In this third installment of Learning the Basics to Being Better, I relate depression (and other mental health concerns) to being wrapped up in a less-than-satisfying blanket. I discuss the struggle to make the effort and take the risk to search out a better, happier blanket. I hope you'll watch and that the video offers some encouragement for you to upgrade your own blanket!
To continue the series Learning the Basics to Being Better, I present this video explaining my frequently used analogy about needing to understand where you are starting from in order to use your directions. I hope you'll watch the video and take some useful encouragement from it to examine where you are and where you'd like to go.
Just getting started in therapy can be anxiety-provoking enough to completely avoid it. Even if you don't suffer from social anxiety, just having to make the first phone call, or even email, can be too overwhelming. There are so many questions we end up asking ourselves when we are nervous, and sometimes we know they don't even make sense, but we ask them regardless. Here are a few of what I expect to be the most common, along with some rebuttals to hopefully help you feel ready to try!
What if I am so nervous that I make a fool of myself when I call?
What if I am not right for therapy or if the therapist can't help me?
What if I don't like the therapist or have had a bad experience in the past?
What if I have something embarrassing to share?
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In these posts and videos I share information about my own practice, therapy in general, and skills you can use in your daily life.