Have you ever had a problem that you couldn’t solve? Of course, you have, because you’re a human being. Everyone hits emotional roadblocks, and that’s why we go to therapy. Some people can’t stop thinking about a particular problem, and unfortunately, obsessive thinking doesn’t solve the issue. People who have chronic anxiety are likely to believe that they can fix their dilemma by overthinking; however, that’s untrue. For those of us that are anxious, we might ruminate on our problems and not be able to figure out what to do next. One of the things that therapy is useful for is confronting challenges and working through those issues. But how do you know which problem to face first? Enter focus therapy. The goal focus therapy is to figure out your biggest problem and solve it.
What’s your problem?
When you work with a focus therapist they help you realize what you’re struggling with and how to find a solution. They’re not going to tell you what that solution is but rather direct you toward what to focus on so you can acknowledge your feelings and work through them. The focus therapist is taking your lead. You will use mindfulness to look inward and discover what you need to change in your life. When you realize what is troubling you, zero in on that and work with your focus therapist to find ways to face your problems and overcome them.
When you acknowledge a problem and look at in the eye, it can be terrifying. Your focus therapist is not going to let you cower in the face of that fear. They’ll encourage you to confront your challenge and stay present at the moment. Mindfulness is a technique that you use in focus therapy. The temptation is to avoid your pain. However, by looking at the pain, you can dissect it and find ways to manage it. You don’t want to avoid it because you will not be able to work through those intense emotions and that’s not helpful to you. Stay with those feelings, no matter how painful, and you will figure out a way to get through them.
People that have anxiety or PTSD tend to disassociate. When you do this, it becomes difficult to stay in your body and face the painful emotions you’re feeling. One of the things you work on in focus therapy is learning to be grounded in your physical body. Doing grounding exercises helps you to acknowledge what you’re feeling and how you’re feeling it. And you will be able to zero in on what you need to confront, and your therapist can guide you in that direction.
Your problems – your choices
Focus therapy depends on you. You decide where to start and how to work through the core problem that you’re having. You direct the session by articulating your emotions and your therapist guides you toward that solution. Maybe want to focus on being more independent. Or perhaps you want to work through trauma that you’ve experienced. It’s up to you what you are working on and how you work on it.
Whether you’re in online focus therapy or working with a counselor in your local area, it’s an exciting area of therapy to explore. You will be surprised at how much you learn from being physically and emotionally aware of yourself. There is power in emotional insight. Take the first up and find a therapist so that you can get the help that you need.
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