First and foremost, you need to understand that therapy will be tough. But when it’s tough, it’s real and it’s working. If undergoing therapy as a process was a bundle of fun, wouldn’t we all be doing it? The therapeutic process of ‘digging deep’ can be incredibly difficult, especially if you are not naturally ‘a talker’. ‘Negative’ emotions need to be felt too. Feeling the more traumatic and painful feelings was never going to be easy but you need to approach them and tackle them in order to grow, progress and move forward.
In most cases, you have to be willing to adapt and learn from therapy. If you go in with a closed and fixed mindset, it is likely you won’t take what you need from the process. If you show up, there’s a good chance you want to change your ways, improve yourself and do better.
There are many perks to having therapy and if you truly engage with it, I think you will find the results transformational and life changing.
Some of the benefits of therapy include:
- Connecting with yourself on a deeper level and embracing a better sense of ‘self-awareness’.
- Addressing underlying issues that may have manifested years ago.
- Helping us improve our communication skills.
- Empowering you to see the world differently, see new ways of being/thinking.
- Watching your mindset shift to a lighter place.
- Develop a tool kit to help you manage difficulties/stressful situations in life.