It’s not unreasonable to wonder, “Can I be friends with my therapist?” And really, it’s not even a bad idea in a lot of ways. Some of you would never
Today I want to answer the question, “If I come to you for therapy, will you make me tell you about my mother?” No… not unless you want to. I
Better than all the rest! Let’s say you’re a self-sufficient, hard working, high achiever in Tampa Bay. If you’ve come to the conclusion that you need help with a mental
Let me get the hard news out of the way. If you want better relationships, you are going to have to start taking a good look at yourself first. The
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.
The way you learn to handle your feelings is, first, by learning all the tricks to “manage” them with mindfulness and will power. You can learn and practice those on your own all day, every day.
The reason therapy should involve your body is because you want results. In order to get results that last, you need to feel. In order to feel, you have to involve your body.
Believe it or not, all your relationship problems can be boiled down into one simple explanation. Either you are expecting your partner to give you something that they are unwilling or unable to give you, that you may or may not know you are asking for, or they are doing the same to you, or both.
An example I found from a Google search sums it up.
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