Are you bored of doing the same old same old and want to mix things up to make life better?
If so, today’s blog post is for you as I’ll be taking you through 5 wonderful gifts Psychotherapy will give you.
But first, a bit of background.
Growing up I had the usual hobbies as most:
- watching TV shows and films
- listening to Hip Hop, RnB and Pop music
- reading books; and
- travelling occasionally.
But, I felt these hobbies made me unhappy and just like everyone else.
Therefore, blaming them for how I felt.
However, the truth is, I already felt this way.
The hobbies I engaged in, therefore, were only reinforcing what I was already feeling about me and my life.
Additionally, I felt the hobbies I engaged in, were because others were interested in them, rather than of my own choosing.
Further reinforcing my lack of ‘uniqueness’ in contrast to others.
What I discovered in Psychotherapy, however, is everything I was in search of.
i.e. hobbies, which made me happy and like I was different from the person next door.
As a result, it’s this I refer to when I speak of the 5 wonderful gifts Psychotherapy will give you.
Gifts, which will make life better, therefore, also ultimately making you more happy and excited about life (like they did me).
1. The gift of personal development
Personal development is the first wonderful (and most exciting) gift Psychotherapy will give you to make life better.
Especially if you fit one of these three criteria’s:
- You think personal development doesn’t work
- You only consider learning in terms of formal education; and/or
- Feel reading personal development books is great, but there’s still something you’re not getting from them.
I know that because I fit that criteria before getting Psychotherapy.
Nowadays, however, I can’t go a week without reading a personal development book, article or Youtube video.
And I genuinely couldn’t be anymore happier, since it has enhanced my happiness and zest for life.
2. The gift of health and well-being
Since Psychotherapy is in, and of itself, in the realm of health and well-being, this probably isn’t too surprising.
The difference, however, will be on the WHY you’re deciding to engage in it.
For instance, at the moment you might engage in it because you’ve read it’s important for your health and well-being.
However, once you engage in Psychotherapy, you will engage in it because it makes you feel better and you know it’s a must-do for your self-care.
As a result, you will be less deterred from giving your health and well-being a miss.
In addition, you will have a more holistic view of health and well-being.
One that takes into consideration your mind, body and soul.
3. The gift of meditation
Meditation is the next wonderful gift Psychotherapy will give you to make life better.
This is because meditation supports you in removing outside distractions so you can…
- Observe your breathing and listen to your thoughts and feelings so you can connect with yourself; and
- visualise what you desire.
My relationship with meditation hasn’t always been easy, with me dipping in and out of it.
However, I found The Universe has your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein helped me kickstart my regime back up.
4. The gift of the Law of Attraction
The law of attraction became popular following Rhonda Byrne’s book The Secret.
The premise of the law of attraction is you can attract into your life what you want by behaving as though you already have it.
Personally, I’d heard of the law of attraction and believed it, but I didn’t believe I was able to make it work for me.
Psychotherapy, however, through providing me with…
…was able to significantly reduce my insecurities, therefore, supporting me in believing it further.
In addition, I was introduced to the work of neuroscientist Dr. Joe Dispenza whose work reinforces the law of attraction.
5. The gift of permission to make different choices
The permission to make different choices is the final wonderful gift Psychotherapy will give you to make life better.
For me, this was the permission to explore other interests to the ones I had grown used to.
What stopped me previously from making different choices was the judgements and criticisms I expected others to make on my new choices, along with, my inability to set boundaries with them.
Psychotherapy, however, gave me the courage and confidence to believe in myself and my decisions so I could stick up for myself.
In summary, the five wonderful gifts Psychotherapy will give you are…
- Personal Development
- Health and wellbeing
- The law of attraction; and
- The permission to make different choices
Therefore, contributing to your overall happiness and excitement for life (as it did me).