Stress is everywhere nowadays. It is very common to come across different ratings regarding stress levels in different countries in various media. We talk about and experience different kinds of stress every day. However, how can we cope with stress effectively? Some suggest going to therapy sessions. This newsletter is going to discuss further whether everybody shall take regular therapy sessions, and what exact outcome therapy is bringing.
From a writer’s point of view, taking regular therapy sessions brings enormous benefits, and
there are 3 major reasons to support it.
Before starting to talk about the benefit of therapy, let’s clarify what is therapy? Therapy is also known as psychotherapy or counseling, which is the process of meeting with a therapist to solve problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings and/or relationship issues. Starting therapy can be a leap step towards being the healthiest version of yourself and living the best life possible—no matter what difficulties you may be facing. Through therapy, you can change self-destructive behaviors and habits, resolve painful feelings, improve your relationships, and more.
First reason to support taking regular therapy sessions is to help people with emotional problems, but they are ashamed to seek help. With the current pandemic, people are distanced from each other, minimizing social contact. This even worsens the situation for people with emotional problems. Moreover, with the existing norm in the society, if people seek for mental professional support, they are being labeled as having illness or even named as crazy. This hinders the professional help reaching out to them. However, if there is a regular therapy session being arranged, that much of the society will go to have a normal catch up with the therapist regularly like having yoga class, those needing therapists’ help will be more open to ask for help.
Second reason to support is to equip us with the capability to cope with future difficult times. Going to therapy is not only a privilege for those who are facing life challenges currently. Everybody will go through ups and downs in life like riding a roller coaster. And we can never predict when we will go down the life valley. But what we can do is to equip ourselves with enough tools and train up our mind to become stronger before hitting the downside of life. Joining a regular therapy session can be treated as going to a mental gym, building up the “muscle” to deal with future challenges, to ensure we are not going to be knocked down mentally easily. It also touches on building further self-esteem, which is very important in dealing with different challenges.
Third reason for having regular therapy sessions is it helps those who are looking for self- fulfillment. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the highest level of the pyramid is about self-actualization. This theory is closely related to the motivation of humans. The question of life pops up from time to time in the minds of different people. Therapists can help us to actualize what is our fear or life goal. With this, we can know what we are after and what we shall improve to live the meaning of life. This helps us to give the meaning of our every day. For example, it can be the goal of improving relationships with family or developing new hobbies.
All in all, the benefit of having regular therapy sessions is enormous and essential for most of us. If you are seeking emotional support, we urge you to act fast to find a therapist for professional help. While if you want to prepare yourself to be a stronger person to cope with future challenges, or you are looking for life motivation, starting a therapy session will help you start a fruitful page.