cases, talking to someone online may be just as effective as talking to a therapist in person.
The counsellors that work for online therapy services are able to help in a number of different ways. And often follow some of the same therapies that other doctors do. For instance, they are skilled when it comes to psychotherapy, where you can talk about your problems and what is concerning you.
If this is something that you feel like you would benefit from, think about researching online therapy for yourself. There are multiple apps that you can download to try it for yourself.
4. Support Groups
Support groups are another resource for people going through a challenging situation. It can be helpful for you to interact with others that are experiencing some of the same things that you are.
Many support groups are in person. But you may also join groups online to discuss a specific mental health issue or to talk about an event that has affected you.
When you speak with others that have been through similar circumstances, they may be able to offer you advice, suggestions, support, as well as a kind word when you need it.
In the case of online support groups, you might be able to interact with someone at any time, night, or day, which can help you precisely when you need it.
Always remember that participating in a support group should just be one part of a treatment plan. You should also listen to what your doctor says, so you can be on your way to lessening whatever symptoms you are experiencing. Support groups may be able to play a part in this.
Once you are working with a psychiatrist, they will be able to tell you if you are experiencing a mental health concern and what should be done about it.
In some cases, this may call for meditation. Some of which are designed to be taken for a short period of time and others are for an extended period of time.
Either way, always take note of if you experience new side effects or symptoms as you are taking the medication(s). Part of taking medication for your mental health is making sure that you have the correct medicine and the proper dose. If you ever feel that this is not the case, you should discuss it with your doctor. Many times, they will be able to adjust things, if they are not working properly.
Anytime you feel like you need help, you should reach out for it. This is not something that you have to hesitate about. You can try the therapies above or talk to a doctor about other approaches that may be appropriate. If you do not like them or feel like they aren’t helping you, then you don’t have to continue taking part in it.
However, if you are serious about improving your mental health, you owe it to yourself to try.
In some cases, treatment programs have to be followed for quite some time before you will start to feel different. This means you will need to stick with a program and do your best, in order to see results. When you have concerns or feel like giving up, you can talk to your psychologist about these things as well. They will likely be able to offer you advice and suggestions.
Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.