When You're In Crisis
When crisis knocks on our door it can test the foundations of
our character and relationships. It's easy to be happy and
appear strong in good times, but trials can reveal precious
information about us and provide tremendous opportunities for
change and growth. The routine items of daily life become
a laborious chore. We can struggle at work.
Marriages become pressured. If you are in crisis, give
yourself permission to realize that this is a tough time and
you'll need to manage yourself accordingly. You're
going to feel reactive. Be aware of the pressure and take
special precautions to work on calmness, connectedness and
In crisis, decisions can be made in haste. Breathe. Take walks.
Try to monitor your breathing and slow it down. Getting
control over your breathing can begin to take
over the anxiety and temptation to panic. The world is not
falling apart. The birds will be singing in the morning.
And you will get through this stronger and wiser and closer to
those who love you.
It's important to take a step back and talk over your options.
Perhaps it is time to open up to some friends or family.
Diversify. Depending on the wisdom of just one
person is usually not enough. Maybe it's time to visit a
support group such as Alanon or AA. The present difficulty
is driving you to seek help, and that's a good thing. Be
encouraged. Many precious pearls are coming your way
because of this crisis. Draw on your resources. Talk
it out with friends. Gain wisdom.
Most of all we recommend prayer. Crisis, like no other
time, can give us a listening ear to God's voice and direction.
Maybe it's time to visit that church you've been thinking about.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present
help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear,
though the earth give way and the mountains fall
into the heart of the sea, though its waters
roar and foam and the mountains quake with their
surging...Be still, and know that I am God; I
will be exalted among the nations, I will be
exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:1-3,10
In this directory you'll find in-patient rehab
treatment facilities by city or state location.
And a few out-patient programs. Ask a lot
of questions. Compare prices.
Check with your health insurance agent to find
out what services if any they will cover.
Also consider A.A. There are links on each
page to Alcoholics Anonymous, which has a good
success rate and offers a sense of community.
We offer consultation services to help you understand the
treatment process and choices available.
are seeking help for yourself or a loved-one, we will empower you to
choose your treatment program wisely.
Sober Coaching - Parent Partnering
by Rhonda David, MS.LMFT
Therapist in Camarillo