“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
Are you experiencing chronic health issues that make you anxious, sad, or irritable?
Do you suffer from Chronic Pain? Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Tinnitus?
Are you suffering from some terminal illness and facing a variety of emotions and want to make peace with life?
Are you worried about your changing self-esteem associated with your disability?
Chronic health conditions can be a source of stress for many of us. These may include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, irritable bowel syndrome, cancer, chronic pain, asthma, tinnitus, migraines, and many more.
Sometimes physical trauma such as an injury (e.g., workplace-related or slip and fall), concussion, or a motor vehicle collision can cause health problems and disability. Dealing with health-related conditions can be complicated and overwhelming at times.
The decline in health can directly impact our usual activities, such as work, recreation, and day-to-day tasks at home. The inability to participate in meaningful activities can cause more stress in our lives. We may ruminate about our health/disability conditions and suffer from feelings of helplessness.
If we do not learn coping mechanisms to deal with our health conditions and/or disability, we may start experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. As a result, our health may decline even more. During psychotherapy treatment, we can explore chronic health/disability-related challenges and learn coping strategies that will allow us to adjust to the changes in our lives.