Katie Couric, Atlantic discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush


Yes and the choices are what make an a new pathway forward possible and to your point earlier about how we would never not treat a broken arm. We we tend to want to shy away from treating. What's going on in our brains but they're the most powerful driving engine of our lives and and one of the things. I find so fascinating about what you're discussing. You know this this notion that essentially a therapist will hold up a mirror and say hey. Do you notice this pattern about yourself. And then they'll help you figure out where it comes from so one example you cited earlier out. I just can't trust people well. Okay let's figure out where your original wound around trust happened and perhaps that'll be the first time a person sitting in your chair has thought about what happened between their parents when they were eight years old or has thought about this thing that happened in their young adult life. And then you go see if that's the route. The tree has been growing out of it fruit. That's been coming off. That tree has been tainted by this experience. What if we. What if we plant you knew tree. It's so freeing. And and i think it's just something that hasn't been encouraged for so many people. There are so many myths about therapy and this notion that maybe. I don't deserve it may be. My problems aren't important enough. And i do hope fit. That begins to change for people. And i think to your point this book being such an enormous bestseller and your column being such an incredible success. Your podcast as well and for the folks listening at home. If you haven't read the column or heard the podcast the column called dear therapists. And it's in the atlantic and the podcast is dear therapists It's produced by another former work-in-progress guest. Katie couric who we all love and adore. And i just think. I don't know maybe i'm personalizing this but for me. I think that these things being these big smash hits are so exciting. I'm like look at all these people who care about their mental health. It feels it feels like something to celebrate. Does it feel that way to you it. Does i think one of the things that i'm really trying to do is democratize therapy and provide access to what it is. I think that so many people don't know what therapy is. They have all kinds of misconceptions about it. That's why maybe you should talk to someone. People get to sit in and see what these sessions sound like and what can really happen when two people sit in a room like that together. And i think the i think the other thing is with the podcast. There's misconception about therapy that you're gonna come to therapy. You're gonna talk about your childhood forever and you're never gonna leave and that's why the people don't go to therapy because they think i'm not going to sign up for that. Sounds horrible right. And i think that you can see first of all in the book you can see that we really deal with the president. We deal with how the past is in forming. The president was keeping. You stuck what you were saying earlier about. I can't trust someone is sort of like punishing the person you're with now for past person since so if somebody did not earn your trust in the past. Maybe that was a caregiver. Maybe that was a parents may be. That was a relationship. You're in and the person broke your trust. Don't punish the person in front of you for what somebody else did and people don't realize that they're doing that. And so these are the kinds of things that come to light. You're really dealing with the present and how the past might be getting in the way so that you can create a future for yourself and what i love about. The podcast is that it doesn't take years of therapy in one session. We do a session people here..

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