It is inevitable that our experiences change how we think, feel and relate. So we’re changing, but are we progressing? Are we growing? Are we becoming the person we want to be? For many of us, those are challenging questions. It probably depends on where you begin searching for answers because the landscape of our lives are speckled with warm memories, small successes, embarrassing whoopsie daisies, intense sadness and more boring patches than we know what to do with.
Really, what do you do when you’re bored? Or sad? Or stressed? If you’re like a lot of people, you probably pull out your phone or flip open your laptop. And you’re probably doing it more and more because it feels good! Or at least you feel something, or feel less of something or feel something different.
We now have a tangible, accessible and reliable tool to mediate our relationship with ourselves and others, but at what cost? We’re being primed for speed, novelty and control in ways that aren’t always compatible with our physical, emotional and relational health.
Therapy provides a workspace to define meaningful goals and actionable steps to accomplish them. It is a place to engage with complicated question with the support you need to see them through to solutions. Meaningful change is a process and by the end you have built a mindset that increases your adaptability, creativity, and confidence. You build resilience that enables you to deepen relationship with others and trust yourself enough to move forward, vulnerabilities and all. Because in the end, we are all doing the best we can. When we meet each other in that space of authenticity, we nurture a deeply human connection, and it is through that connection, we experience love, belonging and purpose.