attempts at healing and soothing the soul and the mind are as ancient
as history itself. Joseph solving Pharaoh's dreams, the Oracle of
Delphi, the tribal Shamans are only a few examples of human's eternal
search for "peace of mind".
|We all face "issues" interfering
with our "peace of mind" at some time or another. Some
tend to solve themselves, some linger. These "issues"
express themselves as symptoms, capable
of holding our life back and interfering with the daily flow.
is a professional approach to healing the affected psyche, first
and foremost by understanding it. It
is a combination of Science and
Art. As a science it
has observed and gathered ample information regarding the human
psyche, its action and reaction and its apparent patterns and sequences.
Like Medicine, it has not yet found all the answers. At the
same time (and even it may, mistakenly, sound contradictory to science)
the input of art is that which believes and assume that each
individual is unique, and so is his/her psyche and soul.
of the main features that makes psychotherapy a combination of science
and art is the notion that the therapeutic process is a dialogue.
The process of understanding, integrating and implementing takes
two to the process - the person seeking change and the therapist.
Hence knowledge, intuition and timing take place in the process,
combining the human, artistic and scientific in this two-way process.
various and different approaches to psychotherapy nowadays, each
either taking a different view of the human condition or emphasizing
a different element as the main human feature. Nevertheless, many
contemporary psychotherapists tend to become more attentive to
"schools" other than their own and exploit "the
best of all worlds" for the sake of best end results.