When you feel pain in your body, you go to see a doctor, and when you feel pain in your soul, you should go and see a therapist. But still, to this day, in some societies, people seeing therapists are looked down upon and not everyone is ready to face that judgement. Usually emotional pain is easier to ignore than physical pain, so when comparing the two of them, going to a therapist doesn’t seem that necessary.

There are other reasons why one wouldn’t choose going to therapy, so for now, these people can use internet resources to better their lives. Twitter user @uhprome has done just that and asked people to share their therapists’ advice so she doesn’t have to go.

Image credits: uhprome

People were gladly sharing the lessons they had learnt in therapy, mostly about self-love and just general happiness. So Bored Panda sifted through the thread and picked some advice that might be useful. But remember that this does not replace a licensed therapist and if you’re struggling, it is best to seek out professional help.

More info: twitter.com

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Dark.JuKo
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1 year ago

Wow. This one just hit me really deep.

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Sandy Murphey
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1 year ago

Love the last sentence.

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The Twitter thread has almost 2k responses and more than 400k likes. Apparently, @uhprome asked a question that a lot of people wanted to know the answer to.

It could be that some people can’t afford to go to a therapist, they don’t have time because of work, or because they are afraid of judgement. Whatever the reason is, people on Twitter really appreciated this thread and that made it seen by even more people.

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CrazedFalcon17
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1 year ago

Awwww

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Eagle Girl
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1 year ago

Your therapist must be a surfer

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CP
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1 year ago

Learning and you can't change or control someone changed my life. You have to remind yourself of it often, though.

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This isn’t the first time that advice from therapists has been discussed in a Twitter thread. In another article by Bored Panda, we made a list of tweets in which people shared their best received advice so that people could get free therapy in a way. Of course, all of these pieces of advice can’t replace a session with a real human that is trained in that field, but it’s better than nothing and maybe it can make you care more about yourself, feel better, or see some situations in a different light.

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Josy Bannon
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1 year ago

Yes you feel like you want to die, but actually its not because you don't want to live at all but don't want THIS life, just can't see the difference clearly enough right now to change your life and let go things, like you said.

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Eagle Girl
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1 year ago

"Trauma Response" gotta remember that

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KiwiBubbles
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1 year ago

Speaking from experience this is SO important!

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A survey conducted by the American Psychiatric Association revealed that Gen Z were more likely to have received treatment or gone to therapy (37%) compared to Millennials (35%), Gen X’ers (26%), Baby Boomers (22%), and the Silent Generation (15%).

It could be that the modern world causes more stress to young adults, so that is why they are more likely to seek professional help, but also because awareness of mental issues has grown and people have started to understand that they are not to be ignored. Furthermore, shining more light on mental health has made going to therapy less stigmatized and judged.

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1 year ago

*mind-blown* I needed this :)

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Bella Cunningham
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1 year ago

that is so right

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Agnes Jekyll
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1 year ago

This is genius. The ending is the same, so don't enter the cycle.

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Hopefully this thread helped someone and they found some tips that will be useful. Sometimes all we need is just the right words at the right moment and our life can change.

Don't forget to upvote the advice that you thought was the best and if you have anything to add to this list, comment what principles you live by that make you a happier and healthier person.

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Priscilla Reshell
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1 year ago

This is pretty good advice

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Sarah Simons
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1 year ago

The last one is something that so many people need to hear

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Jaclyn Levy
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1 year ago

All the posts summed up in this one. ❤️

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Leo Domitrix
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1 year ago

I long ago forbid myself to use the following words for myself: "damaged" or "broken". No. Scarred, sure. PTSD, absolutely. But if I am here, and functioning? I'm actually doing pretty well. Also, not everyone heals the same rate, so .... don't try to fit into some paradigm of "should be". We're not all gonna react the same to identical experiences. Not even identical twins always do.

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Shelbs
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1 year ago

"Let your intrusive thoughts into the room but not offer them tea" WOW this was needed

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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1 year ago

Fake it till you make it. And enjoy it when you've made it. I've been a teacher for 20+ years > the first five-six years I was absolutely faking it. But there comes a moment (if you haven't given up) when you are proficient. And heck, that feels goooooood!

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Josy Bannon
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1 year ago

I like this one

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Susan Green
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1 year ago

It took me years to learn this just because I didn’t want to seem confrontational. This would result in letting bad feelings eat me up inside. I’m glad I finally learned how to properly express myself, it’s so much healthier.

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Arctic Fox Lover
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1 year ago

Sometimes you can't just do stuff that makes you happy because you have so much work :')

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El Dee
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1 year ago

I have had so much problem with this over the years. People refusing to respect my decision, being stalked and being flat out ignored by exes who wouldn't accept they were indeed an ex. It's a terrible position to find yourself in and it's like being unable to escape a prison. People can delude themselves that they didn't hear it (you ending things) you didn't mean it, you're just being dramatic, we can work on it - think of the kids or that you 'aren't well' The last one is made worse if you've ever had depression or other mental health issue. They will use it to ignore your feelings and gaslight you..

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Eagle Girl
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1 year ago

Ooooooo! Needed this today

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D. Pitbull
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1 year ago

To quote Frank Herbert (Dune): " I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."

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El Dee
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1 year ago

So true! I heard something like this lately. Like it's not your job (ie solely your responsibility) to make someone's life happy, nor them yours. We must make ourselves happy. NB I don't mean we shouldn't try to cheer someone up or support them I just mean we cannot be totally dependent on someone for our sole source of happiness..

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Cathrine Selnes Trevino
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1 year ago

So very true!!

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Biana Vacker
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1 year ago

If you don't have a good relationship with yourself, you won't be happy in a relationship with someone else

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Juliane Groß
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1 year ago

Invaluable.

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Sandy Murphey
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1 year ago

Yep, been there! Potential is very seductive~

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PurpleUnicorn
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1 year ago

I've lost count of the number of times I've spoken up, just to he disregarded. Can't seem to shake that cycle at all.

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Ella Aderman
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1 year ago

Once you acknowledge the fact that you are (hopefully) not the same person you were 5, 10 or 20 years ago, you will stop expecting anyone else to be, and be glad that you have learned something about yourself and life instead of lamenting the "loss" of the dream of whatever or whoever that was. People and experiences show up in your live for a reason. Learn from them.

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