Getting It Out

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Getting It Out

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is in you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”

Jesus of Nazareth (Gospel of Thomas: 70)

“Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.”

Elie Wiesel (1928- writer, professor, political activist,

and Nobel Laureate)

“The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.”

                  Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) English Film Director

One of the bases that psychotherapy is built upon is that simply getting out what is in you, sharing it with someone else ‒ in this case speaking it to a trusted therapist ‒ is a an important step toward self-integration.

In the quieter moments of your day, try to identify appropriate ways to disclose ‒ letting someone you trust in on it ‒ your experiences, your insights, attitudes, questions, fantasies, what shames you, your hidden fears, what gladdens your heart. It might be by speaking, writing, some form of art, or … ?

Sharing it with someone you trust makes any burden lighter; it is a continuing journey toward self-integration.

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