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
Participate in Blogging A – Z April Challenge
Plan a trip
Take a road trip with girlfriends
Go on a hike
Get out my mat and do a Yoga with Adriene
Engage in numbing behavior like Facebook
One of my favorite movie scenes: