A couple of days ago, I went to therapy for the first time after being inspired by a book called The Gift of Therapy.
I did it because I wanted to learn about social work first-hand from the perspective of the client
but what I realized was as I was contemplating what I was going to talk about was there were things that were holding back.
And it existed there as a form of dormant energy. And that’s when I realized that this energy can express itself in all kinds of ways.
Have you ever reacted at something or someone yet it had nothing to do with them? All the time, right?
Well, I started thinking about how important it is to express yourself regularly. It’s healthy.
Often times, there are thoughts are floating around in us privately, silently. In our day-to-day lives there are so many different stressors that can cause
distress. These thoughts then which become repressed feelings. And those feelings turn into unpredictable erratic behavior if gone unchecked for long enough.
The benefit of therapy was clear, it was liberating after having expressed those silent thoughts. That dormant energy was being released!
Embracing who we are means to look at ourselves as a whole and to know when to check in, when necessary and sometimes procrastination gets in the way.
It’s when you make that decision to do something to help yourself and commit to it that the healing begins!
That’s what I learned.