Coping with Anxiety Over the Christmas Season

With Christmas less than a month away, festivities are on many people’s minds. Yummy food, time with family and friends, and exchanging gifts are the things that we look forward to all year. Unfortunately, for the four million Australians who have a disability, the Christmas season can be a stressful and emotional time too.

Some things that able people take for granted, such as work Christmas parties, can become a challenge if you live with a disability. If disability access in restaurants or other venues is poor, you might feel left out, or even like a burden. The added scheduling and planning involved can also be a cause of anxiety, especially if others are not understanding.

If you are autistic, the holiday season might be a challenge due to sensory overload, social anxiety, or other issues. Many autistic people struggle with the flashing lights of Christmas decorations and the noisy voices of many people talking at once.

There are many different reasons why the holiday period might be tough for you. Emotions of excitement and anticipation may intermingle with feelings of worry and anxiety. For some, the Christmas season might be one of isolation and loneliness. Many Australians struggle with these difficult situations and emotions, and it is important to remember support is available if you need it.

NDIS Counselling at Life Resolutions

Jodie Brenton, our proud Life Resolutions Founder and CEO, knows that the holidays can be a challenging time for those with a disability. As part of our passion for accessible mental health care for all Australians, we are proud to introduce our NDIS counselling service those with a disability.

With the support of our qualified NDIS psychologists, you can reduce your anxiety, learn strategies to manage tough feelings and new situations, and generally be empowered on your path towards independence. Our NDIS counsellors know that Australians who live with disabilities face distinct challenges and as such, are dedicated to understanding the unique needs and aims of all our clients.

At Life Resolutions, we are committed to making the Christmas season a better time for all.

Talk to the Team at Life Resolutions

Want to access NDIS counselling for disability? No matter what is going on for you, Jodie and the Life Resolutions team can help. Come and visit us in our Essendon counselling clinic, or chat to a provider through our telehealth psychology service, where you can talk to a counsellor online or over the phone.

Want to see more about Life Resolutions and our NDIS mental health support? Please visit our website to read more about our Founder, Jodie, and our dedicated Life Resolutions team. You can also contact us to book an appointment.


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