Therapy is an expensive affair, so we decided to come up with a few alternatives for you. Try one of these methods and learn to keep yourself calm, composed and more importantly understand yourself better.
You have the Apple Store and Play Store, both of which offer a myriad of applications that regular consumes can also use. CureFit offers their services through online therapists who charge a nominal amount per session. There are other apps that you may use to meditate and calm yourself. ThinkRight offers their app which will give you a plethora of meditation options to choose from. You can read and hear affirmations on the phone as well. Calm is another meditation-based app you can check out.
Local support groups
Apply to local support groups in your surroundings. Peer understanding and support is very beneficial to humans. Once you understand that you’re not alone you understand the true meaning of empathy and develop character and resilience. Surrounding yourself with people who understand you a lot because they have been through the same and have a much better understanding towards the predicament you are in. Research and vet groups in your surroundings before you apply for them.
Just like local support groups hobby classes may also be something that you could be interested in. Along with meeting people you will also be physically invested in a hobby of your choice. Peer communication to empathize may be a great thing to do, investing your energy into something would like to do is something even better.
Talk to a friend
Communication is a very important aspect to therapy. The whole idea of therapy relies on communication. In terms of how you’re feeling and the same line of thought. Find yourself a friend you can rely on and pour your heart out. It is important to understand that there is nothing wrong with showing emotions, it is just how we are built. The fact that you show emotion shows how normal of a person you are. Speak with a friend, explain how you’re feeling, thank them for being there.
Pro Bono Therapists
Certain ethics of therapists involve giving out free services for free in the name of goodwill. If you’re not in a state to make payments today it’s fine, you will tomorrow. There’s absolutely no shame in reaching out for help. When you strike up a conversation with a therapist for help you can explain the situation to them. It is their job to be understanding, and one way or the other the process is solution bound. Remember, there is no shame in reaching out for help.
Crisis and suicide prevention hotlines
Mental health emergencies — like suicidal thoughts, sexual assault, and domestic violence —require immediate psychiatric care and attention. If these crises arise, hotlines can be called at any hour of the day. These hotlines are staffed by trained volunteers and professionals who provide emotional support and can connect you with assistance.
Never underestimate the lingering effects of a dash of spontaneous comfort. Hope you find peace in whatever you do!