Most of us face struggles at some point in our lives. These struggles may include stress at work, difficulty with a romantic partner, or problems with a family member. Alternatively, struggles may include emotional symptoms such as depression or anxiety, behavioral problems such as having difficulty throwing useless items away or drinking alcohol too often, and cognitive symptoms such as repetitive upsetting thoughts or uncontrolled worry. Sometimes, life's struggles can be eased by taking better care of yourself, and perhaps talking about the issues with a supportive friend or family member.
But there may be times when these steps don't resolve the issue. When this happens, it makes sense to consider seeking the help of a qualified licensed psychologist. How do you know if therapy is needed?
Two general guidelines can be helpful when considering whether you or someone you love could benefit from therapy. First, is the problem distressing? And second, is it interfering with some aspect of life?
When thinking about distress, here are some issues to consider:
When thinking about interference, some other issues may deserve consideration:
A “yes” response to any of these questions suggests that you might wish to consider seeking professional help. Remember that sometimes a problem might be less upsetting to you than it is to the people around you. This does not automatically mean that you are in the know and your friends or family are over-reacting to you. Rather, this situation suggests that you may wish to think about why the people who care about you are upset.
Clearly, the decision to enter into therapy is a very personal one. Numerous advances have been made in the treatment of psychological disorders in the past decade and many therapies have been shown scientifically to be helpful. As you think about whether therapy might be helpful to you, remember that many psychological problems have been shown to be treatable using short-term therapy approaches.
Learning more about different approaches to therapy might also help you to discern if one of them sounds like a good fit with your personality and approach to life. Given the range of therapeutic options that are available, you don't need to continue to struggle with a problem that is upsetting and/or getting in the way of other parts of your life. Help is available.
First, we should know about mindfulness, mindfulness is a way of paying attention in present moments. This moment experience by yourself, your own body, your sensation occurs moment by moment. It may be an awareness of your emotions and thoughts that what is the moment around you.
It is the deep relaxation therapy which relaxes and aware your body from head to toe. It called a mindfulness therapy. One part of this is raisin therapy, which is mentioned here today.
Raisins mean in hindi is kishmish which is a dry fruit. How is it working to reduce anxiety and stress, a dry fruit? you ever know about this therapy. No, because we live in multitasking life and eating… disturbed eating also has a part of disturbed life. Doctors say keep a balanced diet. How can we make our diet balanced? if we take balanced diet we make yourself fit. But another side, we unable to take balanced diet we are ill. Because we eat food with stress.
This therapy works on our 5 sensations.
How do we practice on raisin meditation?
First, find a quiet place with dim light in the background and sit down and relax. You might find taking a deep breath… close your eyes and inhale breath by nose and exhaling by mouth. It should be 4-5 times. And open your eyes. Then start the therapy.
look at the raisin- there are some raisins in front of you, do not eat them unless I say. You just must see. What is the color of the raisin to see, how is it to look without hands? how is its texture? there should not be any thought in this time, just think of watching the raisin, about its texture.
There are many benefits to doing this therapy: