We have all heard of a type if not a number of therapies that are available; some are quite commonly known; others may appear a bit far fetched.
It can be a minefield knowing what we need and which therapy to explore to improve our health, well-being, and mindset.
More now than ever, people are turning to therapies as an enhancement of their being.
Here is a chance to overview 7 therapies that cover improving health, wellbeing, and mindset.
1. CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is known as talking therapy. This therapy helps you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is regarded to help anxiety and depression, mental and physical health problems. The concept is that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and actions are all interconnected, and negative thoughts and emotions, feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.
Acupuncture is seen as an alternative medicine (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in which needles as thin as a cat’s whisker are inserted into the body. Most commonly used to treat pain and used for overall wellness, including reducing stress. Acupuncture examines the flow of energy around the body and uses specialised techniques to improve or correct problems that have caused disorders, pain, or illness.
Yoga may not be regarded as therapy as such; however, the health benefits are high. There are various schools of yoga, including hot, Bikram, Hatha, and vinyasa, all, however, increases flexibility, muscle strength and tone, energy, vitality, and balanced metabolism. Its main components focus on posture and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.
4. NLP – Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Neuro-Linguistic Programming is understanding how people organise their thinking, feeling, language, and behaviour to produce results.
Neuro – relates to how you have formed your mental map of the world – how you see it.
Linguistic – is the personal meaning linked to the information you have received from the outside world; this is in the form of feelings, tastes, and smells.
Programming – is the behaviour from the filtering process of how you see the world. It has been applied as a therapy for phobias, depression, and anxiety.
Reflexology is applying different pressure to the hands, feet, and ears on the theory that certain points are connected to specific organs and body systems. The idea that applying pressure to these points can reduce pain, anxiety, promote circulation, relaxation, and healing of the body.
6. Mindset Coaching
Mindset Coaching is an inside out approach, the rewiring of the mindset from negative disempowering thoughts to positive, achievable actions. The coach avoids giving advice or solving problems as the client has the solutions in the subconscious; it is the process of question and dissolving mental blocks, which then enables the person to get clear on what they want, gain a new perspective, and the ability to reframe their thoughts.
Meditation is not about emptying the mind, but bringing an awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective, observing your thoughts and feelings with detachment. It increases calmness and relaxation, improves psychological balance, and coping with illness, and enhances overall health and well-being. It is making the connection between the mind, body, brain, and behaviour.
What should you be interested in depends on what you want to get out of it and your end goal, be it health or a general improvement of well-being, or maybe you want to achieve a deeper understanding of yourself?
Whatever your desire is, there is certainly a whole chocolate box of therapies to choose from; however, do your research, ask questions, and have fun exploring what is on offer.