Living life on life’s terms.
When we’re stressed out, overbooked and overlooked, sometimes we fly on autopilot. But where is that autopilot headed to? Ask yourself what you mindlessly reach for during your moments of hardship. In our society people reach for junk food, sugar, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol and illicit drugs, prescription drugs, sex, gambling, shopping, or violence. The options are seemingly limitless, we can stare at the TV for hours at a time, lose ourselves in a romance novel, we can go online and do any number of things, without ever risking a conscious moment. It appears that the overwhelming message being sent to us by the media and our opinion makers is that its unacceptable to experience pain. I challenge you to step outside this box for a few moments. Consider instead that you are fully capable of handling any and all emotions that come your way, without self-medicating with the above-mentioned poisons.
BEGIN YOUR HEALING JOURNEY TODAY
For thousands of people, their autopilot has led to addiction, chronic and fatal medical conditions, loneliness and isolation, and an overall state of despair. Naturally, during times of high stress, such as being experienced globally at this time, our tendency to self-medicate skyrockets. So I ask you to keep a diary for just one week, and write in it briefly three times a day, noting your feelings and how you are coping, or not, with them. You’ll learn more about your unique autopilot and may be even its course will become transparent to you. You are the captain of your ship, whether you like it or not, do not abdicate that honorable position. Search out human contact, the magic of one person connecting with another is without parallel. Do not despair—you are not alone.
Marina Oksengorn, MS, is a licensed mental health counselor practicing in Boca Raton, Florida, she specializes in treating substance use disorders, trauma, anxiety/mood disorders, as well as adjustment disorders, and spiritual confusion.
READY FOR CHANGE?
Beginning therapy can be a daunting experience.
I am happy to offer a 20 minute complimentary consultation to see if we are a good fit for each other.
My office is located in Boca Raton, FL, convenient to I-95. I am available evenings and weekends to fit your busy schedule. In light of COVID19 impacts, I also provide telehealth.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor,
MH 9384 and a Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counseling Interns.
I am an out of network provider with insurance carriers. I can courtesy bill your insurance plan for you.