Mrs. Pearce/ Pre-AP English II
April 27, 2016
Psychology: The Final Acceptance of A New Life
People with various emotional problems all handle psychological treatments differently. Some talk to therapists to get rid of their problems and others listen to music to release bad energy. Psychology has helped many people around the world, but people may not realize the negative effects emotionally by receiving psychological treatments, bringing back haunting memories. Different people react differently to treatments according to their past problems, present problems, and future problems. According to “The Healing Sources,” “Traditional approaches to treating emotional trauma includes talk therapies, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and systematic desensitization to reduce reactivity to a traumatic stressor.” Even though many people see therapy in a negative light, there are so many positive aspects to counseling. The benefits far outweigh the negatives. I think most people can be helped by talking about their problems because it relieves stress and promotes mental well being. According to “NHS,” “If you’re going through a sad or upsetting time, talking therapies can help you deal with it. This could be helpful with a loss of a friend, after you find out you have a serious illness, or if you lost your job.” Seeing a psychologist impacts people in psychically, emotionally, and mentally.
People have a different definition of good and bad. Many see only negative thoughts about psychology for example, it “Interfering with relationships, sleeping patterns, eating habits, and everyday life.” However many others see the good in treatments and use the benefits as a common reason to seek it. People with mental illnesses delude themselves into thinking treatments don’t benefit someone because they’ve been through things no one could possibly understand. According to an observer from the Organization of Psychosocial Science, “Human suffering is often accompanied by beautiful acts of compassion by others wishing to receive it.” This observer is showing how the human suffering is helped with, “Beautiful acts of compassion” such as reaching out and helping a friend realize they need treatments or a psychologist helping someone get rid of horrific memories. In addition, according to the Organization of Good Therapy, “Group therapy is a common type of treatment for survivors of emotional abuse. Sharing experiences with those who have had similar events occur in their lives often creates a positive and helpful environment for survivors of abuse to rebuild self esteem and confidence.” This supports my research because it shows that talking not only to a psychologist but to others or in a group can help your inner issues. Listening to other people’s problems and how they coped with them can give you ideas on how to get over yours and shows how talking treatments can help in several ways. From several different kinds of eating disorders to emotional issues from a past problem, having treatments done, no matter what kind, benefits every one of these categories. Therefore, from my research that I have conducted, I have found out that talking therapies, group sessions, and relaxation techniques can greatly aid in coping with and recovering from depression and other mental illnesses by altering destructive and negative behavioral patterns and thoughts.
People react differently to experiencing or going through treatments for anxiety, depression, and mental disorders depending on their backgrounds and who surround them as their support group. The history of someone’s past situations and the outcomes of those situations can have a reflection on how well or not so well they react to the treatments. In reference, someone having a traumatic, life changing obstacle can delay one to wanting to attend therapy sessions and cause hesitation about opening up about those deep issues resulting in no change or worsening the problem. For example, according to the world wide famous news paper, “New York Times,” Mary Duenwald states how having the wrong friends can also have a negative side effect to seeking help, “Some lie, insult and betray. Some are overly needy. Some give too much advice. Psychologists and sociologists are now calling attention to the negative health effects of bad friends.” Duenwald states this because it shows how the people you hang around make someone have negative outlooks on therapy and could possibly reflect on someone to not seek help. She explains that the people you surround yourself with can make or break a person. In addition, also explaining how some therapies differ on the person Scott Lilienfeld, professor of psychology at Emory University, states, “Among the treatments Lilienfeld listed are critical incident stress debriefing, facilitated communication, recovered-memory techniques, boot camps for conduct disorder, attachment therapy, dissociative identity disorder-oriented psychotherapy, grief counselling for normal bereavement and expressive-experiential psychotherapies.” These countless problems people received after experiencing different types of therapies proves the power of the impact of bringing back crucial memories. Therefore, talking treatments with friends or peers might not always be the smartest resolution. Based on who you choose to be your support group, can have a huge impact on the outcome.
The effects of seeing a psychologist impacts someone emotionally greatly by either curing someone mentally or however causing worse mental illnesses. Overcoming eating disorders from talking to others who have had it, Creating some one’s self esteem for the first time, or even destroying one’s confidence from bringing back haunting memories due to the effectiveness of therapy treatments does not justify its use. It is time for people to understand that seeing a psychologist impacts those who are ready to overcome fears and surround themselves with positive vibes. In order to overcome those diseases and fears, people must accept the fact there needs to be change, be prepared for change, and accept their new improved life.