We are in the new-age; an age where technology has taken over, almost. Now imagine a future where you wouldn’t have to visit a brick and mortar clinic for a doctor’s visit- where therapists chat with you on video through online systems? At the same time, they would be working in tandem with the doctors and experts to bring you the best and to enhance client interaction and relationships too. In short, keeping in mind the new ways around to communicate and counsel patients with mental health needs, doctors are using online tools to help with symptom diagnosis and reduction with regard to adult and troubled youth programs and cases. In saying this, we only have scratched the surface of mental health trends that can be expected this year, and most of them are evolving at a rapid pace. Let’s take a look at three other mental health trends that are fast catching steam. Read on and be well-informed!
Mind Body Therapy
What is ‘Mind-Body Therapy’? A current mental health trend that is made to help patients create a mind that is healthy, which in turn helps the brain create a healthier body. With a healthy mind to have, medical experts opine that a healthy body to achieve is possible. Our brains need to be healthy, so that we are in a position to handle stressors better. This is why, specialists dealing with adult and teen treatment opine that the mind body connection should be used across the globe to help patients heal. They do this by using the lifestyle of the patient and incorporating the same into a treatment plan. From doctors to psychologists, social workers and even your own family members too, everyone is encouraged to be a part of the mind body therapy, to help with the loved one’s mental illness and needs. Medical experts also opine that there are several mind body therapeutic ways to help patients sitting through troubled youth programs- positive psychology to self affirmations, the act of gratitude to indulging in optimism, disassociation to acupressure and even future pacing on a positive note as well; when such ways are incorporated, it would be a good thing to do. Specialists would thus be able to handle specific concerns, thanks to the immense knowledge and experience in the said area. As things progress, the communication gap between the doctor and his patient would decrease, get more flexible and yet abide by all the laws of confidentiality too.
Yoga for a very long time has been beneficial for billions across the world, and the ancient practice now is a mainstream trend for this year, especially suggested by doctors. Yoga therapy thus is a growing trend, and it helps make patients undergoing teen treatment feel better, says research. Yoga therapy is a practice that helps improve symptoms and ease the health conditions of the mind and the body at large. From breathing exercises to posture enhancement, meditation and visualisation to guided imagery and diets too- yoga therapy is taking over as a mental health trend to make patients feel at their prime. Depending on the type and case of the individual, doctors the world over suggest yoga therapies as one of the safest gentler alternatives to be included in troubled youth programs; practiced under supervision and expert guidance, certified yogic masters help patients with various mental conditions overcome the same. The style and format for each patient would be case wise- classroom therapeutic classes to one on one sessions delivered. The approach for the same is all about healing, and putting more focus on the patients mental state of being at the moment and simultaneously working on the three aspects of the human existence- the body, the mind and the spirit- in turn, strengthening the various systems of the body. Yoga therapy is recognised by many as a clinically viable option for treatments, with established therapy programs helping patients across mental health care centres and clinics across the globe. For the past decade, the famous International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) has spread its wings to forty eight countries to establish yoga as a recognised therapy across the western world. This is why, 2017 expects to see it as a mental health trend to help patients sitting through troubled youth programs overcome ailments and mental disorders.
This is the new-age, which means, almost everything is done online. From shopping to socialising, and now seeking medical help for physical and mental health needs; the online world is abuzz with experts doling out services and advise. It is a fact that one of the mental health trends for this year would be not to wait in long lines to visit a doctor at his clinic, but to get the therapy done through counselling online. There are many clinics doing the same across the world, and the nitty-gritties of the same are being worked out too. One doesn’t have to log onto Google and check for symptoms anymore; there are actual therapists and doctors online ready to help with teen treatment. With the new-age technological advancements, patients can set up online video chats to communicate with a mental health specialist directly. One of the current trends with online counselling would be digital psychotherapy. In this regard, counsellors are using state of the art technology and holding therapy sessions to communicate with patients. Advantages range from being an affordable way to meet counsellors, stigma reduction, and encouraging people with mental health issues to get help, sans going out. One can simply log in and get the help they need, and there are round the clock support groups pertaining to troubled youth programs that can help counsel patients too.
With so many current mental health trends hitting the shore of humanity, we wonder how soon would it be before brick and mortar clinics start shutting down and opt for online servicing of clients? A disadvantage that we tend to notice here though is for those clients that have no access to the World Wide Web; how would they connect with counsellors online? There is even a danger of confidential information being hacked and misused, which most authorities are working on to remove such kinks in the near future. We would like to know your thoughts on the current mental health trends we discussed here. What are your perceptions for the success of the same? Will it work for the betterment of humanity, or is it just a fad that would die out soon, allowing the traditional ways of counselling a triumph over the rest? Your thoughts please!