Giving homework to clients is a technique that many therapists are beginning to adopt as a way to improve their success rate with clients. But it often times doesn’t come easy. A lot of therapy clients struggle with homework and hardly complete it. [Read more…] about 5 Reasons Why Clients Struggle With Homework Outside of Therapy Sessions
Can our nutrition and what we eat affect our mental health?
That’s a question that many psychology researchers are now exploring. Our diets, our routines, our habits and the food we plan to eat are all potential factors in the evolution of mental health and how this plays on our body’s reactions.
There is a general consensuses between therapists that a good routine of eating fresh, healthy food can play a role in the treatment of mental health conditions and disorders as there is an overall improvement the body’s functional system and attitude towards life.
So what do we know about nutrition and mental health? [Read more…] about How Nutrition and Diet Can Affect Your Client’s Mental Health
Fantastic! You’ve made the decision to see and find a therapist! That’s a great first step. Seeking therapy is often times the first step in the right direction and can improve your chances of success dramatically.
Like all good things in life, finding a therapist takes times. To make things easier, there are a number of useful websites for finding the ideal suit for you, but before you jump onto those resources, we’ve put together a useful toolkit to help you make the best decision.
The better your match with a therapist, the more likely you’ll stick with them which over time will save you money, time and stress throughout your therapy. [Read more…] about How to Find A Therapist – Tips for Vetting A Potential Therapist
Would you like to explore and improve your self confidence? We just released 10 new, premium self-confidence activities to the mobile Therachat app!
New Self-Confidence Activities – Created by Licensed Therapists
The 10 brand new Therachat activities are created by reputable therapists specialized in evidence based modalities like CBT, DBT and ACT.
How the New Activities Will Help You
The new Therachat activities will help you dive into your self-confidence and learn more about it. Besides that you’ll get valuable tip, tricks and lessons how to improve it.
When you unlock the activities, they will be available in the library to do whenever you feel like it or you can use a confidence boost.
Some of the Self-Confidence Activities Included
- Daily self-confidence reflection
- Compliment exercise
- Explore new interests
- Increase positive activities
- Character strengths survey
Dealing with an anxiety or any mental health condition can feel overwhelming at times, but you’re not alone. We see a range of people conquer anxiety in small doses or even huge leaps and taking control of their day. Stress and anxiety are not discriminative to who they target and can become a part of anyone’s life, at any age, at any stage in their life. There are even celebrities and influencers with anxiety.
It’s important to realize that it’s not just you suffering from this condition. Many of the Hollywood stars or online influencers have also faced this.
Some of them might have been able to control, manage or conquer their anxiety completely, allowing them a platform to them share their experience. Others might have been very close to someone with anxiety or even been a researcher in this field, with some valuable lessons to share to the world in the same respect.
Here are some influencers with Anxiety and how they dealt with it.. [Read more…] about Managing Anxiety – Advice from Influencers with Anxiety
Setting client boundaries can be a difficult topic to address during therapy sessions with a client and can cause a lot of stress for therapists as they go through their sessions. Detecting themes and undertones of conversations or even remarks made by their clients is a therapist’s job and can help navigate discussions towards effective results.
The last thing you want, as a therapist, is something taken in the wrong manner or a remark pushed into a direction that puts pressure on a client in any way.
Maintaining a professional relationship with your client is very important, both for the nature of the client’s condition and progress a client will make.
The best client-therapist relationships start when this is addressed from the first session and onwards and retain this respect for each other’s privacy throughout the treatment. Clients will feel comfortable and all parties feel they can help towards the outcomes of the treatment without bottlenecking each other by overstepping their agreements. As you can imagine there are countless cases of therapists overstepping the mark, and historically for their practice and reputation, this has not been good.
But what exactly is defined at overstepping the mark? And how can a therapist actively avoid situations that could spiral into damaging consequences for all? [Read more…] about Setting Client Boundaries – Effective Methods To Use During Sessions