Chrissy Metz has opened up about how therapy helped her deal with childhood trauma and change her relationship with food in a new interview with very good spirit. The 41 year old man It’s us The actor revealed that his 30th birthday marked a turning point in his mental health journey. That day, she had a panic attack while watching a movie with friends and family, which eventually led her to a therapist’s office.
“I’m so grateful to have access to health care — mental health and therapy — because I have a lot of conversations with my therapist,” Metz said. very good spirit. She shared that she was grateful for the panic attack which led her to seek help, even though she suffered from anxiety for years after the fact.
The therapy improved Metz’s relationship with food, she says. “I needed to figure out why I had hurt my body with food and all the things that go with it, which means all the past trauma, all the unresolved issues from my parents, it all came boiling down to the surface at 30 years.” Metz added that she tends to self-soothe with food and that therapy has helped her overcome that.”Because for sure, it’s not about food. Already. is the symptom,” she said. “If you take the food away, all the feelings that you suppressed come up, and then you have to deal with them because you never faced them.”
Metz said she suffered physical and emotional abuse as a child, explaining that therapy also helped her overcome that trauma. Specifically, seeing a therapist helped her learn to practice gratitude and equipped her with helpful tools like journaling and meditation. And the therapy also provided an outlet that Metz felt heard in, something she said she didn’t have growing up.
Beyond dealing with past trauma, seeing a mental health expert also helped Metz envision, and then achieve, the future she wanted for herself, she said. According to her, the therapy changed the course of her life, which eventually led her to It’s us“I wasn’t doing what I knew I had to do to get to that other place in my life.”