Today’s session started in a light-hearted manner but had a foundation in serious subject content. Our adult lives are very intertwined with our childhood because events that happened during this time made us into who we are. So, part of how we function and move through this world has its foundation in our childhood. I’ve always realized this to a certain degree, but I didn’t know exactly how much until I started going to therapy.
As you all know, I’ve thrown myself back out there in these dating skreets’ and, boy is it different in so many ways. Some of that is that we are now living in an era of change. Additionally, I am also different after going to therapy for an entire year.
Therapy has added a level of awareness that wasn’t present previously. I believe I always had a degree of self-awareness, but this has increased substantially after applying things learned in therapy to my life. This new awareness, due to these sessions, has given me the tools needed to analyze my behaviors differently. I believe this will allow me to go into relationships more openly than I have in previous relationships.
With that said, this awareness allowed me to recognize some commonalities in behaviors with past relationships behaviors. The polar opposites in “types” that I find appealing are the same, although some aspects of my selections have changed. The great thing about this is, I RECOGNIZED my pattern. It didn’t change what I liked, but recognizing a behavior is the best way to alter the direction I’m taking.
We circled back to “Trusting Yourself Enough To Trust Others” from last week. That led to diving into this a bit and recognizing that I may need to dig a lot deep and get in touch with my inner child. I will need to do this as I move toward building better relationships. Digging deeper, I’m sure, will be very challenging and complicated, but it’s a part of moving to the next phase of my life. I’m up for the challenge because, ultimately, that involves having healthier relationships.
I have some homework that will help me recognize where I am in the process of getting in touch with my inner child. Hopefully, that will lead me to a better understanding of the kind of work I will need to do moving forward and how that will allow me to have healthier relationships.
I would love to know your thoughts on this session, therapy in general, and more about your journey in getting better in touch with who you are through therapy. Reach out, let’s chat on FB, IG, and Twitter. Until then, Happy Healing.
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