Words matter!

Words are highly powerful and can make a huge difference to someone. ⠀

We can support our close ones or someone who may be going through a difficult time by saying statements like:⠀

• I’m with you. ⠀
• If you are comfortable you can share. ⠀
• I believe in you. ⠀
• I can understand how hard it may be for you. ⠀
• I’m proud of you. ⠀
• I’m going to stay with you. ⠀
• I have seen you get through challenging times in past.

Be there for one another. Let us build a world of love and compassion. ❤

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Creating Healthy Boundaries

What needs to be remembered when setting healthy boundaries:⠀

1. Be aware of your values. 🙏
Everyone has different values. Example: if family is most important to you, you may set limits to other spheres. ⠀

2. Know your limits. 🚫⠀
Be observant of what is acceptable to you and what is not. Be specific. Raise your voice and set a limit. ⠀

3. Pay attention to your feelings. 🌈
Listen to what your feelings are telling you. Our feelings are a doorway to know what is comfort and what is not. ⠀

4. Be assertive. 🗣️
When you know you have to set a boundary, say “No”. Be clear. ⠀

5. Have self respect. ❤
Remember you are the most important person for yourself. Open boundaries in order to be liked by others may have an impact on your own self respect. ⠀

6. Have respect for others. 🙌
Be sure that your behavior is not self centered, at the expense of others. It is not about winning, but is about being fair to others including yourself and having a goal towards the relationship’s long term health. ⠀

7. Consider a broader perspective. ✨
Sometimes it may be that you will give more than you receive and sometimes you will receive more than you will give. Be willing to have a broader and an open view, when appropriate. Yet yes if you are always the one taking or giving, there is a concern to be addressed or a boundary to build. ⠀

Setting boundaries is a process. Don’t be too harsh on yourself. Take time to know you. What you may like, what you may not be comfortable with. Set a boundary when you feel discomfort. Listen to your intuition. It knows the best. ⠀

Seek support of your close ones or seek Professional Help if there is ambivalence. Stay patient. 💛🌈❄

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Mental Health of Men!

Due to the societal expectations and stereotypical masculine norms and successive reinforcement, males are not able to come forward to ask for help or seek therapy. Anything deviating from the traditional gender roles is still not accepted by the society completely. ⠀
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The most important thing to remember is that we all are humans. We all are allowed to feel and act in ways others may not see as acceptable. And that is completely alright. It is completely normal for a man to cry or express his emotions, to seek help/therapy or be feminine. We need to normalize these and many more things for men.⠀⠀
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Mental health of males is as important as that of females. It’s time to stand up for yourself, speak how you feel, and seek help if something is bothering you which is not settling. ⠀⠀
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Remember this: “You are Important and Your Mental Health is Highly Significant”. ⠀⠀
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If you are facing a concern(s) and want to seek Professional Help, contact on 8447523083 or email at shubhamguptapsych@gmail.com for scheduling a session. 🌈❄⠀
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Choosing emotions!

Each day we have the choice and chance to choose the way we want to feel. And we have the choice to shine regardless of the roadblocks. ⠀

“I Choose Joy”.⠀

Think of what you want to choose today. ⠀
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Sending abundance of love, joy and peace to each one of you. Have a joyous week. 🙂❤

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Slow down!

When things become overwhelming, Hold on. Pause. Don’t rush. Slow down. Give yourself the time to be in the pause and then take a step forward. 🌈🌿💚

#timeout. #break. #slowdown. #feelthefeelings. #letyourselfcalm.

Nobody is You!

Nobody can ever be You. ⠀

Nobody can ever have as much Capabilities as You have. ⠀

Nobody can have as much Strengths as You have. ⠀

Nobody can be ever Comparable to You. ⠀

Nobody can be the Vestest as You are. ⠀

Remember: “You are Enough and Resilient which nobody can ever be”. ❄❤

It is okay to have a relapse!

The journey of a recovering addict can be quite challenging for her/him. ⠀⠀
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It is okay to encounter a roadblock. It is okay to have a relapse. ⠀⠀
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Most recovering addicts tend to take treatments, become well and leave the treatment after a point of time not considering the effects it can have on them. And these individuals sometimes end up having relapses and some don’t turn up for the treatment again due to the thought process of investing too much in the treatment and falling into the same place again. Emotions like anger, guilt, shame, sadness tend to overpower them which restrict them to take a step and ask for help. ⠀⠀
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Understand that it is completely alright to have relapses. We are humans and many a times we may experience roadblocks in our journey to sobriety. What is important is to ask for help if you have a pitfall. ⠀⠀

Raise your voice for yourself. It is not about the times things have taken a different path, it is the times we have acknowledged it and taken the control and have brought ourselves back on the path we want to walk on. 🙌❄💚⠀
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If you feel you have a relapse or regular relapses and want to step out of them towards sobriety and are not able to due to any reason, feel free to ask for professional assistance. ❄🌈

The Comparison Trap!

Each and every person is different, has different experiences, values, goals and life. Even if you think you are similar to someone or someone’s life is similar to you, that does not mean both of you are identical. There is a huge difference between being similar and identical. ⠀

When none of us are same, our genetic make up is different, DNA is different, what is the point of comparing ourselves with anyone in this world? The only person we may compare ourselves with is our own selves. With who we were yesterday, with how we were yesterday, with striving towards something we were not yesterday. ⠀

We don’t grow in real sense when we compare ourselves with someone. That growth is superficial which may fade away. We grow when we compare ourselves with our past selves, work on us and become better. 🌈 ⠀

Raising healthy children!

“Give them Nurturance and Structure”.⠀⠀
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Parenting is continuous. It marks the beginning of one’s life and also personality in later life. We tend to keep on learning new things every single day. There are many things one shall consider while parenting. ⠀⠀
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Two of them include Nurturance and Structure. Nurturance includes radiating love, fun and acceptance towards your children while Structure includes building a routine for the child to inculcate healthy habits. ⠀⠀
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Let us raise kids in a healthy and constructive way. 🙂💚🌈

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Relationship Counselling!

Relationship Counselling or Couple Therapy or Marriage Counselling is a type of counselling which is conducted with the couples who are unmarried/& married. ⠀

Relationships need hard work, time, energy and commitment, and the ones which have the combination of all these constructs are more successful and last longer or life long than the ones who don’t. In the journey of being together, we sometimes face roadblocks which partners are not able to overcome. Something or the other usually hinders the journey. ⠀

According to one of the pioneers in this field, individuals who are on the verge of divorce can sometimes feel like they have to choose between two competing choices:’Do I divorce so that I can find happiness again or do I stay together for the family’s sake and remain unhappy?’ We think that this choice is false. Many evidences report that with the proper help and willingness on the part of both the spouses, many marriages that might otherwise end in divorce can become healthy and supportive. All they need is the appropriate guidance.
A couple therapist can guide you in handling your concerns, can understand you and your partner insightfully and can help you in implementing tools to alter the way you communicate, and work upon and resolve the unhealthy patterns in the relationship. ⠀

Seek counselling if things are becoming unhealthy from a long period of time. 🌈