I am really hoping that this current challenge of the uni-boot over an ankle to help it heal is on the down-swing to a perfect landing (and hitting that victory buzzer). It’s not done yet, and although I think there will still be some discomfort (make that pain) with each visit because of the debridement , my overall stress is GREATLY decreased! This has been an unexpected journey, and I REALLY miss being able to push my workouts.
ALL of you, along with ALL of my clients, have something that is trying to heal. It could be anguish over a partner or friend who is going through hard times, grief over the loss of a loved one or family member (including pets), or mental/emotional stress while setting priorities. They require energy, good planning, nutrition, and even sometimes beating on a heavy bag with boxing gloves. In caveman days, we would run away, maybe move to another cave, or fight the animal or enemy causing us grief. Today’s society demands a more subtle approach!
This is how WE at BaerFit DO IT:
One of my favorite clients came in one morning with a disgruntled (angry/mad/distraught) expression on her face. You have to know that this lady’s smile will most often light up the room! I always watch the eyes...they tell me ALL! I took one look and said “Charli (not her real name)...how would you like to put on boxing gloves and hit the pad?” You should have seen her eyes light up....”CAN I, REALLY?”
At the end of that workout, she was almost in tears she felt so much better! I NEVER asked her what the problem was about, I just knew that, like me, she couldn’t run away from it or slay it like the dragons of old. She COULD beat on a defenseless pad or bag, and maybe yell at it, and sort of feel like a triumphant Mohammed Ali in the process.
In the next few weeks, if you hear a YELL (in joy) coming from the beautiful city of Springboro on a Friday afternoon (after my weekly doctor’s visit), you will know
IT IS I, THE VICTORIOIUS LINDA, CELEBRATING THE FINAL HEALING!!
(And on to the next challenge)
“The healing process is best described as a spiral. Survivors go through the stages once, sometimes many times; sometimes in one order, sometimes in another. Each time they hit a stage again, they move up the spiral: they can integrate new information and a broader range of feelings, utilize more resources, take better care of themselves, and make deeper changes.” Allies in Healing by Laura Davis”
Linda Cook BS, CPT 937-369-7363 cell 937-748-9905 office firstname.lastname@example.org