The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Gena Gorlin, Ph.D.
You can eventually change even the most entrenched parts of your character. I know this, not only based on science and clinical experience, but because I’ve lived it.
The goal of therapy is to increase your agency by helping you acquire and internalize knowledge. So what knowledge do you need, and what will make it fully real to you?
The ones who cope most resiliently with life-threatening challenges are those who define themselves by their fundamental capacity and willingness to overcome such challenges.
This is for those who want to rise to these challenging times by forging a more thoughtful, daring, authentic version of themselves.
Gena Gorlin, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University and a licensed clinical psychologist.