How the mental health therapist fail there clients

Nicole reid
Posted March 18, 2018 from Australia

Attention and emotion play a role when exploring trauma whilst I find mental health practices make you want to shut down and feel defensive and not say anything. In this report will discuss the need for a different communicative approach. When speaking or what can feel like an interrogation whilst speaking to a mental health practitioners. The current system is to tick your box and medicate and refer to others this whole process can leave you feeling lost alone and untreated. Many people studying current courses in mental health do not teach you how the speak to someone. Some of the questions I have had “when did you get ptsd” “why are you not telling me” “I need to know why your not telling me for”. As you can see from these questions you want to shut down as the stimulus is triggering the emotions that then effects attention and the relationship with the therapist. If I where to ask it would be like this “when was the first time you felt ptsd you in your life” “how would you like to feel today” “do you dwell or think about suicide” As you can see these questions would make you think and direct your attention to what’s going on for you. What I am doing now is proving that help can be found I have been providing resources for people that find there way out of truma or any life issue

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Jill Langhus
Mar 18, 2018
Mar 18, 2018

Hi Nicole. Thanks for sharing your story about different ways of dealing and treating trauma. I quite agree that medication and interrogative questions aren't the way to ultimate healing. I'm glad you are providing a different, more nurturing way of healing for people with trauma.

Obisakin Busayo
Mar 19, 2018
Mar 19, 2018

Thank you for the great work you are doing and for sharing with us
Love
Busayo

chimdirimebere
Mar 20, 2018
Mar 20, 2018

Nicole Dear, the information contained in your write up is very helpful. Thanks so much. More of such from you.

Chimdirimebere Harriet

Lisbeth
Dec 11, 2018
Dec 11, 2018

Keep up doing the great work. Its true mental health got a lots of dimensions. Let's get all out

Regards

Bettina Amendi
Jan 13
Jan 13

Dear Nicole,this is an eye opener to many people.Keep us posted.
Regards.
Bettina