The genes alone do not write the «script for life». Personality and psychological disorders arise in a complex interaction of genetic material and environment, whereby both factors influence each other. Psychotherapy helps to restore or optimize both the external and the intrapsychic conditions for personal growth and mental health. Learning processes play an important role in this. Learning processes are important in every age and have been shown to be possible.
You learn what you experience: Among other things, cognitive behavioral therapy aims to change assumptions and beliefs. New experiences that conflict with previous beliefs often lead to such a change. Behavioral experiments are one of the most efficient methods of systematically questioning assumptions and beliefs and enabling new experiences.
“Our fate does not depend on the stars, but on our actions” (William Shakespeare).