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DON'T GIVE ALL YOUR PERSONAL POWER TO A THERAPIST

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


There is a strong tendency among those who seek out therapists to be looking for too many answers from them. "All I have to do is find the right therapist, who will then fix everything. I'll accept uncritically what my therapist says and attempt to act the way my therapist thinks best." This type of thought process (often unconscious) is all too common, even among therapists themselves concerning their own therapists. Most of my recent clients have been other therapists and their family members. Initially, some therapists even ask such things as, "What should I do?" and "What is best for me?". These questions reveal that such clients are giving away too much of their personal power. Lurking within them is a perpetual feeling of poor self-esteem and a neverending sense of inadequacy in knowing what is right for themselves.


Adult goals usually yielding more contentment and happiness are being goals: being aware, being creative, being loving, being grateful, being ourselves, enjoying laughter, and honoring our emotions.

What is needed instead is to make the therapist into an assistant rather than a guru. In many ways this book can help you do just that. Understanding a bit about trauma, psychology and therapy (just the few pages in Chapter 3) will help significantly. Finding out more about one's problems via the quizzes associated with each chapter will give a better sense of what might be accomplished in therapy, in plain language instead of psychobabble.

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More Excerpts This Chapter
   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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