Body and Soul Contentment
You’re Feel Physically Better
Digestive problems, headaches, sleep problems, ulcers, palpitations, skin problems or black outs to name a few are some ways your body can react to psychological distress. These physical manifestations align themselves with the mental symptoms of anxiety and depression. Therapy will reduce the mental and physical symptoms of stress.
Passive Aggressive Anger will be a thing of the past
Therapy helps you to work through past and present anger and release the softer vulnerable feelings held by repressed anger.
Anger is then normalised to be direct and non-aggressive rather than the passive and indirect anger behaved through sarcasm, mocking, put downs or behaviours of agreeing whilst doing the opposite, forgetting or being late.
More room for Creative thinking
Knowing your own shtick, can be helpful when faced with conflict that you’re sensitive to. If you’ve developed understanding, meaning and processed past injustices then current ones thrown your way are bound to throw up some old feelings.
The internalisation of the talking process continues to help by reflecting on the triggers from others and your irritations, resentments and fears in your responses.
Reflection and talking up of your feeling’s aids conflict resolution, bringing into focus choices including letting go, negotiating and gaining an appreciation from the other of your efforts that can all result in psychological value for yourself.
Habitual self-medicating will be redundant
Spending money, drinking alcohol, comfort eating, self-harming, substance abuse, gambling, obsessive working to name a few are ways people can numb out difficult experience. It is short lived and causes more anxiety and depression leading to more self-medication and so addictive habits form and more problems.
Therapy gets to the root of the problem which negates the need to self-medicate and enables the person to tackle the problems of addiction with the care and support of therapy.
Peace of Mind
No more compartmentalising
Not talking about pain, hurt, shame and guilt from now or the past, pushing it down into a part of yourself that is dark and cold, will influence your life choices, your spontaneity, your autonomy, and your happiness. Psychotherapy addresses not just the symptoms but the root causes of your problems.
Talking about your issues reduces their hold on you
Therapy gets rid of the mind fog by and through curiosity and exploration to understand and develop your meaning and story. This helps your mind anchor traumatic events to a time and place. Threats faced can then become something rooted in the past rather than an ever-present looming tragedy to be pushed down and away. Confining those memories inside your narrative reduces their power and you gain a balanced perspective.
Your New Perspectives will impact others too
Understanding your own truths and perspectives unpacks your values, meanings, expectations and assumptions. This clarity helps you to be more reflective and curious about another’s perspectives.
Curiosity and checking out of respective realities aids communication and collaboration. The resulting whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts and grows your inter-personal relationships.
Find out more about clues that therapy can help you.