This week is my 3rd week of working at Premier Hospital Surabaya (Ramsay Health Care). The experience itself is priceless. Thanks to Josephine Ratna for her trust on me and -most of all- the knowledge and opportunities given to me.
Through the meetings with my clients, I learned that human mind is something big. It has its own universe, in which all the process of thinking, analyzing, and even feeling, happen.
The range of the cases are big. From an anxious housewife to a cheating husband. From a worry Masters student to a psychotic adult. Each case brings its own uniqueness and teach me its own lessons.
In a case of ‘dizziness provoked by anxiety’, the cleint was referred for CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) sessions by his doctor. The process of CBT went well because he was willing to participate – which include doing his reading homework and build a dynamic discussion with me. He learned on how we think and perceive stimulations from our surroundings. If we have negative scheme regarding the happenings, then our brain will send ‘dangerous alarm’ to our body and cause physical symptoms – headache, cold sweat, fasten heartbeat or gastric problems. So, what should we do? Cognition reframing to change the negative scheme into positive one.
How to do that? Through CBT techniques.
Negative scheme is in our mind because we let that scheme shaped itself throughout the years. By planting a new positive scheme, our brain will adjust to this new scheme and will be able to see the happenings or surroundings in a more positive way.
There are too many things to share with you all. But I want to close this evening now. Hope this sharing can benefit you …
Writing is my way to share it to you.