Self-INDUCTIVE BRIEF Therapy
Your first step towards change…
Why do a Self-Inductive Brief Therapy?
Unlike traditional forms of therapy that take time to analyze problems, pathologies and past life events, Self-Inductive Brief Therapy (SIBT) concentrates on finding solutions in the present time and exploring one’s hope for the future to find quicker resolution of one’s problems. This method consists in trusting that you have the knowledge to change and improve your own life, simply it will accompany you in accessing it.
The benefits of brief therapy are that it is conducted within the here and now (current life circumstances), being concise, it explores the most effective approach in treating patient’s problems within the set timescale. Brief therapy can also help patients to save on long-term treatment costs.
SIBT is based on the idea that to help patients CHANGE, we ought to use things related to how change happens rather than concentrating on how problems develop.
SIBT focuses on your strengths and resources, as a way of helping you recognize how to use these resources to bring about changes.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
— Carl Rogers —
How do we get results?
We will explore your feelings in the here and now, rather than trying to identify past events that led to these feelings. The techniques of this therapy provide an atmosphere of support, empathy, and trust that will allow you to share your feelings without fear of judgment. The therapist does not act as an authority figure, rather, the relationship with the patient is one of equals.
Issues addressed in Self-Inductive Brief Therapy:
- Panic disorders
- Relationship issues, family issues
- Low self-esteem
- Eating disorders
- Difficulties related to sexual abuse
- Worry, insecurity, stress, …
People who are having trouble finding their purpose or reaching their true potential, searching for personal meaning, or not comfortable with themselves as they are, may also benefit from this therapy.
In how many sessions?
The approach of the SIBT consists of as few sessions as possible, limiting these to only those that are necessary. From 2 to 12 sessions, on average 4 to 6, patients have experienced many changes and can trust their own skills in life to keep on with their progress with more success, serenity and confidence.
A humanistic approach
Self-Inductive Brief Therapy is a humanistic approach of psychotherapy. This technic focuses on a person’s individual nature, rather than categorizing groups of people with similar characteristics as having the same problems.
The emphasis is on a person’s positive traits and behaviours, and the ability to use their personal instincts to find wisdom, growth, healing and fulfilment within themselves.
“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings”
— Lao Tzu —
TAKING THE FIRST STEP...
Two points are essential to guarantee the success of a therapy:
1. the deep-down desire to pull through.
2. feeling comfortable with your therapist.
Hence the importance of trusting your intuition
It’s also important to remember that therapy is a process.
Finding a therapist that is a match for you can mean the difference between results and frustration.