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Group Beyond Blue: What Have You Learned in Therapy?

Group BB rose.jpgI started a thread over at Group Beyond Blue about what you all have learned in therapy. It’s now filled with a lot of insightful nuggets of wisdom. Check it out by clicking here.

  • Gee

    In therapy I have learned:
    1] Observe. It is not necessary to react even when your feelings and emotions are involved.
    2] Everyone’s reality is different.
    3] The only person I can change is myself
    4] Change is part of the reality of living.
    5] I am the person responsible for my life.
    6] When I change, everything and everyone around me will change [positively or negatively…]
    I had to discontinue therapy because my husband lost his job and my benefits were not robust enough for me to continue, however the two+ years I did have created profound changes in my life and outlook. Therapy is not for sissies! and takes courage.

  • Anne

    I learned that how we think affects how we feel. If we dwell on negative thoughts we will surely become depressed. It takes practice to turn it around but it is possible. If I find myself berating myself unnecessarily I stop and ask myself why I am beating myself up. There is a saying that I always come back to. Why give anyone free rent in your head? That person that pissed you off is most likely not giving it another thought, so why should you? Also thoughts like I am fat, I’m a mess are non-productive. Instead – If I am displeased with my weight what can I do about it? What does I am a mess mean anyway? In other words try to determine if there is a real problem or not. If not then stop beating yourself down. Instead of all that try to think of something you do well or get off your ass and take a walk. There is always a way to improve your life by improving the way you think.

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