invest in therapy?
There are moments in life when we are faced with doubts, questions,
important decisions to be made, or situations of loss; or we simply
feel the need to reflect on ourselves, understand why we behave
in a certain way, and reassess values and goals.
In these situations, the help and guidance of a psychologist can
be very valuable. Maintaining a neutral and non-judgemental stance,
the psychologist is a professional who has been trained to help
you explore your inner world, feelings and behaviours, in search
for a more enjoyable, satisfying and meaningful life.
know others is wisdom, to know one’s self is enlightenment”
– Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher
Cognitive-behavioural therapy is also an effective approach for
those seeking an improvement in self-knowledge. The treatment does
not need to have a time limitation and aims to help the patient
develop a deeper understanding of their behaviours and thought patterns,
which entails a broader awareness of oneself. Through understanding
one’s own life history and the contingencies to which the
person was subjected (family values, experiences, culture, social
relationships, academic / professional life, choices etc.), it is
possible to better understand the current moment in life and give
new meaning to the past.
of the great advantages of investing in a process of self-discovery
is that those who know themselves better have more efficient tools
for avoiding making the same mistakes they made in the past and
are able to make conscious, informed decisions. It can be a rewarding