Recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month
This is a topic that brings saddness to me to even have to recognize it as an issue. I know of individuals personally who have had to endure sexual assault and I've watched them try and recover and get back to some sense of normalcy which is not easy. In recognizing the importance of providing support for survivors of sexual assault, here are some steps.
- Don't think that you are alone, reach out to your nearest support group for help.
- It is normal to want to forget what happened and move forward as if, but this can have detrimental effects. Take time to heal in whatever way is suitable for you.
- When you're comfortable, share what happened with a trusted individual. Talking about it can help you feel better and be a major step in the healing process.
- Remember to stop and pay attention to how you're feeling every day, take time for yourself.
We at Alive & Well offer supportive counseling for anyone who is a survivors of sexual assault. Our therapists will assist you in finding a way to move forward one day at a time.
After careful thought and consideration about the connection between our inner selves and our bodies, I have come to the conclusion that in order for us to be at our best, we must first consider the way we think about ourselves. If we view ourselves as a failure then that trickles down to our bodies and our minds become a sewer for these thoughts. Here are some ways you can avoid getting into this type of mentality.
We often give gifts to people we care about and give little thought to ourselves but its important to pamper ourselves and to feel special about who we are. Giving your body a massage can help you feel better about yourself and help you get that extra pep in your step. Getting a mssage not only helps to relax the body, but also the mind. Here are some ways in which you can indulge yourself and experience a place where you won't want to come back from.
When you begin to look at all the work it takes for us to function at our best on a daily basis its truly insane. We are not only responsible for ourselves but also for hundreds of other tasks. No wonder we are overwhelmed and looking for ways to escape from it all. Finding healthy ways to get away is not hard but it requires dedication. Here are some methods you can use to help cope effectively with the day to day.