One word that many people are afraid of is “therapy.” We have this idea that there must be something severely wrong with us if we need therapy. Others don't want people “telling them how they feel.” But, the reality is that therapy or counseling can be so beneficial to individuals and families, especially after someone loses their sight. Today we'll discuss four benefits of therapy or counseling PLUS answer a question about wearing sunglasses all the time and discuss why October is so significant to blind and visually impaired people!
Question of the Week
Question: Should I Wear Sunglasses All the Time?
Answer: That really depends on you. There are certain factors to consider. Things like light sensitivity and weather conditions can play a factor. Below is a video I made recently to help break it down for you!
Benefits of Therapy and Counseling
As someone who has sat as both a counselor and a counselee, I know how beneficial therapy and counseling can be for so many people. But, you might wonder how it can help you and your family after sight loss. There are so many benefits, but here are just a few:
- Gain an outside opinion
- Express things about people in your life
- Have something that is consistent in your life
- Learn practical ways of coping with emotional turnoil you may be facing
Make sure to listen to today's episode as I go into detail on each one of these!
October is Blindness Awareness Month! It is an opportunity to spread the word about blindness and visual impairment and help to dispel some of the myths still floating around. Check out my recent blog post where I discuss ways of Celebrating BAM!
Word of the Week
The meaning of this word is “affecting, or belonging to a particular person rather than to anyone else.” When we think about things like wearing sunglasses all the time, it is a personal choice. Therapy or counseling is also very personal, as we discuss things going on in our lives. Even Blindness Awareness Month, though millions of people are affected, is about each individual and their personal story. Remember, your journey is your own and no one else. Live your VIP life to the fullest and exactly as you see fit!