Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
You are wise enough to know that it is time for a change.
You have survived so much.
You have endured so much.
You have given advice, wiped tears (others and your own), and you have done your very best.
You have decided to go to therapy because you know it works and
you are ready for the next level of your personal development.
We have tools to help that next level stick.
Necessary Therapy Tools for Supporting The work
What you learn inside of therapy needs to translate to your life outside of therapy; these tools help you support yourself between sessions
Our therapy notebook allows you to capture your therapy experience all in one place with room for taking notes in, between and before each therapy session.
NO more searching for the "perfect" therapy journal.
NO more scribbling notes on post its, scraps or typing into a random app.
Keep track of the events in your life between sessions so the next time your therapist asks, "where shall we start today," you no longer look at them with a blank stare.
Answer common questions therapy clients have like:
"How can I improve my sleep?"
"How do I know what I am feeling?"
"What do I really value?"
"How can I change my thoughts from hurtful to helpful?"
The Therapy Notebook answers these questions and more.
Therapy is a journey, your notebook will be with you every step of the way.
How to be a good therapy client:
According to GoodTherapy, you can help your therapist help you by:
1. Bring your whole self to the work.
The therapist only knows what you tell them. When you leave out important parts of your life, you could be leaving out the very thing that can be the key to you getting better.
2. Bring all of your emotions to each session.
Therapy should be a place where you can show up as your whole, vulnerable and authentic self, even that means tears, outrage, confusion, deep grief and/or regret. Your emotions are everywhere you are. Therapy is no exception.
3. Focus on you.
Even though other people have been involved in your experiences, and even experiences that may have led you to seek therapy, you are responsible for making meaning and finding fulfillment in your own life. Focusing on you in therapy allows you to focus on the only thing you have any control over: YOU.
4. Authentically connect with your therapist.
Regardless of therapeutic technique, the therapy relationship is the FOUNDATION of the work. When you show up ready and willing to connect, you can get to work faster.
5. Be curious about who you are and why, without judgement.
Your life is a book with many chapters. Approach each with gentleness, compassion and an open mind. When we judge ourselves, we limit our own curiosity, which limits our chance to gain wisdom.
6. Take responsibility for what's yours, and ONLY for what's yours.
You can only control you and you can only control your actions. That's it.
7. Use your sessions to notice themes and patterns in your life.
Although therapy might take place in a comfy, cozy setting with warm lighting, it is a place of work, where the main task of that work is YOU. Come to sessions alert and ready to notice repeat behaviors, thoughts and experiences in your life.
8. Don't leave therapy in the therapy room.
Your whole life happens OUTSIDE of the therapy room and therapy is meant to make living that life easier and more meaningful. This can't happen if you never bring what you learned in therapy, to the actual life you are living.
9. See every challenge as a wisdom opportunity.
Every single experience that we have had is a wisdom opportunity, if we pay attention, and often, our challenges represent the biggest opportunities of all.