I am sure many of you when you hear the word therapy, you picture a couch in a room with a psychologist. I have been in therapy off and on for most of my life. I have learned most recently, that therapy is so much deeper. Therapy doesn’t have to be a couch and an older man or women with a pad or pen. My therapy comes to me in ways now that I never expected. I have some interests now such as cooking, gardening, writing, and wreath making. I also now attend group therapy three days a week, in a program called IOP. This is a great group of people that help you, with the help of a therapist. This of course reserved for severe cases, but it’s worth every minute of my time.
Don’t take nature for granted it can be one heck of a therapist. On days I am really stress my husband takes me on walks past a creek in our back yard. I loves these walks. It transports me to another place and time. I can spend hours outside just soaking up the sunlight. Don’t forget vitamin D helps with depression as well.
I spend hours cooking when I am physically able lately that doesn’t happen much, but when it does wow.I have become one of those people that try everything on pinterest.
All of these things are my therapy. It is whatever you do that is healthy to cope with the stress, and get well. Of course seeing a professional is necessary with mental illness, but that isn’t the end of it. This is all what I have learned in therapy so far. It doesn’t end in the office. That is just the beginning. What are your hobbies? What beyond the office is your therapy?