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How to humour your therapy shit? This blog is a lighthearted look at how we get into a mess and out of it again! Yes, it’s a ‘tongue in cheek,’ sort of funny blog post because sometimes it’s useful not to take everything so seriously! It’s really difficult when we might be going through a painful and difficult time to lighten up a little. However allowing ourself to laugh every now and then and not thinking all the time about how we are suffering can actually release some stress and help you. By the way, this is the only time I have used the s word so many times in my life!
The following is also useful for students who are studying comparative psychology as a quick way to remind yourself which approach different therapies use. It works especially when you have to take an exam on comparative therapy as a reminder and also to make you smile. Do feel free to add your comments at the end but please keep it clean! You can also check out my Facebook Process Psychology page.
Process Oriented Psychology.
Be with your shit and then don’t get stuck in it. It can turn into sunshine if you let the sunshine ‘flirt’ with you!
Attachment therapy. It happened when you were little.
Buddhism. Shit is emptiness and emptiness is shit. It is impermanent and will pass.
Psychoanalysis. Your dreams are full of you know what!
Freudian. Your shit is very resistant.
Mindfulness. Be mindful of your shit and watch it without attachment or aversion. Just let it be there.
Philosophical therapy. What is it and is it necessarily bad?
Family therapy. The whole system is shitty.
Astrology. It’s not you, it’s the shitty planets.
Existential therapy. How does your shit serve the meaning of your life?
Somatic therapy. Where exactly is this in your body right now?
Maslow hierarchy of needs. You cannot progress to another level of shit until your basic level is taken care of. Only few people’s shit make it to self-actualization.
Gestalt therapy. Be here now with your shit.
Hypnotherapy. When I count backwards to 5, you will wake up, feel relaxed and your shit will disappear.
Cartharsis therapy. Screaming, I don’t give a shit.
Systemic therapy. What do you think your parents think about you thinking about your shit?
Above comments are from me and the original Facebook website, Trust Me, I’m a “Psychologist”
The Comparative Psychology shit chart.