Here is Aathmika’s Journey Towards Embracing Self-Acceptance With Counseling

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Aathmika, a 25-year-old national basketball player residing in Bangalore, had always found solace in her hobbies of painting, sketching, and trekking. Her journey took a tumultuous turn during her childhood when she encountered the distressing aftermath of her parents’ discord which escalated after her mother’s unfortunate passing when she was in grade 7.

Left to navigate through the emotional upheaval, Aathmika found herself seeking stability and healing in the relationship she shared with her father.

Amidst the turmoil, Aathmika found herself grappling with the complexities of human relationships in her adolescence. She encountered adversities that had a profound impact on her emotional well-being.

The turmoil peaked when she faced the poignant realization that her circle of friends, intertwined with the tapestry of a long-term romantic relationship, had unravelled, leaving her adrift in a sea of bewilderment and despair.

“I came to counseling as my friendship with somebody left me without a reason. I also was going through a seven-year long break-up and everything became too much.”

It was during this tumultuous period that Aathmika’s path converged with YourDOST, a beacon of hope offering comprehensive emotional wellness support.

Embracing this lifeline, Aathmika commenced her counseling journey, sharing the burdens of her heart with Ms. Anunka Mondal, a compassionate counselor who provided her with the safe space she direly needed to articulate her inner turmoil.

In the poignant recollection of her emotional upheaval, Aathmika revealed the harrowing depths of her anguish, narrating how the aftermath of her breakup and the subsequent isolation from her shared social circle had engulfed her in a relentless onslaught of despair.

She candidly disclosed the toll it took on her, manifesting in excessive sleep and uncontrollable bouts of tears, painting a vivid picture of the anguish that had consumed her.
“I was sleeping 21 hours a day and all that I did was sleep and cry.” 

Through the empathetic guidance of Ms. Anunka Mondal, Aathmika found the solace she earnestly sought. Utilizing therapeutic techniques such as journaling and the chair technique, Aathmika embarked on a journey of self-discovery, unravelling the intricacies of her emotional fabric and deconstructing the barriers that had hindered her path to healing.

“My first impression of meeting her was good. She let me rant and did not force any opinions on me and would just hear me out. I felt extremely comfortable speaking with her.”

The gentle, non-judgmental approach of her counselor facilitated the unveiling of Aathmika’s emotional resilience, granting her the strength to confront her inner demons and pull herself out of the abyss of self-blame and desolation.

Gratefully reflecting on the transformative impact of her counseling experience, Aathmika expressed her profound appreciation for the profound shift in her perspective and the newfound ability to embrace humility in her interactions with others.

Acknowledging her personal growth, Aathmika articulated her decision to relinquish the burden of self-blame, embracing a newfound resolve to navigate life’s tumultuous currents with resilience and grace.

The culmination of Aathmika’s counseling journey was marked by a profound sense of empowerment and self-awareness.

Armed with the tools of self-love, resilience, and an unwavering commitment to introspection, she emerged from the cocoon of her past traumas, spreading her wings to embrace the boundless potential of the present.

As she ventured forth on her path, she bore with her the invaluable insights gleaned from her counseling journey, a testament to the indomitable human spirit and the redemptive power of emotional wellness.

This story serves as a beacon of hope, resonating with individuals navigating through the labyrinth of emotional turmoil, illuminating the transformative potential of counseling and the unwavering resilience that resides within every heart.

Aathmika’s narrative stands as a testament to the profound metamorphosis that awaits those who dare to embark on the journey to emotional wellness.

Aathmika’ Warrior Tips:
1. “Dark times will pass, all that you need is time .”
2.“Be compassionate with yourself, and surround yourself with positive people so you can be vulnerable with them.”

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