does psychotherapy help a sad person who has a sad existence, when those
circumstances cant be changed? In other words, how can therapy change
realityoutside of drugs, talking oneself into positive
thoughts, or otherwise masking the truth with a labeled
condition? If there is real reason(s) to be sad, what can therapy
do other than teach the patient to pretend they arent sad?
Psychotherapy does not change reality, nor does it tell
you to lie about reality. In fact, it teaches you to see reality precisely
as it is, clearly and honestly.
Furthermore, part of seeing
reality clearly is seeing the past for what it was. Through psychotherapy
you can face up to and heal all the emotional wounds from the past that linger
in your heart as a festering bitterness that stains everything around you.
Once this bitterness about the past is cleaned upso that your heart
is filled with
love, rather than
you can face the present and the future
Sadness is the
result of feeling that you have been
you step outside the victim role, you can see the world objectively
and face life confidently. In other words, even though psychotherapy does
not change reality, it can change your attitude to reality.
As I say
elsewhere on this
website, life is brutal and unfair, but it doesnt have to be
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