Dear therapy clients, I am writing because there are a few things that I’d like you to know, whether they are spoken or unspoken during the therapy process.
It is estimated that 50% of the clients we see in therapy are Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs). Why is this important for therapists to know this? Is being a Highly Sensitive Person really a thing?
In order to live according to your values, you have to know what they are first. Get to know yourself better and gain insight on why you are feeling unfulfilled with this simple exercise.
Whether you are working with your own self-harming- or self-destructive- behaviors, or with a client’s, it is imperative to validate that the self-harm has a function. Although it may seem contradictory, it is protective in nature. Honoring that the behaviors are protective is an essential step toward healing.
Do you find yourself feeling tired, sluggish, pessimistic about your job? Have you felt “the grind” doing wear and tear on your relationships, mood, and social interaction? Have you lost the motivation and drive you once had when you began? If so, you may be missing a key aspect of work/life balance called self-care.