FamilyTherapy – A Good Thing. Family therapy, what is it?Just like every therapy conducted its mainaim is for the treatment of some sort of a disease or disability, familytherapy is no different. It aims to address those ‘diseases’ that are affectingfamily’s health and normal function. Thus it is a recommended tool to use tohelp dysfunctional families experiencing unhealthy mental or behavioraldysfunctions among the family members. Families, therefore, are encouraged toconsult a family therapist to intervene and help them handle their problemscomprehensively. This way, the family will keep crisis at bay.Our department has helped a lot of familiesto solve their differences amicably through our family therapy.
But some families have been reluctant to seekcounsel from family therapists. They feel that family issues shouldn’t beexposed to strangers and other different myths about family therapy. However, the fact remains that the pros offamily therapy outweigh the cons by a great margin.
The following are some ofthe top benefits of family therapy that should encourage you to always seekfamily counsel when in crisis with your family members. 1. It battens communication in the family. A family therapist using structural therapy will helpyour members on how, to be honest and open up on different issues each isfacing and also to forgive each other thus bridging the gap betweenmembers. 2. It will strengthen the bonds in the family. Most of the time siblings tend to have unresolvedfeelings emanating from things such as jealousy.
They feel that the other isreceiving a better treatment or attention from the parents. This causesdisharmony amongst them over time. This can be cured and even prevented fromescalation through use of a family therapist who will show you how to solvethose issues using either of the concepts of Bowenian therapy. Consequently,the family’s bond will be strengthened. 3. Improve self-esteem.To cope with some of life’s challenges, self-esteem should be cultivated andstrengthened in an individual so that there is reduced vulnerability to some ofinterpersonal and health problems in families.
A family therapist can employthe differential concept of the Bowenian therapy to help the family members4. It intensifies the sense of empathy. A therapist makes sure you are able to identify andunderstand the differences amongst you. Then, obligate yourself not to be overreactive emotionally when dealing with others instead you be compassionate andbe prepared to help them. As a result, there is development empathetic feelingin you. 5. It enhances better comprehension of the family’s healthyboundaries and its dynamics.
When thetherapist restores harmony in the family. The family members are able to uniteand each is able to open up about his/her likes and dislikes which he/she wantsto be respected. This way healthy boundary is set without conflicts. 6. There is a positive development in problem-solvingcapability. When the therapist comes toyour aid and you solve your conflicts as a family stupendously, will lead tocooperation on brainstorming for solutions to solve an issue and hence increasethe family’s productivity.
7. Improved anger management skills. Family therapists will use triangulation concept ofBowenian therapy to ensure that they have given you a toolkit of solutions onhow to manage your anger if it is ignited and it will help reduce and eveneliminate those conflicts in the family. 8. It increases chances for success for everyone in the family. When the therapist helps to heal the family wounds, thesepeaceful atmospheres that will lead to family unit dramatically increasechances for success since there is more help, more cooperation, more supportand so on. In conclusion, there are still dozens ofbenefits of family therapy that necessitates the need to consult a familytherapist to solve your conflicts and to curb things such as divorce. So makethe move now to seek help if you have dysfunctional family and you will besurprised the enormous knowledge will be impacted by your family even on how tocurb future occurrences of conflicts.