Counselling: The Gym for the Psyche. By Mairead Ashcroft 12/12/16
Can you imagine waking up in the morning and saying, "I can't wait to do something great for my mental health today!" Instead many of us look for subtle or not so subtle ways of avoiding or dissociating from any issues that might be triggering anxiety or other emotional or psychological difficulties. If we injured our knee and pain was stopping us from being able to function for a couple of days, we might wear it and soldier on. But if that pain lasted for weeks or months and was getting in the way of our work life, social and intimate relationships and was causing us to be less interactive in the world, we would most likely go to a doctor, have an ultrasound or ex-ray , have some physiotherapy or other treatment so that we could regain full capacity to live our lives the way we wished, with no barriers holding us back. Now, how long might we carry a mental health issue, relationship problem, inner critic, addiction or past trauma issue before seeking some assistance from a trained professional........... months, years, never?
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