Alankrutha’s Inspiring Tale of Breaking Free and Learning To Trust Her Instincts Through Therapy.

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Alankrutha is a courageous and thoughtful woman. She is 33 years old and works at Quest Global as a Designer. She is from Tamil Nadu, working in Chennai and belongs to a small town that she was born and brought up in.

After finishing college she began working and moved to Chennai and she prefers being independent. Her relationship with her family is okay, they are close but also have their differences. 

Alankrutha mentioned that she is happy being by herself and it’s almost 2 years since she moved out.

As a part of her free time, she indulges in reading books and watching series that help her keep her emotions at bay.

“My parents play a huge role in my life. They have helped me and are always there to support me.” 

She was in a personal crisis and expressed that she underwent a serious struggle.

“I have had a few relationships in the past and they did not necessarily go well and this made me feel like I won’t find the right person.” 

She was in an arranged marriage and this turned out to be toxic and experienced mental abuse and would engage in serious fights and arguments with her ex-partner. 

“I had a very stressful marriage. I experienced a lot of anxiety in my life and I did not know who to confide in about this.”

Alankrutha mentions that this emotional turbulence contributed to her overthinking. Every issue and every problem in her marriage became an echo in her mind, a relentless monologue that left her sleepless and weary. 

The marriage led to a cloud of doubts, and she desperately sought validation that her decision to leave was the right one.

Her fear of confiding in her friends and family left her isolated and trapped in her thoughts. She felt that no one would truly understand the storm that raged within her. 

It was at this span of time that she decided to reach out for help. She came across YourDOST through her company’s partnership with the platform and decided to book her first session.

Ms. Nimisha Katare, her counselor, was the lighthouse that guided her through the uncertainty. She was more than just a counselor; she was a calm presence and a patient listener. 

“She did not aim to impose any answers on me. Rather, she helped me find certainty in my choices by myself.” 

In her gentle way, Ms. Nimisha encouraged her to put her thoughts to paper, to bring clarity out of the chaos. It was a catharsis that allowed her to release the negative energy that had consumed her. 

Over the years, as the counseling sessions unfolded, she experienced a profound transformation. She became acutely aware of the inner workings of her mind and body. The unrelenting tide of overthinking, which had once swept her away, could no longer pull her under. She recognised patterns of stress and anxiety and began to think proactively, forging a pathway to calm her thoughts.

“Before I met Ms. Nimisha, I felt that no one took the time to understand how I felt. She constantly reassured me that she would help me no matter what, like a true friend.” 

Alankrutha’s counselor had shown remarkable patience, even when she felt like she was repeating herself. She offered a safe space to lay bare her fears, her doubts and her pain. 

“Her listening skills were great, she was solution-oriented and understanding at all points. She taught me ways to control my thinking pattern and work on small things and activities.”

Now, gazing at her reflection in the tranquil waters of her life, she rates herself a 4 out of 5 in terms of feeling better. She has emerged as a confident, resilient warrior who found hope even in the darkest of times.

“I began entering the loop of self-victimisation and blaming myself for whatever happened in my life. I have stopped doing that in recent times and am also handling stress much better.” 

Alankrutha reminds us of the power of seeking help, embracing vulnerability and never losing faith in one’s capacity for growth and transformation. 

In the midst of her own darkness, she found a way to ignite her own light and emerged from the shadows, a true testament to the strength of the human spirit. 

In terms of feeling better Alankrutha rated herself with a solid 4 on 5.

Alankrutha’s Warrior Tips:
1.“When you are going through a crisis, while it feels like it is dragging you down. Never give up hope.”
2.“Look at everything in life as a passing cloud until you find your constants.”
3.“You are not alone, it is okay to be not okay and you will find your peace soon. ”

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