If this is your first time in counselling, the time till you start your first session is a mix of excitement, intimidation and anxiety. Knowing what to expect will help to put your mind at ease and also to make the most of your therapy sessions. Here are 10 things to keep in mind before your first counselling session.
I am going to share one of my most basic self-care checklists with you today. Something that does not require you to put aside any time to follow. Keep this checklist handy and answer five simple questions any time you feel stressed/ upset/ irritable or low on energy and motivation.
The term depression is being used quite commonly these days. While I would like to believe this to be a mark of growing awareness regarding mental health, that is not exactly true! Often, ‘depression’ or ‘depressed’ are used loosely as synonyms for sadness. This leads not only to misunderstanding, but even trivialisation of a debilitating health condition, preventing people from reaching out for timely treatment. To avoid labelling all sadness as depression, and more importantly, to know the warning signs – it is important to understand what depression is.