Psychology Has It Backwards

Episode 82: Traditional Therapy Inadvertently Creates Dependency in Clients and Burnout in Therapists

Therapists working from the assumption that external events create our anxiety and suffering take it upon themselves to help clients solve problems, change their lives, or figure out new ways to adjust to circumstances.  In the process, without meaning to, clients can become dependent on their therapists to deal with their lives, and therapists can become exhausted as problems pile up.  They feel they have to help clients get stronger.  Three Principles therapy helps clients see that they are already strong, and helps them discover how to tap into their own wisdom and common sense.  Both therapist and client are off the hook, and therapy is hopeful and uplifting as clients start to have insights.

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