Balancing Acceptance With Change….
Accepting What Cannot Change…
While Affirming a Positive Attitude Toward Future
Dr. Peter Wilson & Dr. Jane Henry
one is faced with a chronic medical condition, like
Tinnitus, the notion of ‘acceptance’ is something that
may be met with resistance. Many aspects of life can be
impacted by the effects of the secondary losses one
experiences due to the nature of the condition. This
quote exemplifies the challenge that people with
Tinnitus need to embrace.
“Acceptance” does not mean giving in or giving up. In
this context, ‘acceptance’ means that there are things
in life for all of us, whether faced with a medical
condition or not, that we do not have the power to
influence or change directly. The person with Tinnitus
desperately wants for the sound to be gone; and the
helplessness created from not being able to achieve this
realizing that there are things that
power to change
elimination of the sound.
“Affirming a Positive Attitude….” does not mean denying
or discounting your feelings; all of them are valid. It
does mean however, that you always have a
respond to the
impact of tinnitus in your life.
It also means
that still has meaning and value in your life in spite
of the tinnitus.
quote provides the framework for the mission and purpose
of my work with people who have tinnitus.
“Future Adjustment” is an attainable goal for each of
you. It is through learning this intricate balance, that
you can be
empowered with hope
quality of life.