Treatments & Therapies

Cognitive behavioural therapy, also called CBT, is used to manage psychological distress due to mental illness such as depression and anxiety disorders.

CBT treatment helps people to understand the underlying factors, unhelpful thoughts and beliefs that are linked to their emotional distress and destructive behaviours. By learning to challenge negative thoughts and irrational beliefs, individuals can learn to create alternative more helpful emotional and behavioural responses to situations and their feelings.

What happens in CBT?

In CBT treatment, individuals are supported in finding specific goals and ways of identifying and challenging problems. This gives the individual the tools to help manage their difficulties themselves, giving them a sense of autonomy over their wellbeing.

CBT at ARAM hospital Trichy

At ARAM Hospital, CBT treatment can be accessed in an individual or group setting as part of an outpatient, day patient or inpatient programme. We have expertise in delivering cognitive behaviour therapy at ARAM hospital. We establish successful patient/therapist partnerships and achieve the most effective therapeutic relationship due to this extensive expertise.

Art is a kind of language through which people can express their thoughts and emotions. Children especially use pictures, drawings and paintings to express their emotions and thoughts in a more creative way. The individuals can take part in the art either through group or individually.

Art Therapy programme : At each session, a theme is selected based on the individuals needs or the consensus of the group. Individuals then work on their themed artwork in any of a range of media such as painting, drawing or sculpture. The final part of the sessions involve discussion, reflection and sharing with the therapist and or group. No artistic skills are required and members work in our recently refurbished art studio.

Counselling is a talking therapy which provides a safe, secure, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to explore problems that are interfering with mental wellbeing, functional levels and interpersonal skills.

How does counselling treatment help?

The patient build trust over a number of sessions with a counsellor. The aim of counselling is for an individual to be able to disclose private thoughts and feelings so they can gain greater insight into their problems and build their self-esteem and self-respect. Ultimately, changes in behaviour, thoughts, feelings and ways of relating to themselves and others can improve and reduce the emotional distress someone is experiencing.

Couple Counselling

In couple counselling, couples come together to examine their issues and determine the best way forward. Trust gained with the counsellor enables a couple to explore challenges that are relevant to their relationship. With increased insight comes increased understanding, leading to positive changes in behaviour, thoughts, feelings and dealing with conflict.

Specialist counselling

There are certain mental health difficulties that can be greatly helped by counselling developed specifically to heal a specific condition. Typically this is an area of counselling where expert knowledge of the symptoms, pathology and treatment of an illness is crucial to the outcome of the treatment.

Conditions such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addictions, post traumatic stress disorders, and obsessive compulsive disorders come under this category. Sessions in specialist counselling are highly focused and give a patient the opportunity to address and process their problem. The aim is to establish healthier ways of coping with the issues that arise and to facilitate positive change.

Drama therapy uses action to facilitate creativity, imagination, learning, insight and growth.

How does Drama Therapy help?

The main focus of drama therapy is to use of the healing aspects of drama and theatre. The therapists support individuals to engage in drama activities such as stories, play texts and improvisation to explore and address difficult and painful life experiences or make troubling issues more bearable through an indirect approach. The methods aim to bring about emotional and social change. You do not need to have previous experience or skill in acting, theatre or drama.
Drama therapy can be accessed in a group setting as part of an outpatient, day patient or inpatient programme. Drama Therapy has supported many individuals suffering from the mental health conditions below through being an outlet for their feelings and emotions. However, if drama therapy doesn’t sound right for you please remember there are other treatments we offer that may be more suitable for you. If you need advice or more information, please feel free to contact us.

Occupational Therapy (OT) promotes health by supporting individuals to perform purposeful activities in their daily lives whether home issues, employment, study or social and leisure activities.

How does occupational therapy help?

Sometimes, mental health problems can prevent an individual from carryout tasks that might be considered normal everyday activities. This could be due to reasons such as self-esteem or interpersonal problems. OT can help by supporting an individual in setting personal goals in specific areas of their lives they feel need attention. Treatment involves counselling and practical skill building that focuses on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill and educating the individual in order to increase participation and independence in, and performance of, daily activities and personal management.
Occupational therapy can be accessed in an individual or group setting as part of an outpatient, day patient or inpatient programme in Trichy. We establish successful patient/therapist partnerships and achieve the most effective therapeutic relationship. We will take the time to understand your problem and individual needs.

