April 5, 2023

02. The Misunderstandings and Myths of Therapy

02. The Misunderstandings and Myths of Therapy
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The media has misconstrued and sensationalized the truth about therapy for far too long. 

The stigmas created by the media’s representation of “crazy people” has tainted its reputation, which prevents many people from getting the help they need.

Therapy is just a form of self-care that focuses on our mental health rather than our physical health and is just as mundane as going to a dentist or a gym. You don’t have to be considered “ill” to pursue therapy, it is a tool that is meant to help people who are struggling with any obstacles in their lives. 

If you are experiencing any challenges stopping you from moving forward in life, consider speaking to a therapist!

✨ Therapy is still shrouded in secrecy and silence and that causes a lot of stigma. 01:28
1️⃣ A story about tinfoil hats: therapists don’t try to read people’s minds. 03:18
2️⃣ “Only crazy people have therapists” is a very bad misperception that the media perpetuates. 07:34
3️⃣ “Talking to a therapist means you are broken.” - Vulnerability is the greatest measure of courage. 10:45
4️⃣ Our behavior comes from our thoughts: Dr. Bonnie’s personal story on trauma. 13:55
🍷 “I can handle my problems myself, I’m not on my knees”: coping mechanisms can help to some extent. 17:42
💸 “I can’t afford it”: there is a solution to that. 18:53
💡 “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” 20:06


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