VOICES with Amber B Skylar

[EP:10] My Service Dog, Arbor - Amber B Skylar

April 28, 2021 Amber B Skylar Season 1 Episode 10
VOICES with Amber B Skylar
[EP:10] My Service Dog, Arbor - Amber B Skylar
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VOICES with Amber B Skylar
[EP:10] My Service Dog, Arbor - Amber B Skylar
Apr 28, 2021 Season 1 Episode 10
Amber B Skylar

I'm not a medicine person.  I've tried all sorts of medicine for mental health pain.  I learned that medicine did not work  for me and it was a psychiatrist who helped me understand.  

When you injure your knee, you may be prescribed a course of medicine for a period of time.  In mental health we subscribe medicine, which can help for period of time, as a crutch for the difficult moments.  Therapy helps the grueling landscape of self-inquiry and walks you straight through it, deep into it, and offers tools to help you face the fear, heal it, and climb back out. 

Either way, with meds or without, it is difficult, in my opinion, for a primary reason - we have been bullying humans for a long time for being vunerable, and we call the emotions we try to hide - negative. 

Im sick of that nonsense.  Yes, personal growth is challenging, but I am here to tell you that you can do it. 

Having a Service Dog for PTSD has made a huge impact on my recovery and transformation.  The battle my Service Dog, Arbor, helps me with is the battle in my head, my heart and in my body.  I'm succeeding, inch by inch, and remain determined to live - until that moment in which my time has come.  

Shout out to #CanineCompanionsforIndependence and #Veterans Affairs for implementing this program.  This is how I ended up with a Service Dog.

#amberbskylar #voiceofamber #servicedogs, #colorsofamber #depression #ptsd #veteran

Show Notes

I'm not a medicine person.  I've tried all sorts of medicine for mental health pain.  I learned that medicine did not work  for me and it was a psychiatrist who helped me understand.  

When you injure your knee, you may be prescribed a course of medicine for a period of time.  In mental health we subscribe medicine, which can help for period of time, as a crutch for the difficult moments.  Therapy helps the grueling landscape of self-inquiry and walks you straight through it, deep into it, and offers tools to help you face the fear, heal it, and climb back out. 

Either way, with meds or without, it is difficult, in my opinion, for a primary reason - we have been bullying humans for a long time for being vunerable, and we call the emotions we try to hide - negative. 

Im sick of that nonsense.  Yes, personal growth is challenging, but I am here to tell you that you can do it. 

Having a Service Dog for PTSD has made a huge impact on my recovery and transformation.  The battle my Service Dog, Arbor, helps me with is the battle in my head, my heart and in my body.  I'm succeeding, inch by inch, and remain determined to live - until that moment in which my time has come.  

Shout out to #CanineCompanionsforIndependence and #Veterans Affairs for implementing this program.  This is how I ended up with a Service Dog.

#amberbskylar #voiceofamber #servicedogs, #colorsofamber #depression #ptsd #veteran