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Senior Consulting: Why You Should Talk Out Your Problems

Many people recognize the importance of going to counseling. Talking things out can help a marriage that’s on the rocks, assist children who have had a troubled upbringing, and help individuals work through depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health issues.

But once a person reaches a certain age, they tend to think personal consulting isn’t really necessary. But in reality, senior consulting is a vital resource for achieving optimal senior health. How so?

Why You Need to Talk Out Your Problems

Problems can arise at any time and, oftentimes, they tend to come in clusters. This can make them extremely difficult to deal with. Talking to a consultant can help you sort things out, make sense of them, and work through them.

Another reason senior consulting is so important is because seniors have unique issues to deal with. These can include:

  • Children leaving home, children and grandchildren moving out of the area
  • More health issues
  • Taking care of aging parents or spouse
  • Not knowing what to do with their time after retirement
  • Losing close friends, family members, or a spouse due to death

Of course, there are a number of other issues that arise, too. Thankfully, when you talk out your problems with a consultant, it’s much easier to cope with them.

Sometimes, though, it’s easy to think that because you’ve been around for a while that you should have the knowledge and wisdom to work through problems on your own.

No one should ever be expected to work through difficult circumstances, thoughts, or feelings on their own – especially when there are tools and people to help.

How Senior Consulting Promotes Optimal Senior Health

The importance of consulting isn’t simply that it can help you work through tough emotional situations, but that it can help improve your overall health.

This is a large part of what’s known as holistic healthcare – the idea that you’re a complete being, that when you’re not functioning in one area, other areas can suffer as well.

For example, numerous studies over the years have shown how anger and anxiety can contribute to physical ailments, like heart disease.

The same can be said of depression, stress, and other mental/emotional factors.

They all play a role in your overall health.

Therefore, taking care of your mental and emotional health is a vital component of staying healthy overall. In fact, talking things through and having a positive attitude is a common trait among people who live into their 90s and 100s.

Never Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Some people feel like they’re weak or being a burden on others because they can’t deal with all of life’s issues on their own.

If you feel this way, please be assured that talking to someone – getting your feelings out in a healthy manner – is not a sign of weakness.

Actually, it is a sign of strength and one of the best things you can do for your overall health and wellbeing.

So, when you feel like you need to get things off your chest and need a supportive listening ear, don’t hesitate to seek assistance from a senior consultant.

Are you interested in feeling better mentally, emotionally, and physically? Please contact me for more information about my senior services.

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Kendall E. Van Blarcom, Psy.M. Licensed Psychotherapist (Retired)


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