By Anticipate Joy
Do you ever find yourself feeling alone in dealing with various personal and professional life stressors? As a result, do you find yourself turning inward and isolating? The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that social isolation is associated with about a 50% increased risk for dementia and other serious medical issues.
It’s important to keep in mind, not only is loneliness a high-risk factor for depression, but it is also a risk factor for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and arthritis.
We were born for connectedness, and positive relationships improve your well-being. Connecting with support will give you hope, more optimism about your current situation, and remind you that you’re not alone. Connect to local community resources, encourage those around you, or even create your own community with others with shared interests.
Maintain true engagement with others and begin practicing the art of meaningful communication. According to the “seven-minute rule,” it takes that long to know how the conversation will unfold. It is likely that a seven-minute conversation with someone will allow for meaningful exchange, foster a positive relationship, and allow opportunity for vulnerability, trust, and improved connection.
If you need additional help to improve your quality of life, increase joy, and connect to positive support, we have licensed mental health providers at Anticipate Joy who can help. You can access individual therapy sessions at a deeply discounted rate, because TAFP is invested in your long-term well-being and your professional success. Take advantage of this TAFP benefit today.
TAFP has purchased a set of sessions making online therapy available to you at a significantly reduced rate of $35 per session when you use the TAFP access. These sessions are available for active and resident members.
NOTE: We have removed the limit of four sessions so members can now book more sessions at the reduced rate.
Access the Anticipate Joy service
5 easy steps to get started
- 1. Get Access. Use the customized scan code or this link to access your organization’s mental health benefits.
- 2. Complete a brief intake. Answer a few questions about you.
- 3. Purchase session(s). Take advantage of the low TAFP member rate.
- 4. Select a therapist. Review available therapists using filters and request a therapist that best fits your needs.
- 5. Pick a time. After the therapist approves your request, select an appointment time that works for you and your therapist.