What have your experiences with therapy? If you’ve been, what would you tell someone who is thinking about going? If you haven’t, what are your hesitations? Joe and Daveb share their experiences.
These are comments by Joe and Daveb on the post “Are You Man Enough for Therapy?“
Great post. So many things to key in on, but one that grabbed my attention is needing to let go of the stories we tell ourselves. As humans this is an innate skill, unfortunately for men the dominant cultural stories are often geared towards isolation, and conforming to paradigms rather than building our own narrative. I’ve been in counseling consistently for a couple of years now, best decision I ever made and although there’s still a lot of work to be done I’m in charge of the stories in my life.
Joe, you nailed it! An episode of depression led me to a great therapist who helped build a new life narrative as an adult and understand and let go of my childhood narratives that kept me stuck and in pain. Keep on going. It gets better as you understand more of the experiences that made you who you are.
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