Cool Forms of Psychotherapy You’ve Never Heard Of

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With so many forms of therapy, clients have higher chances of finding what works best for them than ever before. Some forms of therapy are more creative, while others are more analytical in nature. Humans are so complex, which is why a variety of treatment methods can be extremely helpful. Psychology Today has listed some neat forms of therapy to help people work through their problems:

  • Imago Relationship Therapy. Developed 25 years ago by Dr. Hendrix and Dr. Hunt, this form of therapy helps couples become closer and understand each other better through 5 core principles: re-imagining, re-romanticizing, restructuring, resolving, and re-visioning. This form of therapy best helps couples re-establish loving relationships with one another and develop more intimate connection. Spiritual and visualization behavior techniques are used to help couples understand conflict as an outcome of a specific circumstance, not the cause of disharmony.
  • Jungian Therapy. A 2013 study conducted by a researcher from Germany validated this form of therapy’s effectiveness from results spanning from a variety of studies. Jungian therapy has been known to help people with depression, anxiety, grief, phobias, relationship or trauma issues, and more. Dream journaling and interpretation, art, movement, music, and word association may be used to help the client find self-expression and retrieved the repressed emotions.
  • Neuro-linguistic Programming Therapy. This form of therapy utilizes neurological processes, language and experiential behaviors to provide individuals with understanding on their daily struggles. The way in which we categorize, strategize, and order systems via verbal and non-verbal pathways, along with our neural representations of sights, sounds, feelings, smells, and tastes are internalized and reflected through our actions. NLP focuses on the form, not the content, of our behavior.
  • Reality Therapy. Reality therapy dates to the 1950’s, when William Glassier first developed it. APA states, “Reality therapy helps clients to become more aware of their choices and how these choices may be inefficient in achieving their goals.” Reality therapy is formed around four components: wants, doing, evaluation, and planning.
  • Transpersonal Therapy.  Transpersonal therapists may utilize meditation, guided visualization, hypnotherapy, dream work, art, music, journaling, mindfulness practices, and more to help the client explore their spiritual self and create meaning in their life.


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