When it all gets too much you simply feel overwhelmed and this happens to all of us.
The trick is to put our hands out for help when this happens. If you don’t, your stress builds up and can cause major issues and illness over time. A large part of my work is about helping people who are overwhelmed and suffering the anxiety, stress or depression that this causes.
Being part of a community is a huge help as I can report only too well this week. I am selling my house and downsizing and this process is very overwhelming. Half my belongings have to go to let me fit sensibly in the new house I have chosen.
Thanks to several wonderful friends and my family I am nearly through this process. I have had help from painters, window cleaners, cleaners and gardeners to repair the impact daily life over time had on my house. It is done now and the house is being listed on the Internet today with its first open inspection on Saturday.
During this process it has been a very enjoyable to continue seeing clients who are much more seriously overwhelmed than me. Yes, even those with terrible traumas to sort out are a pleasure to see because of the difference that happens when they sort out the past.
As she left a recent client said “I don’t know how to thank you enough. After years of therapy I have always felt worse when I left than when I went. The other therapists just made me relive the traumas every time.
Now in only 4 sessions you have made me feel well! Plus I have quit smoking.
And after every session I went out feeling so good. So very much better than when I came in.
You are so different from the others.”
This is why I love what I do. It is more of a pleasure than simply work. I do NOT make people relive unpleasant things from the past. If you have been there once you don’t need to go back in your conscious mind.
I get you to use your imagination to dream up a theatre in your unconscious mind to sort out the problems from the past so that they are truly over and you are safe.
As I said earlier, being part of a community is a huge help when people are overwhelmed but many people need more than this and if this is the case for you or for someone you know, please send them to see me or at least get them to phone me for a chat.
Overwhelm can be caused by too much happening at once or by a build up of unpleasant things that have happened over years, even in early childhood. Our bodies hang on to that stress until we let it go and that is what I help you to do.
By the way, I am not going very far… from Tranmere across Glynburn Road to Glynde. It is just a smaller place. I don’t want a 3-bedroom house and big garden any more.
Don’t go on suffering. Just call me for help.