Psychological and medical research is filled with data supporting the idea that holding a grudge has negative long-term consequences. It’s better to endure five minutes of stress than months or years of resentment.
After more than a century as a profession, psychotherapy is in need of a little remodeling. In this season of lists and resolutions, I decided to come up with ten wishes for the therapy profession as a whole.
Equal time here. I read the riot act to therapists a couple weeks ago, pointing out several ways they sabotage their career and hasten burnout. Clients, now it’s your turn. Want a brief, disappointing stint in psychotherapy? No problem. Follow these seven simple rules.
Let’s try it. We’ll pick a date, say, two months away, on September 25th, and call it National Psychotherapy Day. It will be both an awareness day and a day of giving. Why? It seems to me that psychotherapy has a few problems we might want to address.
This blog is written for people who are in therapy or considering therapy. I want to demystify the unique and often strange process of therapy to help empower clients get the most out of their time, money and effort.