Psychotherapy is not an admission of one’s weakness, but a wise decision of a strong person who finds himself in a difficult situation.
In difficult life circumstances, unfortunately, we rarely turn to specialists for psychological help. We are uncomfortable at the thought of having to tell a stranger about our innermost. We are ashamed to admit that we are failing. Psychotherapy seems to be an extreme measure, to which only the weak or the mentally ill resort.
In fact, this is not the case. Psychotherapy helps improve the current state of mind and understand the reasons for your experiences, and therefore, learn how to cope with them in the future independently.
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Admitting your problems is not a sign of weakness
Many people think that talking about their problems means signing their powerlessness and weakness. This is not true. You can handle all the difficulties, but who said that you have to do it alone? Admitting a problem is a sign of strength. You have the courage to declare that you are not doing it yourself and are willing to accept help.
Everything that happens to you is important
Perhaps the therapist will not solve all of your problems. But they will help you understand that there are no hopeless situations and that you and your experiences are important. You will feel that you are not alone. Psychotherapy will give you a sense of your own worth and the confidence to handle your difficulties.
Crying is not shameful
Sometimes tears are the best medicine. They help to throw out the accumulated tension and understand that everything is behind. And sometimes they can reveal the real cause of the problem.
There is no ideal life
Psychotherapy helps not only to understand yourself but also to look at others differently. Usually, we see only what is on the surface. We do not know which skeletons are stored in other people’s cabinets. Even the most prosperous of us have less than ideal lives.
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Every little thing matters
You may not be able to change the world, but you can change yourself for the better. Psychotherapy can help you get to know your strengths and weaknesses better. You will learn to pay attention to important little things; a kind word spoken to a friend, the beauty of the surrounding nature, your small daily victories. Take small steps; they will lead you to great results.
The therapist will not judge you or evaluate your actions. He will listen to you, help you overcome feelings of powerlessness, and find a way out. Do not refuse his help if you feel that you could use support.
Adapted and translated by Wiki Avenue Staff
Sources: Life hacker