Sometimes symptoms of ill health like colds, flu, anxiety and depression can be indicators like those
flashing icons on a car dashboard, that all is not well and they indicate that the way we are living
does not sit well with us.
Our society does not encourage us to discuss any discomforts we suffer and struggle with. Often to
manage feelings of fear that can arise when in a situation where we have no control over what is
currently happening in our lives we might reach for something to take away the fear like alcohol or
act out in some way to release something within us. The something could be guilt, shame at being
inadequate, anger, loneliness or any uncomfortable feeling.
Sometimes life can feel good and then there are times when questions like ‘Why am I here?, What
is it all about? Why me? Will it ever change? Not again! flood the mind and body. This can be
overwhelming and saps your energy.
Perhaps you may decide to take a look at your life more deeply and if you do it is usually wiser to
pick someone other than a family member. The family we are born into can sometimes prevent us
from reaching our full potential but we do not see it as we are conditioned by them to see situations
their way even when it is to our detriment.
A psychotherapist can help you look at your patterns, the hidden meanings in the choices you made
in order to survive. You can then make more informed choices and give yourself the chance to
become more healthy.