Everyone goes through tough situations in life. Whenever I encounter problems, I need to face it bravely. And counselling is one of the most effective weapons I have against the whole range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety or sadness. When you talk about it to someone who is professionally trained to listen, it gives invaluable benefits:1. Different Perspective When you speak your thoughts and emotions, it allows you to see them from a different perspective instead of just one. Just like that, keeping a diary is a great help to many people, seeing your problems written on a paper allows you to examine them from a distance. In some cases, many individuals discover their stress isn’t that of a real cause for concern or it wasn’t a very serious issue to worry about. 2. Cathartic Experience Letting your emotions out that you have been keeping inside for a long time can be a relieving experience. The bottled emotions can take up a huge amount of space inside your head which you might not even be aware of. 3. Feeling Less Alone Many people are unable to share their emotions or feelings to their close-ones. Talking to someone who is trained to hear you, and who won’t judge you, gives you the freedom to talk about the things which you normally wouldn’t admit to your friends. This will be effective in making you feel less alone and isolated in suffering. 4. Ping With Everyday Life You will have some weight lifted off your mind when you talk about the things that you are stressing about in your day to day life. Knowing you can rely on someone who will listen to your problems, will free you from stressing about your issues. Therefore, you can focus on living your life again. Repeating this every day gives you time to concentrate on making positive changes in your life and in turn will lift your mood. 5. Improve Physical well-being Both mental health therapy and physical well-being play an equal part in therapy. This often has a great effect, by making people more active and elevate feelings of positivity. Going to talk therapy method allowed me to become more aware of my emotions and my well-being. I was get to learn things about my body, my issues, my stress and many other things. All this, thanks to the examining your emotions with another person. It lets you see yourself from the outside resulting in a heightened sense of self. And once processed, it will have a huge bonus in making you feel at ease and more confident.
The project “YOU are the EU” is funded by the Agency for Mobility and EU programmes withing the program European Solidarity Corps.