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#194 Seeing a Therapist

Crying is a therapeutic release. But sometimes we need a little extra support. At times we bury all our stress and struggles way down deep within us, assuming that if we push it down and ignore it, all will be well and go away. Sorry. No dice. Just because you put it in a box doesn’t mean it’s gone. It’s still within you, trying to rear it’s uncomfortable head. We hold things in too long, until we either blow or we make ourselves sick. Our struggles need to come out. And while crying is one effective method, speaking about what’s happening with you to a therapist is a great way to not only release everything you’ve been carrying, but also find healthier ways to resolve, cope and manage it. I won’t go into a history lesson here. But Sigmund Freud came up with ‘The Talking Cure’ when he discovered that listening empathically to the patient helped to alleviate their symptoms. Of course, psychology has advanced significantly since then in many ways. But talking it out remains one of the fundamental healing aspects of therapy. Some people come to see me when things are bad. Some recognize the struggle early on and book some time. And yet others are doing okay but want to move from ‘good’ to ‘great’. Whatever your reason, seeing a therapist can help to support you and provide a platform from which you can release your struggles, and find healthier ways to manage life. And THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING!


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