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"Maybe You Should Talk to Someone" by Lori Gettlieb

Here are 8 lessons from "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone" by Lori Gottlieb :

1. Empowerment comes from taking responsibility: Helping people take responsibility for their current predicaments empowers them to generate change.

2. Therapeutic alliance: A therapeutic alliance is a trust that is needed before work can be done. Patients need to feel heard and understood. However, therapy work is an intricate dance between support and confrontation.

3. You are your own jailer: Freedom involves responsibility, which can be frightening to most of us.

4. The opposite of depression isn’t happiness: The opposite of depression is vitality.

5. Loneliness is a common concern: Most people want therapy because of an underlying element of loneliness and lacking strong human connections.

6. Avoidance is a coping mechanism: Avoidance is a simple way of coping without having to cope.

7. Change happens gradually then suddenly: Often in therapy, change happens gradually then suddenly.

8. We grow in connection with others: Everyone needs to hear that other person’s voice saying “I believe in you and can see possibilities in you.”

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