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Tuesday, 17 April 2012 16:10

Group Therapy

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What are the benefits of Group Therapy?

Group Therapy is a form of psychotherapy (personal counseling with a therapist through conversations and discussions). As opposed to individual counseling, the therapist may opt to treat a group of people together, if the issues of all members of the group are similar. Members in the group decide what they want to talk about and are highly encouraged by a moderator --- counselor --- to give feedback to one another once dialogue begins. The therapist is merely a mediator in the group and keeps the members on task with discussing the problems.

Benefits of Group Therapy

Instead of feeling trapped in a one-on-one setting between a patient and a therapist, group therapy often reveals a realm of new avenues about how a person might interact with others in a socially-acceptable manner. For instance, a person might open up about a specific problem he or she is having and find that another person who was listening to the “situation” is experiencing the same crisis or facing the same personal obstacle.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012 16:18

Alcohol Addiction

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Defining Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol Addiction, or alcholism, is defined by the American Medical Association (AMA) as "a primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations." Addicts will use alcohol obsessively to the point where they have no other choice but to continue to use it to make it through the day. Alcohol addiction isn't necessarily defined by the quantity of drinks one has, but rather the loss of control from using alcohol; i.e., as it affects work, relationships.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 18:31

Anger Management

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What is anger management therapy?

Anger management is a type of therapy or counseling that helps people to cope with and manage feelings of anger. Anger management therapy teaches people to recognize symptoms of anger and the situations that make them feel angry. It also teaches people how to deal with anger in a positive way, so that anger issues do not begin to spiral out of control.

The goal of anger management treatment is not to repress anger; when expressed in an appropriate way, anger is a natural emotion experienced by all human beings. Anger management therapy provides people with the tools to express anger in a more positive, healthy way.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 19:27

Behavior Therapy

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Behavior therapists

Behavior therapists (or behavioral therapists) treat people with a wide range of psychological problems using a form of psychotherapy known as behavioral therapy. Behavioral therapy is a treatment that focuses on changing or eliminating negative and undesirable behaviors that may be damaging a person’s relationships and quality of life and encouraging new, more positive or productive forms of behavior.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 20:59

Bipolar Disorder

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What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder, sometimes called manic-depressive disorder, is a well-recognized mental health condition characterized by abnormal shifts in mood and energy levels. The mood swings experienced by people that suffer from bipolar disorder can quickly shift from a depressive low to a manic high. Family and friends may have little warning before a shift occurs and Dr. Jekyll become Mr. (or Mrs.) Hyde.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:02

Cancer Treatment

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Cancer treatment

Many different types of cancer treatment are available for if you have been diagnosed with cancer. Cancer treatment options vary widely and depend on several factors, including the type of cancer a person has, the stage of development of his or her cancer (i.e., Stage 2), the overall health of the patient and his or her personal preferences. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, your doctor will explain the various cancer treatment options that are available to you. One of the most important duties of your physician is helping you to decide upon the type of cancer treatment that you feel will work the best for you.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:39

Christian vs Secular Counseling

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What is Christian Counseling?

Christian counseling, also sometimes referred to as pastoral counseling, is a form of therapy that draws upon both the teachings of Christianity and psychology. Christian counseling is often provided by church ministers but may also be provided by anyone who is trained in psychological counseling and who is a committed Christian.

In Christian counseling, modern psychological techniques and therapy methods are combined with the Christian ethos to provide a form of counseling that is spiritually-oriented and that reflects facets of the Christian religion. However, Christian counseling also has a basis in sound psychological practice. A person who is agitated and unsettled can prove to be a difficult patient for a doctor to treat with mere prescription medications.

In order to practice Christian counseling, the therapist must be trained in any of the various “talking therapies”, such as counseling or psychotherapy. He or she should also have a strong knowledge of the Bible and Christianity have and abiding, strong faith in Christian religion.

Thursday, 31 May 2012 18:17

Theraputic Natural Remedies

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What are natural remedies?

Natural remedies, sometimes known as home remedies, are treatments made from naturally-occurring plants and other natural sources that are targeted to prevent, treat or cure common illnesses and minor injuries. The efficacy of natural remedies for treating health problems is debatable, as many remain unproven scientifically. Some may be harmful to you. Many people opt to use natural remedies along with conventional medical treatment and believe in the ability of these natural remedies to heal the body and to enhance good health.

Many natural remedies have been passed down through the years by laypeople. Some have a basis in traditional or habitual use. However, some natural remedies have been put under scientific scrutiny and found to have recognizable medicinal properties, especially when it comes to treating ailments such as colds, fever, headaches, toothache, cuts and sprains.

Thursday, 21 June 2012 20:51

Family Therapy for Separated Parents

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Sometimes married couples breakup or divorce, resulting in co-parenting in different homes. Because over 50% with marriages end in a separation of some sort a lot of youngsters are co-parented by separated mothers and fathers. Additional mothers and fathers who failed to marry are also co-parenting following splitting up. Psychological security and healthful direction supplied kids in these homes is partly determined by the co-parenting skills and the high quality from the romantic relationship between the mothers and fathers and eventually, most of the time, step-parents. The outcomes for the youngsters are widely diverse, with some mothers and fathers doing a very good job with modifying to be able to breakup or even splitting up as well as others requiring direction through specialists and/or the tennis courts. A number of aspects can result in confusion and emotional unrest in these homes. Conflicting psychological health problems with mothers and fathers or even step-parents, which includes alcoholic beverages and other substance abuse issues may also be detrimental to the emotional security of children.