Wednesday, March 20, 2013

How to Heal

Healing from the past is a challenging goal. If you have experienced a traumatic event, it can feel very present in daily life event though it occurred in the past. It may be impacting your self esteem, sleep patterns, depression levels, anxiety levels, and relationships with others. Recovering from trauma is a process, and counseling can be a huge benefit to move through this process with support and guidance. The first step is finding a professional that you trust and are comfortable with. The process may be painful at times as you are sharing about it, but ultimately will lead you to identify what triggers the trauma experiences, developing coping skills and grounding techniques to manage the emotions that may come up, and healing by addressing the fears the trauma has caused and developing positive thought patterns that support healing. Validation, empowerment, communication, hope and connectedness are goals of counseling that will lead you on the path to healing and living a full and happy life.

If you are ready to start your path to healing, call Open Doors Counseling, Coaching and Consulting at 602-499-9952.