A Motivational Guide To Therapy

ARE YOU FEELING CONFLICTED OR RELUCTANT ABOUT TRYING THERAPY WITH A PSYCHOLOGIST?

At times, people seek a psychologist because they yearn for something more, something different, something unknown. This cultivation of unfulfilled desires can be an intense and overwhelming experience, often associated by a feeling of fear, reluctance and resistance. In all these cases, seeing a psychologist can be an experience that compels our strengths and stimulates demands on us that we in fact can handle, endure, solve, and even learn to love. These small steps of successes are big.

When you know more, you not only do better, you live better. – Krisztina Lurås

Numerous studies have now found and well documented that psychotherapy is an effective way to help people make positive changes in their lives. To create change and change processes that will last over time is often the ultimate goal of therapy.


THE MOST IMPORTANT SINGLE INVESTMENT WE CAN EVER DO

A motivational guide to therapy.

To work on ourselves might just be the most important single investment we can ever do- not only for ourselves but for our loved ones, the world and ultimately even… humanity. It  is never too late to begin to invest in ourselves, in fact, it is the task we should never neglect. However, so many of us do exactly that. We loose track of who we truly are, we get lost in the past, go astray in the present without cultivating the vision for the future. The problem is that in order to know where we are going, we need to know where we are and to some extent, where we have been…

Being is easier then becoming

The only constant thing in life is change. And change isn’t easy, but it is possible, as a process. Whether we welcome it or not, we somehow have to find way to keep up with it. We resist change, but fear of the unknown can result in clinging to status quo behaviors—no matter how bad they are. One of the first steps toward contacting a psychologist starts with acknowledging this, that we could do better or could want to do better!

When you know better, you most likely will do better. So never hold your self hostage to your past mistakes, failures or bad choices. You probably didn´t know better, and that is ok


WHY SOMEONE WANTS TO CONTACT A PSYCHOLOGIST

A motivational guide to therapy.

There may be several reasons why someone wants to contact a psychologist. Seeing a psychologist is often associated with ‘being sick’ or ‘weak’.  In truth, we will never show greater courage than in those situations when we embrace our vulnerability. To take ownership over our own vulnerability is what defines the ‘humane’ side of us and makes relationships, interconnectedness and even a sense of belonging to others possible.

WHY THERAPY?

Many of us seek therapy because we want to function at our best and be our most authentic and true self. Many of us goes through periods of feeling down and depressed, suddenly feeling anxious about things that didn´t even bother us before. Even more of us experience stress and burnout without understanding what is happening to us, understandably a frightening experience. Some wants to evolve and work towards greater personal growth, unleash untapped potentials and resilience. For some, the motivation to see a psychologist lies in a special worry,  a problem, an ongoing conflict, a difficult situation- while for others it could be a general feeling that life is not satisfying at all, a feeling not so uncommon is that ‘life was not supposed to be like it is’. At other times, people seek a psychologist because they yearn for something more, something different, something unknown. This cultivation of unfulfilled desires can be an intense and overwhelming experience, often associated by a feeling of fear, reluctance and resistance. In all these cases, seeing a psychologist can be an experience that compels our strengths and stimulates demands on us that we can handle, endure, solve, and even learn to love.

Therapy seeks to create a safe but challenging environment where we are encouraged to let go of dysfunctional thoughts, outdated strategies and bad habits. Sometimes, certain patterns of thoughts and behaviors might have served a function in the past, but do not work so well anymore in the present. In order to change these patterns, we often need further insights and reconditioning ‘positive‘ experiences. Partly this happens through a process where we can experience thoughts and feelings that we may have avoided or were unsure of. Therapy is not something that is done to us as ‘passive passengers’. On the contrary, it is a full engagement, a joint venture as much as a professional collaboration- a process not a quick-fix!


IN THERAPY ONE IS NOT LEFT ALONE

A motivational guide to therapy.

In therapy the client is never left alone. The psychologist’s role is amongst others to stimulate. To inspire, challenge and assist to sort out thoughts and experiences that can be difficult to sort out by the client himself. Common to all people is that thoughts and behavioral patterns may have made us blind to how we perceive, think about and construct our world- and also blind to how we socialize with others. Many couples wish to learn how to communicate better and to get the spark back into their relationship again. Also, some things of intimate character are often not so easy to talk about and we need help from a third party. In many cases, a psychologist might be the right professional- being neutral and objective- to assist people in dealing with these sensitive and confidential issues. We can ensure the strictest confidentiality each and every step on the way.

Therapy is not something that is done to us as ‘passive passengers’. On the contrary, it is a full engagement, a joint venture as much as a professional collaboration- a process not a quick-fix!

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