There is a saying, ‘Time Heals’ but at Love Grows we do not subscribe to the mere passing of time as the elixir to healing emotional wounds.
Time + Concerted Action is required to heal emotionally as it is to heal physically and financially.
For example, if you sustain a physical injury, the passing of time alone will not heal the wound instead time + no action will result in: weak muscles, loss of full range of motion with each day you are not involved in some sort of rehabilitation. The passing of days without changing your spending and saving habits will not move you closer to becoming debt free.
The same is applicable to your emotional health. Time + Therapy is the most sustainable way to heal your emotional wounds.
Time alone does not heal your heart, there are very specific tools needed for this level of "heart work". Therapist are similar to any other professional. If you have an issue with:
⚠ Your car, you take it to the mechanic or dealership
⚠ Health - the appropriate health care provider
⚠ Finances - consult with an adviser
⚠ Hair – hairstylist, barber
⚠ Dietary – nutritionist
⚠ Fitness – trainer
There is no shame or stigma associated with seeking help from any of these professionals so why is emotional health different? Life is on the job training, where you are learning, implementing, revising and implementing again all in real time. Unfortunately, there is no trial run or a simulation version where you can practice and perfect everything before implementing. There are unexpected and emotionally painful experiences (i.e. death, divorce, miscarriages, conception challenges, job loss, abuse, etc) you may experience on your journey and despite what others may believe, you do not have to heal on your own. Seeking therapy does not bring into question your masculinity, strength or capacity, instead; to the contrary it proves the following:
❤ You have made your emotional health and healing a priority
❤ You know your well-being is worth the investment
❤ You are serious about healing and are taking the fastest route by partnering with a professional who has the tools & expertise
Do not allow archaic thinking to keep you from healing your emotional wounds. Seek a therapist. Make the investment. Do the work. Improve the quality of your life. We are here. Contact us today. – Misha N. Granado, MPH, MS