Now, I want to go for a walk! I want to do the next item on my list. I can't wait to see what I will discover on my next walk in my own neighbourhood.
Lise Brown, a Winnipeg based Adventure therapist, talks about our fear of the outside; kids with knives, forest bathing; risky behaviour vs rope climbing; and knowing your limits.
For those of us paying attention, to world issues and local issues, it feels like a good time to panic. For those who have spent significant amounts of time and energy working to prevent some of these things, daily media updates are disheartening at best, devastating at worst.
Suicide impacts all of us and speaks about who we are as a society. We can all work towards healing our society.
When you feel the need to withdraw, when you feel pain, restlessness, irritation, sadness or discomfort consider what it is that you actually need to care for.
While PTSD is becoming more recognized and treated, within the military, men experience trauma in a variety of other contexts.
Check out my Recommended Reading list, so far. What have you been reading on these topics or related to them?
Our society has become increasingly perfectionistic, with less and less tolerance for anything considered less than perfect or ‘outside of the narrowing range of normal.’
But if we start with the assumption that humans are rational creatures whose primary concern is their own survival, then we need to assume that people made decisions regarding their behaviors and substance use for a reason. Sometimes, for a very good reason.
Counselling can also help you to build a healthier relationships with anxiety and depression or sadness, as each may be useful at various points in your life, and each may be destructive at other times.