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Why I No Longer Advocate Any Kind Of Therapy

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I am speaking of the need for therapy for myself only!

Some people benefit greatly from being in therapy, and I don’t want to discourage that at all.

For me, I have stuff pop up every 15-30 minutes, so going one on one with a therapist, for any length of time, is futile.

I know my experience may be different than yours, so again, I don’t want to discourage anyone from getting the help they may need!

I am just extremely philosophical. And, in terms of a therapeutic situation, being as philosophical as I am can and does bite me in the ass.

What are some of your experiences with therapy? The good, the bad, the ugly?

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  1. I’m pro-therapy as a treatment option, and there have been concepts from different forms of therapy that I’ve found useful, but when I’ve seen therapists in the past it wasn’t something I found helpful for me. I figure just like meds aren’t always the right fit, therapy isn’t always the right fit.

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    • I’ve learned just as much through self-study as I have through other forms of education. It’s almost a 50/50 split in some ways, depending on variables such as what you mention about the compatibility of therapists and clients, etc. and how one might also learn through self-study i.e. self-improvement… which I do a lot of! 🙂

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  2. Interesting. I do understand your perspective. This feels like really slippery ground I’m often reticent to visit. I never know just how to speak on this because I too believe I have enough “tools” to explore and exercise my own healing. However I have been through a good deal of experiences that I probably should have had some assistance with. This is basically a form of independent study and not everyone is cut out for it or at least not all the time. Which is not a bad thing, it’s really extremely courageous to go to someone else for help. Independent study requires, I believe, intense self-discipline. If I cannot be accountable to myself and those counting on me then I should reach out to a professional for help. And sometimes we’re not in a place in our lives to do it ourselves. Sometimes I can workout at home, sometimes I have to go outside my house if I’m really going to progress. I know I have to be able to be honest with myself about not what I WANT but what me and my life need and require in order to evolve and grow. For years my “I’ll do it myself approach” did not work. I did not get better. It took longer. But I’m here now with more experience and understanding. That’s not necessarily the best route for everyone.

    Best to you.

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    • Yeah, thank you. I’m just not trying to save the world, and some people respond better to therapy. The way that I get along is better than some, but therapy is just not for me personally. I’ve learned that through many experiences. I’ll continue to grow on my own.

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  3. I had a therapist tell me I don’t need therapy. Because I have all the insight. He said therapy is working under the factory floor to see all the connections. And that I know it all – I do. That it wouldn’t help me. I just have to stop overthinking and just live in the world. He was 70% right. If I do therapy now I’d hope it’d be factual, as in, if it’d give me what I want I’d go for it. The traditional counselling/cbt/psychotherapy wouldn’t work for me.
    Rambled…..
    Love, light and glitter

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  4. For me I can totally relate to this post, as I recently started therapy and I do feel like I’m wasting my time a little bit because I’m quite proactive, self sufficient and I like to find solutions that work for me (based on research or even lessons learned from life). But I do believe therapy works wonders for those who aren’t completely tapped with their emotions and just seek guidance from a professional which absolutely okay too

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