How Counseling Can Help You Tackle Loneliness
Loneliness, especially during holidays and occasions is natural. And Valentine’s Day is one such event that can surface many emotions, pulling you into the trap of overthinking and sadness. Counseling @ The Holistic Living can help you manage these emotions and tackle loneliness.
Meet Zainab. She is in her early 30s and works in a bank. She ended her long-term relationship, and soon after that, she found out that her ex-boyfriend was engaged to somebody else. Needless to say, Zainab was broken, angry, and confused. But she decided to shake off her feelings and bury herself in her work.
However, the thing about emotions is that no matter how tight you lock them in your closet, they will find a way to creep back in the most random moments. Something very similar was happening to Zainab. It was Valentine’s week and everything was a painful reminder of being in her 30s and single.
When the sight of roses made Zainab dizzy with pain, she knew that she needed help. She searched for Counseling & Therapy on Google and found The Holistic Living Counseling Centre in Chembur, Mumbai. It was a hysterical phone call and Zainab insisted that she needed a session right away.
Mr. Sanjeev Mittal, our expert therapist realized the urgency of the situation and pushed all his appointments to accommodate Zainab. She arrived 15 minutes later with puffy eyes and a solemn face.
“I don’t know why but I could not stop crying for the entire session. I felt silly. But Mr. Sanjeev Mittal assured me that it was completely okay to feel this way. There was a sense of safety and comfort that allowed me to just be, something I had not done in a very very long time” says Zainab.
The counseling session @ Holistic Living relieved Zainab of her long-held pain. She felt lighter and calmer. However, that was simply the beginning of Zainab’s healing journey. In therapy, she gradually learned to let go of her past and open herself to new experiences. The dark cloud of heartbreak was slowly fading away, giving way to happiness, peace, and self-love.
“I hit my lowest last Valentine’s Day. In hindsight, I can see why that was important. This V-day I am celebrating with my mother, my OG love!” laughs Zainab.
Valentine’s Day can evoke feelings of loneliness for various reasons. It creates an unsaid societal pressure to be in a relationship. This pressure can contribute to feelings of inadequacy or loneliness if you’re not currently in a romantic relationship. Not to forget, seeing others celebrating V-day on social media can lead to comparisons and make you feel left out.
If you have experienced heartbreak or disappointment in past relationships, then Valentine’s Day might bring up painful memories and accentuate feelings of loneliness.
It’s essential to remember that Valentine’s Day is just one day, and it’s okay to feel a range of emotions. Focus on self-care, celebrate other forms of love, and consider reaching out for support if needed.
Counseling @ Holistic Living will give you the space you need to process your emotions. Our expert counselor will provide unconditional support at every step as you understand the root of this loneliness, and learn effective ways to overcome it.
The Holistic Living Counseling Centre in Mumbai, Chembur offers the best therapy services. Our counselors have adequate qualifications and extensive experience. They strictly abide by their professional values of safety, privacy, and confidentiality. Most importantly, they practice compassion, unconditional acceptance, and support at every step.