Nowadays, it is uncomfortable to use the word ‘therapy’ because it has been given unintelligible meanings, which has led to resistance and ridicule in society towards anything that involves spiritual work with oneself. In order to clarify and break down the fear and resistance, I will write in this article in more detail about what therapy is and what forms it takes.
Treatment or therapy is a set of methods aimed at restoring the function or structural integrity of the whole organism or of some of its structural units, i.e. at alleviating or completely curing an (emotional/mental) ailment.
Therapy is a process of self-development and self-improvement in which the person in therapy grows internally, emotionally and spiritually, as well as physically, into a more contented and balanced self, through the various practices and methods used in therapy.
Therapy is based on the fact that someone is there for you. Someone from the outside with an outside perspective, with whom to exchange ideas, and from whom to get the encouragement and support you need to demand more of yourself and more easily achieve what you want. Therapy helps you to focus, gain clarity and take action. It is a relationship between adults, where the therapist supports you to take responsibility for your choices and actions.
The therapist will help you to identify the problems, the root causes, your deepest needs and desires, while supporting you in taking the next steps.The therapist will help you to cope with intense emotional pain, past experiences and trauma, apply the necessary practices that work for you, and guide you through a journey of self-healing.
Therapy is not:
– Blame seeking
– Looking for comfort
– Blaming someone else or letting someone else do it for you.
– persuading or changing someone who needs help.
– Supporting the person in need to be able to do his or her best and to make use of all the possibilities available.
– Focusing on what the person can do now, where and how they can do it – and who they should be.
– Supporting them to find and act on their own answers.
– Awareness of their own feelings and their own humanity, while acting and moving forward.
– Using, at the request of the person concerned, the best practical exercises and methods that are appropriate for the person concerned and help to bring about the desired changes in their mental and emotional state.
– Emotional cooperation with the recipient
– Creating clarity
There are different types of therapy. Examples of the more widely known include physiotherapy, psychotherapy, family therapy, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, creative therapy, activity therapy, etc. Some deal with the physical body, others with improving the quality of mental well-being.
All types of therapy work on the principle that, by working together on an ongoing basis, damage to the mind or body is repaired, an internal support system is restored and a normal, satisfying quality of life is restored.
You don’t have to be seriously ill and already in an extreme mental state to seek therapy. Therapy can also be a support to everyday life in a prophylactic sense, by reflecting from time to time with a neutral person on what is going on in your psyche and through this become more aware of your inner world, needs, potential, motivations and goals. One can always come to therapy with any concern, without fear of judgement or condemnation.
The polytherapy method is a flexible and versatile, practical form of therapy designed for the contemporary person. The Polytherapy method is built on practical, simple but highly effective techniques, while retaining spiritual value and depth, where the person in need can unravel the complexities of their inner world in the midst of any spiritual or life challenge.
Most importantly, polytherapy is PRACTICAL work with yourself. Logically sequenced, yet personalised, the practical exercises create clarity and confidence, resulting in a person finding solutions and answers entirely on their own. Polytherapy works on the principle of Clarity Creation = Solutions Polytherapy is a unique therapeutic method, born out of a combination of many years of practical therapy experience and science. What sets it apart is its practicality and its clearly applicable techniques, which draw on knowledge from biology, psychology, physics, spirituality and anthropology.
To put it concretely, polytherapy is the practical teaching of how to heal inner imbalances and mental damage caused by experiences, how to discover, manage and harness your inner resources and unique potential.