Title of Work

Downward Spiral

Description of Work

There are still moments when I find myself folding inwards: sinking, spiraling, struggling. I become attacked by my own intrusive thoughts. I’ve been my own monster all along.

It took me a long time to understand that progress is never linear. And I bring that idea into my PT practice. I want my patients to understand that set backs, both mental and physical, can occur throughout the healing journey. I often tell my patients expressing anxieties and concerns to observe the way they speak to themselves. Our self talk is influenced by our subconscious mind, and it reveals our thoughts, beliefs, questions, and ideas. It can be both negative and positive. It can be encouraging and it can be distressing. The trick is to promote the positive while acknowledging and letting go of the negative.



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