Prince Harry 'Regained Confidence' After Going To Therapy: 'It Opened My Eyes'
Prince Harry is giving more details about his experience with talking to a professional.
“The moment I started doing therapy, it opened my eyes,” he shared at the inaugural Masters of Scale Summit on Wednesday, October 19. “I was moving through life thinking there was only one way to live. And therapy burst that bubble.”
He continued, “Then when I found my way to coaching, the next bubble burst, and all of a sudden I realized that now I have perspective and a great understanding of my value. I regained confidence that I never thought I had.”
As The Royal Observer previously reported, the red-headed royal, 38, has been vocal about how important it is to check in with yourself.
"It was meeting and being with Meghan, I knew that if I didn't do therapy and fix myself, that I was going to lose this woman who I could see spending the rest of my life with," he said in his new documentary series The Me You Can't See.
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"There was a lot of learning right at the beginning of our relationship. She was shocked to be coming backstage of the institution of the British royal family," he continued of his romance with Meghan Markle. "When she said, 'I think you need to see someone,' that was in reaction to an argument we had. And in that argument, not knowing about it, I reverted back to 12-year-old Harry."
The dad-of-two continued to share what he learned while talking to his therapist.
"The moment I started therapy and probably within my second session, my therapist turned around to me, and said, 'That sounds like you are reverting to 12-year-old Harry.' I felt somewhat ashamed and defensive. She said, 'I'm not calling you a child. I'm expressing sympathy and empathy for you for what happened to you when you were a child. You never processed it. You were never allowed to talk about it. And all of a sudden now, it's coming up in different ways as projection,'" he said. "That was the start of a learning journey for me. I became aware that I'd been living in a bubble, within this family, within this institution, I was sort of almost trapped in a thought process or a mindset."
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