The decision to enter therapy is one that should not be taken lightly. In many instances, the work of Jungian therapists can provide the chance for patients to move past something that seems to be impeding their lives. It’s not unusual for the therapist to provide a patient with support in more than one way. Here are some examples to consider.
A Safe Place to Talk
Not everyone has the luxury of being able to share with someone and know that what’s said will go no further. This can lead to keeping things bottled up inside. Eventually, holding things in can begin to affect health on several levels.
Seeing a therapist means there’s a safe place to talk about whatever is on your mind. You don’t have to be careful about what you say or worry about how it will sound to another person. Most of all, you don’t have to be concerned about anything you share making it out of the therapist’s office. What you say during the sessions will go nowhere without your permission.
Someone is Actually Listening
Even when there are people you feel comfortable confiding in, there comes a time when you wonder if they’re really listening. There are signs that they remain somewhat detached and may not be paying attention. This can leave you feeling as if there’s no point in trying to talk about what’s on your mind at all.
With a therapist, what you have to say does matter. While you are talking, the therapist is not formulating what to say in the way of a response, or daydreaming about something else. Instead, the focus is on what you’re saying right now. After you’re finished, the therapist will move on to determining how to respond.
Bring Order to Those Thoughts
As many Jungian therapists will tell you, the sessions can have the effect of helping you bring some semblance of order to what seems to be a chaotic collection of random thoughts. This may not happen immediately, but over time you begin to understand how they are interconnected. This can be a major breakthrough, in that you begin to make sense of what is happening inside.
Breakthroughs of this type won’t necessarily happen during every session. Even so, you will know that things are getting better when they occur from time to time. This is good, since you’re getting closer to sorting through whatever led you to seek therapy in the first place.
Help With Finding Answers
It’s been said that therapists don’t prepare a laundry list of solutions for their patients. Instead, they serve as guides that help patients find the answers for themselves. This tends to occur over time, and the progress may be hard to detect at first. Even so, you will eventually become aware that you feel better about yourself and your life.
The answers may come to you during one of the sessions, or they may manifest as you think about what occurred in the last few sessions. However they arrive, it’s great to know that you and the therapist are on the right track.
If there are aspects of your life that make you unhappy or unsure, now is the time to consider therapy. Whatever the answers may be, help from a trained professional may help you discover them and find the courage to make whatever changes are needed.