Every aspect of our lives evolves from three areas: Clinical perspective, Relationships, And taking action. Clinical perspective is made up of our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Relationships are how we connect with others and keep boundaries. And taking action is your performance, it’s how you respond to the world around you. If you are any kind of human, you have or do suffer from a wide range of problems. It could be emotional such as depression, anxiety, grief, or resentment. We all have emotions! it’s ok to feel them! It could be relational — failing to bond with people. or it could be your perspective on life, causing you to perform poorly.
You could think, “Nothing’s wrong with me, I’m fine.” I know people who think like that. Newsflash, you’re not perfect in any way, shape or form. None of us are.While looking for groups in our Care Ministry at church, I came across Changes That Heal. I order the book before the class because I personally like to do my homework. The book is by Dr. Henry Cloud, a renowned clinical psychologist. It shows you how to connect more deeply with others, develop healthy independence, understand the good and the bad, as well as grow emotionally and spiritually. To me, Changes That Heal is a Godsend.
In the book, Dr. Cloud shares his experiences with people from all walks of life. It gives you the base perspective that everyone is running their own race, we are all experiencing different troubles, and yet you can come out on top. Lately, it has been brought to my attention that there are people who think they’re the ideal person. Rarely have I came across this. But some of these people somehow think that they are above therapy. It doesn’t apply to them, They don’t need it, It won’t do anything for them. Maybe the word therapy intimidates them. When you hear therapy what do you think of? Most people think of sitting in an office for 60 minutes talking to someone who has no idea what you’re going through, and it’s pointless.
There is so much more to it than just counseling. There’s Yoga, Reading, Meditating, Mentoring, etc. Opening up about our strengths and weaknesses serves a great purpose in our daily activities. Anyone and Everyone can benefit from all different forms of therapy.