For whom is the third-generation behavioral therapy beneficial?
The answer is easy: it’s for everyone!
The techniques used such as mindfulness, compassion and self-acceptance are not just for people with mental problems. These are useful tools which benefit everyone’s self-development. Mindfulness is more than a therapy as it stimulates a different way of thinking, brings awareness to the present moment and increases the enjoyment of life.
Everyone has moments of feeling sad or vulnerable; moments of finding it challenging to cope with daily tasks or finding it impossible to concentrate. Sometimes you get in the habit of worrying excessively or you feel nervous and fear that something bad will happen.
Maybe you use stimulants like tobacco, alcohol or drugs to cope with daily stress. In many occasions the help of friends and family is enough to deal with personal struggles and to get you back on track. But when their support is not enough; you will need to seek the advice of a therapist. It is important to find someone who you can trust and who understands you.
Some people have more severe mental health issues which affect their lives negatively. With third generation therapy you will discover and develop your strengths so that you can deal with the daily challenges of what is bothering you.
I work with individuals and with groups. Anyone can come to me for therapy and also for information. I specialize in working with highly sensitive people (HSP). Elaine Aron (psychologist and author of the best-selling book ‘The Highly Sensitive Person’) has included me on her website as a therapist:
I support people with problems such as low self-esteem, sleeping disorder, social anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, borderline personality disorder, burnout and so on.
I work with children around school failure, bullying, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder, behavioral issues, phobias and sleeping disorder.
I also work as a ‘super nanny’. Are you stressed and feel that your family is ‘out of control’? I will support you to set boundaries, to bring structure and discipline and to create the enjoyable family atmosphere you’ve always dreamed of.