Egyptian psychotherapist Hussam (Sam) Nabil who resides and practices in Boston MA has developed a new psychological wellbeing approach.
Known as Positive Existential Therapy™ (PET™), Nabil combines the traditional method of existential therapy with positive psychology.
The new approach was registered at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which is the federal agency responsible for granting US patents and registering trademarks.
Positive Existential Therapy™ is a flexible approach that caters to patients' needs by building a human relationship between the therapist and the patient, which, studies have shown, accounts for 70% of progress in psychological treatment.
Existential Psychotherapy first appeared a long time ago in writings of Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Arthur Schopenhauer. The famous psychotherapists Rollo May and Irvin Yalom have also contributed to the existential psychotherapy movement in the 20th Century through their teachings and books.
The concept mainly aims to combine existential psychotherapy with positive psychology to provide a treatment method suitable for the client of the 21st Century.
Older therapy approaches were more focused on the issues of death and nihilism – which is no longer the cause behind modern times illnesses.
Nabil began to add modifications to the old method so that it still maintains its ability to discuss deep philosophical issues while utilizing positive psychology to obtain better therapeutic results. The result was the Positive Existential Therapy™, which Nabil has registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Nabil said: “While the new approach is still in the development stage, we applied it to 6,000 clients, of whom we estimate 70-80% showed measurable progress in psychotherapy.
There is no method of psychological treatment that fits all cases, but Positive Existential Therapy™ is suitable for patients who are highly educated and able to deal with complex concepts and develop their lives in a way that depends on mental abilities.
For example, a patient with psychosis suffers from audio-visual hallucinations, which makes the new approach not suitable for patients. However, Nabil's clinical observations supports the efficacy of the approach for those who suffer from anxiety or pressure and are still connected to reality.”
The new treatment does not depend on drugs and medicine, which is a fundamental difference between the nature of the work of the therapist and the psychiatrist. Psychotherapists deal with the inherent disabling characteristics of patients to help them discover themselves and solve their mental and psychological problems without using drugs.
On the future of mental wellbeing, Nabil said: “I expect that Positive Existential Therapy™ will become the cornerstone of all psychological treatments for the new generations under the age of 35 or 40 years.
Technology will also be a fundamental factor in the development of treatment, by dealing with patients via video calls instead of physical clinics. This helps patients access treatment anywhere and at anytime, bypassing physical boundaries.
This would help Positive Existential Therapy™ reach all corners of the world to help as many people as possible. I expect by 2025 that psychological treatment will be done online by 50%.”
Expert and psychotherapist Hussam (Sam) Nabil graduated from the Faculty of Politics and Economics, Cairo University. He obtained an MBA from the reputable IE Business School in Spain then received a second master's degree in clinical mental health from the United States of America, in which he founded the Naya clinics for psychotherapy in Boston, USA. Naya Clinics has since expanded in American states and cities such as Cincinnati, Columbus, Northern Kentucky ,and many others, and continues to provide its services online for patients across the world.
About Sam Nabil
Sam offers therapy in Boston and Boston Marriage Counseling for adults suffering from relationship challenges, life transitions and anxiety. Sam Nabil was featured in many prestigious publications. Check out his interview with Aljazeera English, The Washington post, The Boston Globe, Fatherly magazine, Women's health magazine, Cornell university, Yahoo News, USA Today, Marriage.com
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