Professor Maurice Eisenbruch
Psychiatrist, psychotherapist and medical anthropologist
Getting help for what?
Emotional pain and suffering can show up in many ways, such as those listed below.
Body image , e.g. eating concerns.
Psychosomatic, e.g. sleep, pain.
Coping with physical illness
Fears, anxieties, panic, compulsions.
Doubts about self worth, helplessness, depression.
Life crisis, grief, loss, bereavement.
Reactions to trauma
Family - Conception and perinatal, parenting, miscommunication and dysharmony.
Separation and divorce
The "outside" world.
Personal.social, economic, cultural and work stress.
Reactions to disaster.
Career and work stress.
Health professionals - personal supervision & psychotherapy.
Each person can reach a fuller mental health potential through a insight into their personal history. The goal is relief of mental suffering, discovery of new and more adaptive ways to deal with stress, and enhanced empowerment to change one's life circumstances. I believe that psychotherapy, appropriately tailored, can be of benefit in helping to achieve these outcomes
Getting help through psychotherapy
In insight-oriented psychotherapy, rather than focusing on trying to remove the symptoms, we focus on finding patterns in our behaviour and feelings, understanding the underlying causes and gaining insight into ourselves. Here are some techniques we can use