3 Valuable Lessons I Learned From My Very First Therapy Session
It's World Mental Health Day! If I can be totally honest I didn't even know World Mental Health Day was a thing. How ironic is it that I happen to have my very first therapy session today and I must say, this has been everything I've needed in more. Being able to talk to someone who I don't know about things that are going on in my head was a little weird to me at first. But then I had to realize that this person isn't going to be bias, this person is here to help me, and I can only get the help I need if i'm completely honest with myself and with the therapist.
While in my session today which lasted for almost an hour it was very refreshing. I laughed, I cried, I was serious, I made a few jokes, and most importantly I learned 3 valuable lessons. I want to share them with you in hopes that it will help you as well. They are as follow:
Feelings are not facts, they are indicators.
This blessed me so much. To know that the way I feel about something may not be factual but an indicator was an aha moment for me. This is going to make me pay attention to things that affect me mentally and emotionally going forward.
What are my feelings trying to teach me?
To be honest I never would have asked myself this question. If i'm mad I would not ask myself what is this anger trying to teach me. Or if I'm sad I wouldn't ask myself what is this trying to teach me. Would you? If you would let me know. I think this is an interesting concept and I'm eager to know what your thoughts are.
What happens to me when I hold back instead of expressing myself verbally?
I kind of knew the answer to this. It was more of a confirmation that I need to start expressing myself more instead of keeping everything bottled up inside.
Having this therapy session really helped me to put things into perspective. I am excited for my next one as I believe it will help me to evolve mentally and emotionally, which are a part of my She Evolve Commandments. I used my She Evolve 90 Day Planner to write everything down. Documenting this journey is very important to me.
If you've been thinking about going to therapy but didn't know if it was worth doing, you should really consider it. I think it was one of the best decisions I made and I'm looking forward to the next one.
Do you have any valuable tips from therapy sessions? I would love your feedback.