Now consider a real-life villain. Jerry Sandusky was able to do terrible things because he remained hidden, out of sight, and others did not speak up or if they did, they weren’t believed. The point is that evil and fear remain powerful when hidden or silent.
Therapy can help people pull their own fears out of the darkness. It is opportunity to reduce the power of our personal inner villains, such as anxiety, fear, depression, insecurities… There are many reasons these demons remain unspoken: worry of judgement and worry of increased negative emotions tend to be some of the most common. However, when clients begin to speak about those forms of inner turmoil, a shift begins. The villain begins to lose power/control and the client begins to regain that life-changing control. Therapy can bring the villain out of the shadows and into the light, which begins the process of regaining control of the fear and life. As long as that fear remains hidden and unspoken, it can continue to cause damage. You'd be surprised of what happens when you simply talk.