Carolina Counseling Services - How to Survive Holiday Nostalgia
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How to Survive Holiday Nostalgia
“Tis the season to be jolly.” You can feel it in the cold air and in the contagious glee that people exude as the festive holidays draw near. But when you have just recently experienced a heartrending loss or you are overwhelmed by a distressing feeling, the coming holidays can make you feel lonelier. Besieged with grief or extreme sadness, the nostalgia of past happy holidays may just dampen your holiday spirit more than lift it up. If you want to go through the season feeling a little bit better, consider seeing a therapist.
Holidays Reawake Memories
Nostalgia is inevitable as you are caught up in the heat of traditional activities, which give the season a particular ambiance you associate with loved ones and those who played an important role in your life. The holiday songs and music can powerfully bring you back to those days when you were young, careless and happy. Planning and shopping for food and gifts can remind you of the past celebrations and other events that evoke memories you can’t help but reminisce. Going through the whole experience, however, may remind you of a lot of things, people and events that connect you to them, even while experiencing distressing emotions.
What You Can Do to Overcome the Distress
Before and during the festive season, you’ll hear a lot of advice from those who genuinely wish you can be your usual self again. They may tell you to accept the loss or the feeling to be able to face the pain, the guilt, the sadness or whatever wretched emotion you have. They may advise you to take control of your life. What they may not be telling you is “how.” They won’t or can’t because they themselves may not know how to do it, if it happens to them. Despite their sincere desire to help, they may not be the best people to help you at this time.
The Real Help
The real help that matters may come from people you don’t know yet. They are the professional therapists or counselors independently contracted with Carolina Counseling Services in Fayetteville, NC. There are a number of ways to navigate the holidays, despite the negative feeling or the distressing symptoms of a condition. They can help you go through the process to be able to recover from whatever is weighing you down.
Between your family and friends who have well-meaning intentions and your therapist who can show you the way to facing, accepting and resolving your issues, you have a very good chance to move forward and have another meaningful holiday this year. With a therapist’s help, you may not only survive the holidays, but even the days beyond. So, take the first easy step now – call Carolina Counseling Services in Fayetteville, NC.
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Carolina Counseling Services contracts independently with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services independently contracted therapists assist individuals, couples, families, and children with counseling services that will help put your life back on track. Working with both non military and military is a joy and the therapist you choose will be happy to assist you whether you are a "civilian", or if you are a dependent or retiree.
Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. It really doesn't matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. A friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed and experienced is the one who can assist the most. You don't have to figure it out alone. All independently contracted therapists are licensed, friendly professionals. Call to schedule your appt now!
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Evening and Weekend Appts Available with specific therapists
Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
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Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
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