INDIVIDUALLY TAILORED PSYCHOTHERAPY: In Inner Humanism
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.
CHANGE OCCURS NATURALLY WITHIN THE PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC
RELATIONSHIP: 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?