So...we all know that the COVID19 pandemic has totally blown up every ounce of “normal” right now, in just about every aspect of life..
It’s like there’s a “Before-COVID19” and an “After-COVID19” reality that we are all trying to adjust to right now. I heard someone say the other day, when asked how they were doing, that they were “adjusting daily”. YES.
Here’s one thing, though, that I do appreciate about what we are going through...
Adjusting daily to the latest turn of events is requiring me to get out of my comfort zone, get creative and find new ways of doing old things.
I really, really love growth opportunities. (Usually more so after the fact, but hey, that’s still love right?) :-)
So, here’s a question for you...
Do you know why the butterfly struggles so hard to get out of its chrysalis…?
Well, when a butterfly emerges from the chrysalis, its wings are small and wet and it cannot yet fly.
In its struggle to emerge, the butterfly pumps fluids from its abdomen through the veins in its wings, which causes the wings to expand to its full size.
The “struggle” is what ensures its wings will expand to full capacity, capable of flying. Without some struggle and distress, it would never, ever fly.
Pretty freakin’ cool, huh? Mother Nature really does have it all figured out.
Let me share a little bit with you about my own “covid19 metamorphosis”...
I have been listening to needs in the mental health community in regards to what people are feeling right now in the midst of the pandemic and realized that this is the PERFECT time to get creative and break out of the box.
So...I did and have come up with some new services that I am excited to tell you about.
I now offer therapeutic chat and messaging services for those people who might want some therapeutic support but just don’t feel quite ready to start full-blown therapy.
Although 1:1 therapy is proven to be one of the most powerful ways to create deep and lasting change in your life, therapeutic chat and messaging offers an innovative way for people to begin to get the mental health support they need in a non-threatening, private and safe kind of way.
Without having to start up a “full-blown” therapeutic relationship.
Which can be an incredibly intimidating process for people who easily get overwhelmed by the idea.
Therapeutic chat and messaging allows for people to get what they need in a way that they need.
It’s not a substitute for therapy but it certainly is a beginning place for those people who are struggling emotionally but the idea of starting a “full blown” face to face therapeutic relationship with a new therapist feels like too much.
I think so.
Honestly, I am grateful for the ways that this pandemic has challenged me to come up with some “out-of-the-box” ways to myself available as a mental health provider.
It’s been exciting, overwhelming, daunting and rewarding.
And what I have learned to be true about change, is that change is often precipitated by crises, discomfort and even a little bit of pain.
Works for me.
So, if you are interested or know of someone who is interested in getting some support via therapeutic chat and messaging but aren’t quite ready to dive into one on one therapy, let’s chat!
You can reach me always by sending me a message in my Facebook community, by email or scheduling a short call to see how I might best be able to help.
As always, I am grateful that you are a part of my community and I am here to support you however I can.
Stay safe and be well.
Kate is an INFJ-3 on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Enneagram.