The Importance Of Personal Therapy

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It is important for every individual to know what their strengths and weaknesses are. In order to realistically set goals in life it is important to know who you are and what you want in life. It allows a person to understand what limits they have and what situations they can and cannot deal with. For a person to truly known themselves they must know the important key details about themselves. They need to know what their strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes are, and be aware of their moods and how they react to what is happening in their environment.
They must also examine how they interact with others and learn how the environment affects them as a person. Knowing the key details about oneself allows a person to make better decisions and set and reach appropriate goals in living a productive life.
As a therapist you will work with many different types of clients. It is important to remember that you cannot change your clients, you can only change how you interact with your clients and hope for change as a result to that. Not every
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In my personal opinion, I think it would be a good idea for therapists to be required to undergo their own personal therapy before they become practitioners. Self-reflection is important in everyone’s daily life. Before a person becomes a therapist I think it is important to deal with any deep down problems they have, sometimes we don’t know that we have issues with something until it is discussed. Understanding one’s personal issues will help to increase a person’s self-understanding. A therapist who has undergone personal therapy will know what it is like to be a patient and could be more empathic towards future patients. It could help a therapist to better anticipate unstated feelings more than therapist who have not had personal

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