Lately I’ve had a number of patients that I have recommended come in more often than once a week. In many cases these people do not feel they can. I had one woman nearly in tears because she wanted to be able to do anything to help herself but couldn’t afford that.
I remind these people that we do what we can do. I can help but it may take longer (and cost more in the long run). However, it doesn’t mean they won’t get help. Also, when they talk about things they have read about or are recommended to do, I always tell them that if they are supposed to do it, they will. They need to explore those things that resonate most strongly with them.
There is so much out there that makes us think that if we do A, B and C and if we skip anything we won’t get better. That somehow by not doing it all we will have failed ourselves. Sometimes we need to realize that not doing can be healing as well. Sometimes it’s not about doing the healing, but just slowing down and being.