The Home Is
Where The Heart Is.
The home is where the heart is, and as that saying goes, it is the connections with our family members that forms the foundations of who we are.
In the realm of family therapy, the relationships between it’s members, and the interplay between them helps us to understand the way in which we interact with the wider world out there.
When it comes to mental health, family therapy looks at it from a systemic point of view. Therefore, when there is dysfunction to be had, for example a member of the family experiencing depression or anxiety, it’s understood as a disruption within the system. An individual goes through mental health struggles because of the way the system interacts with that single point, thus causing disruptions.
Aims To Bring All The Family Members Together To A Shared, Safe Space.
Family therapy aims to bring all the family members together to a shared, safe space, where we’ll be able to first identify and draw out these various systems that are being shared, and from there, try and disentangle the troubled knots. Any by changing the systems, or the way that each individual component relates to one another, we can then engender change in the people within them.
Family therapy can be useful for families who find it hard to relate with one another intuitively. But more so than that, it can also be helpful when one of the members of the family are going through a rough time. It’s not uncommon for someone to be experiencing difficulties coping with the complexities of their own romantic relationships, or finding it hard to be productive members of society, to benefit from family therapy with all of its members.
So if you think you and your folks could benefit from some disentanglement, and from working out knots in the relationships between you all, family therapy might be just the thing to help you work through things.