Focused on the relationship between doctor and patient. Therapy is the process of self-discovery.
Why I Don't Believe in Therapists
The question of why I don’t believe in therapists has been presented to me numerous times. Every answer I provide never seems to be good enough for the questioner so let me thoroughly explain. Ahem.
The Search For A Beneficial Therapist.
The first time I tried therapy, I was a teenager. I was depressed and probably just needed to talk to the people in my life about it. I wasn't comfortable doing that but my feelings felt crushing, and I couldn't even sleep some nights. I qualified for very deeply discounted therapy, so I made an appointment.
Fuck the L Word
Written words have always consumed me. I loved the way they could perfectly express something that your lips just could not say.
Joanne had struggled with depression ever since her divorce 3 years ago. Her self-esteem was at a real low point and her confidence was shattered. The depression took over her life making her sad with low moods swings. In its most severe form, she continually experienced feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and despair (Destroy Depression, 2019). She began experiencing depressive episodes that flowed over into her life experiences to a decrease in her social activities, problems with relationships, and an increase in crying (ABCT, 2019). When she was not crying, she had a desire to cry even when she could not get the tears out. The depression was now a common psychological problem, and an inclusion to most experiences in her life, affecting her quality of life. These experiences of low mood became severe enough for Joanne to seek formal treatment.
Therapy vs creativity
The sign that the intellect has produced something useful is when it becomes embodied in a person. Posture, basic responses and vocal tone are altered. Therapists should be, but aren't, good poets. (This is tied to poetry's origins as a spoken art form).
The first pigment of colour was invented by artist’s as early as 40,000 years ago, creating a basic palette of five colours: red, yellow, brown, black, and white. The history of colour, has since become a perpetual discovery of exploration and scientific advancement. Novel pigments have accompanied the development of art history’s greatest movements from the Renaissance to Impressionism (Gottesman, 2016). Today colour is accepted as a potent therapeutic agent with therapeutic powers for rapid healing. Recent breakthroughs in the use of visual brain stimulation by colour in the method of Emotional Transformation Therapy report rapid recovery of trauma, depression, physical pain and spiritual blockages (Vazquez, p.192). Furthermore, Chromotherapy exemplifies a significant development of science in the field of electromagnetic radiation/energy (Azeemi & Raza, 2005).
The Healing Art of Poetry
As a girl, I hated poetry — at least, the kind my teachers made me read. It felt complex and inaccessible, as each verse was composed of words I could not easily understand. Indeed, the academic poetry (as I like to call it) of my youth left me feeling diminished and, at times, even made my mind go numb.
Thank You To The Therapists
To My "Lit" Therapist, You made it your mission to understand my language, even when it wasn't your own. You listened, even when I know it was hard to hear my truths.
My Favorite Doctor
It was just another normal conversation with a dear friend, in which I was touting advice from Dr. Phil, that pertained to my grandson Ian’s awfully trying, very frustrating, and somewhat recent rejections of dinner selections. I had no idea what would unfold before me. I was simply relaying how accomplished I felt. I had employed tactics based on a recent episode with his sage advice, and I was proud that I was able to hold firm in my new convictions. My love for Dr. Phil is, or at least what I thought was, common knowledge and his words to this day are helpful to me. As much as I avoid reruns of other shows, somehow Dr. Phil’s shows are still relevant to me, regardless of the year.
every three days
Wednesday - March 24, 2021 I’m so tired. The whole day was tiring and I felt like I didn’t do much. I want to make sure that I am showing up in everything I do, but I can’t. I want to be there, I just want a break to sleep and rest the day away. Maybe I am just burned out from a job where I feel like I can't do anything right, and that my hardest efforts are still so undervalued. I'm starting to understand the way that people would talk about the never ending cycle of work and sleep than work than sleep, and I am not sure what to do about it. It makes me exhausted and I wish I could find some joy in something to focus on.
CBT In A Nutshell
In this article, I am going to talk a little bit about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT for short. I am not going to go into deep details on the subject. This will just be a brief, broad overview of what CBT is.
What It's Like Having A Therapist/Psychiatrist And Being On AntiDepressants (Long Title I Know)
Growing up, I had a lot of hesitation going to therapy. And I had even more hesitation going on medication. I was surrounded with stigma and people having bad experiences with therapy, on top of all the stories of antidepressants making people feel like robots on autopilot throughout life. But I was also surrounded by sadness, anxiety, and depressing thoughts that slowly became more and more harmful to my health, so I decided to dive head first into the world of self-help, mental health, and mental stability.