If we have experienced trauma in our lives, our system may be on high alert and send adrenalin through our bodies even when it is not needed.
People come to counseling for all kinds of reasons. There is no wrong reason to talk to a counsellor, here are some issues that counselling can be particularly helpful with.
...if you don't like your therapist, and/or you think your therapist doesn't like you, you are not likely to experience the changes your are hoping for.
A diagnosis is not an assessment of who you are. It is a description of the symptoms you are experiencing. Some diagnosis have more stigma attached than others and some can help to bring life-changing clarity to an individual, directing them towards needed help.
Medication has its limits. It will not provide a healthy environment, social support, the tools to manage difficult situations, or to heal from major crisis or traumatic events and should not be solely relied on for these things.
Lise Brown, a Winnipeg based Adventure therapist, talks about our fear of the outside; kids with knives, forest bathing; risky behaviour vs rope climbing; and knowing your limits.
While PTSD is becoming more recognized and treated, within the military, men experience trauma in a variety of other contexts.
Sometimes we get to a point where we risk losing relationships and potentially our own health, freedom, or life, as a result of things that we’ve said or done.
If you love someone who seems to be randomly explosive, it can feel like you’re loving volcano.
Our society has become increasingly perfectionistic, with less and less tolerance for anything considered less than perfect or ‘outside of the narrowing range of normal.’