The internet is a magical place. Some days we’re raining fire on each other, canceling celebrities left and right, and just ruining anyone’s day without even caring. Other days, we’re besties with every single user. So while I, personally, have tried to cut off the good ol’ ‘net from my life, I find myself coming back to its warm embrace. Especially during ungodly hours of the morning when all sorts of demons riot inside my head. And wouldn’t you know it, the internet sometimes delivers.
Take, for instance, the wholesome thread prompted by Twitter user @drivingmemadi. “If everyone drops one thing they learned in therapy we can all gain insight from this thread,” said the post. And then strangers flooded it with the best lessons they learned from therapy until it’s a minefield of wisdom. Below are just some of the most enlightening nuggets of therapy lessons. Let them resonate with your soul!
Your trauma is valid
I had a really bad habit of telling my therapist “I know my issues aren’t a big deal and that I know other people have it worse” and she told me that trauma isn’t a competition, and that all trauma deserves recognition and healing. So to anyone struggling, you’re valid.
— Atri ૐ (@atrib1) July 26, 2021
Don’t think so little of yourself. In case you needed to hear it today: Your trauma is valid.
Caution in building relationships
A therapist once told me, “you marry one parent and become the other” – that has stuck with me for many years. I believe there is some truth in that statement.
— CMR (@CRStarbucks) July 26, 2021
Be wary of falling into old patterns.
One I heard in therapy that rocked my world was “Anger is sadness’ bodyguard”
— Stephanie 🌱 (@steph_anie_bee) July 27, 2021
Taking the time to understand anger goes a long way.
On our outlooks in life
You’re not responsible for your first thought, but how you respond to it. Say your first thought is “ew I look awful”, you can let that build and fester or you can say “no I look great”. changing your thought process takes practice
— Emmy (@happpyyhipppyy) July 25, 2021
Your mindset can shape you as a person.
If you have strong emotions towards your parents…
A therapist once told me “your parents didn’t wake up and think of how to fuck you up and hurt you… they did they best they could AND their best was terribly lacking and both of those things can be true” – helped me forgive without excusing
— NachoMamaGetVaxxed (@vschicho1) July 26, 2021
You’re allowed to be angry but you should also know that they did the best they could.
You aren’t responsible for other peoples’ reactions
As you get healthier, people around you who are stuck in their own unhealthy patterns may resent you or accuse you of acting superior to them, being selfish, etc. You may feel guilt as your situation improves and theirs doesn’t. But you aren’t responsible for them/their reactions
— Squirrel Herder (@squirrelshorts) July 26, 2021
you cant control what other people say about you. one of the most frustrating lessons, but you just have to accept some people misunderstand you (on purpose or not) and will sell a version of you that doesnt exist to others. don’t let it affect you. that isn’t the real you.
— a kacchako festival 🧡💗 (@kacchakofest) July 26, 2021
Let people go if they aren’t happy for your growth, happiness, and success.
Let your intrusive thoughts pass by
Right right right.
Your mind is a machine that makes thoughts. You can inspect those thoughts for quality assurance. But you don’t necessarily have to live within the stream of consciousness. Try to objectify your thoughts.
— Corn in Stool (@beed_ck) July 25, 2021
Assess yourself and use your negative self-talk to come out stronger on the other side.
Keep going ;
great job, know that they mean that. Just because they only saw you succeed and didn’t see how many times you failed before you won, it doesn’t make that success any less worthy of their praise. You kept going despite the failure and that is also worth celebrating.”
— Lex (@clanlextine) July 26, 2021
The fact that you made it this far in life is a cause for celebration in itself. Let’s live happy lives moving forward!
There are so much more therapy lessons you can learn from the thread. Check it out below and share it with your friends who need the help:
if everyone drops one thing they learned in therapy we can all gain insight from this thread
— ꧁Madimoiselle꧂ (@drivingmemadi) July 25, 2021
What about you? Do you have therapy lessons you can share?