When Life "Hurts"...
Hurting could mean different things for different people.
Physiological hurting could look like this...
- You find yourself having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
- You experience frequent headaches.
- You have experienced changes in your appetite (either an increase or decrease).
- You have difficulty paying attention and concentrating. You find that you get distracted easily.
- You feel tired, fatigued, or that you have little or no energy.
- You experience chest pain or sweating.
Mental hurting could look like this...
- You find it difficult to trust others.
- You feel things always need to be "perfect".
- You have trouble remembering conversations or where you put something.
- You fine it difficult to let go of ideas or things that bother you.
Emotional hurting could look like this...
- You feel down, sad, or depressed.
- You feel stressed or worried.
- You find yourself losing your temper more often.
Therapy can also help:
- To gain or regain a sense of empowerment in your life.
- Adjust to various life changes (including marriage/living together, having children, divorce, "empty nest" syndrome).
- Improve communication.
- Enhance intimacy.
- Increase self-confidence.
- Explore various career paths and develop a plan of action.
- Increase motivation.
- Increase stress management and coping skills.
- Acquire different parenting skills.
- Improve anger management.