Counseling to Enchance Quality of Life
There are many people who look down on counseling or stigmatize it as something that broken people need. They think they are above counseling and or better off than people who receive counseling. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Counseling can only help more than it hurts. What could possibly be bad about gaining insight about yourself through someone who has a vested interest, is detached and objective and is trained in mental health matters? It is this blogger’s opinion that people who think they have no room to improve their mental health are in denial. Everyone has room to work on their mental health, and your mental health journey of improvement will be most successful when guided by a professional counselor.
When you work at strengthening your mental health, it rewards you. You increase your quality of life by making your thought and behavior patterns healthier. You may not recognize where you have areas to improve in your life. There is no fault in that. Many people simply do not think in terms of mental health awareness, as it relates to themselves or as it relates to others. When you educate yourself about what good mental health looks like, however, you will begin to understand what your personal strengths and weaknesses are. You will have a clearer picture of what you can offer in terms of good mental health as well as what you could afford to put more work into.
Everyone recognizes the difference between a stable person and an unstable person. But what many people fail to recognize is that humanity is made up of a complex spectrum of stability and instability, and that everyone falls in an individual place on that spectrum. Coming to understand your own level of stability, as well as your personality profile, informs you on a great many things and inspires you to strengthen the areas you are weak in. If you are someone who thinks of psychology and counseling as pseudosciences that are not actually helpful, it is time to reevaluate your opinions. Informed, civilized people esteem the field of psychology and recognize the necessity of counseling for a variety of circumstances.