It is wedding season and you wouldn’t be surprised if I told you that I went to a wedding reception at the weekend. However what may surprise you is that I sat on a table of people of all different ages who spent the entirety of the evening on their phones – taking pictures, selfies, instagramming, facebooking, adding to their stories. None of them conversed with each other properly and they really didn’t look like they were having a good time until they took those obligatory photographs for social media and then there were smiles and laughs. Once the pics were taken, it was frowns all over again.
It got me thinking – do we spend more time on our phones rather than talking to people? More time texting than asking someone how they are or how they feel? No wonder we live in a society where so many people need mental health help because what we portray is generally not happening. Phones are important for work, staying in contact with friends and family but they shouldn’t really replace conversation, should they?
If you are struggling with something and feel that no one is talking to you, please don’t suffer in silence – it is so vital to talk talk talk. There are many organisations who can help you – the Samaritans, your local GP or the charity, ‘Mind’, the Hertfordshire Network.
At Backs to Basics we also care about your well being and have qualified and specialist practitioners, including a Psychotherapist, NLP Practitioner and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, who can talk you through whatever problem you may be facing.
Contact us today at 01923710424 to find out more about what we can do for you or email us at [email protected].
by Sunyana Shin, Practice Manager