9 Lessons On Connection I’ve Learned from Being a Therapist


In no particular order, these 9 lessons continue to pop up in my work as a therapist.  No matter who the person is, no matter what the situation is, there are some things that remain true no matter what:

1.  People will rarely tell others that they’re scared at first, they express their fears in other ways.

2.  Most communication happens without words.

3.  Real laughter heals.

4.  Silence is often a microphone for your instincts.

5. Receiving is really hard for some people.

6.  Everyone has something they need to grieve for.

7.  Love is incredibly durable, trust is incredibly fragile.

8. Intentions are critical, but they’re not enough on their own.

9.  Vulnerability, letting yourself be seen and heard, is the  single most powerful force in human connection.

Share the lessons you’ve learned in the comments below…


4 Responses to “9 Lessons On Connection I’ve Learned from Being a Therapist”

  1. Chaz Franke

    First off, this is a wonderful list. Absolutely perfect.
    The one that pops into my head all the time is :
    Its hard not to love someone once you’ve heard their story.


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