How hard it is to keep up with the suffering of people close to us isn’t it? We often find that they need psychological help, but we find that they lack the courage or willingness to go to a psychologist. How can we help someone in this situation to convince them that they should seek help from a Havening practitioner?
Tips to Help Someone Look for a Therapist or Psychologist
- Patience: People who are experiencing psychological or emotional problems often seek to isolate themselves and take a reluctant position to receive help and especially to admit that they have a problem. It takes a lot of patience to deal with this kind of issue. Things do not change overnight, and convincing work on seeking help should be done in a delicate way so that the person does not rebel, be offended, and move further away.
- Freedom: Let the person feel free to talk about their feelings and problems. Do not force the dialogue. Realizing that you are next door and willing to listen and help, when you feel ready it will surely open with you.
- Judgment: Criticism and judgment do not help anyone who is going through a period of confusion and contradiction. In this condition, the person needs someone who is beside her. Criticism may lead her to move away from you.
- Impartiality: Don’t take the pains for you. At times the person may become aggressive, angry and even offended, but do not take it personally. Remember that she is experiencing problems that make her feel and react this way. When you find the weather is difficult, step back and return when the situation is calmer.
- Socialization: Encourage the person to relate to others other than those in their family life. Try to convince her to leave home, do some exercise or enjoyable activities. Take walks with her, as changing your environment and focus can help you forget your problems, at least for a few moments.
- Information: If you really want to help, it is important that you are well informed about the problem you have, be it depression, anxiety or other psychological disorder. It is important that you know the issue so that you can help correctly and effectively. See websites, books or even psychologists to learn more.
- In practice: Psychological disorders can often lead to a person being unable to perform some ordinary tasks, not by physical limitation but by psychological block. Be willing to help with these tasks.
- Difficult times: If you seek knowledge about the problems your next person is facing, you will discover some specific techniques to help you get through the most difficult times, when some acute seizures may manifest themselves, such as attacks of panic or intense anxiety.