This week as been Mental Health Awareness week in NZ. And so I want to end this week by sharing my experience of how Talking Works.
Like many people I have experienced trauma, some minor, and some severe. While I was able to carry on with life, raising children, studying, relationships, work and such, I was constantly tripping myself up. Triggers would set me off and I would start to fall apart, and consequently would hurt people I love. At times life seemed overwhelmingly hard, like there was no way out of the difficulty and like life would be one never ending seesaw between being able to function at a high level, and then falling back into trauma, fear, grief and all things related. It was like carrying a heavy burden that kept me chained to the past.
I had tried counselling once or twice, but I didn’t find the right fit, and thought it was no use in trying again. One day a beloved friend gave me the number of a trained psychologist who was easy to talk to, had years of knowledge and experience and knew her craft. It took a few years but slowly we unpacked the bag, lightened the load and reduced the charge of the memories that kept me trapped in the past. And today I can walk forward, leaving my baggage at the door and give thanks for the past but look forward to the future. Talking literally changed my life.
It is possible to get free counselling, four funded sessions may be available to you, just talk to your doctor. For trauma of a sensitive nature you can talk to an ACC registered Psychologist, Psychotherapist or Counsellor and they can apply for ACC which may pay for your sessions. And don’t be put off if you don’t find the right fit for you the first time, there will be someone out there who can help.
How heavy is your load? Are you tired of carrying the baggage? Do you find yourself constantly retriggered? Do you feel at the end of what you can handle?
You don’t have to go through life with a burden on your back. Please reach out, talk to someone, talking truly does work.
To get more details phone- Susan Matheson, Registered Psychotherapist, 0276052427 or email email@example.com