What is Psychology for?
Jul 16, 2021
When they arrive for the consultation, 75% of my clients have been waiting until the last moment to take the consistent step in consult a psychologist.
The last moment is the one where the person is so exhausted from suffering that he no longer has the amount of energy left necessary to carry out the strategy that the psychologist offers, to solve the problem that has led to Consult.
Why don't people go to the psychologist?
To this day, only 25% of people go to the psychologist as a preventive measure.
It is in this percentage of 75% where are the people who will develop a disorder as a result of enduring the stress situation for too long a period of time.
That is to say, the set of symptoms sustained over time gives as a consequence a symptomatic encystment that receives the name of disorder.
What are disorders?
Disorders are groups of symptoms that last for more than three months and which have already been installed in the person's functioning system.
When I ask people who come to my consultation why they have waited so long to do it, the answers I receive are in the following order... "I wanted to do it myself", "I did not want to ask for help, since I have never needed to do it"..., "I do not like to tell my problems to a stranger"... etc.
Namely, all of them are responses that denote static beliefs and the presence of skepticism, which results in them not daring to trust the professional regarding emotional issues, nor in their own improvement... perhaps at that moment they don't even believe they can be helped.
What is the use of going to the psychologist?
After a first visit, the psychologist stops becoming a stranger and after the professional's initial staging of his skills such as empathy, understanding and active listening, it is then that he happens to occupy a place of reference and relevance, in the personal development of the person who consultation.
Psychology serves to save the person time.
Psychology and the psychologist allow a person to think, for a limited period of time in her life, in a methodical way, and dedicate himself to assessing together with a specialist in personal growth, what is happening in his environment and in himself, identifying symptoms, problems and looking for the best way to resolve conflicts that have appeared more or less in the course of the client's life Recently.
Psychology allows you to more quickly resolve the emotional suffering.
The simple act of ordering thoughts and emotions with a mental health professional clears enough to begin to glimpse some hope in the face of discomfort.
Subsequently planning and deciding on the circumstances that are occurring and that should be modified, this Once correctly, in the life of the person who consults, they will end up reorganizing the discomfort in a short space of time.
Thinking is one of the most difficult jobs there is, just like henry ford saidYou have to dedicate time and effort to this task, and it also requires creativity. However, creativity is a capacity that can be perfectly trained.
That is why doing the work of thought, in a moment of mental saturation or stress, becomes an unattainable task.
When a client goes to the consultation of a psychologist looking for the solution to get out of the state in which he is, what the The psychologist will prescribe it will not be able to be applied yet, because the strength of the patient in relation to his abilities is found diminished.
During the number of sessions that the person requires, the psychologist will have to do a follow-up work with the client, until he can recover his abilities and skills, and from there generate together, the psychologist and the client, the expectation that improvement is a possible and probable option.
Said absence of expectation is inherent in the client's current situation, it is part of the psychologist's job to increase said expectation and initiate a process of personal improvement, which solves the client's situation, much earlier than it would have been, without the application of psychology to their circumstance.
With the psychologist, solutions are developed earlier.