I think therapists are awesome. And by that I mean awesome in like the real awesome way. Well, Some therapists is not like the awesome ones, but by my personal experience, many therapists is really super nice and yep- awesome. They joke, they laugh, they make us smile, and on the top of that, they help us recover and win life. They are awesome, basically.
But most of us uses a long time to accept that they are here to help, and only to help.
Enough about that, I want to share a little, but yet AWESOME story told by my therapist who is very awesome herself.( I swear, she collects stamps and play tumbfights with me omg.) It made me open my eyes a little bit more, and it will for you too, I hope.
So, here it goes, get comfortable and enjoy this story time with a cup of tea (u should add some honey. It doesn't bite.) <333
"One of my pasients were terrified to death and beyond when it comes to driving through tunnels. No part of her wanted to drive to the other side. All the thoughts told her real bad things would happen if so happened, and she listened and believed in every word her twirled mind convinced her about.
One sunny, yet very dark day, she got the news about her grandma. Her grandma was on her deathbed and every breath could be her very last, who knew. To see her grandma, yes, guess what she had to do? Drive through the tunnel she was so bloody afraid of, head high and mind up.
So that`s what she did, she managed it for the first time in who-knows-how-many years.
When she arrived the other side of the tunnel, she knew what to do. She had to do it again.
There her and her father was, driving in and out of a tunnel many, many times, until finally, it didn't feel like her biggest nightmare anymore. It was over and the fears had jumped away like small baby rabbits stumbling on a muddy road.
After repeating what she feared the most, the fears were no longer fears".
Wow. I literally gave my awesome therapist a big applause after telling me this, it was so inspiring and lovely !! If my therapists ever find my blog, here´s a thank you. Haha.
it`s the same with food, and all other things to fear. if we repeat what we are terrified of, many, many times, the fear will be just air at the end of the day. I promise! xxx AVA