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Is reiki a type of psychotherapy?

Is reiki a type of psychotherapy?

No: Reiki is a japanese healing art based on the manipulation of a "life force energy" by the practitioner. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Psychotherapy (Definition)

Psychotherapy is one treatment strategy for a variety of mental health conditions. It has also been shown to help a variety of chronic medical difficulties such as chronic pain. There are a variety of therapy types including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt), psychodynamic therapy, & interpersonal therapy. Certain therapy is better suited for ...Read more


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Is cbt a form or type of psychotherapy?

Is cbt a form or type of psychotherapy?

CBT stands for: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and it is a form of psychotherapy. It is focused on the here and now and not analytic. Thinking generates feelings and it is focused on changing self talk / thoughts. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What type of yoga is best for healing depression?

What type of yoga is best for healing depression?

Child Pose: Yoga calms the mind by combination of breathing & physical poses. Child pose or balasana may be the most comforting yoga pose for groundedness, humility, & quiet to the mind & body, creating peace and silence. Yoga is a great addition to other measures for the overall treatment of depression & anxiety. ...Read more

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What is a good type of therapy for a person with anxiety issues?

What is a good type of therapy for a person with anxiety issues?

Depends on the type: Anxiety has many forms and this will dictate the best treatment. Sometimes behavior therapy is most effective in reducing specific fears. Some sorts like panic attacks work best with a combination of talking and medication. Social anxiety is often best addressed through both talking and behavioral techniques . See a trained doctor who can evaluate your specific needs and provide treatment. ...Read more

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What is a good type of therapy for a person with anxiety issues?

What is a good type of therapy for a person with anxiety issues?

Cognitive Behavior: Known widely as CBT, a skilled psychotherapist who 'fits' well w/ you so you trust and enjoy working them really helps. It's a working relationship, a bit like a gym coach, and you learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety as you discover yourself. Your strengths and weaknesses provide direction - so it is a custom made process for your life. Seek until you find a good one for you. ...Read more

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Is psychotherapy a form of psychiatric rehabilitation?

Is psychotherapy a form of psychiatric rehabilitation?

Good question :-): Hi Nick. It usually is included in psychiatric rehabilitation. Types of psychotherapy vary. Some will be focused on dealing with the here and now; some will help to integrate issues from the past. Some will be focused on helping to heal trauma. A good psychiatric rehab program will have many components to help a person make the best recovery and attain a full and successful life. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is OCD a type of psychosis?

Is OCD a type of psychosis?

No! It's bad anxiety: Ocd patient often say things like "i am crazy for washing my hands a thousand times a day." but this is not psychosis. This is a compulsive behavior due to anxious, obsessive thoughts. Ocd symptoms often make no sense to others. They can be excessive and irrational. But their origin is still anxiety. ...Read more

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Is psychotherapy considered a form of psychiatric rehabilitation?

Depends: Psychiatric Rehabilitation is a broad term which psychotherapy can fall into depending upon the diagnosis. It would be helpful to know who is recommending Psychiatric Rehabilitation, for what and in what context to better be able to give you some more specific feedback about it. ...Read more

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Which type of yoga classes would be good for a christian?

Which type of yoga classes would be good for a christian?

Choose carefully: "test all things; hold fast to what is good." most christians believe in the golden rule, in applying the standards of reason to claim, in avoiding shunnig human-made superstitious practices, and of course we do not ask favors of the gods of polytheism. If a group focus on the physical or on mind-training without weird magic stuff, you should be fine. Ask in advance. ...Read more

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What type of massage has the most medical benefit?

What type of massage has the most medical benefit?

Massage Therapy: As long as you have no un-diagnosed illnesses massage therapy can be helpful and relaxing. A massage that includes lymphatic drainage will help detox the body, get rid of debris. You can search www.abmp.com for trained professionals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is psychotherapy considered a form of rehabilitation, except for mental health?

Is psychotherapy considered a form of rehabilitation, except for mental health?

Psychotherapy: I see psychotherapy as a specific type of health behavior intervention. I suppose in a very broad sense, it is rehabilitation. Depending on the type of psychotherapy, assignments are given for the patient to complete. Sometimes this can be specific behavior and/or changes in thinking processes. Also, the patient needs to be the one doing most all of the "work". Thanks for stimulating this view. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture a reliable form of treatment for parkinson's?

Is acupuncture a reliable form of treatment for parkinson's?

Adjunct: I located one auricular acupuncture protocol for tremors related to parkinsons. However, it is important to clarify that in some cases acupuncture is treating specific symptoms due to a disorder and is not curing the actual disorder. (for some conditions it is curative). I would not use acupuncture as a stand- alone treatment for parkinsons. Talk to your doctor about using it as an adjunct. ...Read more

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What is the best form of meditation/yoga for a bodybuilder/boxer?

What is the best form of meditation/yoga for a bodybuilder/boxer?

Many forms: I believe at least one "mind body" session per week will enhance anyone's training. There are different forms of yoga and i would just experience a beginner session to start then go from their. This will make your muscles work differently. You will improve your breathing and balance as well. This will enhance your body building activity. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which type of medical expert is most effective for a schizophrenic patient and why?

Which type of medical expert is most effective for a schizophrenic patient and why?

A psychiatrist: Schizophrenia is one of the more severe and difficult mental illnesses and nearly no one would attempt to treat it without medication - some might use other techniques too, but since there is a need to prescribe and a need to understand very challenging symptoms, psychiatrists are the best choice if not the only one! ...Read more

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Which type of artial arts training is considered best for physical rehabilitation?

Depends: Any exercise program should take into consideration what you are rehabilitating from. Back and neck sprains should be treated differently than post-spine fusions. The key is to start slow and build incrementally. Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program. ...Read more

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What kind of therapy is christian psychology?

What kind of therapy is christian psychology?

Therapy + Christian: Christian therapists are not a homogenous group in terms of psychoanalytical orientation and technique. Someone who advertises their services as a "christian" therapist is usually a therapist (of any psychoanalytical persuasion) who integrates christianity-based spiritual counseling into their psychotherapeutic work. ...Read more

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Is stress inoculation training a form of cbt?

Is stress inoculation training a form of cbt?

Yes: It is a form of cognitive behavior therapy and used mainly in ptsd and other stressor management. ...Read more

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Is transactional analysis some type of psychotherapy?

Yes: Popularized by eric berne in the 1960s, ta is an updated, more "user friendly" variation of freudian psychotherapy. Wikipedia has a good, long entry on ta: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/transactional_analysis. ...Read more

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