In any therapist-client interaction, the client will naturally do or say at least a few things that represent a healthier adjustment, or at least a less unhealthy one. The wise therapist, largely outside the client’s awareness, subtly and selectively reinforces these fragments. These interactions help the client form a new version of themselves, which, over time, he or she shapes into something more closely resembling the best version of how things could always have been.
I agree completely. I think you have to really accept that baby steps are OK, in order to focus on the bright spots instead of the problems. And even to notice the bright spots in the first place.
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