INNER HUMANISM - Unlocking Happiness

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If you are experiencing unhappiness in your career or education, you can receive help aimed at unlocking happiness through the advances of INNER HUMANISM:
Psychotherapy you will be cared for as a unique individual, and your psychotherapy will be tailored to your needs and comfort level. Your Psychotherapist will get to know you and the specific concerns and difficulties you experience in your career or education, along with the changes you want to make. Your psychotherapy will be based entirely on the career or educational goals you set.

CHANGE ON BOTH PRACTICAL AND DEEPER LEVELS: Inner Humanism Psychotherapy works simultaneously on both a practical level to help you make changes in your feelings and behavior in your daily life, and on a deeper level to help with the source of the difficulties. Since this dual objective goes beyond correcting thoughts, beliefs and understanding to improve your ongoing inner well-being and core feelings about yourself and others, change is intended to be deep and long-lasting. The overall aim of Inner Humanism Psychotherapy is to bring about higher levels of functioning based on a foundation of pleasurable inner well-being that includes an experience of being a valuable, worthy, lovable and loving person.

In Inner Humanism Psychotherapy, change on both practical and deeper levels is nurtured through a natural process within the psychothera- peutic relationship, and in most cases, does not require the use of medication. Within a caring psychotherapeutic relationship your in-born, positive feelings and abilities are increasingly unlocked and strengthened.

INNER ROADBLOCKS TO CHANGE: An Inner Humanism Psychotherapist can provide a unique understanding and way of helping you with the specific emotional and behavioral components of your educational or work challenges. You will receive help aimed at identifying and overcoming the particular inner roadblocks that are holding you back in your daily life. These roadblocks can include, for example - negative beliefs about your abilities that interfere with performing up to your true potential, tendencies to unknowingly make assignments harder than necessary, challenges in building constructive professional relationships, self-confidence issues that affect decision-making and leadership, or tendencies to take the ups and downs of work personally, leading to high stress levels. Once identified, you will receive help with the particular negative feelings and behavior patterns that are getting in your way, making way for tangible improvements in your work or school life.
CHANGE IS TWO STEPS FORWARD, ONE STEP BACKWARD: Inner Humanism has identified that psychological change always involves a dynamic process of moving two steps forward followed by one step backward. When you make progress in feeling better and engaging in behaviors or patterns you like, the inner roadblocks that have been holding you back, push back and resist the changes you’re trying hard to make. Progress is followed by temporary setbacks when you fall back on old, familiar, painful feelings, behaviors and habits. Without help, these setbacks are discouraging and often derail efforts to change feelings and behavior. An example is when an adult, teen or child works hard to overcome tendencies to make projects more difficult than they need to be, and then slips back into procrastinating and being a perfectionist. Inner Humanism Psychotherapists have specialized expertise in understanding the cause of these setbacks, along with expertise in helping you turn these inevitable setbacks into opportunities for further growth.

YOUR TEEN OR CHILD: If you are looking for help for your teen or child who is having problems with learning or with school, the same Inner Humanism advances and age-appropriate goals for change, on both practical and deeper levels, apply to psychotherapy with these age groups. Certain specially trained Inner Humanism Psychotherapists offer psychotherapy tailored to the developmental needs of teens and children of all ages. For information on INNER HUMANISM PSYCHOTHERAPY for TEENS and CHILDREN, and INNER HUMANISM PARENT COUNSELING, see Types of Services.

You can learn more about the background story of who developed this psychotherapy approach, a great Chicago story, as well as the theory behind the approach, by clicking on the link, What is Inner Humanism? and visiting the pages who developed it and why? and how does it address unhappiness and unlock happiness?