*THE EDGE* (Trigger warning)
Written by psychotherapist Joanna Williams
Ever write a post and think maybe it's a bit heavy? If it helps just one person. It's worth it!
Have you ever found yourself drawn to the edge.
A strange mix of "If I.. could I.. will I"
That obscure feeling of appeal and allure that can start to feel inviting..
No, I don't mean with harness and rope or rigged to a wing.. I mean standing there. Facing your own mortal mind that wants you to step off...
If you haven't I hope you don't!
And if you have?
I want you to know that it's not as uncommon or strange as it might seem. You haven't gone crazy or mad! Life can feel exhausting. The battles we fight in our mind can feel Intoxicating; overwhelming, convincing...
Suicidal thoughts are common.
But there is an alternative exit strategy..
One which I hope helps just one person to get back on the path to life!
Those feelings and urges, as convincing as they might be, are transient, changeable and...
Are you worried about your kids?
Join the club.
Grab some paper and a pen and jot down 3 vertical columns.
Write down what's worrying you.
Specifics please, no waffle…
For now leave blank.
Write down what it is you want to be better.
So, what does it look like when it’s fixed? Or, if you achieved everything in this column as you’ve written it, would you be calm and happy again?
Go back to your 2nd column.
This is your to do list.
What is in your control to do something about it to solve it?
What can you do today, now, that gets you there?
Written by our great friend and business mentor and mum of three teenagers, Amanda Morgan Thomas. Amanda offers coaching and consultancy to individuals and businesses and is a breath of fresh air. Thank you Amanda. Click here for full details
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Yes, snorkelling used to scare me.
Doing something different is scary.
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It is a big change.
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