So many of my clients come to therapy looking for some type of closure. From breakups to being fired to getting over childhood trauma, it’s a common human condition to look for endings or bad events to be explained and wrapped up so you can move on. But can you ever do that, and if you could, would it actually help in the way you’re hoping? Today I’m teaching you what closure really is, the three reasons why what you’re doing hasn’t worked, and my three-step process for finding closure for real.
Resources for Closure: What it Really is and How to Get it
Research for Closure: What it Really is and How to Get it
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