Why successful people have therapy

Why successful people have therapy

With the sad news today of the death of the wonderful actor James Gandolfini it got me to thinking about how many times my own clients have told me they have felt like Tony Soprano in the therapy room.  Tony was the mafia boss so wonderfully portrayed by James in the six series of the Sopranos.  Tony and his therapist had that kind of relationship that is essential to good therapy.  He would tell her all the gory details of his rise to power and his everyday problems of being a mafia boss and she would help him explore his thoughts…

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How do I stop worrying?

How do I stop worrying?

There are some people who are always worried about something. Take A.  She is worried about whether she will be able to climb the steps of a holiday villa that is not even booked yet.  In addition she is also worried that her usual taxi driver won’t be able to drive her to the airport and whether she will get everything in her suitcase for the Ryanair flight. Take B.  He is worried about going into meetings at work.  Will he stumble if he is asked a question? Will his colleagues look at him?  Judge him?  Will they think he doesn’t…

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Can you help worrying?

To worry is to be overly concerned with a situation or problem, spending time, thoughts and energy on something that has already happened or might happen, . There must be so many people around the world that spent last night worrying about Hurricane Sandy and the damage it might inflict, or loved ones caught in the storm.   Will the rivers overflow, will buildings be damaged, trees fall down and people get hurt?  What will it all look like tomorrow? If we didn’t worry about that then we might be worrying about other major world issues such as the fighting in Syria…

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