Category: Mental Health Therapy
“Mental health problems” do not lead to violence being perpetrated on society. A failure to manage anger does. We need to stop calling it a …
When therapy doesn’t work, it’s because you are talking about your feelings or talking about events that happened in the past, you aren’t feeling them. Talking and insight alone have no magical qualities. In order to experience a change in the way you feel in your body, you have to experience the feelings in your body.
When you Google, “what is psychotherapy,” you will find that the first entry out of more than 29 million search results is this simple definition, “the treatment of mental disorder by psychological rather than medical means.” While this definition is partly accurate, it doesn’t help you understand what it is that a therapist will be doing with you in therapy.
Thinking you will get therapeutic results by reading self help books is like thinking you will see a change in your body by reading a book about working out. Getting fit or sculpting your body requires you to take action, and so does overcoming an emotional difficulty or becoming a master of your emotional universe.