Five things I’ve learned about aphantasia as a therapist

Every day decisions about the future include not being able to reasonably predict the outcome of any choice, or to be reassured by one’s own imagination of possibilities, or to be intrinsically motivated toward an imagined goal in the future. While these invisible differences seem bound to have an impact on a person living in a world that has little time for the invisible, there are also a few distinct advantages I have learned over the years, from a mental health perspective, including the different experience of grief.