Worry, Sadness and Fear

Understand and better manage uncomfortable feelings.

There's a lot to be worried about.  There's also a few things to be sad about.  And being fearful can be mixed into this as well.  No matter what is on your mind, whether current external circumstances that are out of your control or more personal matters, it can be hard to be stuck in any of those feelings.

Do you spend a lot of time preoccupied, feeling down or simply just not right?  It's important to pay attention to signals from your body, heart and mind as they are there to serve you.  Often people ignore, minimize or otherwise deflect from uncomfortable feelings.  This can work temporarily but is not a long term solution as there are many ways it comes out anyway.  Compartmentalizing doesn't mean it's gone but merely set aside, possibly out of your conscious awareness but still accessible unconsciously.

Signs that your emotions are bothering you include impatience, snapping at your partner or children, feeling agitated or challenges with sleep.  Some people use alcohol or other substances to "medicate" their uncomfortable feelings but this is also not only an unhealthy choice but a bandaid approach that comes with its own issues.

Worry, sadness and fear are all within the range of a normal human experience but when they hang around in excess or cause other problems, it's time to take a closer look.

I help people find clarity around the roots of their uncomfortable feelings, understand the impact and look for ways to feel better.  Ways this might happen include a new understanding of what's happening, acceptance if circumstances are unchangeable, finding new coping tools and implementing self-care.  Often a look at family of origin experiences can yield some clues as well.

Would you like to inquire about scheduling an online therapy session?  CONTACT ME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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