When I was little, my mother repeatedly tried to get me to eat Brussel sprouts.
“I can’t…I don’t like them!” I’d exclaim
“I didn’t give you many”, she’d insist. “Don’t leave the table until you’ve eaten them up”.
And with these simple words, the challenge was on. Belinda vs. Brussel sprouts.
Resting my chin on my hands, I’d stare down the offending cabbages. Determined not to weaken my resolve, I alternated my gaze between the congealing green lumps in front of me, and the painfully slow moving hands of the wall clock. Eventually, she’d give in, removing the plate and sending me upstairs to my room. I’d won…or so I thought.
I’m reminded of the fact that sometimes if we really don’t want to do something, no-one can make us do it. Even if it may be good for us.
The funny thing is, I don’t actually mind Brussel sprouts now. It’s all a matter of how it’s prepared.
Trying new things is hard, and stressful. Like making the decision to begin therapy, or sign up for a treatment group.
“But I don’t do groups!” you may exclaim.
Ah yes…remember, it all boils down to how it’s done.
We’re cooking up some great programs for you.
Starting May 24 and running five successive Fridays, Landing Strong is offering Stop faking good and start feeling good: A program for managing emotions. I’ll be co-leading with Psychologist Patricia MacDonald and Trauma Yoga Therapist Caelin Nadin. A powerhouse team who know how to have fun. Even if programs aren’t normally your thing, come out and give it a try…
It’ll be good for you 😉
Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or call to reserve your spot 902 472-2972. The program is already half full so book soon to avoid disappointment. We will work with your insurance providers to obtain authorization for you to attend.
Belinda Seagram, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Founder, Landing Strong