blogging a – z april challenge – p

p – pain

Did you know counseling is not to fix pain? Or solve problems? Or give advice? It is to help people build their capacity to carry their pain, live with their circumstances, and learn skills to work toward solving their problems. We are to be great collaborators and not so great advice-givers.

Sometimes I want a pill to take away my pain.

I guess I’m not alone because look around at the numbing with substances (drugs, alcohol, food), devices (screens), and other things (shopping, perfectionism). Because numbing does not work and causes additional problems, I guess that leaves me with facing this intolerable pain. And developing skills for coping with it.

I’d still rather there be a grief or discomfort pill…

But since there’s not, I’ll…

See my counselor

Be a counselor

Go to a group

Lead a group activity

Read

Learn

Write

Participate in Blogging A – Z April Challenge

Plan a trip

Take a road trip with girlfriends

Go on a hike

Breeeeathe

Get out my mat and do a Yoga with Adriene

Engage in numbing behavior like Facebook

Redirect

One of my favorite movie scenes:

 

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