It’s time to talk. But what is so important about talk?

We, particularly in the West, pride ourselves on our rugged individualism like our ability to cope and push through difficulties. There is no doubt that this spirit has led to wonderful achievements, but at what cost?

We forget that we are social creatures that have evolved over millennia with deeply ingrained social structures.

We benefit from conversation and company.
We are sustained by social interaction and the sharing of our struggles.

Our tears need to be witnessed with compassion.

If you don’t believe me, consider why our highest form of legal torture is solitary confinement.

It’s time to talk, because talk works.

by Tom Corbishley, Psychotherapist