Soul Surgery’s philosophy on family therapy, based on clinical research, is that it offers a way to develop or maintain a healthy, functional family. Family therapy is necessary to address family pain and heal a family’s wounds. Family of origin affects who we are and who we become, both for better and for worse. We learn our vocabulary, our habits, our customs and rituals, and how to view and observe the world around us. We also learn how to love, and how to interact with others from these first important relationships. If we are born into a healthy family with healthy relationships, we are likely to learn how to maintain healthy relationships. If we are born into a family that struggles to connect, or cope with difficult life situations, we may be affected and repeat the experience as adults because it is familiar. Luckily, it is not an unchangeable situation. Family therapy is essential for families who would like to retain or regain a sense of wholeness and happiness.
Soul Surgery utilizes a holistic approach to treating problems within a family which has been proven to be extremely effective. In family therapy, families can work on their problems with the guidance of a mental health professional in a safe and controlled environment.
The benefits of family therapy include:
- Better understanding of healthy boundaries and family patterns and dynamics
- Enhanced communication
- Improved problem solving
- Deeper empathy
- Reduced conflict and better anger management skills