Diagnostics of mental disorders by investigating interaction of conscious and unconscious elements in the mind and bringing repressed fears and conflicts out to the conscious mind. Psychotherapy is a general term for treating mental health problems by talking with a psychiatrist, psychologist or any other mental health provider.
During psychotherapy, you learn about your condition and your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviours. Psychotherapy helps you learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills.
There are many types of psychotherapy, each with its own approach. A type of psychotherapy that is right for you depends on your individual situation. Psychotherapy is also known as a talk therapy, counselling, psychosocial therapy or, simply, therapy. Psychoanalyze is led by psychoanalysts, depending on a patient’s profile.
Specialist hospital within our clinic for treating addition related illnesses applies the most up-to-date medical methods and means still not available in many European countries. This programme aims at provide assistance in treating opiates or alcohol addicts, as well as to help them re-socialise and change their lifestyles in order to learn how to avoid challenges and go back to their old lives. Due to this very reason, psychotherapy and rehabilitation are basis to all forms of addition treatments.
The goal in therapeutic approach is to assist an addict become stronger in psychosocial sense and become proactive and functional. This implies his/her own creation of healthier life, stress avoidance and to stop expecting artificial solutions and assistance by external factors (drugs, alcohol, food, etc.) as he/she used to. Psychotherapy is thus a key to successful additions treatment. In practice, this means that every person, often during detoxification phase, starts with individual psychotherapy focusing on fostering personally and abandonment of old behaviour patterns.
A counselling group is usually comprised of 6-8 people who meet face to face with 1 or 2 trained facilitators and talk about their main worries and concerns. Members listen to each other and openly provide a feedback. These interactions give members an opportunity to increase understanding, try out new ways of being with others and learn more about ways they interact. Content of group sessions is confidential; members agree not to identify other members or their concerns outside of the group.
Being part of a group can offer insights, you may not be able to see otherwise, from different prespectives. Hearing from other people about how you come across can be a very powerful tool.
You get a wider range of perspectives on your situation, that can help you deal with your problems better.
Group therapy reduces isolation and alienation. It increases sense that “we’re all in this together,” and normalizes suffering. makes suffering more normal and shared
Another reason groups work so well is that they are suitable especially for treating problems that commonly accompany substance abuse, such as depression, isolation, and shame.
Group psychotherapy implies prevention of ‘going back to illness’ and withdrawal. It is usually combined with individual psychotherapy focusing on fostering personality and abandonment of all behaviour patterns.
In addition to this, group psychotherapy applies family psychotherapy model which tries to find out corrections to pathologic family dynamics as an important factor in occurrence of addition itself.