Can you imagine how great it would feel to not be stuck in your head 24/7? What if you could confidently say that you are in the driver's seat of your emotions?
It is human nature to want to avoid things that cause us discomfort. It is our brain's way of trying to protect us from pain. It also doesn't help that we live in a society that makes it seem like there is something wrong with us if we are anything but happy. Although at times distracting ourselves from pain and discomfort is helpful, it can prolong our emotional suffering and ultimately cause problems for us long term.
We cannot control the negative thoughts that pop up into our heads, or stop uncomfortable emotions like anxiety, guilt and sadness from surfacing. What we do have within our power is changing our reactions to these things, which is one of many areas that therapy can help.
There are so many different reasons that may lead a person to seek therapy. From struggles with anxiety and depression, to relationships, and feelings of low self-worth (to name a few). To processing and healing from difficult life experiences that can prevent people from living their best lives.
At times, therapy can be incredible overwhelming and may seem like things are getting worse before they get better. Unfortunately and fortunately, there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to therapy. When given a space where you are free to be your authentic self without the fear of being judged or rejected, is when real growth and healing can take place.