However, these similarities are also accompanied by a significant amount of differences between the two therapeutic approaches. Between the two approaches, therapists have different roles in handle difficult feelings. Success existential therapy depends on the therapist’s method; the therapist and the client are engaged in a common project where they are working together and they need to establish a good relationship. Therapist does not have a specific structure framework, existential therapy is generally technique free; however, the therapist’s aim is to guide the client to find the direction in its life (2010, audio, excerpt 10). In mindfulness therapy the therapist is a guide, the therapist’s aim is to improve the strategy to help sufferers to deal with all sorts of conditions and to learn and to live with, and accept their psychological and physical limitations.
It provides members of the group a place to practice connecting and sustaining relationships with others. Group therapy allows them to explore how they have gotten stuck, how to make different choices, and create new opportunities for themselves going forward. Group therapy provides members of the group the opportunity to see others and themselves through one another’s eyes and develop a sense of how they are perceived in the
In the book, it talks about how reflective feelings shows the client that we the counselor understands what the client is feelings. Reflective feelings also are helpful in the paraphrasing aspects of counseling. Both techniques go hand in hand in building that relationship with the client. The client wants to feel understood and that the counselor actually cares about their
He said he now felt better after sharing but still needed closure. Techniques: Free Association rooted in the psychoanalytic therapy was used to encourage all the members to share their feelings through the go around technique throughout the sessions. Thought stopping which is rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) was used as a way to get the group members to break the negative thought habit and reinforce a sense of reassurance. (Gladding T. Samuel 2008) Strengths: All the techniques employed in this session were seemed to have made a huge difference in allowing the group members to analyze where they are at. Positive coping techniques was employed by the use of free association and thought
Although, this therapy has limitations effective for effective counseling, such as the need for specific set of techniques. Existentialism is limited in its effectiveness since it depends on the clients’ level of maturity, life experience, and the practitioners’ requirement for intensive training. In my opinion, although this therapy has limitations it can be beneficial for clients with PTSD. Existential therapy helps clients find the meaning of their life and helps them get back into central focus. Therapy helps clients understand that anxiety is a part of life.
I think it was important to assess my personal strengths and weaknesses as to gain confidence in my abilities as a nursing student mentor. There were instances when I was unable to perform my mentor duties as there were instances of inadequate time to fulfil this role along with my ward duties. It was hard to foresee how the day may go as one never knows what will occur. Gainsbury (2010) states that while mentors are aware of the value of mentoring students they are challenged as to how to commit fully to the role within the constant demands of their job. To lessen this as much as possible I put my leadership and managerial skills into practice so that opportunities and experiences were planned to an extent promoting a learning environment (Goorapah,
Meanwhile, experiencing a group therapy for therapists can have the benefit of providing a safe environment to discuss personal challenges and needs with a group of fellow therapists careful ethical considerations will be taken to ensure that clients are not being put in harm’s way. The consent form will enunciate that members of the group could become colleagues at some point later in their career. This will be done to emphasize that although this may cause some members to hold back from sharing certain personal struggles during the group, the leader will ensure that members consider this possibility and therefore, allow them to make the decision about how much personal disclosure they would like to bring forth. Additionally, all records will
Firstly, it was a diverse discussion session whereby each of us contributed to a variety of opinions and different points of views were articulated. For instance, everyone had different purposes for joining Beyond. Some joined because they enjoy being with children while others joined because they hope to learn more about the disadvantaged families in Singapore. We also discussed the effectiveness of our services to our chosen community. This was beneficial because it allowed us to gather feedback on the positive and negative aspects of our service learning so far.
Compassion to me means you care about something or someone you love deeply. It means that you emotions and strong feelings about the things you care about. You need someone to love and care about you even when you’re in a bad place or in trouble. You need to help people with their work if they don’t understand what they are doing. You can easily believe in helping and taking care of yourself if those things come your way and you wait patiently for it.
I also appreciated that this assessment has a section about the strengths of the client, and their family. I think that including a positive light on this type of paperwork is important for both the family and the therapist. I believe that if a person always looks, and is presented with negativity, it is harder to grow and heal. This is because negative thoughts about a person, or their situation can throw the client into deeper depression, anxiety, or anything else they are struggling with. They may think “what is the point of getting better”?