I’m going to get on my soapbox about therapy for a few minutes… I don’t understand why therapy has such a stigma attached to it. So many people avoid it because they think therapy is only for people with major problems. I’m here to tell you it’s not. Everyone needs a therapist, and here’s why…
You Need a Safe Place to Vent
For starters, why weigh down the people you care about most with your problems and everyday stressors? Therapy is a great place to air these things out and sort through everyday hurdles. A therapist can act as a sounding board and eliminate unnecessary stress from your relationships.
Even if you only see a therapist once or twice a year, like an annual check-up, it can be tremendously helpful to get an outside point of view on anything that bugs you. And, it keeps you from dumping these things on the important people in your life.
Therapy Speeds up Your Success
Furthermore, if you have big goals, and you want to make things happen, your need to get yourself into therapy. The most common reason why people fail to reach their Push Goal is because they keep hitting a roadblock. A roadblock is something that stops you dead in your tracks – it’s like hitting the same brick wall over and over again. You might be making progress toward reaching your goals and creating the life you deserve, then, a roadblock comes up, and it sends you right back to the start.
Roadblocks have an emotional root, and they are often a result of experiencing the following before the age of 18:
- Neglect by a caregiver
- Abuse – physical, mental, sexual abuse, verbal abuse
- Death of a parent or sibling
- Addictive caregiver
- Emotionally disconnected parent(s)
- Volatile/unsafe/unstable environment
- Extreme poverty
- Parent(s) with mental health issues
- Traumatic or violent attack
Unfortunately, experiencing one or more of the circumstances listed above is incredibly common. You can actually consider yourself lucky if you haven’t experienced one of these in some way or other.
Even if you think you’ve dealt with these issues and put them in your past, they can still greatly affect your level and rate of success in reaching your goals. The only way to deal with roadblocks once and for all and truly overcome them is by facing them head on with professional help.
I highly recommend EMDR therapy– Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It allows you to correct self-limiting thoughts more quickly than regular talk therapy, and it enables you to eliminate roadblocks for good. On top of this, it focuses on changing your thought process and there’s minimal talking, so you don’t have to feel weird about kicking up old dirt and emotions with a complete stranger. You just DEAL with it and move on!
If you’re serious about your goals and creating the life you want, you need to get serious about investing time in yourself. Take action! Don’t jeopardize your relationships. Deal with past experiences, change your self-limiting thoughts, and overcome the roadblocks you face. Everyone has something they need to deal with to become better, and therapy is the tool that will propel you forward.