ADHD brains may not linger on unpleasant issues, leaving somatic discomforts unaddressed. Somatic therapy for adults with ADHD begins with learning to be mindful of bodily sensations, which can eventually help reduce the intensity of high emotional arousal.
Acceptance and commitment therapy has a lot of great metaphors to represent concepts like cognitive defusion. The leaves on a stream metaphor is a way of conceptualizing the way that thoughts will come and go without being the stream or changing its nature, and they will naturally flow on along if you don't try to dam up the stream. You can learn about more ACT metaphors in this blog post on Mental Health @ Home. #thoughts #acceptanceandcommitmenttherapy #therapy #mentalhealth #psychology
Stigma tells us that we should not make a big deal about our mental health and if you go to therapy you'll be seen as weak but don't buy into the lies. It's okay to take a break. It's okay to not be okay. It's okay to admit you need help. It's okay to go to therapy!
There are lots of reasons people don't seek help and those reasons can be really complex (and, often, things we need to address as a culture), but sometimes we don't follow up simply because we aren't sure exactly how one goes about getting a therapist. In this post, we'll run down a step by step list for how to get a therapist: