If you’re concerned about a loved one and want them to get help, it can be challenging to convince them to speak to a therapist. You may be tempted to set up a therapy appointment and be dishonest with them about where they’re going. You may believe that if you can just get them in the door and in front of a therapist that things will get better.
Why should you be concerned? There are lots of reasons. Let’s look at a few:
More screen time = less physical activity, less social interaction, less time with family members, less real world problem solving, brain atrophy, increased risk for depression and a reduced ability to learn (among other problems). For more specifics,
Why don’t we go to the gym more, exercise more or eat healthier? Why do we avoid unpleasant tasks? That’s easy – because it’s uncomfortable! We buy into the lie that it’s “easier” to avoid it than it is to deal with it. We lie to ourselves and say we’ll do it tomorrow. Have you ever said that?
Depending upon how you interpret Biblical scripture, you might think that fear is an absence of faith. Proverbs 31 Ministry has a great article on this subject here. Whether you’re a person of faith or not, please read on, as this applies to us all.
In my practice I help most of my clients deal with fear.
Do you ever find yourself plagued by “what ifs”? I regularly help clients who suffer from constant, nagging or debilitating worry. Unfortunately, our world seems to push a constant diet of fear and worry. It seems like every time your hear the news there is an impending disaster, health scare or financial crisis. We are constantly bombarded with fearful messages about our health,