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Give Me One Good Reason to Fire My Therapist

Perhaps you’ve now discovered at least one good reason to fire your therapist from taking the four questions quiz. It’s also possible, however, that the results of your quiz weren’t definitive. You may believe that your therapist is doing you some good but isn’t living up to your expectations. If you’re still on the fence, talk to your therapist about the results of the quiz. If she responds with anger or defensiveness, that’s a bad sign. It means she is more concerned with herself rather than with your concerns. If she is dismissive of your concerns if she says something such as “I wouldn’t worry about any of that” that also suggests she’s not focused on what you want to accomplish.

On the other hand, if your therapist responds positively, explains what she hopes the outcomes will be, and agrees to consider other approaches including yoga then it’s likely she’s open-minded and deserves a bit more time. To be honest, though, I suspect you’re more likely to encounter the former reaction rather than the latter. If this happens, here is a reminder that I ask you to read now and return to as frequently as you find useful:

It is vital that you have a therapist or a coach who helps you meet your objectives in your life plan. It is challenging work. You need someone who likes to get his hands dirty alongside you as you press ahead toward your goals.

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Six Reasons to Fire Your Therapist

Reason No. 1: Your therapist is only 34 percent effective.

Or maybe he’s 28 percent effective. Or 37 percent. Whatever the percentage may be, he’’delivering way below capacity. If your accountant was operating at 70 percent below his capacity, wouldn’t you fire him? With an accountant, of course, this inefficiency would likely show up in errors on your tax returns, audits, and other clear warning signs. In yoga poses, the signs are more subtle. Again, let me emphasize that many skilled therapists exist, and they are working at peak capacity with certain types of people especially people who have serious mental disorders. If your issues and goals fall within the normal range, though, the odds are good that your therapist is not providing you with everything you need.

Here’s a good litmus test to determine if your therapist is meeting all your needs: do you view yourself as normal or abnormal? If you believe your therapist is doing a complete job, then you probably see yourself as normal and just starting out as a patient. However, if later in your yoga poses you find you’ve been shamed and labeled through your diagnosis, you’re going to see yourself as one step removed from letting your therapist go. Or do you see yourself as abnormal and find your therapist to be effective, helping you grapple with serious problems consisting of a mental disorder? (Though if that were the case, you probably would not have bought this blog unless you are still interested in yoga when you become asymptomatic.)

Here’s another way to evaluate if your therapist is operating at peak efficiency: is he resistant to change? Some therapists believe that nothing significant has taken place since Freud died. Change has always been difficult for some people, even if the changes are better. For instance, you probably have friends who still swear by their vinyl records, their’56 Chevys, and their manual typewriters. They are firm adherents of old technologies, stubbornly resisting change. Therapists who cling to traditional methods share this mind’’ et. They refuse to consider all the developments and improvements since Freud was a young man. Or they have closed their eyes to these developments and don’t know the value of yoga and other approaches.

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