If you feel like your therapy sessions are generally helpful but suddenly feel as though you’re stuck in a rut, you are not alone. This happens to a lot of people, and the connection you had with your therapist can suddenly feel lost, but there are ways of energizing your sessions once again. If you want to continue to gain good insights and want to keep your therapy sessions fresh and exciting, the following tips can help:
Talk about the lack of energy in your sessions with your therapist so that they are aware. This will lead to a discussion about why this is happening and what you can do together to overcome this obstacle. Therapists who care about their clients will take this concern very seriously and will talk about different ways of improving the situation.
Sit Somewhere Different
This may sound strange but the reality is that it can make a difference. A change of scenery can make a world of difference, so try sitting in a different chair or on a different couch cushion to see if this helps. Repetition can cause your sessions to become flat but a different seating arrangement and a slightly different view can help.
Consider Group Therapy
If sharing your story with just one person is starting to get monotonous, consider joining a group because this will allow you to hear a number of different perspectives, and the sessions may be more exciting as a result.
Discuss Deeper Issues
One reason for your boredom might be that you’ve discussed everything you think is important but more often than not, it’s because you are preventing yourself from digging deeper. Try discussing more challenging materials like your hidden feelings and any relationships and experiences you may be trying to avoid.
Take A Breather
Therapy can be very deep and intense, and this can cause some people to burn out. Too much intensity can affect your sessions and may prevent you from moving forward, so it never hurts to come up for some air. It may seem wasteful to make small talk with your therapist but this can actually lead to growth, so it’s okay to discuss lighter topics every now and then.
Bring Personal Objects
Bringing a picture or even an album can help you put some spark back into your sessions because your therapist will get a better understanding of your situation, and your story will become richer. Together, you can appreciate and explore your personal objects, and your therapist may be able to provide you with better insight based on these items.
Therapy can be very helpful for a number of different situations, and Daphne Georghiou can help. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship counselling, as well as family therapy. If you are interested in psychotherapy and want to speak to a reputable psychotherapist in the Vancouver area, give me a call today!