Bhavya Conquered Overthinking and Found Peace Through Counseling.

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Bhavya is a 27-year-old fiery and passionate graduate of Hidayatullah National Law University. 

With her heart set on the pursuit of justice, Bhavya entered the world of law at the young age of seventeen. She is currently working in Delhi and yearns to make a meaningful impact on the legal landscape. 

Beyond these pursuits, a world of creativity and passion thrived within her with cooking, singing, and traveling as some of her favorite hobbies. 

“I finished my final year of my Bachelor’s just before the lockdown was imposed. I had to return home with the pressure of figuring out what I was going to do next and it made me feel very worried.” 

Bhavya mentions that things took an unexpected turn once she moved back home. The transition from metropolitan chaos to a smaller town stirred up a whirlwind of emotions. She also mentions that she faced a large amount of pressure from her society to find a job opportunity. 

“For the first time in my life, I struggled to manage my emotions. I was constantly overthinking to the point where my thoughts were physically affecting my well-being.” 

Bhavya felt physically exhausted as she struggled to fall asleep at night. She felt lethargic, and daily tasks became difficult for her to accomplish.

The pressure she faced from her family bore heavily on her shoulders, and she found herself tangled in a web of negative thoughts. 

“I used to feel so anxious that I struggled to my daily activities. That’s when I knew I needed to approach some help.” 

Amidst the turmoil, Bhavya decided to seek counseling. Her university had a partnership with YourDOST, leading her to book her first session with her therapist, Ms. Krishna. 

One small step can change the course of an entire journey. Bhavya took the step to begin her journey of healing and mentioned that it was one of the best decisions she has made. 

“I’ve always been scared that people would judge me if I opened up about my mental health. Ms. Krisha never made me feel like that. She made me feel so safe and comfortable throughout our sessions.” 

In their counseling sessions, Bhavya found solace in opening up about her struggles. Ms. Krishna’s unwavering patience and support created a space for her to be truly vulnerable about her deepest fears and insecurities.

A pivotal and impactful technique that Ms. Krishna introduced was the power of gratitude and positivity. This also helped Bhavya rekindle her passion for singing, allowing melodies to soothe her nerves. 

“After a few sessions, I felt so motivated to continue my hobbies. My negative thoughts were decreasing, and I felt a lot more optimistic about the present.” 

As they continued to progress with their sessions, Bhavya noticed a transformation within herself. From being very quick to anger, she had grown into a calmer, and more patient person. 

Through this journey, she realised that the process of healing is not a linear one. It is a continuous one, defined by small victories along the way. 

Bhavya credits her counselor for helping her pave this path of improvement and expresses her heartfelt gratitude towards her counselor- 

“I’m eternally grateful for Ms. Krishna’s patience and support. She has encouraged me to keep doing what makes me happy, and has helped me have a better relationship with myself.” 

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.

Mary Anne Radmacher

Bhavya’s story serves as a testament to the power of vulnerability, acceptance, and self-love. Through her courage, not only did she find peace and comfort but she also found her voice to inspire others to come forward and ask for help. 

She rates herself a 4 out of 5 in terms of feeling better and is ever-ready to take on any challenges that life throws at her with a resilient and optimistic spirit. 

Bhavya’s Warrior Tips:
1.“Try your best not to ignore your emotions. Instead, pay attention to them and see what you can do to care for them”
2.“Never compromise on your mental health. It is as important as your physical health so always take care of yourself and ask for help when you need it”

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