Dr. Wright describes how women with thyroid problems should advocate for themselves.
Women tend to not want to communicate their illnesses of any sort, and so it’s really important when something as dramatic as a thyroid illness where again you have mood swings, you have energy drops, that they have a well-being in being able to say, “These are things that are going on with me as information items.” It’s helping the family understand so they can think about her differently and not put the same burdens on her that she may have had previously, and being able to say, “I can’t do that much right now,” acknowledging certain temporary limitations.
It’s not forever; it’s for today, and then we’ll figure it out tomorrow. Energy may be different tomorrow. So being again, as conscious of the internal system as you possibly can, and knowing that it’s impermanent, with being precise in communicating.
About Dr. Barbara Wright, Ph.D.:
Barbara Wright, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist based in Laguna Beach, California. She has been in private practice for over 30 year. During this time she has developed a method and system of compassionate communication for skillful conflict resolution, be it intrapersonal or interpersonal for individuals, couples, families, as well as schools and corporative situations. This method Metta4All, is the culmination of her life’s work as a speech therapist and clinical psychologist.