Counselling is often thought to only be for people who have issues that they need solved; but this is not always the case. Counselling can and does benefit anyone and has a variety of benefits, from general mental health, to finding purpose, and even finding out who you really are as a person.
1. Counselling can help you find purpose.
Finding your purpose isn’t something that’s obvious or easy to identify because each person can have very different motivations. For most people, this can be a very daunting question. It’s not just young people who get stumped by this question; even older people have a difficult time with it. Ultimately, what you’re doing is trying to figure out why you’re doing something. That is a difficult question to start with because what you do is mostly inherited, taught, and prescribed to you.
This happens for years and decades before you can really start to figure out what it is you are doing and why. It’s one of the reasons so many people end up trying to figure this out very late in their life.
Counselling can help you figure out who you are and give you the tools to find understanding in your own desires and motivations.
2. Counselling can help you deal with mental health issues.
When we hear “mental health”, sometimes we mistakenly believe it has to do with something severe or that someone with mental health has somehow broken. In reality, mental health refers to the overall balance and health of our mind and emotions.
The maintenance of our mental health is very often something that is ignored until it is too late. By that point you could end up having to try to fix the problems. Instead, you should be taking routine and regular care of yourself. This means taking time to self-reflect on your life, things that’s been happening, and how you feel about it. Try to find ways to understand and accept the thoughts and feelings you have. Doing this can really lead to long-term benefits for your outlook on life and on yourself and your own future.
3. Counselling can help you find define your own success.
While it may initially sound simplistic, success is indeed a vague concept. If you ask different people, they may have vastly different ideas of what success looks like. There may be people who define success as having money. Some may define success as finding happiness for themselves. Some may define success as finding mastery over something, like a craft or their job.
The majority of people aren’t born knowing what it is they want for their future. They develop this as they grow and develop themselves. In the process they end up picking up different ideas about what success is, and for many, we adopt someone else’s definition of success.
It could be the wrong definition, and we may actually desire something else entirely. Counselling can help us understand our desires and motivation. It can help us understand who we are, why we are the way we are, and help us get to the point where we can figure out what out end goal is for the things we are doing.
Is it about money, happiness, mastery, or something else entirely?
Counselling provides an array of benefits for our mental and emotional well-being, which should be paramount in a complex, fast paced society. Our emotional and mental quality of life, our purpose, our happiness and peace of mind deserve attention.
Join us at College of Allied Educators to learn more about yourself, what motivates you, and how you can find happiness, meaning, and success in work, love, and life.
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