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Support groups allow people who have gone through similar experiences to interact. Taking part in one dealing with an issue you are going through can help you navigate life and feel heard. A support group is a meeting where people interact physically or online. Doing so helps members share experiences, information, problems, and solutions.
Winter is all about snow, blustery winds, and plunging temperatures. During winter, most people spend their time indoors, away from their normal activities. This “hibernation” can increase the risk of depression. With everything going on with the weather, it is easy to overlook what goes on in the mind.
Life can be incredibly stressful, particularly when in addition to the usual pressures of work, family, money, and more, we’re also living through a global pandemic. Stress is much more than just a drain on your mental health though. It can also have very real physical effects, from causing high blood pressure and headaches to preventing you from sleeping and lowering your natural immunity.
Couples therapy, also known as marriage therapy or relationship counseling, is a form of psychotherapy that is recommended for couples in crisis who are unable to resolve their issues on their own. During couples therapy, both partners talk in confidence to a therapist to explore the issues that are affecting their relationship. They learn how they can understand one another’s needs, communicate better, and forge new bonds to overcome their problems.
Being in a relationship can be very hard work, and with the stresses and strains of everyday life demanding our constant attention, it can be easy to feel as though you and your partner are being pulled in different directions. It’s important to remember that relationships naturally change and evolve over time, and so too can the things that connect us to the ones that we love. This can lead to feelings of disconnect, and you may start to struggle to relate to one another in the same ways that you used to.
You’ve probably heard of holistic healing, but, likely, you don’t fully understand what it means. Someone who practices holistic healing is invested in the whole body and self-wellness. Instead of just being focused on someone’s physical wellbeing, the practitioner also takes their emotional and spiritual wellbeing into account so that the treatments that they offer will improve their overall wellbeing, not just one specific area of it.
Couples retreats can last from a couple of days to a couple of weeks and maybe just the two of you or a much larger group. The freedom to choose is yours. Similarly, you don’t necessarily have to be married to take part. Any couple who just needs help to reconnect (but isn’t in crisis) can benefit. Here are just some of the ways in which a couples retreat can enhance your relationship.
One of the main reasons that people choose a retreat is to get away from the pressures that are associated with their everyday lives. This isn’t necessarily just their jobs, but also family, friends, social/voluntary commitments, or anything else that takes a great deal of their time and energy. We live in a fast world, and unless we get away from everything, it can be impossible to recharge and focus on ourselves and our chosen activity.