Mental Health

The benefits of therapy.

I know! Therapy has such a stigma around it that I believe needs to disappear now!  I’m going to discuss the benefits of therapy. So many people are scared to admit they need help or admitting that they are actively seeking or getting help with their problems.

Do you need help? Are you struggling with certain things in your life?

If you feel yourself nodding yes or agreeing with this questions then please go get some help. I know it’s difficult and scary but it will help. I am writing this today to tell you some of the benefits of therapy.

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Benefits of therapy number one: Coping skills.

Therapists are trained and have so many helpful skills to help you cope. While I was in counselling I found that my counsellor had so many different techniques that she could implement to help me.

Some of these techniques are as simple and easy as breathing exercises, grounding exercises, colouring, etc.Learning these little coping skills and exercises can help a lot if you put them into practice and use them when you are struggling.

Benefits of therapy number two: Another perspective on your problems.

Tunnel vision is a bitch. There is nothing worse than being so stressed out, anxious or worried that all you can do is focus on how stuck you are. You are unable to see a way out.

Having a therapist who is on the outside can give you a fresh pair of eyes. A therapist can lead you through the tunnel, organise your thoughts and help you come up with a solution.

When I felt trapped being in school and almost having a anxiety attack as soon as I stepped on the property. School was and still is a massive trigger from my anxiety. I couldn’t handle going in and my therapist help me find a solution.

She told me I don’t have to finish school and that it’s not a big deal. My mental health is more important than completing school. After a few sessions of working through some solutions I decided I wanted to finish school and complete my exams but I wanted to do all my school work from home.

I had a solution to a problem that I felt trapped in all because of my therapist.

Benefits of therapy number three: Talking helps.

I struggled with this for a long time. I hated that I appeared weak when I spoke about certain things so I refused to open up and instead bottle all the pain, worry, stress, etc away. This always ended badly.

I would bottle everything up and then over the tiniest thing would make me explode and everything I had been bottling up would spill out and I would hurt the people around me by saying things I didn’t mean.

I hated this but couldn’t help myself. Being weak was a huge fear of mine. I couldn’t be vulnerable with anyone. When I begun therapy I wasn’t very comfortable with talking about myself but slowly I began opening up.

I soon learned that talk does help.  Each week when I went I opened up more, cried and felt so much better afterwards.

When this started happening I felt so much better and I found it easier to control my emotions and begin to open up about things to my boyfriend and family.

Even if you aren’t going to therapy talk to someone you trust. It honestly helps so much.  

benefits of therapy

Thank you for reading this post! I hope this will help someone realise that it’s okay to not be okay. 

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Anne xx 

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9 thoughts on “The benefits of therapy.

  1. Thanks for sharing this post, I’m sure it will help a lot of people. I definitely agree with all your points here, therapy is so helpful to start changing your behaviours and the way you look at problems in life. I really appreciated the coping mechanisms I learned during therapy, as I learnt how to adapt them beyond the period of time I had my therapist to talk to.

    Megan // https://pixieskiesblog.wordpress.com/

  2. Thank you for sharing this! I have thought a few times maybe I should try therapy but your right about the stigma. It sounds like it may be helpful though. These are excellent things and thank you for sharing!

  3. I’ve been considering counselling for a while now and have been offered it through my college. At first I wanted to say no and to ignore any sort of problems but I’ve realised that’s unfair to do to myself and the people around me. Hearing your experience has really warmed me to the idea of counselling and hopefully it can help me through some tough times, I just need some techniques to help me cope with problems I am having and become a nicer person to be around. Thank you for sharing your experiences!
    Alex x
    http://allthingsalexx.wordpress.com

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