A better way to approach therapy

by joelbear69 7 Replies latest jw friends

  • joelbear69

    i recently started my 3rd round of therapy.
    the first two proved unproductive in really
    helping me deal with my problems and become
    a happier person.

    i have a new attitude going into therapy this
    time. the past two times, we concentrated on
    all the bad things that have happened to me,
    trying to figure out why i was loopy, depressed
    and having anxiety attacks.

    this time, i am going in with the purpose of
    looking at the present, trying to determine
    what makes me tick by the way i am reacting
    to my environment now and also with the purpose
    of making concrete plans to reach my personal
    goals, those things that will make me happy.

  • tall penguin
    tall penguin

    Not sure what kind of therapy you'll be doing, but it sounds like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy might be useful. It's based on the present and looks at your thought patterns in response to present situations. I'll be trying it out in the coming weeks. Best of luck to you.

    tall penguin

  • oompa

    or you can smoke it, drink it, pop it, or lay it.

    sorry, bad week....oompa

  • jaguarbass

    I'll give you my 2 cents on therapy.

    In the end after you have spent your time and money, you will find out that you will be as happy as you want to be. It's a do it yourself thing.

    When I recoverd as a witness, I had my wife to talk to and my coworkers.

    If you dont have someone to listen then you have to pay for it.

    I went to aa meetings for 5 years and instead of thinking I was a recovering alcoholic I said to myself I was a recovering JW and everything else everybody said made sense in that context.

    And I could find peace and happiness if I didnt go to the kingdumb hall 1 day at a time.

    I havent had a wactower study in 25 years.

    But, enjoy your therapy, you earned it.

  • Satanus

    Thanks for the update. Good luck on this one.


  • wednesday
    If you don't have someone to listen then you have to pay for it.


    it's so much more complicated than just having a friend to talk to . Generally speaking, your friends can't be your therapist, and your therapist can't be your friend. It does not work that way. Many of us of have been in therapy for issues that are deeply rooted Time spent in therapy is never a waste. It may take a while to find the right therapist, however.

    That is a very old outdated idea that people only go into therapy b/c they have no friends to talk to .

    Joel so happy to hear that you have found the right therapist for you. best.

  • proplog2

    Are you the "old" joelbear that used to post here?

  • proplog2

    ooops. I should have done my research first. Welcome back.

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