My car went in for it’s MOT last week. It passed thank goodness but when they handed my the info when I went to get the car it made me think. Having therapy is a bit like having an MOT for the mind.
When you have an MOT on your car they let you know if you have advisories. These are things on the car which whilst they are not bad enough to fail the MOT they do need looking at.
When a client comes to therapy I am the mechanic that’s going to pop the hood and have a look inside. We can have a look at which thoughts and beliefs are working well for you. Ones that are helpful and supportive. Those we can give a ‘Pass’ to.
Then there will be some ‘advisories’. Thoughts and beliefs that have perhaps gone a bit rusty or gotten a bit twisted. So they are no longer working properly for you. Those we need to pay attention to.
And finally there will be those thoughts that are not helpful at all. Beliefs which are not helping you to move forward in life and achieve your goals. These would be given a fail and need removing.
Do you think you could do with an MOT for your mind? Perhaps we should all be booking in for a yearly MOT!