Executives have a unique set of issues and stressors in their daily lives, and may benefit from executive therapy to help manage these problems. Executives feel immense pressure daily, from being on a board of directors to ensuring the company runs smoothly. While executive counseling is a great way to learn successful work strategies, it can sometimes help to receive extra care when it comes to uncovering the root of these issues.
What is executive therapy?
Executive therapy, unlike executive coaching, helps identify any underlying issues that interfere with work and home life. Executive therapy has a singular goal: to help the client reach a place of healing. Each one of us, regardless of our position in life, has wounds that need healing. If these wounds are not healed, they become larger and more apparent until they start to affect behavior, thought process and even other people around you. Eventually, these wounds can become a permanent fixture of the mind, throwing a wrench in happiness and productivity.
Executive therapy helps put a stop to the hurt, patching up the wound gradually and allowing it to heal properly. By achieving this state of healing, the executive then is able to deal with the feelings and actions causing this wound in a healthy way. Executive therapy allows the client to learn new strategies for dealing with triggers that fit their personality, practicing these new positive actions and thoughts until it becomes second nature.
Both executive therapy and executive coaching have similar goals: to help deal with the events that wound our psyche throughout childhood –– those deep-rooted issues that carry into adult life. However, the therapeutic approach focuses on healing that wound, while coaching is centered around the idea that we are able to build new paths around that wound.
Who can benefit from executive therapy?
Executive therapy focuses on leaders of companies and executives, or those in higher positions in a business. This line of work comes with its own specific challenges, challenges that we understand and empathize with. Being in a position of power is no easy feat, and can lead to burnout, life imbalance and problems in professional and personal relationships. Working through these issues starts with letting someone help organize negative thoughts and behaviors associated with executive work.
Like an executive who is running a business, executive functioning refers to the coordination of resources in the mind in order to achieve a certain goal. Although executive therapy is widely focused on business executives, anyone can benefit from executive therapy regardless of status in their company.
Wondering if executive therapy is right for you?
Balancing work and home life can be challenging if you are attempting to do it alone. Reaching out for a boost of help is nothing to be ashamed of. Call our office today to schedule an appointment and get you on your way to a healthy, happy executive work environment.
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