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Therapy For The Healthy - Interview
Therapy For The Healthy - Interview

Video: Therapy For The Healthy - Interview

Video: Therapy For The Healthy - Interview
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We all perfectly understand that people with "real" mental disabilities need psychotherapy more than others. But during the period of widespread autumn gloom, it is especially acutely felt that sometimes clinically healthy people need the help of a specialist. Help in finding harmony, self-realization and the path of transformation, if it is necessary to achieve a state of satisfaction and well-being. Various techniques can help with this, including beatotherapy.


Alla Spivakovskaya - Doctor of Psychology, professor at Moscow State University, creator of beatotherapy. She stood at the origins of the development of psychotherapeutic science and practice. It was she who was one of the first in our country who began to develop play and family psychotherapy for the treatment of various forms of neuropsychic pathology. Professor Spivakovskaya is the author of eight monographs published in our country and abroad, several textbooks and more than 80 publications. According to her scientific works, almost all students of psychological faculties of Russian universities have been studying for more than a dozen years and consulting specialists work. The Beatotherapy Studio 13.60, which she created in 1998, is an experimental platform and, at the same time, a creative laboratory for the introduction and popularization of beatotherapy methods.

Once you uttered a new word in psychotherapy - "beatotherapy". Does this mean that you question the relevance in the modern world of the postulates and precepts of such venerable directions as, for example, psychoanalysis?

The question is formulated in a funny way. What can you say here? Everything flows and changes! But the classics in science and art always remain unshakable. Therefore, it is foolish to argue with the laws, discoveries of great psychologists and thinkers. With regard to psychoanalysis, Freud discovered the universal laws of psychotherapeutic contact. I am not a psychoanalyst and I do not use exactly all the methods of psychoanalysis, but every time I accept a client, one way or another the laws that Freud and his followers discovered are reproduced. And this is repeated from time to time, in any session. It's a classic. And the beatotherapy created by me does not pretend to be a special novelty, it is eclecticism, I have taken from various modern and ancient directions of psychological work such tools and approaches that are close to me, with which I fell in love. They are more in line with my personality,and I can implement them in my work with all kinds of people.

What is the peculiarity of beatotherapy? Why do you call it psychotherapy for healthy people? And what place does the transformation of a person, self-development, creative adaptation of oneself to circumstances or circumstances take for oneself?

Transformation is one of the fundamental concepts of beatotherapy, because it is a psychotherapeutic science and practice of human change and self-creation. The subject of beatotherapy is everyday life and the accompanying experiences of a person in the process of conscious self-transformation. That is, in essence - at the moment of the creative adaptation you are looking for. We help people transform their inner world in such a way that everything - thinking, emotions, intuition and creativity - determines success in their profession, personal life, and self-realization.

How does this happen?


Beatotherapy creates conditions of “failure to exercise”. She calls on a person to abandon addictions, from stereotypes of consciousness, from the habit of living unconsciously. Rejection of stereotypes of consciousness is always a rejection of imprecise erroneous thoughts, negative obsessive images. The path of rejection is an intriguing and challenging path. But long-term studies show that a person in the conditions of beatotherapy is able to rely more on his own inner feeling of each moment, and not on the assessments and opinions of others. He develops the highest of human psychological skills - the ability to fully and fully be present in every unique moment of his own life.

What is the practical application of beatotherapy?

The practical application is that a person achieves a higher quality of life. If you ask how this happens, I will answer: a person extracts information from the resources of his unconscious potential that he did not know about himself, and as a result he gets something that he can realize.

Of course, a psychologist cannot teach a doctor to heal, an entrepreneur to run a business, and an artist to play on stage, but he can tune a politician, actor, businessman, artist with his methods and tools so precisely that they will do their job well. Modern society, as at all times in human civilization, has many problems. And since psychology always lies at the heart of any social practice (be it education, health care, business, economic and social problems), the professional intervention of the therapist contributes to the more effective work of specialists in problem areas. That is why it seems to me that psychology is the basis of all social institutions and the guarantee of the well-being of society.

Isn't it for the same reason that the profession of a psychologist has become very popular in recent years?

I think it has more to do with the psychologization of public consciousness. Now those ideas that previously belonged to scientific psychology have moved into the class of so-called everyday concepts. Psychology has become available to a wide range of people. Associated with this is the increased need for psychologists - they turn to them for advice. When a phenomenon, in particular a profession, becomes widespread, it loses somewhat in its quality, there is a certain difficulty in this. Real psychology is always work with the unconscious, with that which is secret, which is difficult to comprehend, when it is necessary to translate the images of the unconscious into the language of generally available concepts.

Professional psychotherapeutic work requires special conditions, long-term efforts, and special contact between the therapist and the client. And the massive distribution of advice on all life situations is more like working with the rational than the subconscious, and this is very far from real psychology, although not bad, sometimes funny, sometimes useful. Giving advice is not part of the professional activity of a psychotherapist or counselor. True psychotherapy is science, art and religion at the same time.

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