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A little guidance

I know I need to get myself some therapy. I just never have the courage to pursue it.

Can someone give me three good reasons as to why therapy may help with past trauma please?

In my case it's for emotional neglect and bullying.
DunningKruger · 56-60, M
The purpose of therapy is to guide you through the thoughts and feelings that cause you problems, to help you find techniques that allow you to separate you from your trauma and view it from a distance, giving you perspective.

Talking with a therapist gives you a guaranteed outlet for expressing your frustrations to someone who is there to help you get through whatever you're feeling. They are listening and there to help you find what you need.

Not going through therapy in some way may well just enable you to continue the cycle that retraumatizes you as you constantly obsess on the past trauma without examining it or finding on your own new ways to approach it that might help you navigate through to the other side.
Muthafukajones · 46-50, M
Therapy tells you that you’re upset or in turmoil because you are NORMAL

Therapy tells you that you aren’t alone in your struggle and you can be well

Therapy helps you to resolve your thinking so you can move forward in positive ways in your life

Zeusdelight · 61-69, M
That first answer was pretty good.

Therapy helps you help yourself get through the past.

Therapy introduces you to you through another's eyes.

Therapy shows you can be brave enough to take the risk to help yourself.
maskedbandit · 56-60
I really don't know, but I do know I hate seeing people in that situation. It is always good to talk to someone. Don't ever keep it bottled up inside you. 🙂
I do not think it will help at all. You seem pretty well rounded and sensible to me. Probly pump you full of pills to keep you coming back.
Nitedoc · 51-55, M
I don't have the answer but I hope you find it.

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