© 2016 Linda Burgess, Highlands Holistic

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Therapy can lead you down before up

A question I am regularly faced with is “why does therapy make me feel worse?” It’s not something that happens for everyone, or in every session, but it’s something I aim to clarify in this blog. When someone comes in for art therapy, they have reached a decision, they want their life to be better, they are motivated to change. Rapport develops with the therapist as they share their life experiences, and find they’re not judged. This initial connection in therapy makes clients feel warm, supported and cared about. Therapy progresses well, breakthroughs happen, and there’s a feeling that life is gradually starting to get better. But after a while, deeper issues begin to surface, and the thera