Episode 55: Therapy & Doing the Work

Welcome to the Rooted Mind Podcast!

Episode #55: Therapy & Doing the Work

Your hosts: Jess and Shelby


[0:40] Introduction and life updates

[3:50] You’re not alone

[4:18] Jess shares her journey into therapy

[4:38] Jess: I was slow to divulge in therapy

[5:15] Jess: I started having hard personal conversations and discussing them in therapy

[5:30] Jess: In one session, I finally bawled my eyes out

[6:20] Jess shares her journey into a 12 step program

[7:34] Finding help through community and programs

[8:06] Jess: You’re as sick as your secrets; you must fix yourself, not everyone else

[9:10] AD: Take Root Cafe

[10:24] Therapy is work, not just talking

[12:50] If you’re stuck, there is an underlying reason for that

[14:06] Identifying your patterns

[15:04] Re-parenting and breaking cycles

[16:08] A good therapist will truly listen

[16:15] Shelby discusses misconceptions about what trauma looks like

[17:31] The benefits of sharing emotions without judgement

[18:08] A good therapeutic relationship allows all cards to be on the table

[18:42] Trauma looks different for everyone

[19:34] It can be harder for people who have “had a great life” to seek out therapy because their trauma seems less significant or they might not be aware baggage is there

[20:00] AD: U.S. Wellness Meats

[21:07] Just because you don’t have a mental health diagnosis doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from therapy

[21:45] How am I coping and is it how I want to live my life?

[22:06] Ideally, mental baggage would decrease with each new generation

[23:00] Verbalizing what we’re going through can bring things to the surface that otherwise might have stayed under the radar

[24:54] Therapy touches so many areas of our every day life

[25:16] We don’t have to try to have it together all the time

[25:43] There’s so much more than what we see or portray on social media

[26:23] Therapy IS worth it!

[26:35] Outro


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