AFTER THE HOLIDAYS
AND THE DRAMA
One thing that I have learned as a psychologist is that in the days following a holiday there will be some who come into session feeling the effects of drama that was played out during family visits. Old feelings come to the surface, and new problems arise from what is currently going on with those involved.
Feelings are hurt, anger is rampant, and the progress that was made before starting therapy may not be as evident. The important thing is to have a place to process feelings that may have come out.
For some, it can serve as a turning point in their therapy. They might have tools from their therapy to view a situation differently, or they may have learned to set the boundaries they needed so that they have a different outcome.
With Thanksgiving holidays over, and Christmas holidays upcoming, it is a good time for looking at what might have transpired for those who experienced drama during the holidays. If there was a negative experience, then it is important to process the feelings, along with looking at what to expect with the next visit. Some find it is helpful to make a list of ways to deal with potential issues that might occur while others benefit from talking it through with their therapist.
If you, or someone you love, had a negative experience, filled with drama and conflict during the holidays, then I encourage seeking out a counselor or psychologist to help in dealing with the feelings that was brought out during this time.
Dr. Nona Owens
580 Springridge Rd.
Clinton, Ms. 39056
Psychologist serving Clinton, Jackson, Vicksburg, Brandon,Madison, and surrounding areas, providing individual and family therapy. Help for those who grew up in a dysfunctional family, or who continues to live in one.