During a brief (less then a year) especially difficult time in my life I went to a licensed therapist. I stopped going because I basically felt the issues were resolved in a more effective way yet also worried about government’s reach into my own personal family security matters. Today therapy takes on a whole different approach that has helped me cope with life’s struggles. These therapeutic (below) sessions have made all the difference in the world.
(1) WORKING OUT- Honestly it’s as much for my mind as my body as I throw 235 or so pounds off my body my problems are lifted away as well … at least until I leave the gym.
(2) ARTS- Music & Film enable me to escape into a world that is either more traumatic then mine, laugh my way out or let go of it.
(3) DOGS- Yes, they are very therapeutic especially when feeling a bit lonely, sad, isolated or confused.
(3) PRAYER- Trust me G-D listens although the answer might come out in ways and times one would never expect.
(4) YOU- This blog has enabled me to express points of view that I might be uncomfortable to express in any other settings and let them dissipate into constructive creative pursuits.
FOOTNOTE- What unique/constructive ways do you utilize to get the therapy you desire?
THERAPIST- She said 0 % chance you have shooting for your dream. What do you call that?
STEVE- Well it is hard profession to get into and she didn’t want me to get hurt.
THERAPIST- How does the 0 % feel honestly?
STEVE- Honestly it hurts. I really like doing it. Nothing ever appears right to her. I can’t remember the last time I received a compliment.
THERAPIST- How does that make you feel?
STEVE– I guess like you said it at our last session mentally abused but she’s so generous with other things.
THERAPIST- It’s confusing isn’t it? For one minute you feel obligated the next you just want to run away.
STEVE- Yeah, I guess so. I’ll tell you though when she offers a compliment like “I’m proud of you” it’s like a drug.
THERAPIST- Working those extra long shifts, creating more then you’re body can handle, letting all feelings subside for productivity just to get that kick of kindness. Maybe you’re an addict?
STEVE – In a sense I wouldn’t be we’re I am today if I wasn’t abused? The abuse pushes me further and…
THERAPIST- And what?
STEVE- I’m not sure this is where I want to be?
THERAPIST- You don’t have to keep covering the pain with jokes and just moving forward. It’s time to deal with it straight on. The next time she says a hurtful remark it’s okay for you to say so.
STEVE- Well I could stuff my ears when I see her.
THERAPIST- Not every time but when it goes just a bit too far.
STEVE– I don’t know it’s not me.
THERAPIST- Well we’ll see if we can look into another approach then. Just remember Steve you’re not alone there are so many overachievers in your race. Our session is coming to an end today so I’d like you to think what you some small leisurely activity that you always wanted to do and just do it but don’t tell her about it. Then keep some notes even in your head on how that makes your feel. How’s that sound?
STEVE- What I want… I’m not sure anymore that I know?
FOOTNOTE- Have you walked in these shoes or have a loved one that might be walking closer then you think?