Talking to each other is something that we do every day of our lives. It is something that we take for granted and pay little heed to.
But the power of words in dialogue with a psychotherapist can change your life.
How many meaningful conversations do you have each day? By meaningful I mean conversations that have significantly improved your personal wellbeing.
Psychotherapy is a talking therapy that is all about improving your personal wellbeing by building and deepening your understanding of self and others.
In psychotherapy, dialogue is a tool for exploration and through this exploration a channel of meaning emerges that is shared by the therapist and the client.
The relationship between you and your psychotherapist is built in an atmosphere of trust and confidentiality where you both can become your authentic selves.
7 ways to master successful dialogue with your psychotherapist
1) Be authentic.
2) Talk about what’s important.
3) Ask questions.
5) Be open.
6) Be prepared to be take responsibility for yourself.
A good dialogue is the key to successful therapy. A good dialogue requires commitment, integrity, authenticity and collaboration from both you and your psychotherapist.