INDIVIDUALLY TAILORED PSYCHOTHERAPY: In 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 moods and feelings, along with the changes you want to make. Your psychotherapy will be based entirely on the 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 unhappiness. 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 psychotherapeutic
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 way of understanding your painful moods and feelings,
including why they developed originally and why they persist today in response
to the dynamic purpose they currently serve. You can receive help aimed at
overcoming these feelings of unhappiness while your natural, in-born, pleasurable
moods and positive feelings of unconditional self-worth are increasingly unlocked,
supported and strengthened.
CHANGE IS TWO STEPS FORWARD, ONE STEP BACKWARD: Inner
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 or engaging in behaviors or patterns you like,
the inner roadblocks that have been holding you back, push back and resist
the changes you’re working hard to make. Progress is followed by temporary
setbacks when you fall back on old, familiar, painful feelings, behaviors or
habits. Without help, these setbacks are discouraging and often derail efforts
to change feelings and behavior. An example is when and adult, teen or
child works hard to feel better and more self-confident in making decisions
at work or at school, and then experiences a return of feelings of self-doubt
whenever a coworker or student expresses a different view. 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 experiencing unhappiness in moods and feelings, 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?