When the outside world is in chaos, how do we center ourselves from the noise?
We call it "The Coping Box" . A box filled with certain things that would be able to assist in managing any form anxiety. The box can be big, small and it can even be a compact box for you to travel with. Here are a few ideas on what to add in your coping box:
Anxiousness often subsides, but when we are in the moment, it feels like an eternity. Validate that feeling! It's okay to not be okay right now. Your emotions are part of you, therefore it is meaningful no matter how big or small.
Imagine having a family member away from home for days, weeks, months at a time. Imagine the feeling we get when they return home from a shift, or time away. Imagine feeling something changed. Imagine feeling that a parent or loved one, is no longer happy. Imagine seeing the changes the war, or a traumatic event does to someone you love. Imagine being that person who left to serve their country and see how their changes in thoughts and behaviours changes the dynamics in a household. Imagine. What do we do? How do we approach? What should we say? Can we handle talking about it?
At Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services we provide a feeling of safeness, guidance and resources on these very questions. We continue to empower those who have lost their way through trauma.
Here are a few resources we provide for our Military, Veterans, and First Responders families. A great reference in helping your loved ones understand what trauma can do without feeling it’s your fault or theirs.
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