I don't really trust Piper. Who is this woman, and what makes her such an expert?
I'm not convinced that what Piper tells me to do will actually make a difference in my life.
I'm not in the mood to do any of this, maybe later.
This seems too much like being in school and doing homework. ugh, no way am I doing this!
I'm not used to writing in a journal or doing homework for therapy. This is useless.
I feel so hopeless or worthless that I don't think anything or anyone could ever help me.
I'm afraid I'm not smart enough to do a good job at this.
I don't like being bossed around or told what to do. She’s too much.
I think others are to blame for my problems. Why should I have to change?
I'm afraid of what might happen if I do change. My life may be miserable, but at least it's familiar.
I don't feel like talking about my past is even worth it; I only focus on the future. What she's asking me to do is idiotic.
I feel like I need to do my research and ensure that any of this makes sense to me before I get involved (for weeks on end).
I'm afraid that other people may not like how I change or get upset and look down on me.
My moods are governed by forces beyond my control. There's really nothing I can do to change the way I feel.
It doesn't work anyway. Why would I pay that money?
YOu FeeL the Way YOu THink!
You need to choose where you want to invest your emotional money and time. Is it worth it?
It may be hard to believe, but those seemingly valid reasons for not committing to therapy are actually sapping your energy and perpetuating emotional and mental strain through distorted thinking. They are hindering your progress and holding you back from finding the relief and growth you deserve. It's time to challenge those beliefs and break free from this cycle of exhaustion.
Consider these questions:
What does it cost you not to commit?
What are the benefits you’re reaping from not committing?
What is the cost for you to commit?
What does it cost to consider other reasons why you SHOULD commit to counseling?
What are the benefits?
I could list why therapy, CBT specifically, is the most effective form of counseling. And why I'm pretty great at it. (You could add another reason to the list that Piper has a healthy dose of confidence in her work, and it's irritating).
But, it doesn't matter.
If you continue to think like those 15 reasons, you’ll continue to feel hopeless, useless, alone, unloved, broken, and more.
Shift your thinking, shift your feeling, shift your life.
Truly. That's how it works.
If you're feeling stuck and overwhelmed by life's challenges, I want you to know you're not alone. I'm here to help you untangle those challenges through the power of thought change. You might not even realize it, but the reasons you're holding back from committing to change are actually causing you continued pain. It's time to break free from those limitations and find lasting solutions for a better, more fulfilling life. Let me help you achieve that.