#17 Therapy Does GoodJul 11, 2019
FROM THIS SHOW...
When you want to take your recovery to the next level, you’ll want to put “finding a GREAT therapist” at the top of your priority list. Weekly sessions, with a trained professional that you connect with, are designed to go deep into the biggest problems that a mental illness can make.
A weekly schedule, various readings and homework (depending on the style of therapy), and accountability to do your part make psychotherapies different than counseling or support groups. They are well-researched and many of the top-rated offerings have been practiced for decades.
Today’s show concludes with a discussion about the enormous variety of supplemental and alternative therapies available. Included as a show-enhancer is my therapies “cheat sheet”. This handy guide gives you the most powerful options at-a-glance, with fascinating DIY alternatives.
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- Early into your recovery is when psychotherapies have the most impact.
- The big idea of therapy is to clear a path back to reality, so that you can work on the things that matter to you faster than you could if left to yourself.
- You are not bound to traditional therapies or to need a therapist for life. There are many safe and effective practices that “fill the gap” once a professional setting has concluded.
Lifer Discussion Guide
There is no discussion guide for this week. Print out the episode freebie that has your therapies cheat sheet and discuss your options with both your family and your psychiatrist (prescribing doctor).
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