Don’t Think You’re An Exception:
Don’t think you’re an exception for anyone and everyone can suffer from relationship or career struggles, anxiety, depression, addiction and unresolved trauma. Life’s challenges can feel dark, heavy or even impossible to deal with. Transitions such as a loss, moving or divorce may create stress and a need to talk it through. Let us look a bit closer to some of these needs and a few examples of how therapy could help.
Life changes can force us through a rough time. Life changes constantly, but sometimes just a bit too much. There can be trouble in the family or problems in school, a relationship can come to an end, jobs can be lost and sometimes we have to move and relocate. We may feel overwhelmed by what’s been happening and we need help sorting out our feelings and finding solutions to our problems.
Relationship struggles can feel overwhelming. Thinking about divorce and frustrated with your relationship? Find out if your relationship can be saved. In my experience, therapy can be incredibly helpful for adults, particularly women who want to be in a healthy loving relationship but continue to feel overwhelmed and get stuck in the same patterns that do not serve them.
Anxiety seems to speed us up and leads to worry, fear or irritability. Our mind, thoughts and body are very active and we feel often nervous. Rapid thoughts and anxiousness use up a lot of our energy, nutrients and create the need to find peace of mind. Sometimes depression and anxiety take turns, even more reason to find relief. Traditional methods like neuropsychology and alternative healing methods like vibrational repatterning can help you bring less stress and more calm into your life.
Depression seems to go the other way and occurs when the activity of the mind and body are slowed down. It can affect our habits and the way we feel about ourselves and how we see the world. We often lose interest and pleasure in things that we once enjoyed. We feel we fell into a hole and we want to climb out again. Therapy can help you get your life back on track so that you feel less suffering and more fulfillment.
Addiction is a deep craving that grows and becomes part of our brain’s automatic pilot. Learning about how the brain works and how addiction is a biological problem is part of recovery from any addiction whether it be alcohol, drugs or sugar. An assessment including a mental health nutrition component and developing a relapse plan are important steps towards healing. Research shows that neurofeedback can be an effective relapse prevention tool.
Trauma appears from painful life experiences. A car accident, death, violent crime or rape, physical, emotional or sexual abuse can cause emotional shock. We can see this wounding as leading to a dark night of the soul. It may lead to a loss of meaning, aloneness and ultimately transformation. Healing from trauma starts with restoring a sense of safety, grieving the loss and rebuilding one’s sense of wholeness. EMDR, Hypnosis, neurofeedback, tapas acupressure and integrative mental health nutrition are just a few tools that could accelerate healing.