‘Walking through Swamps’ Towards Well-Being
In any given year, approximately one third of Americans will qualify for a mental health diagnosis (if they were to be asked the right questions by the right provider). It seems more the norm than the exception to find oneself stuck at some point, whether it is from pain, deteriorating health, trauma, anxiety, depression, or relational issues. It can be like finding oneself stuck in a swamp. In treatment, we learn to courageously traverse the swamp through skill development, self-compassion, humor, and the willingness to face difficult experiences. It’s not because we like swamps- it’s just that the only way out of swamps is to walk through them- to where we really want to go.
Recent Blog Posts
Interesting interview with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk.
Excellent article on on pain physiology, and the effect the brain and beliefs have on pain intensity
In this excellent article, Robert Enright, PhD discusses various reasons and methods on how to develop a more compassionate and forgiving mind. Good stuff! have a read here