Shrinks Don’t Bite, They Guide
Another educational post from Dr Julz;
You do not have to be literally out of your mind to see a Shrink (Psychiatrist). Just living your everyday life can become so challenging that you need to consultant a specialist to better deal with them. These things sound more normal than you thing. It’s because they are. People can go to therapy to help make their every day lives a little easier. And at the end there is no shame in that.
Here are a few reasons you might need to see a Shrink today;
1. You are not sure what to do with your life: A therapist can help you determine a good path that utilizes your best qualities and helps you downplay your worst.
2. You keep having the same fight with friends: If you are like many people, you keep making the same friendship mistakes again. And again. And again. A therapist can help you figure out why.
3. You want to make your marriage stronger: You know what helps a marriage? Time apart. Time to reflect. Better ways of communication. These are all things a good shrink can help you with.
4. You have a boss you hate: Don’t vent to your boss. Don’t storm out in a huff. Talk to your therapist. He or she can help you find ways of making work more tolerable.
5. Motherhood is overwhelming you: You know those moments you just want to SCREAM? Talk to someone about it. Spend an hour working on coping mechanisms. It’s better than Yoga.
6. Your schedule is overwhelming: It may seem counter-intuitive to add YET another appointment to your insane week, but therapists can actually help you figure out what you can let go of, what you can outsource, and what you need to keep come hell or high water.
7. You stress eat: If you are using other unhealthy means of coping — eating, smoking, drinking — therapy can give your head the space to figure out why. And help you to stop it.
8. You are having nightmares: No matter what the reason, a good therapist can help you sort out what is happening in your waking life that is making it all worse.
In the United States and other more developed countries, people visit the “Shrink” or Psychiatrist because of a whole range of problems but here in Africa, there is a huge stigma attached to seeing a Psychiatrist or a Psychologist. those behaviors that you think might just be the nrmal way to respond to stressful situations, might just be the early signals that you need help.