Confronting the Aftermath
We live in a delicate balance in nature. Often that balance is overlooked and even ignored with all of the technology and engineering to buffer ourselves. But she never fails to remind us of her presence, her power. Perhaps no natural disaster is as disruptive to our psyche, to our daily life, as a hurricane. The anticipation alone creates a tremendous amount of stress. The uncertainty of a storm’s track as we watch days out, and the ambivalence that experience creates for our decision making, adds layers of anxiety on our psyche. If a storm approaches, panic creeps in during preparations, and naturally the level of fear rises as the anticipation of the storm grows intensely. The down time that comes when all of the preparations are complete usually becomes a waiting game, which adds yet another layer of stress that riding out a hurricane entails. For most it is difficult to turn that down time into quality time because of the fear and excited energy. The strain on one’s psyche and physical health is tremendous, and often there is little time to acknowledge and mitigate it with moments of rest or reflection. While we all may experience some of the same stress throughout the preparations, seeking out the same essential materials and securing our homes in the days before a storm: Every person’s experience of a destructive storm is different. Everyone’s experience of the aftermath, the arduous recover and clean-up process, is very different. After the storm, thankfully (hopefully) with everyone safely together, each person in their own way begins to pick up the pieces and rebuild.
It’s important to keep in mind the different ways in which we need to heal during any aftermath. A difficult task given the demands on our bodies and our temperaments. Realize that it is impossible to know how a storm has affected someone, what emotional stress has bubbled up or what losses they have suffered. Each person deserves the space and time to heal and work through the rebuilding process at their own pace. We should take time to express our gratitude for our safety and for the cherished things that we hopefully still possess after a storm. Allowing ourselves to feel grateful, also allowing ourselves to grieve the losses not comparing them to anyone else’s, and to empathize with others worse off – these are all aspects of psychic healing, and will help strengthen the bonds of any community. Most often the support required in a particular area is supplied by the members of that community. We see with pride the many images and hear the stories of neighbors helping strangers. But sadly there are many individuals who do not find a helping hand when needed. Or find they are unable to heal at their own pace due to a myriad of circumstances. For some the loss will be devastating. Others who may have been close to pulling out of a difficult place in their life will find themselves lost again, needing support to get back on their feet continuing their path to emotional and physical health. For an individual already facing the challenges of depression or chronic pain, confronting the emotional and immediate aftermath of a hurricane can be debilitating.
We are here to help.
By establishing a space to realign one’s emotional energy, Ketamine Infusion treatment provides an effective path to recovery. Providing immediate relief, Ketamine treatment can help with the emotional rebuilding process that is often overlooked in an aftermath. We encourage an open space for restoration and self-healing. Please call us for a free consultation for yourself or someone you love to learn how Ketamine treatment may help in your recovery process.