In uncovering who you are, what you want, and what is getting in the way of you reaching your potential, there are three common themes that appear often: childhood wounds around perfection, unconscious fears, and disbelief in what is possible.
I used to be caught up in that cycle of negativity myself. Then it dawned on me that none of other people’s angry behavior is actually about me. When someone cuts me off in traffic, bumps into and swears at me, or loses their temper because of a mistake made at work, I remind myself: “This is not about me.”
I used to think therapy was for more serious cases, like depression or if you can’t handle the stress of something. I thought you had to specifically be struggling to be happy in everyday life. That wasn’t me.
But in my first session, I found just by talking and thinking about what’s going on internally, I learned more about how I functioned. It was interesting to try and describe to my therapist who I am.
The end of a therapy session can be pretty hectic. You’re trying to squeeze in one last thought, pay, remember your coat, avoid getting distracted by emails when you pull out your phone to schedule the next appointment....
We’d like to suggest a new structure for those last few minutes. Try this to leave your therapy sessions feeling more organized and ready to make the most of the next week.