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For the most part when clients reach out, they are usually in a crisis of sorts. And it’s the emotional pain that usually prompts them to reach out because often they are overwhelmed.

I haven’t eaten, I can’t concentrate, I get easily irritated, I don’t feel like doing anything but staying in bed the whole day, are just but some of the expressions I have heard shared over the years.

The hardest thing one will ever learn to do is to sit with their pain. And it takes a level of training the mind to not want to escape itself. That’s especially difficult to do in a world that is flooded with many things to distract us, eg social media, drugs, sex, ponography, series, movies etc. And most people tend to resort to these distractions.

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I invite us to consider that, indeed pain is an indication of something that needs our attention. There is a physician who used to tell his patients that pain will not kill them but the pain killers they quickly run for instead of first going to seek medical assistance to examine why the pain is what will. And in the same breathe I suggest that rather than first seeking to get rid of the pain, endeavour to get to the bottom of why the pain. Seek out professional help or the assistance of someone you can trust to help you unravel what is going on, without judgement or trying to fix you.

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Please use this for information purposes only. It is not a substitute for seeking out professional help. The views expressed here in are  from my personal experiences as well as from those I have interacted with and while one may resonate with what is shared, it’s not a substitute for appreciating your own unique personal experience. Always do your own research on any topic to guard against being hoodwinked.

Published by nasewangari

Clinical Psychologist| Humanist| Great passion for demystifying and decolonizing mental health

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