Hikikomori Therapy and Sisters for Rent

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What are the therapies in treatment of Hikikomori? How should I follow a path? How can these people be introduced into society? We’ll answer your questions.

First of all, A difficult process is waiting for the families who are facing this problem.

  • People usually don’t want to get help.
  • They’re closed.
  • It is not only a problem related to the person, but also family relations and especially the mother-boy relationship.
  • They refuse to go to a health care facility or to a doctor.

How to Apply a Treament?

I think that cognitive behavior therapy and Metacognitive Therapy will be very effective in the treatment of Hikikomori. However, there is no scientific information and study on this subject yet.

However, when we look at the source of the problem in general, the common problems of people with Hikikomori problem can be listed as follows.

  • Self-esteem damaged or low self-esteem.
  • They are stressed and concerned by social pressure.
  • They abstract themselves in social relations.
  • Unrealistic beliefs and thoughts are evolving.

Families who have a Hikikomori problem hires woman called ”sisters” and these woman tries to get close to these patients for 8,000 dollars a year, communicate and solve the problem.

Rent – brother, sister What is it?

Newstart is a non-profit organization that fights with the Hikikomori issue in Japan and is an organization for the benefit of the community. The purpose of the certified rental sister system developed here is to reach out to and communicate with these people who are locked in the room.

Family alone cannot communicate with these children. For this reason, the rented siblings / brothers try to reach these people with certain time intervals.

 They try to communicate with the letter, phone, mail. Then they are spoken behind the door and in time, they are invited to various activities to spend time outside. thus, these people are tried to be introduced into society over time.

Oguri, who works as a rent sister, is trying to communicate with Hikikomori, who is locked in the room. Photographer: Maika Elan
Source: museemagazine.com

 As of 2019, we know that 800,000 people face the Hikikomori problem. The newstart organization has so far reached 1,500 people. Although the number seems to be inadequate, the positive results can be a hope.

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Marilyn Walker
Marilyn Walker
I am studying in Florida about Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I'm doing research on Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), Cognitive psychology, Metacognitive Therapy.
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