Recognizing there is a need for therapy and finding a therapist are the two most important steps to starting the healing process.
Elissa Hurand is a professional therapist for anxiety in Seattle, Washington. She has a few suggestions for each of her new clients who start therapy. The first one is to make sure the client makes real and meaningful connections with people.
“Making connections means stopping social media and getting into the world. This can happen in a number of ways from volunteering, attending meet up groups, spiritual/religious services and other activities,” said Hurand.
Other suggestions include practicing conscious diaphragmatic breathing. Taking deep, expansive breaths offers relief and space from the source of the anxiety.
“This sort of breathing means releasing tension and anxiety – two of my specialties,” said Hurand, who is also a practicing family therapist in Seattle, WA.
The final suggestion is to turn off the television and moderate exposure to news and any distressing issues. The current political climate is certainly something that many have mixed emotions about and strong feelings that can become overwhelming. It is best to be mindful of how much contact one has with these types of situations.
Elissa Hurand is a professional anxiety therapist serving clients in Seattle, WA. She accepts new clients and strongly recommends the 15 minute initial consultation before scheduling. Learn more about her and her practice at http://elissahurand.com/about.html.