Before Therapy Session Reflection
This reflection (completely optional!) can help you prepare for therapy sessions. I offer this only as a guide to help shine a light on things you might like to explore more deeply.
My suggestion is to choose 2-3 of the below questions that speak to you. For each question you choose, skip down to the “further reflection” section for more exploration.
Present moment snapshot
Take a moment to check in. What are you feeling right now?
What is your body saying to you right now?
How is your energy feeling right now?
What situations or people are you dwelling on?
Is there anything you’re worrying about?
What feels good right now?
What is your spirit telling you it needs?
Small picture: recent life
Take a moment to reflect on the struggles that initially brought you in to therapy. How have those struggles shown up or not shown up in your life recently?
What are you grateful for this week?
What has challenged you this week?
What risks have you taken lately? How did it go?
What have you learned about yourself or others recently?
How have you been balancing caring for yourself and caring for others?
How do you feel when you wake up in the morning and when you go to bed at night?
How have you nourished your spirit lately?
When have you felt completely safe lately?
When have you felt fight, flight, or freeze lately (even if only mildly)?
Does it feel like you’re adequately replenishing your energy? Why or why not?
How compassionate/accepting have you been with yourself lately?
What would you like to be different about tomorrow?
Big picture: overall wellbeing
What would you like to let go of?
Where in your life are things feeling difficult or stuck?
Where in your life do you feel restrained?
How well do you know yourself?
How is your relationship with your body?
How is your joy?
How are you balancing being gentle with yourself and challenging yourself?
How are you balancing intuition and logic?
How have you grown over the past few months? Over the past year?
What do you wish was different in your relationships?
What information does that tell you?
What conclusions are you drawing about that?
What other questions or thoughts does that bring up?
What do you feel physically/emotionally when you think about that?