If we had a physical injury, we'd see a Doctor, maybe a specialist at the hospital, maybe we'd get a cast for a broken bone to protect the injury, followed by a clear plan from the specialist as to how to care for the injury and what exercises to do to improve our mobility. Emotional health needs a similar approach. So when we hit an emotional storm we need a caste to protect us from further emotional injury which comes in the form of self care and self compassion (being kind to yourself). If symptoms persist the therapist is your specialist to assess your emotional injury and guide you back to recovery. So a great place for clients to start is looking at their physical health and you can start today by looking at some of the basic gifts we can offer ourselves...
If you are doing the basics and still experiencing difficulties, then you can look at the ways in which experience is filed. Sometimes when our lives become filled with rigidity or chaos it can indicate our internal filing system is not working efficiently. Siegel, (2012:373) refers to main filing systems where problems can occur.
These are just some of the indicators that our filing systems need to be sorted and reorganised. This sounds like a big job but in therapy you often find just by talking about one or two things which are taking up a lot of space it allows you the band width to tidy up most of the chaos then it is your choice how much else you reconstruct.
What's really important to you really matters and if it is important to you then it really matters to me... and you do not need suffer in silence or to go alone on this journey.
I'm truly hoping for you to get in touch, share your thoughts, I'm just a message away... and I do reply promptly!