Saturday, March 6, 2021

Helping our patients understand that togetherness and drama are on the opposite sides of the same coin

I like the message in the image above, but the trouble is, togetherness brings with it lots of dramas.

When drama escalates to a certain point, many of the patients we see tend to run away from it. This is experiential avoidance. This leads to another set of problems. There is now less togetherness and connectedness.

Togetherness, connection, relationships, friendships, work relationships, and families are on the same coin as drama. They are on the opposite sides of the same coin. We can’t have one without the other.

Choose togetherness, but make sure we don’t run away from dramas too easily. There are ones that we do have to run away from of course due to safety reasons. 

For many cases, we have to teach our patients to deal with the dramas in more healthy ways.  Hard work for sure but a worthwhile pursuit. 

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