At some point in our human lives we experience pain, injury, and illness. What happens to our body can deeply impact our mental health and overall perspective on wellbeing. Pain, injury and illnesses, can seriously impact how one moves through this world.
Pain without compassion and understanding can lead to inner shame and doubt in what you are experiencing. Additionally, the sense of feeling like a burden can make it feel like you have to suffer alone. Asking for help from others can feel like a big imposition and impact others around you, even if they are really supportive and helpful to you.
Suffering from pain and illness, can be debilitating, scary, faced with uncertainty, and having to navigate the healthcare system can be a daunting experience.
Living with chronic pain and/or an illness impacts every crevice of your life, and how you think about the future moving forward. It can be an overwhelming time one when your feeling at your most vulnerable and unwell.
We can address the overall sense of loss, grief, and changes that impact your life. Learn how to cope with juggling appointments, processing your pain/illness, tools to use in your medical appointments, strategies for dealing with pain and much more.
Therapy can be your safe space for slowing down and not having to make decisions.
Seeking therapy can help you feel more in control, grounded and understand how you can live life well and with quality.
Our therapists here at Mindful Steps Therapy are aware and knowledgeable about the following health-related issues.
- Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
- Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Injuries & Surgeries
Many people are undergoing tests and investigations seeking an answer to their pain. Working with a therapist can help you navigate the unknown paths and dealing with a diagnosis or not having one. There are many different types of illnesses that impact mental health and some just go together. Therapy can help you come to terms with understanding what a diagnosis means for you and your family, or coping with the struggle of being left in the dark without a diagnosis.
Therapy can be helpful if you are supporting a loved one who is undergoing treatments, pain and illness. It can often leave you feeling exhausted, tired, overwhelmed, and helpless watching someone you love struggle greatly.
Pain and illness doesn't impact one person, it impacts everyone near and dear. Not everyone will understand and show the empathy and compassion that you are in need of.
Learning through therapy how to set healthy boundaries, receive compassionate care, feel supported with new resources/tools, and build better support for yourself, as you support and care for others.
It shouldn't be selfish seeking help, but most commonly people feel like seeing a therapist may feel selfish. Some people may say to themselves, "I'm not the one who needs help" or "I can help and want to help, but it's alot".
Everyone needs help and support whether its learning to cope with a diagnosis, setting boundaries, and improving your own self-care therapy can help you along your journey.