- Neil Colvin
Want Counseling To Heal From Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety And More? Here's The Secret!
Spoiler Alert: You have to show up to consistently show up to counseling and put the work in. Tough problems are not solved in a few moments. They take time to resolve. Otherwise, you would have already fixed those challenges on your own.
Mental health challenges can be internal, external or both. In any case, you have to rewire the way you think about them and how you deal with them. You know what you've been doing doesn't work so why keep up the same process and expect something new to happen?
Sarah's advice is backed by science. We know that old habits die hard. The reason is that if you focus on a feeling frequently, those pathways in your brain actually get stronger and grow! However, if you create a new pathway towards dealing with your challenge (even if they are serious like anxiety, PTSD, trauma or something else) the old pathways actually shrink in width and can wither. In fact, they can even disconnect.
The more consistent you are with your counselling sessions, the faster you build the new pathways and the faster you disconnect the old ways of thinking. This is also a good segway to a question that is asked on our website and in our Google Business profile. "How long does it take to get better?" The answer is truly dependent on you. How much time and effort are you going to put in to resolve these challenges? Some people are extremely dedicated and have made up their mind that they are going to do whatever it takes to get through their mental and physical challenges. They are consistent and they are the ones that reap the benefits of counselling much faster than those that show up for sessions here and there. You and your therapist initially put your schedule together with several things in mind. You consistently show up and put the effort into each session and you use those new tools that the therapist gave you, every chance you get.
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