Q&A: Is it normal to feel tired from psychotherapy sessions?

Question by Sereny: Is it normal to feel tired from psychotherapy sessions?
Specifically the day of the appointment and also just from the psychotherapy process in general?

I’m doing trauma work for rape, strangulation, molestation etc.

Best answer:

Answer by LeeA
Yes, it is very normal to be tired after re-living such trauma of those things. It is usually a good tired though.

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4 Comments so far »

  1. katie08 said,

    Wrote on March 24, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    YES, absolutely.

    Think of it like this: After you run a marathon, you exhaust your body. Your muscles, arms, legs, etc are extremely fatigued and tired.

    During intense therapy, you are exhausting your emotions and your mind which is absolutely overwhelming.

    Your mind and body are tired and it’s not an easy thing to experience, much less endure.

  2. Anxiety21 said,

    Wrote on March 24, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    do you do hypnotherapy cos that makes you heaps tired but yes the whole process does make you tired. it makes me and my sister quite tired

  3. baghdadcatcash said,

    Wrote on March 24, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    in the start of the therapy , the answer is yes, but it will fade by time, otherwise this might reflect non motivated inner behaviour toward therapy it self.

    Dr solo

  4. fred said,

    Wrote on March 24, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    Any intense mental process can also make you feel physically tired. Therapy or spiritual development (when done properly) can be as exhausting as a marathon soccer match.

    Just think of it as a good work out. It makes it more paletable for me any way.

    Be well, be happy, be loved!

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