Psychotherapy techniques give emphasis on mental health screening of all patients who participate in a weight loss program. There are many weight loss programs that give stress on weight reduction but never pay heed the risks that patients may face after they start to lose weight while psychotherapy pay heed on some of the fundamental issues that may arise in the way of maintaining weight loss. Here is an example to show how psychotherapy techniques are helpful in weight reduction. A patient who joins a weight-loss program with the idea of losing 30 percent of his weight to attain an ideal weight but on the contrary he loses only 10 percent of his weight, and it causes feeling of discouragement and depression. In this condition, psychotherapy can help to see the value of what he has achieved and make him to feel proud for his achievement.
Undertakings of psychotherapy techniques in weight reduction are to fight with different factors that are responsible in weight gain. These techniques improve body image, self-esteem, social adaptation, depression, anxiety stemming from obesity and support the patients suffering from dysfunction in family, social and professional settings. Here are some techniques helpful to keep you in shape:
This techniques reduce negative emotions by focusing on beliefs and behaviors.
This therapy teaches patient to think normally about food and reduce distress by addressing depression.
Encompassing all forms of psychotherapy increases patient`s self-esteem and social adaptation, that helps them to think of their bodies with greater acceptance.
This therapy helps patients to think of eating patterns as natural and not problematic
NLP is a form of body sensation awareness, for relaxation of patient.
Brief therapy is a standardized treatment that focuses on solutions, to help patients use inner resources.
Visualization helps patients in considering new ways of feeling about overeating, leading to new strategies.
Beside all these techniques, some other techniques effective in group psychotherapy for obese patients are dance, art, poetry, psychodrama, family sculpting and music therapy. Group psychotherapy for obese patients can offer worthy perceptivenesses that would not be attainable through other methods.
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