I work in a job, as a therapist, that is entirely relationship based. It is pertinent to have a good therapeutic alliance with my clients. I can't do my job if my clients don't trust me. As a human being I think the same thing is important. To be in a healthy relationships means that you take care of yourself and the needs of others--two whole people that learn to trust each other and become vulnerable.
I love studying *positive psychology, The Arbinger Institute, and recently listening to my friend Nate Bagley's "Loveumentary" podcasts. All of these people teach about a principle of self care, serving others, asking for what you need, healthy communication, treating people as people not objects, etc. It got me thinking...
- I felt hear, understood, and respected.
- We worked on and talked about what I wanted to work on and talk about.
- The therapist's approach is a good fit for me.
- Overall today's session was right for me.