Why to go to the therapy--fears and myths part 2
4. Maybe it should stay this way/ I am used to it.
It is not a good thing that you got used to feeling awful. And it can end. Not only in the suicidal way. Fear of change is real. Especially when you would like to get better in a matter of seconds. Yes, therapy takes time and effort but to start, showing to the first appointment is totally enough. Baby steps and you will be fine. For real, this time.
5. They will send me to the hospital/ make me take medication.
No one can force to do so. And obligatory hospitalization is not as easy as you might think it is. It is very important to be authentic in front of your therapist. Hard. Here also take baby steps. With time, you will get more comfortable. Remember that hospital and/or medication may actually work for you and make recovery easier AND you are the one making decision. Therapist can only suggest you sth.
6. I will not know what to say/ I don't want to talk about sth.
Don't worry about it for the first visit. Tell the person it is your first time and they will take care of the rest. You can say everything what comes into your mind. If nothing comes into your mind? You can say nothing. Nothing's wrong with that. You can only answer therapist's questions. You two will find a way.
And if you don't want to talk about sth, you can start from different topics and if/when you feel like it's time, you can move to the tougher pieces.
Again, if you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write them in the comments or directly to me. I hope you can go to the therapy, it is life-changing.
Stay safe 🍀💚
There are going to be many situations in life when you allow a person or situation to affect your emotions.
In that moment pause for a second an realise that nothing should be able to control your emotions but you, because the minute you allow things and people to effect your emotions you are allowing them to have control over you.
Make it a goal today to stay in control of your emotions and see how nice it is to not get upset over little things. This will change your life for the better day by day