You would see that it’s an incredible opportunity for us to step out of the daily flow of our lives for a moment, where we get to think and reflect with the guidance of another human being.
So much of life these days is about "taking action" and that’s great, don’t get me wrong—but we often don’t have much time or space to reflect on the choices that are available to us before we act.
Therapy gives us the opportunity to get to know ourselves, to get deeply in touch with the desires that sometimes never come to the surface if we don’t give them space. It gives us the chance to ponder our relationships so that we can exist in a way that leaves us feeling empowered.
It gives us the chance to re-evaluate our thoughts, opinions, and reactions, and to update them if necessary.
Therapy can be a sort of facilitated meditation—a space to be quiet, to think, and to borrow someone else’s brain for a while so that they can think for us, too.
This process has never been more important than it is today, because we’re constantly inundated with stimuli. We need this space to reflect so badly because we often don’t get it otherwise.
When was the last time that you spent a whole hour not interacting with technology at all—I’m talking phone ringer off, no laptop or TV, Apple Watch on do not disturb mode?
When was the last time you had the opportunity or the space to just think about your life? To reflect on how you spend your time and whether it’s in keeping with your goals?
In some ways, sadly, psychotherapy has never been less popular, because a lot of people want faster solutions. They want the answer now. But for that very same reason, therapy has never been more necessary, or more valuable.