As many of you might have heard, November is a month in which we promote men’s health. This includes both mental and physical wellness. Men are notorious at avoiding talking about their heath, and most certainly many avoid seeking services from a physician and/or a therapist. At thrive with Brent, I seek to assist men in letting them know that therapy is not something they need to avoid. For many it can be like talking to a trusted friend, who only has your best interests in mind. Sometimes therapy is hard work but before we go on this journey I focus on helping you feel comfortable and work on developing a trust relationship so you know that I will have your back.
I had the opportunity to tell a bit of my story at the beginning of November on a podcast. If you are interested you can click the link below:
Some people really have experienced struggles the past few months. For many, the cracks in their life foundation have been visible. Others have allowed the change in the routines to lose their bearings. Crisis theory actually suggests that during times of transitions (a better name to use) change is easier. Some of the traditional distractions and time consuming activities no longer seem important. Things like quality time with friends and family seem to be more important. Now that we are easing some of the restrictions of the COVID pandemic in British Columbia, it is time to assess which routines need to be reintegrated. It is also a good time to throw out the old traditions that are no longer serving our mental wellbeing.
Let me know what changes you are incorporating into the new you!
I would like to describe my vision of this site. I believe that we need to have someone in our corner. For some people they want some tools to forge ahead to change their life for the positive. I would like my blog to be a stepping stone for those who can relate to my style and would like some information on how to make changes towards wellness. For those people who require additional support, my blog can assist you in assessing if I am the right person to chose to be your therapist.
I believe in the power of the narrative. How we chose to tell our stories impact how we experience our stories. We are the authors to our journey, sometimes life experiences suggest otherwise but remembering this little tidbit can help engage in a mental reset.
When I was first trying to figure out the name of my organization I came up with “survive, revive, and thrive”. This essentially is the journey that I have seen hundreds of people make, however to keep it simple I have focused on the last attribute and named my company “thrive with brent”.