How to Be with Sadness. 6 Steps for Supporting Others Through Tough Times

On my way to becoming a trauma and emotion-centered psychotherapist, I learned to just be with sadness rather than trying to fix it. I learned my presence and willingness to offer support was all I could realistically do. Being there was enough. Some of the other things I learned include:

  • If someone is ashamed, self-conscious or feels you cannot deal with their emotions, they will likely hide their sadness. This impedes their ability to move through it and feel better. So, it’s important to avoid saying things like “You really shouldn’t be so sad” or “Isn’t it time you moved past this?”
  • Problem-solving isn’t …

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