What are the Benefits of Psychotherapy?
Some of the most common reasons people seek therapy is to break unhelpful or even harmful patterns in their life, to find solutions to emotional problems, or to repair relationships.
In life, we each journey along on our own path and each persons experience of therapy is different but here are some generalized benefits;
Have you ever asked yourself "why did I do that?" Sometimes we go through life and find the easiest way to "get by" is by shoving our emotions down or to the side and we get so used to doing that that we cut ourselves off from ourself.
One of the greatest benefits from therapy is it can give you insight into your own heart and mind. Gaining a deeper awareness of your thoughts and feelings and also being able to put those into words can be powerful. Improved self-awareness can lead to better self control and empowerment as well.
Increased Emotion Regulation
What is emotion regulation? The ability to control your emotions is what therapists call emotion regulation. When people are unable to control fear, or sadness, or anger or any emotion really, therapists call that being "dis-regulated". Therapy can provide you with techniques to help you better control the emotions that can sometimes get the better of you.
Increased Quality of Life
As people gain insight into their emotions and acquire tools to handle their emotions better, they become their better self and that alone begins to improve relationships. When we become the improved version of ourselves, it can positively influence those around you to make them want to be their best selves too.
When you come to therapy to specific to work on a relationship, you will be given tools and techniques to understand yourself, the other individual and how to better communicate. Though it takes work, relationships can improve.