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Self Meaning Based Therapy

If you're looking for a therapy that goes beyond surface-level issues and explores the deeper aspects of your inner world, self-meaning based therapy may be right for you. This approach is ideal for those curious about their internal processes, eager to understand the root causes of their emotional challenges, and committed to personal growth and self-discovery.


Self-meaning-based therapy is an approach to therapy that focuses on uncovering and reshaping the unique meanings that individuals assign to their life experiences. It explores how these personal interpretations influence emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and overall sense of self. By delving into these meanings, the therapy addresses the root causes of emotional challenges and promotes personal growth.

How is it Helpful?

  • Exploring the personal meanings and interpretations behind your experiences can provide valuable insight into the reasons for your emotional and psychological challenges. This process involves delving into the web of thoughts, feelings, and past events that have shaped your current state.

  • Reinterpreting Early Memories: Early memories play a significant role in shaping our perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors, exerting a lasting influence on our emotional responses and self-concept throughout adulthood. we focus on reinterpreting early memories to understand how they have shaped your beliefs and behaviors.

  • By recalling and discussing significant childhood experiences, we identify the emotions and interpretations that arose from them. Together, we work to find new perspectives on these memories, introducing empathy and compassion for your younger self. This process helps to reframe negative beliefs and develop more constructive ones, promoting greater self-awareness and personal growth. Integrating these new understandings into your daily life can create lasting positive changes.

What Does It Look Like?

Self-meaning based therapy involves several key components:

  1. Exploration:

    • Delving into your early memories and significant life experiences to uncover the underlying meanings you have assigned to them.

    • Discussing these experiences in detail to understand their impact on your current thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

  2. Reflection:

    • Reflecting on how these meanings have shaped your current self-perception and emotional state.

    • Identifying patterns and themes that emerge from your personal history.

  3. Reinterpretation:

    • Working together to reframe these experiences to promote healing and growth.

    • Challenging and changing negative or limiting beliefs that have arisen from past experiences.

  4. Integration:

    • Applying these new understandings to your daily life will help you develop a more authentic and fulfilling sense of self.

    • Implementing practical strategies to reinforce new perspectives and behaviors.

  5. Bilateral Stimulation - tapping as you reprocess these memories. Bilateral stimulation (BLS) is a technique used in therapies that involves alternately stimulating both sides of the brain. This can be done through visual (eye movements), auditory (alternating tones), or tactile (alternating taps) methods. BLS helps in processing and integrating traumatic memories, reducing their emotional intensity, and promoting psychological healing. This link has more information on how bilateral stimulation works


Example Session:

In a typical self-meaning based therapy session, you might start by discussing a significant memory from your childhood. Together, we would explore the emotions and beliefs associated with this memory and how it has influenced your current life. We would then work on reinterpreting this memory, finding new, empowering meanings, and integrating these insights into your everyday life.

Who Should Choose Self-Meaning Based Therapy?

If you are seeking a therapeutic approach that goes beyond surface-level issues and delves into the deeper aspects of your inner world, self-meaning-based therapy could be the right fit for you.  


If one is seeking a therapeutic approach that transcends surface-level concerns and delves into the deeper aspects of the inner world, self-meaning-based therapy may represent a fitting choice. This approach is particularly well-suited for individuals who harbor a curiosity regarding their internal processes, a keen desire to comprehend the core issues underlying their emotional challenges, and a commitment to personal growth and self-discovery. 

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