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Struggling with hopelessness

When we have hope, it is something that we may not even notice, but it is there in the background and fuels the belief that we have some control over the direction and content of our lives.

When we experience a sense of hopelessness, we realise how important a part it played in our day to day living. We can find ourselves feeling empty, powerless and miserable.

Loss of hope or hopelessness is the primary source of all emotional and psychological suffering. Therefore, the creation of hope is the central aim of all counselling and talking therapies.

Hopelessness

Hopelessness is connected to many aspects of how we feel unable to cope with life.

It affects our beliefs, our attitudes and can ruin that which we value and have trust in.

Hopelessness destroys our motivation, our concentration and leads to a damaged attitude towards our thoughts, bodies, activities and all our relationships.

Hope

A hopeful and optimistic orientation cultivates a purposeful approach towards life, allowing us to be pulled forward by our aspirations rather than driven by our fears and failures.

Therefore, we maintain that cultivating hope is essential for health, happiness, and wholeness.

Trust

Hope is connected to trust as to have or develop hope we need to have or create a sense of trust in what we are doing or would want to achieve. 

Hope is both the first and the most important factor involved in a sense of being alive and that life has meaning and worth.

For life to be sustained, hope must be a central focus, even when confidence is wounded or trust impaired. 

Creating hope

Hope that we can recover and return to living our lives in a meaningful and fulfilling manner is created as we successfully set goals and work hard in counselling to focus upon moving from a position of feeling stuck and hopeless to having a sense of being able to move forward with hope.

Goals for therapy identify our aspirations that lead to recovering ourselves and discovering new or more fulfilling ways to engage in our lives.

How we help

At EASE we provide counselling and talking therapy as soon as possible when someone asks for help.  This is the starting point of sending a message of hope that help is on the way.  Thereafter, offering support within days is the key message to commence the process of challenging hopelessness and instilling a sense of hope that the help being offered is consistent, personal, available, and immediate.

We face the position of hopelessness with courage and concern and pay attention to the relationships with our clients to address this ongoingly throughout the process of counselling.  An EASE professional focuses on what the difficulties are that are expressed by clients but, as importantly, devotes their attention to how a person may engage with counselling to face how struggles impact each person in order to offer and cement this essential ray of hope.

Feel positive

“I feel I have ‘opened a door’ and feel positive as to how I can continue from here.”

EASE Client