It’s Tuesday, which means hundreds and thousands of people all over social media are posting a #transformationtuesday photo and story. This little movement has made me LOVE Tuesdays. I love seeing people take pride in their transformations.
It’s inspiring and encouraging to those of us who are still in the transition stage of our goals.
The word “transform” is in my top 5 favorite words of all time. It started with the movie Transformers 1, and then there was Transformers 2 and 3, and the knock off version without Shia…. I grew to love anything that used the word “transform” because of these movies, and at the time, I had no idea how this word would really impact my life and worldview.
Over time, I learned what this word really meant. It’s about way more than awesome robot cars. To be transformed means to change from something you were into something you are. Positive transformations are the focus of #transformationtuesday. We are always transforming. As long as we are living, we are transforming. I hope you are in a positive transition on this Tuesday.
Today, on #transformationtuesday, This Is Not Therapy takes its first step in its transformation process. When T.I.N.T. began, the goal was to be professional, clinical and helpful to building awareness about mental health and counseling. The blog has remained free of religion and has remained true to its original intention. Today, we are transforming. This Is Not Therapy is now going to incorporate a Biblical worldview in all posts.
As the creator, I’m choosing to bring in a spiritual component to T.I.N.T. because it’s not only relevant to build awareness about mental health, it’s also important to teach how Christian Counseling can be a part of the healing process. There is a whole field of Christian Professional Counselors who work in the clinical field of psychology but live through a Christian worldview.
Today, our transformation happens when Faith meets T.I.N.T. The whole reason the blog is named “This Is Not Therapy” is to promote the idea that reading a blog is not therapy. However, in our posts, we encourage you seek therapy for those issues and areas where you experience difficulty. In my life, I have lived and experienced the benefits of a spiritual relationship with my loving God. Self-care is an important part of the human experience, one that we don’t really talk about. It’s the things we do outside of therapy that help us work through issues and struggles. My self-care regimen includes my faith, and we are going to write about how yours can too.
Maybe people will “unfollow” and stop reading. I hope not, but if they do, it’s okay because maybe other people will keep reading and learn how to practice in a Clinical Professional setting with a Christian worldview without breaking ethical codes. It’s possible. It’s important. I leave you with one of my favorite verses:
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2