Even if we are excited about a big change, the new challenges can still be difficult to manage. These difficulties are even more common when the change is sudden and unpleasant.
At Life Resolutions, we know that every Australian has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic currently sweeping the globe. For many, there have been changes to routine, social isolation and worries about the future. The Life Resolutions team provide compassionate and skilled mental health support to anyone struggling.
When Change is Painful – Adjustment Disorder and You
Adjustment disorderis characterised by trouble coping with change and can lead to the individual engaging in harmful and unhealthy behaviours. Adjustment disorder is also associated with other mental health conditions, so seek help if you are affected by any of the symptoms below –
- You feel overwhelmed by worry and anxiety.
- You feel depressed or highly emotional.
- You find yourself withdrawing from friends and family.
- You engage in reckless behaviour or use drugs and alcohol to cope.
- You are experiencing unexplained physical symptoms, such as muscle pain.
Mary Magalotti and Jodie Brenton know that it is hard to deal with adjustment disorder alone. Our team of professionals are here to work with you to manage your feelings about change and find new ways to cope.
Do Not Be Ashamed – Seek Support
At Life Resolutions, our team have many years of experience helping clients cope with stress and change. In our practice, we use both psychotherapy, where the client is encouraged to let subconscious thoughts surface, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which helps clients reframe their thoughts and beliefs around change. We find this combination of techniques is highly effective in helping clients move forward and adjust.
If you are struggling with the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic or any other stressful life events, please contact the Life Resolutions team today to book an appointment.
Mary Magalotti and Jodie Brenton at Life Resolutions
For more information about Life Resolutions,or to speak to our Principal Psychologist, Mary Magalotti, or our CEO and founder,Jodie Brenton, please contact us here.Additionally, please feel free to explore the Life Resolutions website to see more aboutJodie Brentonand Mary Magalotti’swork with Life Resolutions.