Once a client approaches and sets up to meet a therapist at Athoz; the client is provided a guided opportunity to explore events and feelings that are painful, a way to recognize them and then an approach to handle them better. An all-round treatment plan is offered under one roof with an extended team of visiting Psychiatrics and Neurologists. Individuals are made to understand why they are experiencing symptoms of distress and are guided to cope with their stress in a therapeutic manner. All steps are duly recorded and documented for reference purposes.
Thought-education is an integral part of therapeutic interventions at Athoz as it helps the clients and their families comprehend their situation by informing them and explaining to them the condition faced by the afflicted. Thought-education is important in terms of the fact that it allows the client and his support system to deal with the condition from an informed position. The strength of Thought-education lies in the fact that it is a specific form of therapy which is tailored around individual’s health conditions leading to better physical conditions. As it is often difficult for the patients and their family members to accept the patient’s diagnosis, thought-education is strongly advised and integrated in Athoz’s broad approach and also has the function of contributing through an improved view of the causes and the effects of the illness. Through experience we know that thought-education frequently broadens the patient’s view of their illness and this increased understanding can positively affect the patient. The relapse risk is in this way lowered; patients and family members, who are more well-informed about the disease, feel less helpless.