Make Family Therapy a Means to Create Peace in a Family Conflict
Every family has its own growth where each one will learn how to interact with each other in a healthy way and also how to react to the rest of the world. In the process of growing up and living with each other, family conflict sometimes would arise due to uncontrollable situations among themselves, and this is when family therapy would come in to assist the situation.
It is usually evident during family therapy that certain happenings would signal a kind of family growth that may be seen as off to the standard that the family wants to live by. It could be that one person in the family is turning to be super sensitive, is always easily upset, may feel left out, or maybe in trouble in school, and so on. Furthermore, members may notice that two people in the family seems to be of heated argument with each other, and somebody is annoying other people which other members would wish to stop, and others.
It is therefore important to find out the reasons underlying the behaviour of the disturber. It is a fact that people do not act with no reasons at all, meaning, there must be something that they desperately need to attain or know that made them act that way, and if they are not satisfied, then they feel hurt and frustrated.
It is with these examples that are causing disturbance to a family and something different has to be brought in like family therapy to solve these kinds of family conflicts.
It is then the objective of family therapy, which is a form of psychotherapy, to resolve family concerns through counselling in the family. All family members are involved in this technique of family treatment since the family is considered as one unit. There will be more emphasis given on the members who are involved in the conflict during the therapy. Among the family issues that will be handled by the family therapist are marriage, divorce, children-parent relationships, family conflicts, depression, addictions and other similar incidents. In family therapy, the focus will be on family relationships and family interaction. Therefore, the focus of the family therapist would be on the solution of the issue through emphasis on the strengths of the family unit and not the cause.
In order to resolve conflicts, a family therapist will help family members by teaching effective communication and aim to minimize gaps between each member. The family therapist will analyze and see if conducts are to be changed within the members with explanations on the why and the how of situations.
Regular sessions are therefore necessary for a family therapist to conduct in order to give importance and be able to convince a willing participation among members to resolve the various issues.