Psychology is no longer what it used to be. All doubts about the scientific validity that once surrounded this science are now a thing of the past; numerous studies have shown its importance and concreteness, which any patient and psychologist can confirm.
Beyond the diagnostic labels that seek dynamism in psychological therapy, today’s psychology seeks to act in a more holistic way . If you believe you need a hand to walk lighter, free from the weight of guilt, sadness or resentment, let the new psychology reach you.
New perspectives of psychology
Without renouncing scientific rigor, the new psychological therapies no longer have as their primary objective that of curing a mental disorder. Psychological treatment is increasingly eclectic and seeks to give each patient the resources they need so that their problems stop negatively affecting their life, through each person’s strengths and awakening their spirituality.
Sometimes it’s not about eliminating problems, but about strengthening our virtues. The more we become obsessed with the belief that there is something wrong with us that we need to change right away, the more we will feel anxious and weakened by the need to carry out this change.
The eclecticism that heals
Psychoanalytic therapy has brought several innovations in the relationship between patient and therapist, behavioral therapy has given us new resources to put our behaviors into practice and the cognitive model has given us an answer to the question “Why do we sometimes process information in a certain way and why does our way of thinking lead us to suffer? ”.
All the psychological theories we have mentioned, along with many others less known, but equally important (existential psychology, Gestalt psychology, the systemic model, etc.) have left us incredibly useful tools to create a successful therapy..
The sum of the patient’s psychology and potential
There are concrete problems that need to be solved through a particular psychological therapy, such as sleep disorders, specific phobias, panic attacks, etc. However, most people decide to go to the psychologist in search of one thing: to feel better about themselves, to stop suffering, to stop feeling bitter, to find an existential perspective that allows them to embark on a more satisfying way of life.
To do this, we can use different strategies of the classical theories of psychology, but putting the accent on some aspects that have emerged in the most current psychological theories: values, experiential avoidance, the relationship with our thoughts and feelings that we must not change. . but accept. It is also important to change the conception of human suffering, taking some Eastern philosophies as a point of reference .
Feeling good is much more than not feeling bad
Feeling good is neither a duty nor an imposition. Understanding that you can continue walking even if you are not at the peak of happiness is the first step in being able to move forward and generate new positive feelings with each step. In reality, the new psychological therapies try to put the patient in contact with all his emotions and thoughts to change the function they have always had in his life.
If we contemplate our thoughts and feelings as external observers, we will realize that they all have a specific function. And, thus, we will no longer want to escape and avoid living when they reappear. All of them are part of our nature. We feel good when we live the present fully, without complaining and without wishing that it is necessarily different.
At that point, we feel that it all comes together and that we are no longer facing a struggle. Events flow smoothly when what we do is in line with the values we believe in and our priority scale. The new psychology seeks to change the point of view, to prioritize people and to identify and use their strengths to compensate them, in some way, with their weaknesses.