Pyschotherapy – Day 16 – 31 days of October blog link


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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy can be conducted as often as needed. Some people go a few times a week, some go a couple times a month and when I was in the hospital we had a type of therapy 5 days a week and when I passed on to the partial hospitalization program I had 5 days a week for 5 hours per day. That is a lot of therapy.

Now my normal therapy schedule is every other week. I would like to go more, but financially that is not possible at this time. When I started I went once a week, every week.

This week we talked a lot about my anxiety and triggers. She has asked me to start journaling. She wants the stuff I don’t tell you guys and you know I tell you things most people would not admit to so this ought to be interesting as she wants to get deep into my head.

I refused when my first therapist asked and at the time I was not writing anything at all. Now I write everyday. So now I must make time to journal as well. I already filled 2 pages of typed single space writing. There are things in there about my family and my real feelings. Hope no one finds it. It is stuff that truly angers or bothers me in some way. The real feelings, that’s the whole idea of this exercise. Maybe she will be able to help me if she really knows how I feel. It means opening myself up to another person. I have not led a sin-free life. I don’t break laws, but I have lost sight of morality on occasion. I broke God’s laws.

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See description below from Wikipedia

Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change and overcome problems in desired ways. Psychotherapy aims to increase each individual’s well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social functioning. Certain psychotherapies are considered evidence-based for treating some diagnosed mental disorders.

There are over a thousand different named psychotherapies, some being minor variations while others are based on very different conceptions of psychology, ethics (how to live) or techniques. Most involve one-to-one sessions between client and therapist but some are conducted with groups, including families. Therapists may be mental health professionals or come from a variety of other backgrounds, and depending on the jurisdiction may be legally regulated, voluntarily regulated or unregulated.

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2 thoughts on “Pyschotherapy – Day 16 – 31 days of October blog link

  1. bringbackhisgirls

    “I have not led a sin-free life. I don’t break laws, but I have lost sight of morality on occasion. I broke God’s laws.”
    “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23, NIV). None of us have lived a sin-free life, Tessa. But that doesn’t matter. You are in Christ; “The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” and, “So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus” (2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 8:1, NLT). Romans 8 is beautiful; I recommend reading it. You are loved by Him; you are safe– I pray that this journaling brings about more healing as you remember Jesus’ Grace and Peace.
    Much Love in Christ, Annalee

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