Therapy As A Gift To Yourself

Yes, you read that right – Therapy as a gift to yourself. We invite you to think of therapy differently than the way it was thought of in our parents or grandparents’ generation.

Because gone are the days when therapy was viewed as a stigma. Or that one is weak to seek therapy.

Gone are the days when counsellors and therapists are viewed as being perfect, because without a doubt, we are not. Counsellors are as human and imperfect as the next person.

With depression rates at a high, an unprecedented collective anxiety over the COVID19 pandemic, and the stress of an uncertain future, here are some reasons why therapy may be what you need just now.

Depressed and anxious during COVID19

Acceptance

When we gift ourselves the time and emotional energy it takes to engage in therapy, we accept ourselves as human, fragile, broken.

When we do this, we begin to embrace who we really are, and that is when we can start to heal. To …

 

Put the pieces back together.

Feel whole again.

Be stronger.

Be unafraid.

Live fully.

Reach for our dreams.

Love.

 

Being Intentional

Making a commitment to therapy is being intentional about our journey.

Making a commitment to therapy is saying to ourselves that where we are at currently is not healthy, nor good enough.

When you are intentional about therapy, you are in fact saying that you deserve a better version of yourself.

You take responsibility for your life, and you mean to have a sense of control over not where life takes you, but where you take your life.

 

“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.” Viktor Frankl

 

The Ultimate Self-Care

Spending time and money on therapy is seen by many as the ultimate form of self-care (read Easy Self Care Strategies Everyone Can Do).

When we are given a safe space to freely express our repressed emotions and thoughts that have been stuck for years, we are acknowledging and honouring ourselves.

We could view therapy as a microcosm of life. The authentic, safe place created by the therapist, the respect, honesty, vulnerability, is a model for – and shape – our relationships with others.

Ask yourself, When did I last make an investment in myself? When was the last time I truly took care of myself?

 

Feel Better Today

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