I was recently having a chat with someone when the conversation turned to the work that I did and, more specifically, why people need therapy. This question got me thinking. What does therapy do? What sort of therapy should a person have? How much therapy does a person need? Will it cure me?
Having therapy may leave a person thinking that they are weak, turning to someone for help rather than being able to ‘get on with it’ or ‘getting a grip’.
Therapy is what someone else has, not what I will need or have.
Have you ever had a chat over a pint or glass of wine in a pub? Or gone for a walk with a friend and discussed something that was on your mind, or rung your mate when something is bothering you? These are all forms of therapy; a chat, a hand shake or a hug, so maybe having therapy is not a sign of weakness rather a sign of strength, a willingness to talk about something that is troubling you. It could be that you are having relationship problems, or experiencing a hard time with teenage children, financial worries or your football team has lost yet again. What these have in common is that they all need to be discussed with someone else rather than building up and causing you stress.
From Yoga to Acupuncture there are many types of therapy, each modality suiting different people at different times of their life. CranioSacral Therapy relies on the willingness of the client for it to have a chance of benefitting the person, a mutual relationship based on trust between the client and the therapist; a bit like chatting to a good friend who you have known for a long time.