Regularly seeing a therapist is a normal part of recovery for most people who go to treatment. Everyone who goes to treatment will see an individual therapist as well as work with multiple group therapists. Part of discharge planning, as well as working through transitional levels of treatment, includes incorporating therapy into part of recovery maintenance.
Going To Therapy Gets You Ahead In Life
One study found that going to therapy to work on your “stuff” puts you ahead of the game. What people accomplish in looking at and working on themselves in therapy gives them a multi-decade edge over others. It takes people 30-40 years to start resolving some of their issues whereas those who regularly go to therapy to work on their stuff do it in a fraction of the time. That means you won’t be dealing with unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors which could be making your life more difficult. Instead, you’ll be swimming in self-awareness and more self-control than others because of all the tools you will gain.
Going To Therapy Relieves Physical Tension
Humans are psychosomatic beings, meaning they store their emotions in their back pain. Often, your injuries, aches, and pains, are emotionally related. For example, there is a widely held belief that chronic lower back pain is a result of unmanaged stress, which can be caused by unresolved emotional issues. Therapy does not often work on the body unless it is a touch specific therapy. However, many people report noticing relief in areas where they are used to feeling pain as they heal their emotional pain.
Going To Therapy Makes You A Better People-Person
Confronting your own issues makes you appreciate the fact that people have issues too. You’ll gain a whole new level of empathy and compassion when you realize that you are lucky to be going to therapy and working on your stuff. Going to therapy doesn’t mean you are weak or have problems. You do have problems, because everyone has problems that they need to work through. Working on your problems helps you practice more self-compassion which in turn will inspire your compassion toward others.
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