In today’s increasingly digital world, sometimes we can be left craving real, authentic connection. You certainly aren’t alone. As humans, we are inherently social beings, with communities and groups enhancing an important part of our identity, and exposing us to necessary skills to live and optimise our health and wellness. However in today’s digital age, finding this connection can be difficult. So while a connection to the “outside world” is important, sometimes turning within can be an alternate avenue. The beauty of therapy is that it presents a real world opportunity to connect, while also nourishing the possibility of connecting within a community once more. Why is therapy valuable? 1. It allows us to connect from within The last few years may have caused or exacerbated mental health issues that we may not be aware of. It’s highly possible that the most neglected connection we have is with ourselves. Speaking with a therapist openly allows us to better uncover the root of our problems and in turn give us the tools to begin overcoming them. Therapists are a guide to help us navigate our own minds. 2. It builds resilience While speaking with a therapist can be confronting at times, it’s exactly that confrontation that helps us nurture and combat our issues, and build a stronger and more resilient approach to life along the way. Remember: for therapy to be successful, we have to be honest – not just with our psychologist, but with ourselves. 3. They’re a real human The relationship we have with our therapist is decidedly different from one we might have with a friend, partner or family member. While it’s quite literally a therapists job to know us possibly more intimately than most whilst remaining professional, and to an extent, objective from their end, this relationship certainly has its own distinctive set of benefits. And don’t forget, at the end of the day, they’re still a real human who we share a connection with. 4. Talking changes the brain Therapy promotes an empathetic relationship between client and psychologist, which in itself has been proven time and time again to provide the necessary conditions for change. And while this connection is established within a therapist’s room, those changes within our brains are one we can carry into the outside world. 5. It extends outside of the office While they’re established in a very particular scenario, what we learn about ourselves and the world with our psychologist extends well beyond the confinement of the therapy room. A therapy session can often leave us feeling more confident within ourselves and more capable to seek and achieve the connection we’ve been craving. Ready to make changes from within? Book in a therapy session with our wonderful team.