Sometimes, people come into my office a little skeptical of counseling and how it could be beneficial to “talk about your problems.” Okay, they are more than a little skeptical, they flat out think it’s quackery.
And they are right, at least partially. Counseling isn’t effective because you are talking about your problems. In fact, just talking about your problems can make them worse.
Counseling is effective when the therapist talks to you about your problems AND guides you through the process of change. Part of that change makes use of a neurological process called Neuroplasticity. I think if you understand this concept, you’ll understand a lot about what’s happening in counseling.
Check out this video from Sentis explaining Neuroplasticity. Next week, I’ll share more about how I leverage neuroplasticity to help people reduce their anxiety, reconnect with the people they love, and change their lives.