has a lot of
It can constrict us
keep us from thinking clearly,
make us fearful,
make us hide out,
keep us apart from the world,
and from enjoying our life
It may have us
doing things we wouldn't do
if we weren't distressed,
You don't have to be a refugee,
or been part of the armed services
to experience the ravages of distress.
Maybe you came from a neglectful family,
or were abused,
or deeply hurt.
Maybe your head became too noisy
and you can't think clearly
and life feels hard.
Those create a lot of distress too.
Maybe there's an acronym for a diagnosis
you've been told
and you identify with it.
Often times people think
the only answer is medication,
and sometimes that's true,
but lots of times, it's not.
the truth is
life is stressful
and anxieties build
more so for some
especially when there's frustration
cause you can't be as productive as you'd like.
(so many emojis depict distress)
the world would be a more pleasant place
if more people knew about the Chrysalis
and how helpful it can be
The inner quiet from it
enables people to roll with Life
feel good about being alive
and experience higher functioning
What's the Connection?
There isn’t a lot about life that Isn't stressful.
In fact, even things we like can bring us stress.
What happens to us from the stress
is what’s key.
Are we always abuzz with nervousness?
Is our head always noisy from it?
Does our system have fluidly and know how to bounce back after stressful events and allow us to move forward?
If we’re always buzzing, it impacts our ability to think and do well; it influences our behavior and even our health.
Our stress can create an internal log jam and go so far as to make us behave impulsively, erratically, compulsively, be explosive, have concentration and attention issues, feel fuzzy headed or depressed, fearful, obsessive or worried all the time.
These keep us from living a real life
because we’re not present in the moments of it.
We've become skewed and
mired in the murky waters of sub optimal functioning.
When we look for help, we may be given a diagnosis, which is simply a categorization of the symptoms observed.
Some call distress, Anxiety. It's at the root of many diagnosis. The effects play out. Our system becomes more tangled trying to circumvent the log jams of looping patterns at the base of the symptoms, labeled behaviors and types of thoughts.
If the looping gets interrupted, we can break those cycles which gives pause to the system. The pause gives us room to breathe and we feel more at ease.
Without the incessant driving distress & edginess,
our systems can re-regulate themselves and become more balanced, enabling us to feel lighter, clearer, more connected and aware,
more capable and expansive.
The Chrysalis provides the opportunity
to become dislodged from the incessant looping
that perpetuates distress and dysfunction.