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What’s The Best Thing You Learned In Therapy?

There's much more to the experience than sitting on a cozy couch.

As someone who started therapy (too) late in life, I already feel like I've learned so much from the experience.

For example, I learned about exposure therapy (for my social anxiety) and how slowly pushing myself to do things that make me uncomfortable or scared can be truly beneficial over time.

I'm sure many of you (with the same or different mental health struggles) have come out of a session thinking "wow, that was a really helpful tip," so I want to know: what is the best thing you've ever learned in therapy?

Maybe you've been introduced to a soothing breathing exercise that's now your go-to when you start to feel overwhelmed.

Another coping mechanism I was taught was to ask myself "will this make me happy?" before making a final decision to commit to anything rather than immediately jumping to "will this make me anxious?"

Perhaps your therapist gave you an incredible tip on how to cope with negative thoughts.

I know there's many more techniques and experiences to discuss, so in order to potentially help someone else please share — what's the best thing you've learned in therapy and why? Tell us in the comments below for the chance to be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post.