Psychotherapy is a type of therapy used in the treatment of anxiety, depression and other psychological difficulties.

It involves exploring ones feelings and emotions, and understand how these developed and looking at the impact this has.

How does Psychotherapy treatment help?

Psychotherapists work with patients on how past experiences can inform the present and how to deal with this. By recognising this connection, people can learn to accept themselves and find more fulfilling ways of living each day.

At ARAM hospital, psychotherapy can be accessed in an individual or group setting as part of an outpatient, day patient or inpatient programme.

We establish successful patient/therapist partnerships and achieve the most effective therapeutic relationship due to the extensive expertise. We will take the time to understand your problem and individual needs.

The expected outcomes are reduction or elimination of symptoms causing mental distress, a greater understanding of the problems you face and strengthened coping skills. Commitment, motivation and individual responsibility is the key to success.

We believe that a holistic approach to mental health through combining physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing is vital to long-term mental health. As a result, we work with clients to develop a unique physical health and wellbeing schedule to support our patients’ overall health and wellbeing, and, if clinically appropriate, to complement our other therapy treatments.

Fitness

We will assess and recommend the most beneficial course of activities that you may enjoy doing and determine the most appropriate level of intensity of exercise for you.

Diet and Nutrition

The nutritionist programme is exploring eating patterns and identifying areas that requires attention to balance nutrition. The nutritionist programme will improve physiological and psychological health and wellbeing. ARAM nutritionist programme, for inpatient, day patient and outpatient, includes an assessment of current patterns and evidence based advice on what changes to make.

Massage

When Individuals suffer from mental illness, the emotional changes can cause muscle tension, headaches, body aches, poor concentration and poor sleep. ARAM Hospital offers massages for inpatient, day patient and outpatient. Massage therapy involves the manual manipulation of muscles and connective tissues to enhance a person’s health and well being to helping relax and relieve muscle soreness and thereby aides relieving distress.
Below the list of massages we offer:

    • Therapeutic Massage – 30 minutes
    • Deep Tissue/Remedial Massage – 30 minutes
    • Lymphatic Drainage Massage – 60 or 90 minutes
    • Seated Acupressure/Indian Head Massage – 30 minutes
    • Foot massage – 30 minutes

Yoga

ARAM Hospital includes yoga class in inpatient and day patient therapy programme. Yoga combines physical and mental practices that originated more than 5000 years ago in India and is a restorative and energising technique.
Yoga can alleviate mental health issues such as loss of memory and mood disorders, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, panic attacks, addiction, and phobias. The breathing and relaxation methods are calming and very effective in relieving stress and emotional distress.

Sleep is very important for good physical and mental health. Sleep therapy helps with identifying problems that may be unaddressed that are contributing to your lack of sleep, as it can commonly be a symptom of other mental health problems. Addressing these issues can help the stress that is keeping you awake. The resulting disturbance in sleep can then develop into its’ own problem with accompanying poor concentration and mood, contributing to a vicious cycle.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, known as MBCT, is a 8 week course to help those who are experiencing depression and chronic unhappiness. MBCT course involves meditative practices to help you pay close attention to the present moment, noting your thoughts, feelings and body sensations. It creates the possibility of working more wisely with sadness, fear and worry, emotions that are central to preventing depression.

IPT is based on the principle that there is a relationship between the way people communicate and interact with others and their mental health.

IPT supports patients in managing difficulties such as anxiety, panic, depression, loneliness and despair, being troubled or disturbed with relationships at home, work, college or in their social life, and also people who are dealing with loss either through bereavement or life changes.

By exploring patterns and experiences in relationships and identifying and understanding problem areas, an individual can determine ways to resolve the difficulties causing them mental distress. The emphasis on building relationships and improving communication can help people understand how they are seen, how they impact on others, increase trust and self-confidence and create the basis for a more positive and balanced state of mental health.