Posted by Pfinstegg on May 23, 2004, at 14:57:29
In reply to A new theory of mine, posted by Dinah on May 21, 2004, at 11:52:19
I disagree a bit, Dinah. In my sessions, I am often encouraged to express what my dreams and desires really are, and my T. gives me a lot of support and encouragment in doing that. It's made me realize that a part of becoming depressed is giving up those wishes and dreams, and recovering has a lot to do with feeling that you are worthy of having them again. Just expressing those feelings, and knowing that they are accepted and validated, is so helpful in regaining confidence, I think. We, of course, won't achieve everything we desire, but, as long as we are alive, I think it's wonderful to have dreams and work towards them..