We are like a Ship at sea,
A safe harbour from the storm raging inside
From the strongest warship to the smallest dinghy,
everyone needs a little help from time to time.
Our mental health is every bit as important as our physical health. We all know it, but while people admire and encourage you when you go to a gym, when you tell them you’re seeing a counselor or therapist, things can quickly become tense and awkward. So you start believing that if it is ‘just in your head’, you should be able to sort your problems alone.
And you have tried, haven’t you? You really have. You want to have more control over your life, but somehow it doesn’t come together. Everything happens so much all the time. On top of that, your own habits, conflicts, indecision and possibly justified fears are getting in the way of doing what you want, too.
Sure, you know you should adopt healthier habits. Eat better. Exercise more. All the stuff the internet and well-meaning friends tell you. You’ve heard it all a thousand times before. Maybe you’ve even tried their advice, but at the end of the day, the change you want still eludes you.
Disheartened, you find your thoughts taking a nosedive. You feel down, exhausted. Even when you do manage to get a decent night’s sleep, you still don’t feel rested. Not rested enough to face another day of fighting. Fighting against yourself, life and the rest of the world…
How Ship Psychology can help you
The Crew Inside Your head
Like a ship, our body is vessel that is steered through life by our brains. Like a ship’s crew, our brains each have their own tasks and skills, and despite their differences, they have to work as a team to keep their vessel afloat.
But working together sounds easier than it is. Each Crew Member has their own way of dealing with the Ship’s problems, and quite often they clash. When our Crew fails to resolve such conflicts or even avoid each other, that’s when we feel stressed, anxious, depressed or worse…
I know from experience how it feels to be so completely and utterly stuck. How hopeless you can feel when the change you want keeps slipping from your fingers. For over 20 years, every day was a battle for me. Therapy helped to survive, but I wanted more than just survive. I wanted to live!
So I created Ship Psychology.
My name is Christel Vogels, but you can call me Chris. I’m a psychological counselor, and I work on the premise that your mind knows everything about you, it just needs encouragement to share those insights with our waking consciousness, too. That is where Ship Psychology comes in.
In private sessions and group workshops, both online and live, I teach you to look inside your own head, find what is hindering you from thinking, feeling and acting the way you want to – and how to resolve that!