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  • Johanna Lynn

The Mental Health Myth: Why Talking Problems Away Falls Short

Updated: Apr 16

In today’s fast-paced world, we often hear the advice that talking about our problems is the key to resolving them. While open communication and seeking support are essential, it’s time to dispel the myth that simply talking about a problem will magically make it disappear.

For those of us who have been immersed in the field of creating change with our clients either in therapy, mediation or coaching, there is an understanding that some issues run deeper than words alone can penetrate. The belief that talk therapy is a one-size-fits-all solution can lead to frustration and disappointment when problems persist.

Here’s the truth: Understanding your client’s family imprint is the key to transforming the way you address the challenges they bring to you. It’s a fresh perspective that allows you to see your client’s patterns and current issues in a new light, ultimately delivering life-changing results, often in a single experience.

Our clients bring several life challenges into their work with you but what you are actually seeing is the imprint of their early experience.

Stress that affects one generation will be played out in the next generation. We all have aspects of our parents, grandparents – even great grandparents history that we haven’t considered affecting us today.

The headlines in Time Magazine, Science Journal, and The New York Times all highlight the intergenerational impacts and how the past shapes today. The complex nature of many problems are not just about talking, but about understanding and actively addressing the roots of these issues.

It’s clear that talking about problems is only one piece of the puzzle.

By embracing the whole picture of each client, which includes their intricate family history, you unlock resolutions that go beyond just talking about the issue.

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