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 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.
We are (clearly) big fans of counseling. That said, there are lots of other ways to improve your mental wellbeing. Here are some of our team’s favorites.
Therapy can sometimes seem mysterious. How and why does it work? And how is talking to a therapist any better than talking to a friend, or from thinking on your own?