Integrative psychotherapy is a Humanistic approach aimed at creating a multi-dimensional model that takes all of these elements into account in one combined theory. Integrative Therapy. Believes the person needs to be considered as a whole and take into account the uniqueness of each individual.
Integrative Psychotherapy also refers to the bringing together of the affective, cognitive, behavioral, and physiological systems within a person, with an awareness of the social and transpersonal aspects of the systems surrounding the person. These concepts are utilized within a perspective of human development in which each phase of life presents heightened developmental tasks, need sensitivities, crises, and opportunities for new learning.
Integrative Psychotherapy takes into account many views of human functioning. The psychodynamic, client-centered, behaviorist, cognitive, family therapy, Gestalt therapy, body-psychotherapies, object relations theories, psychoanalytic self psychology, and transactional analysis approaches are all considered within a dynamic systems perspective. Each provides a partial explanation of behavior and each is enhanced when selectively integrated with other aspects of the therapist's approach. The psychotherapy interventions used in Integrative Psychotherapy are based on developmental research and theories describing the self-protective defenses used when there are interruptions in normal development.
The aim of an integrative psychotherapy is to facilitate wholeness such that the quality of the person's being and functioning in the intrapsychic, interpersonal and sociopolitical space is maximized with due regard for each individual's own personal limits and external constraints. In conjunction with traditional treatment methods, integrative therapies enhance a patient’s treatment and recovery experience. Integrative therapy techniques are proven to advance the process of treatment.
An individualized, integrated approach to therapy promotes wellness in all areas of life physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. Through integrated therapies, patients work on overcoming habitual, self-defeating behaviors and begin to take positive steps toward optimal health. There are many benefits of integrative therapy like Lowering of blood pressure, Promoting restful sleep, Reduction in anxiety, Stress management and reduction etc.