15 April, London: Oprah Winfrey says she became a better human being after having her own talk show as it was the greatest therapy she had.
The 63-year-old star has never sought one-to-one counselling with a professional but doesn’t think she needs to as she heard so much expert advice and cautionary tales from the guests on her programme over the years, reported Contactmusic.
“I had never gone to a therapist, ever. But I had so many therapists sitting in the chair across from me that I just sort of took it in. ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ was my greatest therapy,” Winfrey says.
“It was the greatest teaching. It was the greatest classroom and it was my greatest therapy. I came out of it a better human being having listened to everybody’s stories and like ‘I don’t want to go down that road. I saw what happened to that lady. I heard what he said’.
“I’ve done a great deal of healing sitting on that chair.
I really did. I healed myself. I have done a lot of work on myself in that chair. That was one of the great benefits of the show.