On this page I should like to give you a glimpse into the world of counselling and psychotherapy using my experience. I will update it regularly so please check back from time to time.
This blog was written on Thursday 6 June, 2019. I have been thinking about how our mind and body are connected. I have been reading 'Activate your Vagus Nerve' by Dr Navaz Habib. The cover of the book also suggests you can 'unleash your body's natural ability to overcome: Gut Sensitivities, Inflammation, Brain Fog, Autoimmunity, Anxiety, Depression. I recommend the book.
Before I became involved in counselling and psychotherapy I thought feeling unwell was often linked to issues of diet and lack of exercise. I visited a number of professionals to help with nutrition, exercise and general wellbeing. It was only when I addressed unprocessed thoughts and feelings in counselling and psychotherapy did I experience a more constant sense of wellbeing. I think we have to attend to our physical and mental wellbeing if we want to function well and feel resilient enough to cope with the inevitable challenges of life.
There are many different types of therapy and the one you choose has to work for you. If you want to address historical issues talking with an Integrative, psychoanalytic or humanistic therapist may be helpful. If you feel you have already attended to issues you may have experienced as a child and your concerns are more present day, CBT could be helpful. Mindfulness I think is great for everyone to incorporate into their life as a way to reset balance. Deep meditation is also nourishing and refreshing.
Incidentally, we may not be sure what has impacted our health from early childhood experiences. You may wish to look up 'Adverse Childhood Experiences' on the internet to see if any apply to your own history.
I wish you well in finding your own inner sense of wellbeing.