As a parent, literacy educator, former teacher, and advocate for mental health treatment using natural remedies, I have experienced burnout from trying to do too much.
When our hearts are pure, and our agenda is aligned with our creator, healthy boundaries must be in place to continue following our purpose. Proper self-care must take place to grow, prosper and thrive. We need positive interventions with families/friends to heal properly.
I am NOT a supporter of the ill-equipped, burned-out, government-employed social workers; although there are some very good ones, it’s the broken system. It’s not their fault, but the system itself needs profound change.
There is a toxic method being used among social workers here in CT, and it needs to stop. People should be standing up for their constitutional rights and their well-being. ADHD, anxiety, and a whole thread line of other issues.
Personally, in my own childhood experience, I struggled with obsessions and unhealthy habits, which took years of therapy, diet, exercise, and diligent effort to overcome.
Do I have one single solution? Yes & No (God is a huge part of the healing process, but methods are also important, but each person is unique and so what works for one
Do formulas work? Sometimes.
What do I mean by formulas?
Formulas are a form of intervention that allows rest for the person experiencing significantly high levels of anxiety or depression, PTSD (trauma), or substance abuse, to name a few. For instance, medical intervention, hypnosis, cognitive-behavioral talk therapy, Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), psycho-analytic, etc…
I am proposing to synthesize the root of the problem, then begin using a combination of some of these strategies, and add in the essential factor, the missing link to completing the puzzle!
What if the problem is simply an internal struggle of not knowing who they are in God’s eyes?
What if all they need is to know their Higher Power, God, Christ…
I may sound “religious” to some, but it is not. It is about TRUSTING the PROCESS of RECOVERY.
What if we STOPPED labeling people “addicts”, “space-cadets”, “ADHD”, “Maniacs” etc…
What could we learn from one another?
What are our own strengths and weaknesses?
How can we help one another?
What would Jesus do?