How to Support Your Mental Health Between Therapy Sessions
Therapy is a wonderful way to explore your inner world, process your feelings, and inspire transformation. But what our clients often tell us is that a day or so after our session, they begin to feel a little lost and anxious again.
It’s important to support the progress you’ve made with your therapist in between your sessions. Here is what we advise our clients at Bozeman Counseling Center to do in between our sessions:
Keep Your A-ha Moments in Mind
Therapy is a space for profound A-ha moments. It’s important to hold onto those in the days after your session. Think more deeply about what was uncovered and see if any other pieces of information come to the surface. It’s a great idea to have a dedicated notebook to jot down anything that may come to you. Bring this with you to your next session so you can share your additional insights with your therapist.
Ask your therapist to recommend some helpful books, blogs, or articles that may offer deeper insights into your issue. While reading about your issue will not resolve it on its own, it’s a great way to supplement your therapy sessions.
We have been advocates for journaling for quite some time, so we were thrilled when research in the Journal of the American Medical Association stated that journaling has both mental and physical benefits. Journaling not only helps to manage stress and reduce anxiety, but it also can alleviate the symptoms of depression.
At Bozeman Counseling Center, we offer our clients complimentary use of a HIPAA secure therapy App called Blueprint, that can be used to track your mood, sleep, stressors, and note things that you want to bring into your next therapy session. We can also use the Blueprint app to assign homework, if that is something a client wants. Providing a secure therapy App is another way Bozeman Counseling Center stands out in our service to our clients.
If you did just any of these four things, you would find your time in between sessions would be more enjoyable and help to facilitate further positive change.
If you are interested in working with a counselor that provides tools for you to use in-between sessions to help further your progress and healing, reach out to us at Bozeman Counseling Center today!