Posted by orchid on February 20, 2006, at 2:52:49
Since I have not been in any therapy for quite some time and completely off of psychological digging and healing myself for a few months, I have some different perspective on therapy now than what I used to have before. I thought I could share.
From my experience, therapy as it is, doesn't really help much. IT helps to solve some underlying issues and problems, but therapy and therapists just cannot make a person happy and peaceful. IT is a fallacy. What really helps is social network, and other supporting system like religious beliefs etc. Therapy is only of minimal help. I think I have used therapy and therapists to a very great extent before. But at the end of the day, I just was not able to be happy. Only after changing my external circumstance and developing more of a religious thinking, that I finally seem to be having peace. In fact, too much of therapy and constant discussion about it actually triggered a lot of negative feelings and pain. But living positively and associating with lot of people and doing other positive work is what finally brings me peace.
The amount of overwhelming dependance on therapists is also not right - from what I have come to think of. They are just humans and cannot really help a person with the limited resource that they have.
I am not sure why I am posting this post or if it makes too much of sense to anyone. But maybe if someone agrees with my point of view, they could try to use therapy and the dependance on therapists only as a support and not entirely depend on it to make them allright and happy.
Again, I am not making universal claim, and it is all only my perspective.