How important is, to you, the mindset of a patient when recieving therapy?
Insight into the problem and compliance towards the treatment are very helpful. But a lot of times, there are self-destructive behaviors stemming from a place of roaring pain. There is an unwillingness to leave the demons behind because they don't know who they are without them. So, it is very crucial to assess such issues early on.
@Farah Mahmood thank you for your answear! I totally agree to the fact that people hardly leave their demons behind because they don‘t know who they are without them.
I agree, it is immensely important. It is exceedingly difficult to help someone who does not want to be helped, is not receptive to treatment, and is unwilling to communicate or learn. There are people who can be in therapy for 20 years with little to no change because they do not truly engage.
Thank you for your point. Now I am wondering how can you help a person realise he/she needs help..
Really important. Knowing that most of the patients who come to therapy won't be in the best place, it's up to us- psychologists to light that little candle of hope for them, to make a safe place for them to start to believe that they can and will get better.
There's a psychologist and motivational speaker called Antony Robbins who has that ability to change someone's state within a few minutes and I'm really looking up to him and the way he's doing it.
I love the fact that you emphasized how the therapist should be. I think that a safe place would open the light of belief. Mostly, the atmosphere is related to the care takers energy, I assume.