Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Helping our patients to change things at the root level to have deeper impact on their emotional health


In counseling, when we try to change our “unhelpful” thoughts and behaviors, we are trying to change it at the “leaves” level to get to the roots.

When we try to change our feelings, we are trying to change it at a “trunk” level to get to the roots.

When we try to change our values and beliefs, we are trying to change things at the “root” level itself.

Changing things that are above the surface is easier and more practical, but may have less “deeper impact”.

Changing things below the surface is much harder because often we can’t see it, but much stronger in impact if we can achieve that. It’s leveraging.

Imagine if we can change the belief of ourselves and the people we look after from, “I am not good enough” to “I am not perfect, but I accept me for me”, then what would the world look like.....

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