Self-therapy is absolutely something you can practice on your own to work anxiety or depression; without needing to be accredited or get a formal qualification. In fact, it can be an economical and more practical solution for less serious cases. It's not always easy, or affordable, to go to a therapist. But that doesn't mean you can't do a little DIY therapy on your own.
Self-counseling can be incredibly effective with the right training. No Advanced Degree Needed. By taking the time to learn what counseling professionals know, those in recovery and therapy can catapult themselves into a world of peace, happiness and a mindset that no problem is too difficult to manage. Home therapy is also called home psychotherapy, home counseling, or home therapy.
It is carried out when a therapist provides counseling in a person's home. Home therapy has helped many people achieve their treatment goals. Many say that overcoming and controlling mental illness is 40% medication, 60% therapy. Without one or the other, it can be difficult to achieve maximum well-being, but when you're spending a fortune on prescription drugs, finding the means to pay for traditional therapy is often impossible.
And since giving up medications that keep you stable is simply not an option, you may feel like you have to miss 60% of the cure. Fortunately, the world has come a long way and there are many different forms of DIY therapy you can do from the comfort of your own home and for a fraction of the cost. DIY therapy can be as simple as working on an exercise book for anxiety or keeping a diary every day. There are many options available, so we have narrowed the list down to the 10 ways of DIY that we consider to be the most effective.
The first DIY therapy option that we strongly recommend is to participate in online therapy. It's one of the most expensive options, but it's not nearly as expensive as traditional therapy. A quick search online will reveal all kinds of DIY therapy exercise books that will allow you to work on the healing process at your own pace. However, since you don't have regular meetings with a professional therapist, it's important that you commit to anxiety therapy workbooks and do them regularly.
This form of DIY therapy is a combination of therapy workbooks and online therapy. Counseling Courses Online offers you self-help therapy programs that you can complete online and at your own pace. It teaches you everything from CBT therapy to art therapy, yoga for beginners, self-confidence techniques, how to read body language, etc. Simply choose the course you would like to take (we recommend everything that has to do with CBT, mindfulness and yoga) and start when you are ready.
We are not going to go into this topic too much, since we talk about Binaural Beats on a regular basis. However, we will tell you that it is an effective form of DIY therapy that requires you to do nothing but listen to the sound tracks. Since binaural rhythms play different frequencies in each ear, they have been shown to have a positive effect on the brain that basically changes the way it responds to triggers, and is very affordable. Another form of DIY therapy that we talk about here at Anxiety Gone on a regular basis is mindfulness meditation.
It is scientifically proven that regular mindfulness meditation can reduce your anxiety by up to 50%. Not to mention that we have seen a significant improvement in our own mental health since we started practicing mindfulness meditation. Therefore, we strongly recommend trying it (and committing to it) for at least 4 weeks. We also have a list of 63 self-awareness questions that you can ask yourself that you'll also want to answer.
DIY therapy is more work than seeing a therapist regularly, as you are solely responsible for practicing the techniques provided. Even with online therapy, you decide when to hold a session. So, there is no requirement for commitment, which is great for those suffering from anxiety, but you have to find it within yourself to commit in one way or another. While self-therapy is great for a person, CBT with a therapist can help them make further progress.
Self-help treatment is usually done with the limited help of a professional in some cases, but the incorporation of the therapist gives that extra boost. The added benefit of working with a therapist offers responsibility and constant encouragement. They can simply respond in a way that breaks negative thought patterns that a self-help book or computer program can't. Your treatment is likely to be more standardized, clear and regulated if you work with a therapist than if you work alone.
Also, if a particular technique doesn't work for you, a counselor might recommend something that might be more appropriate. Learning to be your own therapist is a means to train your mind. You should also train your body. Therapists accustomed to maintaining control of a therapy session may find these aspects of home therapy challenging.