Ancient Hebrew wisdom states, "Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another"*. If you are such a man or woman - then who in your life lifts you up? Who keeps you on the straight and narrow? Who is reminding you that you are not your thoughts, and that the power of the mind has huge potential? Who is joyful to see you? Who fills your joy bucket when with them?
STOP. This is an important step here - make a list, write it down. Seriously - Who encourages you? Who humbly teaches? Who points out your strength and tells you "yes you can"?
If you don't have those slots filled then you have some vacancies to fill. Ancient wisdom also says, time waits for no man (or woman). Let us vision, let's plan, and then boldly step into that plan.
Whether you are battling depression, PNES/NES, PTSD, or any other debilitating acronym - each battle can only be fought one day at a time and one goal at a time. Shoot high but give yourself grace. And if you need help, ask me.
This is a loaded question - "What do you believe" - but don't skip over it - write down some key elements that create who you are. If you believe you are what you think and ruminate over, you are correct. Are you a survivor or victim? Will you recover or are you facing a life sentence? Seriously, you must answer this for your own benefit. PNES is not new. Psychogenic Non Epileptic Seizures is an ancient condition, mentioned in historical documents over 2,000 years ago (Hippocrates) through 150 years ago (Jean-Martin Charcot). Would you believe that this condition is fool-proof, no shortcuts. Can't overcome with pills - but with loads of effort and the daily practice of this simple approach "watch what you think about".
Christine Mauriello's core strengths include motivational speaking, teaching, relational skills’ training, coaching, and compassionate care to meet the recovery goals for those with PTSD, addiction, trauma, divorce, and other setbacks.