Common Therapy Practices
What Are Common Therapy Practices?
EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing)
EMDR is a type of psychotherapy that helps treat trauma by using eye movements and bilateral stimulation. The therapist uses their hands to guide the client through guided imagery while they go through trauma-related memories. This may help reduce hyperarousal symptoms such as fear and panic attacks.
Journaling therapy involves writing in a journal or diary about your feelings, thoughts, and experiences on a daily basis. It’s important that you write down your feelings because it helps you process them better and let go of them when you’re ready. Writing about your feelings helps you develop new coping skills, which can relieve stress in the long run.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical behavioral therapy is one of the most widely used therapies for treating depression and anxiety disorders. It focuses on teaching patients how to identify negative thinking patterns that lead to emotional distress so they can learn healthier ways of thinking about themselves and others around them.
Gestalt therapy is psychotherapy that focuses on the entire person rather than just one aspect of their life. The goal of gestalt therapy is to help people reach an awareness of themselves and their environment so they can change their lives for the better.
Play therapy is also known as child-centered counseling or psychodrama. This type of therapy helps children deal with traumatic experiences in a safe environment by using art, play, and storytelling techniques to express themselves. Play therapists encourage children to talk about what happened, but they don’t push them too hard if they don’t want to discuss it yet or if it seems too difficult for them to talk about it just yet.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on changing behaviors through cognitive restructuring — changing how you think about things — instead of changing your feelings directly through talk therapy. CBT can be effective for treating depression and anxiety disorders.