In times past, it was thought that going to the psychologist was akin to being crazy. Currently, it is a little more normalized, however, th...
In times past, it was thought that going to the psychologist was akin to being crazy. Currently, it is a little more normalized, however, the question still exists in most people: when is it appropriate to seek professional help from a psychologist?
Next, I will share a few situations that merit seeking professional help:
Strong events happen in life that are difficult for us to assimilate. They cause an intense emotional blow and even destroy all beliefs and certainties. For example, the unexpected death of a loved one, an assault, a move, a separation, a tremor.
They usually generate so much pain, so many questions, so many emotions mixed up with each other, that there is a breaking point that does not allow us to continue working as before. For example, those who cannot go to work for fear of being assaulted again.
Faced with this type of situation, professional accompaniment is necessary to help you look at all your personal resources in order to move on with life.
There are times in our history that we find ourselves in a similar situation over and over again. Or even that the family has repeated the same story on several occasions. It is almost the law that they do not explain how they come to be in that situation. If so, the eye of a psychologist will be able to collaborate in knowing how a person reaches those repetitions, and how to get out of it.
3 You don't understand what happens to you
There are some times when you feel unwell. It can be anxiety, sadness, it can be a lot of anger, but you do not know what is happening to you, therefore you do not know how to solve it. This is one of the cases in which a professional look can be of great use.
4 Congruence you say, do, feel
People who do not have studies regarding mental health tend to express feeling "crazy." When they express this they mean when they say one thing, do another, but feel something different.
That is, the thoughts, feelings, and actions go in different directions. This causes a feeling of personal insanity. People look for that congruence, that sense of personal sanity. When you can't do it despite your best efforts, you need to seek help.
As in trauma, there are events that cause us personal maladjustment. Unlike trauma, crisis allows us to remain functional. However, if left unattended, it can lead to worsening to the point of not being able to do normal, daily activities.
For example, when there is a crisis in the couple's relationship, there is no break, there is no trauma, however, there is a mismatch in which there is no solution.
In general, couples come to consultation when there is already greater damage. It is preferable to seek professional help before there is no going back in the breakup of the couple.
In our society, most addictions are socially accepted. For example, wine to relax, cigarettes, compulsive shopping, or excessive eating. Even the "workaholic", who is someone who cannot stop working, is considered a great element for companies.
However, addictions have a great emotional component at heart. There is a deep, almost existential void that they cannot fill. It is through these addictions that they deal with this feeling. Being able to discover true emptiness will help you decide when to drink, when to eat, when to smoke, work, or even stop.
7 Physical symptoms
There is a paradigm that diseases are an expression of what happens to the soul in the body. You may or may not share this idea, or give it the benefit of the doubt. What is true and proven is that a better state of mind and emotional well-being positively affect the immune system.
If you are going through any disease, or physical symptoms, you can go to a psychology professional as extra help to regain your integral health.
8 Personal growth
Many people believe that the psychologist is only when we are crazy. However, growth is not only physiological. Every time we have a new experience, we also grow in awareness and self-knowledge. Entering a personal process can also be about seeking to grow, in self-knowledge, in consciousness, in spirituality.
Why spirituality? Because sometimes we don't find meaning in our life. It is difficult to look at the spiritual part if the human part is not looked at. Growing in consciousness is also growing in spirit.
Going to the psychologist, as some say, should not be a sign of insanity, but of mental health and self-esteem. We are always blind to our situations. An external eye always helps to look beyond our noses. Expanding our gaze to our reality will make us take actions that make us achieve what we want.