Therapy and Work

Sunday, March 6th, 2011, Written by jackrosenberger

One of the most common complaints I often hear about the work of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis is:  “I’m busy as it is, I don’t have time to pay attention to that other stuff!”

I know I can appreciate how busy life can be, especially with all the many responsibilities we all have:  work, family and community just to name a few.  But I can’t help but wonder if we didn’t take some time out for ourselves  — to look at how and why our lives are constructed the way they are — then perhaps we might feel a bit less overwhelmed and not as if we truly are the captains of our ships.

We have to remember that even though we might not be paying attention to our feelings, they are certainly paying attention to us.  Sadly,  if we do not deal with our feelings – especially feelings of pain and loss – in a direct and conscious manner, then we run the risk of having our pain make our most important decisions for us.  And how could that possibly lead to a good life?

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