What do you think about psychology and psychotherapy are they useful?
I am really interested to get honest answers because as a graduation psychologist I have my doubts. From my personal experience I think that they are very helpful but I have met very sceptic people who think that psychology is just another scam
There is a class of diseases called mental sickness like psychosis and neurosis ; ,only psychotherapy and psychology have the potential to cure these diseases for good. sedatives and tranquillizers only afford the transitory relief making the existing ailment more serious and morbid in nature.
Psychology and psychotherapy have their place, and are particularily effective when used in combination with medications designed to treat mental illnesses, if one is truly suffering a chemical imbalance in their brain that needs rebalancing. Some people think of psychology and psychotherapy as psycho-babble that doesn't make much sense in the real world. That is a know-nothing attitude in my opion. It is a lot better for a distressed person to speak to a psychologist or psychiatrist, than to talk to uninformed people or to nobody. Often problems that seem insurmountable can be put in perspective through psychotherapy, and a patient can get on with their life. My one caution regarding psychotherapy is that it should be done with an end goal in mind, and not done indefinitely, as some people use it as a crutch to limp along in life without actually getting better over time.
As I understand the field of psychology, if you want to get anywhere, you need an advanced degree like a Masters or PhD. A bachelor's degree in psychology has limited applications.
There is a school of thought that we all have events from our past that we take in and store in our subconscious. We bring all this with us into our present, usually unknowningly. These events create who we are. It is believed that we also then, create defenses and ways of coping to deal with these stored issues.
When some of these events have been traumatic and/or create reactions in us that cause problems for us in our present lives, it is a good idea to find a way to bring these events to the conscious surface to deal with them and release them.
So often these events create false shame within people for a variety of reasons. They also have a lot of pain attached to them. This pain has been buried along with the events. Psychotherapy, I believe, can only work for someone who is fully ready and wanting to deal with what is stirring inside them. To decide this, is to also decide to face all the negative emotions inside. I can be a very hard journey and requires strength and courage. Until someone is fully ready, they can feel a sense of negativity towards any process that will threaten their own peace they've created through denial. It's just one of those things that makes us human, in my opinion and belief.
If a person is not completely ready to go back in time to deal with the pain, psychotherapy will not work and therefore, can be perceived as "just another scam".
I hesitate to use the word scam, because I assume most psychotherapists believe they're healing humanity. However I found psychotherapy essentially to be faith healing. Though the therapists convinced me that monumental things occurred, "treatment" ultimately reduced down to empty and ridiculous ritual.
Psychotherapy is an engineered, paternalistic relationship promising authenticity and autonomy. It fixates upon and enshrines wounds, defects and persecution. It habituates self-obsession. It views the human spirit pathologically and distantly.
Practitioners and their surrogates often aim arsenals of presumptions at "negative outcomes" like mine. She was unready to "deal with her pain" or resistant, or too borderline or unwilling to change. These sweeping assumptions and diagnoses about persons and situations unseen, that practitioners practically feign omniscience, highlight psychotherapy's absurdity. It's paradoxical how psych scientists, purporting to be such Seekers, do so little research in negative outline and have so little interest in actually hearing from consumers.
Two blogs, A Disgruntled Ex-Psychotherapy Client Speaks her Piece and another--Reasons To Be Therapy-Free critique therapy from a consumer viewpoint.
Contrary to the post below I was thoroughly ready "face my pain." That self-involved ritual was thorough training in regression and victimhood. Now I'm "facing the pain" again--the pain of what a sucker I was to buy into psychotherapy.
by earnestshub 8 years ago
Talking with another hubber on the religious forums (ceciliabeltran) we decided to open a discussion to express our thoughts on the great Carl Gustav Jung and the post Jungians.I don't do religion at all, do not believe in god, and believe that brain chemistry is vital to understanding self.Bust a...
by JeanMeriam 8 years ago
My daughter is working on her degree in biochem but is thinking of switching to psychology. She is still interested in the biochem but thinks the psychology courses look more interesting.I know she can get a good job with the biochem degree. How about psychology? She's not sure she wants to stay in...
by Hilltrot 2 years ago
It simply isn't.Psychology is like the old pagan religions.Certain people are giving made up answers to something they actually don't know the answer to.Psychologists don't actually know what causes certain things. Otherwise, they would be able to fix it. Instead, they do their best to...
by WayOutWisdoms 7 years ago
Who is more prone to succeed; a philosopher? ~OR~ A psychologist?I'm challenged as I am fascinated by studying both! Yet, cannot determine which I am stronger as, lol.
by Bredavies 8 years ago
What do you think about The Secret?I am reading the book. But I'm scared to fully put it to the test. I wrote a hub about it (Check it out) But I still don't know...What do you think?
by Iontach 7 years ago
What do you think about the Unreacted Explosives that were found in the World Trade Center rubble?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|