How Online Therapy Can Help With CEN
The current social distancing regulations due to the coronavirus outbreak for people with Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) may be causing more isolation and feelings of disconnection than normal with the lack of contact.
The people who receive in-person, face-to-face mental health counseling have now shifted to teletherapy or online therapy.
Online therapy is a form of mental health treatment in which clients receive counseling from a licensed therapist online – usually with a video-conferencing app- or via phone or e-mail. Research shows that online therapy is “equivalent to face-to-face care in various settings” and works as an effective alternative to traditional in-person therapy.
Online therapy does offer benefits such as eliminating the stress and time to travel, especially for people living in remote locations. Given that many people are comfortable with smartphones and other electronic devices, online therapy may be a medium that is familiar and comfortable. There’s no need to sit anxiously in a waiting room.
If you have felt all alone, are independent but afraid of depending on people, and tend to focus on other people’s needs, this could be a great time to address the CEN that you’ve carried around all of your life. If you don’t feel in touch with yourself or have a nagging feeling that something isn’t quite right, it’s important to tune into that feeling.
Through online therapy and therapy in general, you can begin to know and feel that your emotions are important. To be more joyful in life, you must acknowledge them and listen to them. By tuning in, you develop insight, can start making better decisions in life, and become more connected and fulfilled.