Going to psychotherapy need not be intimidating. If the idea brings up feelings of shame, suffering or tension, you are most likely judging or shaming yourself. You may have a fear of finding imperfections or fear of addressing emotional wounds. Avoidance is a strategy that lowers our self esteem and harbors our limitations. Resisting and avoiding our psychological issues is a lose-lose bet.
- Until we have addressed them and released the energy that got stuck, the wounds, thoughts and attitudes that we expend so much effort and energy to avoid, are in fact controlling our lives whether we like it or not.
- You may not grasp the inherent opportunity and potential you can gain by understanding and healing the wounds of the psyche.
- Why judge yourself? Is anyone 100% perfect? Or 100% imperfect, for that matter? Then, why not just be yourself with all of your beautiful strengths and weaknesses?
Yes, going to psychotherapy can be challenging. It may bring up painful experiences related to trauma, negative self-image and other difficult emotions but this shouldn’t stop you. The pain arises in order to be healed. It is also an opportunity to address incongruencies in your thinking and attitudes. You can give birth to a new you. Imagine what it would feel like to feel completely free to be yourself with no inner conflict and nothing holding you back from within. With a little effort, you can feel completely unhindered in your personal, professional and spiritual development. That is the true meaning, purpose, and potential of psychotherapy.
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