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CBT is a collaborative approach with clear goals that are agreed with you and reviewed regularly. CBT aims to provide a set of tools that you can apply during and after the course of treatment. In effect, you learn how to be your own therapist.
Transactional Analysis (TA) is both a theory of personality and communication, and a system for the improvement of personal and social functioning, within the humanistic tradition. Eric Berne, its founder, re-examined the basic assumptions of psychiatry, and from his radical pioneering work developed a system of in-depth analysis and change.
The transpersonal perspective of psychotherapy attempts to see all symptoms as part of a larger picture of "energy moving"; attempting to make a connection between who we think we are and who we really are.
The psychodynamic approach emphasises the role of the unconscious mind, the structure of personality and the influence that childhood experiences have on later life. The main assumption of the psychodynamic approach is that all behaviour can be explained in terms of the inner conflicts of the mind.
The person-centred counsellor has a very positive and optimistic view of human nature. The philosophy that people are essentially good, and that ultimately the individual knows what is right for them, is the essential ingredient of successful person-centred therapy as “all about loving”.
Analytical Psychology is Carl Jung’s term for his theory and practice of psychology. He coined the term to distinguish it from Freud’s form of psychotherapy, which Freud called psychoanalysis.
Most people still yearn for rituals that appeal to the forces of nature… because in the old days we could worship that way. These rituals appeal to something deep inside us, and we feel better after we have participated in them.
Existentialism is a philosophical movement which emphasises individual existence, freedom and choice. There are several philosophical positions all related to existential philosophy but the main identifiable common proposition, is that existence precedes essence.
Patients and therapists in Gestalt therapy communicate their phenomenological perspectives. Differences in perspectives become the focus of experimentation and continued dialogue. The goal is for clients to become aware of what they are doing, how they are doing it, and how they can change themselves, and at the same time, to learn to accept and value themselves.
Traditionally, the history of the Usui Reiki system has been handed down personally from Master to pupil. Originally it was developed in Tibet, by Dr Mikao Usui, the director and Christian priest of a small university in Kyoto Japan. He travelled all over Japan, China and Europe in pursuit of knowledge and studied a wide range of subjects. He studied medicine, psychology, religion and spiritual development.