What’s so special about therapy anyway? Isn’t it just a super long conversation with a stranger?
No, it’s not. It’s much more. It can feel like the millions of conversations you’ve had in the past but with one major twist.
When done right therapy elicits the truth; you know that thing you hide from everybody.
Most people aren’t totally honest about their inner world because humans are damn good liars, which isn’t all bad.
Lying serves an important function in that it helps us to keep on a pretty mask so the “ugly” doesn’t scare away our friends and family.
That’s what makes therapy useful. It creates a safe place to talk about things that are usually taboo or sensitive.
And although a therapist is the farthest thing from a friend, they are in fact human beings that provide other human beings with an opportunity to spill the beans, dare I say explore the soul, without all the dangers associated with talking to people you know in a “real” way.
Therapists are also able to assist you with developing skills that will help you to identify issues that need to be addressed and guide you through the process of choking out your inner demons; or something like that.
The problem is that therapy doesn’t always work. There are a million reasons why therapy could end in failure, but I also know that there are steps you can take, aside from being brutally honest, to ensure that you get the most out of your therapy sessions.
In today’s episode of the Anxiety Guru Show I share four tips that will help you squeeze everything you need from therapy so you can decrease your bad nerves and get your life back on track.
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