Are you having trouble finding the drive to accomplish certain things in life?
We’ve all been there before. There’s something in your life that needs to get done, but you just can’t find the energy or motivation within you to do it. It might be finding a new job, starting a project, or doing something you’ve always wanted to do such as travel the world! Whatever the situation may be, you might benefit from motivational therapy techniques at Therapy Solutions in Dickinson, Killdeer, and Richardton, ND.
What is motivational therapy?
Motivational Therapy is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes.
When is motivational therapy used?
Motivational therapy is often used to help people become motivated to change the behaviors that are preventing them from making healthier choices. It can also prepare individuals for further, more specific types of therapies. Research has shown that this intervention works well with individuals who start off unmotivated or unprepared for change. It is less useful for those who are already motivated to change. Motivational therapy is also appropriate for people who are angry or hostile. They may not be ready to commit to change, but motivational therapy can help them move through the emotional stages of change necessary to find their motivation.
What to expect during therapy
In a supportive manner, a motivational therapist encourages clients to talk about their need for change and their own reasons for wanting to change. The role of the therapist is mainly to evoke a conversation about change and commitment. The therapist listens and reflects back the client’s thoughts so that the client can hear their reasons and motivations expressed back to them. Motivational therapy is generally short-term counseling that requires just one or two sessions, though it can also be included as an intervention along with other, longer-term therapies.
Do you need motivational therapy?
Let us help you Take Your Life Back; contact our office today to speak with someone about family counseling services.