7th May 2020

Anonymous client’s treatment journey, day 25

We’re sharing the 9th instalment of a series of blogs which follows the significant event form thoughts of one anonymous client. It allows us to give you a raw insight into emotions and feelings that can be experienced as someone progresses through therapeutic treatment here. 

 

Significant Event thoughts on day 25 at Broadway Lodge

 

The most significant event of today was: “Another terrible day my mood is slipping and no amount of talking is gonna fix it. There is no reason other than depleted brain chemicals. We’re just a set of chemical reactions primarily. All emotions and thoughts, motivations, are just a balance of dopamine, serotonin, endorphins and if they aren’t there you can talk ‘til you’re blue in the face.”

Why was it important to me? “I’m depressed and scared. Isolating as much as possible, that’s the truth. Seeing Dr.Nick Wednesday, I’ll be taking the prescription whatever the consequences. Just hope staff are educated that it can get a lot worse before it gets better but this is effectively my treatment now. Mental health is what caused me to pick up 26 years ago. I’m stuck….help.”

 

Summary

Sometimes clients in treatment will experience mood swings, ups and downs, highs and lows. Sometimes this can be related to mental health but it tends to be the brain settling down into a normal healthy pattern. As this client shows, some people are analytical in their thinking and tend to analyse and rationalise what may be happening to them in treatment. The truth is that they are simply not used to sharing their emotional struggles which, when they do and when explored with a counsellor, the body will naturally release the chemicals which calm the brain down.