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THERAPISTS IN THERAPY

The following excerpt is from the self help
psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.


The majority of my clients for the past two years have been other therapists coming to me because I advertised that I could help them resolve difficulties they may have had for some time. These difficulties seem to have resisted many prior therapy efforts. For some problems therapists are stuck in Stage I denial as described in Chapter 4 (denying problems such as unhappiness-causing spiritual systems). For other problems they are stuck in the blaming Stage II (blaming their children, their spouses or their parents for many upset feelings). They may be stuck making the same unhappy choices over and over (the helplessness of Stage II). Fortunately, most have been willing to do the work necessary to move through the stuck places. To expect your therapist to be without any hangups or difficulties is unrealistic. Therapists too are here on Earth School to learn psychological lessons. Often the best therapy is done by therapists who have traveled your problem route. But that does not mean they are problem-free. "A therapist can only take you as far as he/ she has gone" is an adage worth remembering when you interview potential therapists.


Well-being is attained by little and little, and nevertheless it is no little thing itself..... Zeno c300 B.C.

There is an old widely circulated belief that therapists become therapists in an attempt to resolve their own problems. There is some truth to that, but it is not an either-or situation. It is a both-and situation; they become therapists to help both themselves and others. There is strong ethical training for therapists which emphasizes recognizing when one's own problems are in the way. Too often, people use therapist imperfection as a tool to avoid therapy, thus remaining fixated with their own lemons.

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   RECOMMENDED GOAL OF THERAPY: INNER PEACE
   DON'T GIVE ALL YOUR PERSONAL POWER TO A THERAPIST
   THERAPISTS WILL DISAGREE WITH THESE WORDS
   FINDING A THERAPIST - SETTING THERAPY GOALS
   LIFE IS LUMPY
   CHANGES, SELF-GROWTH AND THERAPY DON'T ALWAYS TICKLE
   VENTILATION IS NOT ENOUGH
   SUFFERING SMARTER IS DUMB
   EACH THERAPY HAS ITS OWN LIMITS
   ALL PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE THE SAME MOTIVATIONS
   FEELINGS
   THERAPISTS IN THERAPY
   LEMON THERAPISTS
   OUR SOCIETY IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK
   MISSING FROM THIS BOOK
   YOUR PERFECT THERAPY


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