Hi folks! Today I want to talk to you about a type of therapy that you may not have heard of before: Reality Therapy. This is a form of counseling that focuses on helping you make better choices in your life and improve your relationships with others. Sounds good, right? Let me tell you more about it.
Reality Therapy was developed by William Glasser in the 1960s and is based on a concept called Choice Theory. Choice Theory says that we all have five basic needs that drive our behavior: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun. These needs are genetically programmed and cannot be changed. However, we can choose how we try to satisfy these needs and how we relate to others.
According to Reality Therapy, most of our problems stem from unsatisfying or missing relationships. We may feel lonely, rejected, powerless, or bored because we are not connected with people who care about us and support us. We may also choose behaviors that are harmful to ourselves or others because we are unhappy or frustrated with our situation.
The goal of Reality Therapy is to help us take responsibility for our choices and actions and learn how to create more fulfilling relationships. A reality therapist will not focus on your past or your diagnosis but on your present situation and your future goals. They will ask you questions like:
- What do you want?
- What are you doing?
- Is it working?
- What else can you do?
These questions are designed to help you evaluate your current behavior and its consequences and explore alternative ways of meeting your needs and reaching your goals. The therapist will also encourage you to practice positive relationship habits such as supporting, listening, trusting, accepting, respecting, negotiating differences, and staying with one person at a time.
Reality Therapy can be used for various issues such as addiction, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relationship problems, etc. It can also be applied to different settings such as schools, workplaces, prisons, etc. It is suitable for anyone who wants to take charge of their life and improve their happiness.
I hope this blog post has given you some insight into what Reality Therapy is all about and how it can help you make better choices for yourself and others. Remember: You are the only person who can control your behavior and change your life!