When you are hurting, overwhelmed or feel alone it can be distressing to process what is happening. It is easy to shut off and succumb to just getting by. Gradually you feel shut off from life. Without knowing, you numb yourself to not feel the pain. By doing so, you notice you also struggle to feel the joy. Somatic psychotherapy supports you in reconnecting with your feelings and with life.
When you have a good connection with someone, a psychotherapist, counsellor or someone else, it is easier to find the courage and strength to get through. Difficult themes that may surface are:
By being with a trusted other, you can get through the experience without disowning the impact it is having on you. It is a path to start feeling more resilient, alive and hopeful.
Somatic Psychotherapy is a gentle counselling approach. It is appropriate for traumatic events, for example severe illness or loss. It is also helpful for other life challenges. Low self esteem, feeling alone or questions around where life is headed. To find out more about Somatic Psychotherapy or how I practise as a counsellor, keep clicking through, or send me a message.
In Somatic Psychotherapy & Counselling we pay attention to the feelings behind your thoughts, experiences and beliefs. By focusing on both feelings and thoughts, we “teach” the brain to react differently. This strengthens your sense of self and opens you up to feeling increasingly at peace with yourself and with life.
Going through cancer is an extraordinarily difficult and life changing experience. For many it is an emotionally isolating time. It is difficult to find someone who can really listen, understand and support you.
Loss and grief are inevitable parts of life. If you have met death, it is not possible to live like you used to after. It is a time where you feel fragile. Self-compassion and authentic support can help you move through the pain.