Why do we go into therapy?
When grief becomes unbearable, when it keeps you dragging down into the deepest dumps, when you feel the choking unbearable, when inner darkness shrouds us, when we can’t handle our emotions…it is time to seek help.
At such times, I often become my own therapist. Even you can! Incredible?
I don’t think so.
“Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”—Hippocrates
Whether it is a break up or divorce, mental or physical torture, betrayal or emotional hurt, bullying or frustration, no grief should be grave enough to kill your spirit of emerging stronger to seek your own happiness and peace.
Try the following tips:
Talk to yourself:
Self- talking is a very powerful tool in our hands. Let the talk go on and on, don’t try to give it a direction. Let the positive and negative thoughts flow on. When they exhaust themselves, then sift through your thoughts and pick up the positive ones to convince yourself that it is not your fault.
It is just a phase:
Accept that you are just going through a bad phase. Everybody has to. You don’t have any control over the circumstances but you can control the damage, which the present situation might do, to your mental and emotional health.
Keep yourself busy:
If you have work, bury yourself in that. It will keep you away from the depressive thoughts for a while. In case you don’t have a regular routine to keep yourself busy, read a good book, visit a friend, go and meet somebody whose company gives you relief and comfort.
Don’t conceal your wounds. When you speak out your mind, half of the burden wears off. You can discuss your anxieties and fears with a person you trust, a friend or your mother or sister, whosoever you are comfortable with. It gives immense relief and you will feel lighter.
Cry your heart out:
As you share your feelings, let the tears flow. They bring about catharsis and have an amazing healing power. The pain of your heart will melt away for the time being. Let all the thoughts of regret, guilt and forgiveness visit you again and again and let them flow away.
Pour your heart out:
Write down all your thoughts, the remorse and the censure and your answers to all the questions that are troubling you. It will give you a strange self- satisfaction and self-healing.
Listen to good music:
Good music is a great healing balm; it takes us out of our situation and provides a soothing touch to our heart and soul.
“For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.” – Reba McEntire
Self- therapy requires great determination to push aside your anguish and have immense faith in your efforts.
Have you ever tried self- therapy? Do you comprehend the power of convincing yourself, which lies within us? Which of the above steps could be more effective?
Please share your valuable thoughts.
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