Most of us don’t want to actually have to go to counseling…

There’s a certain feeling of dread that tends to wash over us when we have to confront the deep, inner workings of our hearts. It’s not always pretty nor is it easy. There’s grief, despair, hurt, sadness, and pain lurking around and it can feel daunting and draining at first to explore these things.

We want to feel good!

We just want to be happy and for our lives to ultimately be simple and easy to navigate. No drama, no pain, no disconnection. Just happiness. Maybe a dash of adventure, and a sprinkle of novelty from time to time. But, the reality is that if we don’t face those more negative feelings beneath the surface, they’ll ultimately come back to haunt us later. Similar to weeds being left to their own devices in a garden, our simple pains that we think we can brush off can ultimately overtake and overthrow our entire wellbeing.

It’s very similar to when we break a bone.

Most people think that you don’t have a choice except to go see a doctor and get it set. But really, you have two choices. Go to the doctor, or let it be the way that it is. I think it’s safe to say that given proper financial resources, all of us would choose to set the bone with a medical professional! Because the alternative is pretty awful; you’d be disfigured and in substantial pain! The bone will ultimately heal, no matter what position it’s in. But the appendage might become useless or even need to be amputated in the future due to infection.

So, why don’t we have this same approach to mental health?

Countless studies have been done proving the inextricable link between the mind and the body, such as increased psychological stress causing the body to produce more cortisol which increases risk of heart disease, diabetes, unhealthy weight gain, etc. The mind and body are ultimately connected. When we ignore one, the other suffers. By taking care of your mind, by seeking counseling, not only will you experience psychological relief and healing. You’ll also likely protect your body from the more negative repercussions of letting your problems continue to fester. We would never let ourselves lose an arm to an unset broken bone.

Let’s not lose our minds to an unhealed broken heart, soul, or past.

Preventative care is just as important as reactionary care! Call me for a free consultation, so we can help you find relief for your immediate circumstances and peace for your past struggles.