Therapy Speak

“Susie Orbach talks to Michael Rosen about the use and misuse of “therapy speak”. With the rise of mental health awareness, it seems to have leaked out of the therapist’s office and into our homes. Instead of saying someone’s getting on our nerves, we talk about “boundaries”; instead of accusing someone of lying, we call them a “gaslighter”; instead of telling someone we’re listening, we say we’re “holding space”.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001pmjk

The useful vocabulary: Word of Mouth 15 Aug 2023 Therapy Speak