Becoming Anchored S2E5: How to Make the Most Out of Therapy

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In this episode of Becoming Anchored, hosts Lauren Jackson and Laura Deneen dive into the crucial topic of how to get the most out of therapy. Broadcasting from Brentwood, Tennessee, this episode offers valuable insights into optimizing the therapeutic process, whether you are a new or seasoned client.

Key Insights from This Episode:

1. Finding the Right Therapist: Learn the importance of initial consultations, asking the right questions, and ensuring a good fit with your therapist to set the stage for a successful therapeutic journey.

2. Leaning In vs. Avoiding: Understand the natural human tendency to avoid pain and how leaning into discomfort can facilitate deeper healing and growth in therapy.

3. Building Awareness: Discover techniques to enhance interoceptive awareness, helping you recognize and address avoidance behaviors during and outside therapy sessions.

4. Doing the Homework: Explore the benefits of engaging in therapeutic homework, which constitutes the bulk of the therapeutic work and reinforces progress between sessions.

5. Cultivating Community Support: Recognize the value of a supportive network outside of therapy that can provide encouragement and accountability throughout your therapeutic process.

6. Setting Realistic Expectations: Acknowledge that meaningful change in therapy takes time and effort, and set appropriate expectations for your therapeutic journey.

This episode of Becoming Anchored provides actionable tips and profound reflections to help you make the most of your therapy experience, encouraging a path toward personal growth and emotional well-being.

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