You Might Just Need An Eco-Therapist
Filed on May 15, 2007 at 5:21 PM PST By Michael dEstries
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Let's face it. Before Global Warming, Peak Oil, and the demise of bees came along, we all had plenty of other things to worry about. Now that we're in the thick of leading "greener" lives, some of the information out there can sometimes make the task a little overwhelming. Thankfully, there are those out there willing to lend a hand.
For instance, Melissa Pickett, an eco-therapist in Santa Fe, sees between 40 to 80 eco-anxious patients a month. Whoa.
They complain of panic attacks, sleepless nights, weakness and "the eerie feeling that their cells are twitching." I haven't quite had that experience yet -- but I can attest to the buzz of four cups of organic coffee producing similar results.
Needless to say, we all experience the highs and lows of constantly attempting to reinvent our lives (for the better) while also revisiting the question of "Is what I'm doing really making a difference?" Visiting eco websites, attending green drink parties, talking to other "positive" individuals can all help. Therapist Melissa Pickett often recommends her clients carry natural objects, like certain minerals, for a period of weeks. Hey, whatever gets your groove back, Stella.
That's all Folks, back soon.
Love and Blessings as always phD
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