How well did you sleep last night? Was yesterday so scattered that you became too overwhelmed to get anything done, much less eat correctly? Do you become apprehensive in overcrowded spaces with pandemic anxiety? Do feelings of sadness or anxiousness cause misunderstandings with you and your significant other? Is social media creating loneliness, anger, or envy?
Joy, Anger, Grief, Worry, Fear, and Sadness
We don't live in one world, we live in many.
With 10 million people living in Southern California we make our way through lines, sit on extended holds for services, spend too much time lost in our phones. We are constantly being pushed and pulled by each of these moments, all the while our lives are happening.
And everyday we experience a multitude of people, energies, attitudes and behaviors with others who go through the same thing in their own lives, as well. By day's end, something as simple as picking up dinner can cause our already frayed senses to go into overdrive.
When we become burned out, exhausted, or overwhelmed we notice the impacts of this in three areas: Commitment, concentration, and connection (even with self).
And what about your kids?
For children, the wellbeing of an adult has a direct impact on them. Maturity helps to temper emotions as we navigate through the day to day, but children reflect what they absorb around them; they don't choose to be fearful, loving, or calm. They don't decide what's on the shopping list, what their schedule is, or how patient their own parents are. Emotions are often derived from our environments and this translates even more so with children. With these kinds of stressors, people both big and small need empathy, not adversity.
I'm here to listen and to support you with ideas that can help reduce stress. As you learn to relate better with yourself, you begin to relate to others more effectively, as well. Boundary setting, grounding techniques, empathy, and self-care are tools that you develop and the good news is that you already possess these.
With therapy your clarity improves about your ongoing emotional needs, wishes, and desires. Through weekly exploration and discussion, you are invited to create and choose alternatives that help you to better manage environmental stressors with greater success and, in turn, you not only feel better; but you develop new coping skills that enable you to feel good about yourself.
Problems, misunderstandings, interruptions, and unforeseen changes are always going to be present. It's how you deal with them that makes them what they are. You deserve to be well.
Call me, let's talk.
For information, or to schedule an appointment, call 323 422 2036.
Kristin F. Jones℠ Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #92360. 3611 Seneca Avenue, Los Angeles, Ca, 90039.