Being in Therapy.

Its march already. Time flies. In no time, I will turn 23. There is so much to do, feels like I haven't got enough time. I am happy I can write every week and don't feel like stopping. The next episode will be the 10th! (I am patting my back as I type it.) Today, I came back from London. Every Thursday I take a therapy session in London. Its been 1.5 year I have been in therapy as its the requirement of my course in university to be in one. Being in therapy is extremely new to me. Other than family and friends and talking to them about life, I have never had the experience of taking actual therapy before. I felt like writing about it today. I am learning to be a movement psychotherapist myself and therapy helps to deal with personal stresses that a student goes through in this process. I take Talking Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy.  There are two types. Group therapy and Individual. I am in individual therapy. I sit one on one with my therapist and we talk about anything! I can talk about absolutely anything I want. There are times we don't talk at all. Its all a part of the process. Generally a therapy session longs for 50 minutes. I am a talkative person, 50 minutes for me fall short! In this process of talking absolutely anything I want, I am slowly unpacking my thinking. Talking helped me to understand my own approach towards different situations. Its like having a friend who listens to anything! Talking about a situation leads to a lot of questions that come up. Sometimes, I have answers to those questions. Sometimes, I don't. My therapist helps me understand those questions and the whole situation. There are many negative notions about taking therapy. One of them I have heard is so common! A: "Hey do you know xyz is taking therapy"? B: "Really? Why? What happened to him?" Therapy is not only for people who are going through serious conditions. Therapy is for everyone. I believe, everyone needs therapy. With the amount of stresses a person goes through in the whole life, I believe one should start taking therapy right from teenage years! I wish I had a therapist in my adolescence. The best part of therapy is confidentiality. Whatever you both talk in the room, stays in the room. I feel safe and secure with what I share. It takes a few weeks for the trust to form between the therapist and the client. Once formed, I can trust without worrying. In extreme cases like threat/self-harm, the therapist has the right to inform the company, or a significant family member. However, those are very extreme cases. This whole talking out everything, helped me to understand myself better. I don't plan on stopping my therapy after my course. I feel, I am going to be in therapy for life. Even after being a therapist myself. P.s: Thank you so much for all the love on my previous episodes. This journey is going to be a long one and I hope we share it together every week.  Stay tuned for the next episode on next Thursday. Keep showering your love and take care of your health. Physical as well as mental. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. You can also connect to me  via email- or via Instagram account name -@callmeaishwarya - Until then,  Keep smiling!

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