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Your psychosociotherapeutic "cause"

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This all starts with your cause.


Your “cause” is to resolve your painful need in a way that benefits others, creating marketable value. There’s a lot in this statement, so let’s unpack it.

1. Resolving

Resolving, not merely relieving, to create meaningful value. Psychosociotherapy shifts the focus away from relieving personal symptoms to resolving interpersonal needs expressed by those symptoms. Along the way your levels of pain are checked to see if they drop significantly.

2. Painful need

Painful need, as expressed in wellness levels:

  1. Irritation – you naturally cannot accept the need remaining unresolved.

  2. Anxiety – you naturally cannot handle the need staying unresolved

  3. Depression – your energies naturally redirect you to resolve your need.

  4. Guilt – you naturally cannot indulge in self-relief and respect other’s needs.

  5. Powerlessness – you’re naturally vulnerable to this need left unresolved.

  6. Functionality – you naturally cannot function if this need persists unresolved.

3. Benefiting others

Benefiting others, by resolving needs of similarly situated in power differentials. The unmet need behind your cause is likely shared by others. Speaking your truth to power helps them. Those in assumed power do not reach their full potential when keeping others—like yourself—down

4. Marketable value

Marketable value, by isolating how to monetize it, starting with crowdfunding cycles. By creating an attractive and well-supported conciliatory approach, why wouldn’t those negatively impacting you get on board with your positive-impact cause? Those who pass on this value face losing competitive advantage to those who begin to support your cause.


You see, your cause is win-win. Resolving your personal need helps solve larger problems. Those who cannot get on board with that, well, that’s another problem to solve. Any takers?


Steph Turner is the founder of Value Relating, offering a viable alternative to stigmatizing psychotherapy, by inviting clients to speak their truth to power.


Steph is a self-described transspirit, which is a kind of sacred misfit. By transcending conventional limits—gender norms, religious identities, political polarities, and more—Steph experiences a unique connection in life. And suspects others do as well. This blog shares that spirituality, and affirms others of a similar state of being.

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