The below excerpt is from the self help psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.
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FIND YOUR OPTIMUM THERAPEUTIC FOCUS

Do you enjoy quizzes about yourself and discovering the "right" answers to such quizzes? Such quizzes are often found in your favorite magazines. There are quizzes for each of these book chapters.


Of course, there really are no right or wrong answers to most of the questions. But certain answers cause us comfort and ease while others cause us grief and unhappiness. We do have choices about whether we think A or B. A significant portion of some thinking therapies (see Chapter 8) is helping clients to change their thinking from A to B, from unhappiness-causing reasoning to happiness-causing reasoning. Such therapies work!

Most of us psychologically are like fixer-upper houses, structurally sound but with a number of possible psychology improvement projects.

Human existence can be considered a house of four rooms, the rooms of (1)the body, (2)the mind, (3)the emotions and (4)spirituality. Therapies usually concentrate on just one or two of these rooms. Yet for maximum health, it has been stated that we need to visit each of these rooms every day, if only briefly.

If you have selected a therapy that concentrates exclusively in one or two rooms, you do need to be aware that your growth may be happening in only one or two rooms. You need to make a decision about how much, when or if the other rooms are visited. Ultimately, any one-room focus will likely need to change (tomorrow, next month, next year or several years in the future). There are times when focusing upon one room is entirely appropriate, and I do not intend to imply that you should select only a four-room therapist. Chapters 3-11 discuss these four rooms in more depth.

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