We were trained as children to look for acknowledgement from the teacher and the parent and I sometimes find that I am given the role of teacher in that same respect. And it may manifest as not wanting to turn up for session when you haven't done the "recommendations" for the week.
I changed the word from homework because I started to notice that connotation amongst my clients.
Part of the medicine is keeping a promise to yourself, hence the idea of the sessions. And it's this aspect that can keep us from reaching our true potential - when we think we need to do something for a higher authority or recognition from another rather than doing it for yourself.
Freedom is sticking to YOUR decisions. We run from being "controlled" and yet we gladly give over the right to make decisions. Step out of the role play of parent/child and see that there is a world of potential if you flip the idea that your practitioner is not your teacher/parent and instead see them as someone YOU employed for your highest good for something YOU want to achieve in life - potential balance in mind body and spirit.