Psycho-Creative Therapy was developed by Dr. Pinkie Feinstein, Psychiatrist, in an attempt to offer his clients a practical as well as deep platform to cope better with their challenges and in many times -- to overcome them. Psycho-Creative Therapy has yielded significant results with patiens suffering from anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, addiction and post trauma.
The therapy is usually short termed.
Most of the times no more then 10-20 meetings are required to achieve a significant change that leaves the clients equipped with the tools they need to cope successfuly with their issues.
The "Psycho-Creative" term represents the heart of the method and its uniquenss.
"Psycho" referrs to feelings, emotions, thoughts, urges, impulses etc.
"Creative" referrs to what Dr. Feinstein believe is the optimal route to observe and manifest all contents of the "Psycho", especially emotions.
During Psycho-Creative session the latter two terms two phases alternate to combine the path in which change and improvement are achieved.
The "Psycho" phase is the time for open conversation about what concernes the patient at the moment.
The "Creative" phase is the time when the therapist gives the client Psycho-Creative writing exercises that enable the client to extract important emotional content using natural creative skills.
Moving back to the "Psycho" phase and now new and helpful information that is revieled from the exercises and helps both therapist as well as client to process emotions in a better and clearer way.
Psycho-Creative Therapy is based on five major assumptions.
- Repetitive or chronic problem/conflict has features of addiction.
- This addiction is based on "mini traumas" that the personality fails to successfuly process.
- The latter state "steals" mental resources that leaves the person more volnerable and less creative in coping with life's challenges.
- Over active self-critic is responsible in maintaing the person's incompetence in dealing with the "mini traumas" efficiently.
- Natural abilities like self-love, creativity and passion can be restored and recruited through practice.
Comparing Psycho-Creative Therapy to major therapies put it in a relatively midway between the Psycho-Analitic/dynamic approaches and the Cognitive-Behavioral methods. Psycho-Creative Therapy has no limits or boundaries as far as the depth of emotional inquiry, including unconcious material.
At the same time, this information is immediatley processed through exercises and home assignments that put them in the "here and now" context.
It is assumed that this Psycho-Creative dynamic motion allows the personality to gain new opportunities to rebuild the way it percieves reality, copes with it and grows within it.