When I moved across the province at the end of October, I did NOT do a good job pacing myself. Granted I had help for the physical moving but not the packing or unpacking or the putting together of furniture – that was all on me.
The noticing self is something that I have found to be very important in my own life, and in the lives of my clients, and this practice helps us to cultivate it.
When you have a chronic illness, there is always something that is the matter with yourself… But I feel like I have choices. Give in to all of this stuff that is “the matter with me” or do what matters to me. I’m not saying that this is always an easy choice to make, and sometimes we do have to “give in” in the sense that we have to have balance where we take care of our needs, though I posit that doesn’t necessarily mean fully giving up on what matters to you.
I think that I sometimes give off the impression that I’m 100% fine 100% of the time, which as anyone with a chronic illness or dealing with chronic pain knows, is simply not true.
Psychoanalyst, Alfred Adler, had a technique called acting “as if” to help people with behaviour change. But can this technique improve the lives of chronic illness and chronic pain warriors? That’s what we dig into this week.
This is yin yoga at it’s finest. Contacting the present moment, maybe lucking out with some relaxation but the purpose
When I was first diagnosed with a chronic illness, my mental health started to suffer. I actually tried to hide
It can feel hard to set goals for yourself when you’re sick and/or in pain. Be it personal goals, work/career
Recently I read an article in a psychotherapy magazine put out by the BCACC (British Columbia Association of Accredited Counsellors)