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What does 'Unpacking' mean in therapy?

“Let’s unpack that.” 🧳

When therapists say this, it’s an invitation for you to spend some time in exploring and understanding a feeling, a thought, or an experience. Kind of like peeling the layers of an onion, to get to its core?

It’s about co-creating a safe space together with you, so that you can gently uncover and address what’s beneath the surface of what you’re sharing with them, step by step.

Are there any other such terms you’ve heard from your therapist that may have got you confused?

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