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Paul B's picture

I totally agree with you,

I totally agree with you, Merry, that addressing the storyteller is the heart of the therapeutic process. I think that those who have depression or anxiety have terrible storytellers. For example, walking by a friend who gives you a strange look. While Merry simply asked her friend what was wrong, perhaps a anxious or depressed person would automatically create a story that her friend is mad at her. I imagine that exposing anxious and depressed people to other stories would be very beneficial.

I think that genes predispose people to these bad storytellers. I think the materials that comprise the storyteller are proteins (and therefore linked to genes). However, I believe that people can overcome this disposition and realize that other stories exist besides the ones that also place blame on them with the help of therapy.

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