A step-by-step guide to therapy
Unconscious Map: The Course
Why Conventional Therapy Doesn’t Work,
and What To Do About It
The one and only way to work through your emotional baggage is to learn how to talk about it in the right way—and here’s exactly how to do it.
As a clinical psychologist in training, I see it all the time.
You, the patient in therapy, came to a difficult place in your life, so you decided to see a therapist, which was painful to admit to yourself. The therapy, however, only made your problems worse.
All you talk about is surface-level aspects of your life. You don’t know how to talk about what’s really going on, to get at the root of your issues.
You don’t know how to bring up sensitive information about yourself in a way that’s helpful to you, or in a way that makes sense.
When you do talk about sensitive information, you almost never feel good about it—and you may even feel stupid for sharing.
Your therapist asks you open-ended questions that seemed deep at the time but ultimately didn’t go anywhere.
You’ve spent years in therapy and your life has barely improved, if at all. Sure, it feels good to go somewhere every week and vent, but nothing has changed.
Your friends around you are improving in leaps and bounds, but not you—even though you do twice the “work” they do. It almost feels like your self-improvement is holding you back.
The therapist gives you action-based assignments, but you already knew what you needed to do before therapy. The problem was, because of emotional reasons, you couldn’t bring yourself to do it, especially on a consistent basis.