I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard from people that a therapy relationship is not a real relationship. It’s a pretty universal assumption. To be honest, during a large part of my own therapy, I thought the same thing.
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.
An example I found from a Google search sums it up.
Whether or not you have kids, you have probably found yourself asking at one point or another, why do kids act that way? Inevitably, some behavior, of some child, at some point is a mystery.
In the aftermath of yet another mass shooting, I think it is important to address the underlying cause. It is not mental illness. It is the fact that the system
If you have ever found yourself wondering why you interact with people the way you do, I have some answers for you. Believe it or not, the pattern of your
In psychotherapy, “the unconscious” is a thing, it is not the physical state of being passed out. It is commonly referred to as the “subconscious,” and it is a part of your mind that is not accessible to you at a conscious level.
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.
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