What should I expect from Motivational Therapy? : Motivation is about the ‘why’ of change. People thrive when they have a purpose in their life, whether that’s long term (curing cancer) or short term (being able to buy a treat at the end of the week), global (building a kinder world) or personal (being able to run a marathon).
Sometimes it can be hard to find motivation, whether that’s due to a mental health issue like anxiety and depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse and addiction issues. Or it could be that you have lost sight of your personal goals in life. Also, big life events like substance abuse and addiction, bereavement, grief and loss over the death of a loved one, a breakup or a setback at work can make you question yourself, and throw your sense of purpose into disarray.
The main goal of motivational therapy (sometimes called Motivational Enhancement Theory/Therapy (MET) or Motivational Interviewing (MT)) is to work with clients and help them overcome their equivocations or resistance to behaviour change.
Regardless of the reason, if you are suffering from a lack of motivation, therapy can help. You might want help with a specific goal (such as diet and body image issues, or being more successful at work) or with finding a more purposeful existence and looking forward in your life.