Prince Harry said therapy has helped him understand that he has the power to choose how to live his life after leaving the royal family.
“The moment I started therapy, I woke up,” he said in a fireside chat at the Masters of Scale Summit on Wednesday. “I lived my life thinking there was only one way to live, and therapy burst that bubble.”
he continued. He regained his confidence that he had never expected. ”
The Duke of Sussex, 38, also hadn’t even heard of therapy or coaching while growing up royally or serving in the military.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Vice President and Program Director Doron Weber said: event tweetadded, “Then the blindfold came off and his life changed.”
Harry, Chief Impact Officer of BetterUp, a virtual professional coaching company, joined by BetterUp CEO Alexi Robichaux, also spoke about the importance of coaching.
“At BetterUp, we try to make coaching the go-to, not the go-to. I do,” Robichaux shared.
Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, have always been very open about the importance of mental health.
In 2017, the former royal shared how much the death of his mother, Princess Diana, affected him.
“Losing my mother at the age of 12 and shutting down all my emotions for the past 20 years has had a profound impact not only on my personal life but also my work,” The Telegraph at the time.
“I’ve probably been very close to total collapse many times when all kinds of grief, lies, misunderstandings, and everything come at you from every angle.”
And Markle revealed that she experienced suicidal thoughts after joining the royal family in 2021, adding that Buckingham Palace did nothing when she asked for help.
“I didn’t want to live anymore,” the Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey in a shocking interview in March of that year, adding, “I can’t be left alone.”
The couple also have three emotional support dogs, Harry revealed on World Mental Health Day earlier this month.
“We all need dogs to keep us calm,” Harry said at the time.
He said their dog “runs around chasing squirrels” and “causes us all sorts of problems every day” but is an “emotional support dog” when “in action.” rice field.